Farmers, teachers, artists, small businesses around the southeastern US. We share a passion for connecting regional fiber producers, processors, and makers, so that animals, people, and the earth may flourish.
The requirements for membership are simple:
- There is no cost to join in the first year, which we consider a pilot year to test the concept
- Provide a description, photographs, and link to online sales (such as an Etsy store or your online shop) for your entity, if applicable.
- Each member is required to participate in at least three Yarn and Yoga Collective Actions during the year. These may be actual or virtual.
- Send an email to Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org committing to joining the collective for one year.
Merritt Farm Alpacas
Merritt Farm Alpacas is located about 65 miles southwest of Asheville in the picturesque small town of Otto, North Carolina. This wonderful 10-acre farm is centered around a 200-year-old log cabin that serves as our office, welcome center, and alpaca store. The store offers raw fiber, battings, rovings, yarns and apparel.
Intown Quilters Fabric and Yarn
Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn in many ways serves as the heart of the fiber and textile artist community of Greater Atlanta. Bright, fun, high quality fabric, yarn, and patterns; a friendly and knowledgeable staff; and a location for excellent classes and workshops throughout the year. An independent, woman-owned small business that connects small-scale indie producers to artists who crave quality materials.
Last Penny Farm Alpacas
Last Penny Farm is currently home to roughly 30 alpacas, 2 guard dogs, and 2 mini donkeys. They have focused on building their own herd of colored alpacas with a goal to improve fiber quality, educate others interested in the breed and support the future of the sustainable fiber industry.
Nell Ziroli has been wrapping yarn around needles since she was 8. She is self-taught but has been inspired by luminaries and students alike. She is a beloved teacher at the Southeastern Yarn + Yoga Retreats. She is a perpetual knitter, published designer, and enthusiastic teacher.
Kquvien DeWeese, Iyengar Yoga Instructor and Fiber Artist
Kquvien DeWeese has been practicing yoga for 18 years and taken three month-long trips to study in India at the Iyengar Center. She is an Intermediate Junior III Certified Instructor, who also mentors aspiring teachers. Also the yoga instructor for the Southeastern Yarn and Yoga Retreats, Kquvien is a talented knitter and hand spinner.
Hard Earth Farm
Hard Earth Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in Modoc, South Carolina. We are deeply committed to the causes of sustainability and health, with a reverence for the Earth which touches all that we do.
Phoenix Farm Fiber
Farm fresh wool and mohair, spinning, felting, and weaving supplies, handspun yarn, upcycled products and more. At our Berryville VA farm in beautiful Clarke County, we hand-shear all of our natural fiber from the angora goats and heritage breed sheep that we raise.
Spelling Tuesday Farm
Spelling Tuesday Farm specializes in Icelandic sheep and heritage breed chickens in the mountains of western North Carolina. We are committed to giving the animals in our care a good life – our chickens are free to roam the pasture but have a secure coop to sleep in at night and our sheep have plenty of pasture, a variety of forage and sleep in the barn to help keep them safe from predators. In turn they keep us well supplied with eggs, meat and wool to warm us. Find us at the Franklin Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 noon selling whole grain bread, muffins, eggs, and 3-ply worsted weight yarn.