Fiber Expo: I May Have Shopped

This is the fourth year that there has been a Fiber Expo in my town. Now, it’s not Rhinebeck, but with 77 vendors, I was still able to make my spinning heart cheer and credit card cry.

All the vendors I bought from are local to Michigan, but sell online. I’ve got a bunch of spinning to do.

Here’s what I got:

BFL fleece, all raw and crunchy

A BFL fleece from Cross Wind Farm.

cormo, warm and inviting

Two 8oz bumps of BFL/Cormo from Cross Wind Farm in colors to chase away the gray Michigan winter

sexy batt packaging

I may have gone a bit of  batt binge at this show. This one is from Hands and Notions. Her packaging is great isn’t it?

so pretty, it changed the way I look at yellow and pink

Yellow and pink are two colors I typically steer away from, but this batt from Bricolage Studios lept into my hands.

can't pick? get them all.

I couldn’t choose between these batts from Frankielove Fiber, so I bought all three. I’m going to randomly spin them together.


From Yarn Hollow, two new colorways: Crimson and Chai.

Fiberstory won me and my friends over, 100%

Every single person in the fiber gang I shopped with bought something from Fiberstory Our favorite new fiber supplier, can you blame us?

both happy AND fuzzy

Two from Happy Fuzzy Yarn. She does the best blues.

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website

15 thoughts on “Fiber Expo: I May Have Shopped

  1. Candice Hope

    I drove past the Fiber Expo twice on Sunday and exclaimed, “How did I not know about this?!” to my husband. We were on our way somewhere and couldn’t stop (plus, I think it would scare him). It physically hurt to not go, but at the same time, my wallet appreciated it.

  2. Reb

    Thank you for sharing. This will give my husband some helpful “perspective” come MD Sheep and Wool Festival time this spring.

  3. Christine

    I took my husband and somehow convinced him that he needs to learn to spin… he chose a navajo spindle and some lovely BFL to learn on!

    of course, I also bought all sorts of goodies for me 🙂

  4. Emilee

    It was so nice meeting you, Jillian! I had such a great time talking with everyone about their projects and fiber obsessions. I am already looking forward to next year!

  5. Hasmi

    WHat is it called? I looked up Fibre Expo Toronto, and got someone’s blog about bringing more fibre optic cables to Toronto.

  6. faun

    thanks so much! it was a fun show + great to meet you + many other wonderful fiber artists! hope you enjoy spinning your batt 🙂

  7. Sarah

    I can’t thank you and your pals enough for stopping by the booth! It was lovely to meet and chat with all of you. I can’t wait for next year’s show–this one was a blast!
    xo Sarah aka fiberstory

  8. Harriet

    I’m not a spinner, but the fiber I saw on Saturday was truly lovely. I did, however, manage to buy some really beautiful yarn. This fiber fest is getting better (and larger) each year.

  9. Liz in Ypsilanti

    I was coming out of a head cold but dragged myself over there on Saturday morning – and so glad I did. Thank you for the links to some of the booths where I fingered but didn’t purchase.

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