Less than one week to apply for the Spring IKS!

We have had a ton of great applicants and we just want to remind everyone that if you are thinking of applying the window is fairly short this time around.  Applications will be closing January 22nd.  If you are interested in showing at our first event at the Ace Hotel, head on over here.


Vendor Applications Now Open – Spring 2018

While we loved our old space, the Ace Hotel allows us to put all the vendors in one room while adding ADA accessibility and greater parking!  We also hope the hotel’s cafe, bar, and restaurant will encourage visitors to the festival to stick around longer.

Just like last time we are asking everyone to apply through the following form:
Applications are open until January 22nd and selections will be made by January 27th.  We apologize for the short application window.
Thank you for your interest and please feel free to contact us at indieknitandspin@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Indie Knit & Spin March Marketplace

We can finally announce the date for the Spring Indie Knit & Spin Marketplace – March 24th! We are moving to the Gymnasium at the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh, located in the East Liberty Neighborhood. https://www.acehotel.com/pittsburgh

This new location offers ADA accessibility (plus our entire event is in one room on the first floor), easy access to both public transportation and parking, and a wide variety of food options!

IKS This Saturday November 11th!

Indie Knit and Spin is this Saturday!

Notes for attending:

There is no parking at the Wilkins School Community Center. Please park on the street in the neighboring community or use public transportation.  There are a limited number of handicapped parking spots at the center.  Please be aware that the building is not ADA accessible.

There will be a separate lounge on the 2nd floor in one of the smaller rooms for people to hang out, knit/crochet/spin, show and tell and enjoy their day at IKS. It’ll be wonderful if you can bring a snack to share.

There will be a give away/take away table in the lounge on the 2nd floor. Bring yarn/books/needles/etc that you want to go to a new home or add to your stash!

There will be giveaways from our lovely vendors and friends of the festival – more information will be provided when you arrive!

We will also have a kid’s activity where they can earn a small prize. Ask at the front desk for more information.

We can’t wait to see you all on Saturday! November 11th, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square.


Indie Knit & Spin wouldn’t be the amazing indie fiber arts marketplace it is without our volunteers!

Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts during:

Friday (November 10th) from 6-8 pm

Saturday (November 11th) from 7:30 am to 6 pm.

Volunteers for Friday night (6-8 pm), Saturday morning (7:30-9:30 am) and Saturday afternoon (4-6 pm) will need to be able to help vendors with load in and load out.  This will require some possible heavy lifting and climbing of stairs.

Volunteers on Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm will greet attendees, answer questions and help make sure our vendors’ needs are met.

What do you get in exchange for volunteering (besides our undying gratitude)?

Volunteers will receive an Indie Knit & Spin Tote bag (Value of $15) with their first shift and two raffle tickets for each additional 2 hour shift.

Spaces are limited – please contact us ASAP at indieknitandspin@gmail.com to reserve your shift(s).


Founded by Jill & Nicolas Duarte in 2013, our core belief is that tools and supplies should be a joy to use and a delight to behold.  This unique combination is an extension of ourselves; both with a background in science and engineering, and we are avid fiber artists, enjoying knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving.  We offer spindles, notions and tools for knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving, fiber and yarn.  Everything is designed to delight!

Visit their shop online at: HipStrings