February 2019 Marketplace

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Indie Knit and Spin
Fiber Arts Marketplace

Saturday, February 23rd from 11 am to 5 pm

The Ace Hotel, 120 S Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

FREE ENTRY from 12 – 5 PM

Get first crack at the IKS Marketplace with the Early Access pass. Get in before the crowds and have special time with the vendors. Limited to 50 passes. Pre-purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburgh-indie-knit-and-spin… or $5 at the door (if space is available).

26 vendors selling indie crafted goods for the fiber arts!  Knitting, Spinning, Weaving, Crochet, Felt, Embroidery!

The give-away take-away table is a place to get rid of the fiber arts stuff that you just have lying around collecting dust. And maybe to score something new that makes you happy. Books, patterns, needles, knitting, crochet or spinning supplies all welcome! You do not have to bring something to take something or take something if you bring something.

Door prizes will be offered from our generous vendors!

Parking information

This site is ADA accessible.  The marketplace is on the first floor.  There are five steps at the main entrance and an ADA accessible entrance on the south side of the building.

IKS Happy Hours!

Introducing the IKS Happy Hours!  For the last two hours of IKS, from 3-5pm, we invite you to bring a bag and get little treats from all the vendors.  Discount codes, micro skeins, stitch markers, and more!  Who knows what goodies you will find!  The Ace Hotel also joins in on the fun with a cash bar just inside the doors.

Each vendor only has 25 items so don’t be shy, come on by!  Please limit one item from each vendor per attendee.

StarKnits

StarKnits is a RETURNING vendor!

Quality handmade project bags, fabric baskets, stitch markers, customized crochet hooks and more! StarKnits provides project support – so you can protect and make your project portable. Everyone needs a little color and fun in their life! StarKnits offers quality project bags in very useful shapes and sizes and fun attractive fabrics, stitch markers (both knitting and crochet) and custom crochet hooks. I love helping to organize and protect your projects as you carry them around. #alwaysbringaproject

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Dusty Tree

Dusty Tree is a RETURNING vendor!

Dusty Tree is maker of soap + dyer of yarn. My soaps are palm free, vegan and handcrafted in small batches using natural colorants and essential oils. My micro batched artisan yarns are mainly offered in fingering and DK weights with some bases being non-superwash. I also offer liquid soaps and a no rinse wool wash perfect for blocking your woolens.

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Unique Sapphire Fibre Studio

Unique Sapphire Fibre Studio is a RETURNING vendor!

I believe if something your doing fuels your passion, while giving you a great sense of happiness and pride, then it’s worth doing and sharing with the world. That’s exactly why I’m here sharing with you, my art. Each batch is meticulously hand dyed or painted in small batches to ensure quality and consistency in each colorway. The colorways I create are inspired by everything I encounter in life.

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Tempting Ewe Yarns

Tempting Ewe Yarns is a NEW vendor!

Two women, two dyers, one yarn company. Wae and Amanda’s dyeing styles and color choices vary enough that their dyed yarns appeal to a variety of customers. Although Wae enjoys dyeing deep and saturated colors and Amanda’s colors tend toward the lighter side, both have also been known to create colors that leave customers guessing whose dye baby they’ve fallen in love with.

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SpaceCadet

SpaceCadet is a RETURNING vendor!

At SpaceCadet, we start with luxury fibers — merino wool, silk, linen, and bamboo — and then take the time to mix every dyebath by hand from primary colours, meaning every colourway is created using only five basic shades of dye, resulting in hand-dyed yarns and fiber that are a truly unique connection between the dyer and knitter or crocheter. It takes longer to dye this way, to be sure, but it allows us and our customers to immerse ourselves in colour exploration in a way that is worth all the extra effort!

Our colourways are all designed to work together, creating collections of semi-solids and variegateds that we mix and match with our customers right in our booth and which we use to create our gradient Sweater Sets that are designed to be easy to size up or down on the spot. And our constant experimentation with colour leads to lots of amazing one-of-a-kind yarns and mini-skeins that our customers love to pour through at shows.

Started as a one-woman operation in 2010, we have grown to a small team with a passionate, driving belief is that knitting and crocheting make people happier, deep down inside, and that nothing does that more than working with gorgeous, vibrant yarn. For us, dyeing is a cosmic adventure, one that allows us to follow our passion, share it with customers who feel the same, and to get to know them (and their beautiful FOs!) personally.

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Fibernymph Dye Works

Fibernymph Dye Works is a RETURNING vendor!

I’m an indie yarn and fiber dyer who is heading into my eighth year of business. I specialize in creating self-striping yarns in a number of yarn weights for a wide variety of projects. Alone or paired with my semi-solids or variegates, they’re always fun to work with.

Yarn and pattern kits have become a customer favorite at shows. I bring an assortment, featuring my yarn and my own knitwear designs as well as those of other indie designers with whom I periodically collaborate.

In January 2019, I’m excited to be debuting a custom milled line of Romney/Falkland blend non-superwash yarns. In both fingering and DK, it’ll be perfect for color work, and I can’t wait to bring it to my shows next year!

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