The Market Place at CNCH 2012!

Posted By DLaVallee on February 21, 2012

This is the third of three weeks I’ll be blogging about the early vendors (This is the beginning of the alphabet.) This website has a full listing of the vendors to date and more will appear on the list as the contracts are finalized: click on:  So check back often.

Day registrants will have full access to The Market Place on May 19 & 20, full registrants get an early look on the afternoon of the 18th.  Watch for more info for day registrants in April.

Start your shopping lists now!  Contact the vendors and let them know that you are excited that they will be coming to Oakland and please support them with your shopping dollars – they are making the efforts to bring their wares to us.  Invite all your fiber friends to come to The Market Place – there are items for knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, fiber artists, jewelry makers, quilters, and those who love to wear and use wonderful textiles and jewelry.

Alpenglow Yarn Naturally dyed yarns and fibers including corrieday, alpaca and rambouillet from small U.S. farms.  See the blog on their site for some wonderful photos of a small yarn mill in action!

Black Diamond Alpacas   Hand-dyed alpaca yarn in sock/finger and sport weights, Handwoven alpaca tri-shawls

Clemes & Clemes Spinning wheels, drop spindles, hand carders, drum carders, niddy noddies

Dreamy Goat Designs   Naturally dyed batts and tops for the handspinner plus nuno felted silk scarves using natural dyes.  These are the folks who prepared the wonderful fibers for this year’s “Return to Sender” competition!  There may be some fibers in the conference colors left – stop by early to see.

Dyeing Art/Pastiche   Yarns, fiber, dyes, books, notions, jewelry

Gilmore looms jack floor looms, rigid heddle looms, inkle and belt looms, spinning wheels, weaving equipment and accessories

Giovanna Imperia Designs unique and unusual Italian yarns, Japanese silks, kumihimo silk, metallic and novelty yarns

Glasscapes, Mingo and Asho Hand blown glass beads, jewelery, spinning and knitting turned wood items, seam riggers and sleigh hooks.  A note from their website:  “The mystical qualities of glass have kept Mingo and Asho entranced with the medium. For many years they have been making them, changing them, and constantly perfecting them. Asho’s sense of blending colors and the grace with which Mingo uses the blowpipe combine to create some of the finest beads available for you”.

If you are a fiber arts vendor and would like to be a part of The Market Place – check the contacts section of the conference website for the Vendor/Market Place committee.