We regret to inform you that there will not be an IKS Marketplace in February 2020. We are exploring new venue opportunities that will give us room to grow and keep the marketplace accessible for attendees and vendors. We’ll be back in Fall 2020 at the latest!
Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn brings knitters, crocheters, weavers, and anyone else interested in beautiful fiber a wide variety of wool and wool-blend yarn, all dyed by hand with natural dyes. Every semi-solid and tonal yarn gets its lovely, one-of-a-kind color from plant-and maybe bug!-material. From fingering to sport to worsted, Spencer Hill provides your project with that special something you won’t find anywhere else.
We offer yarn and other fiber products from our Jacob, CVM/Romeldale, and Cormo sheep, and Angora goats. We offer both natural color and hand dyed products. We also have some Navajo Churro and Alpaca blend yarn made from locally sourced fiber, and some super wash yarns. We are a Shave ‘Em To Save ‘Em provider. We also have pelts, post cards, patterns, kits, as well as some finished products.
Good Water and Co. was born out of frustration. As a knitter frequenting public transit on trips into and out of New York City, I struggled to find a bag that would keep my yarn neat, my notions accessible, and my projects safe — while still keeping all of those other real life essentials, like my phone, wallet, and keys, close at hand.
I went through bag after bag, but nothing quite worked.
Finally, I hit my limit. I grabbed some fabric, some batting, and a pair of scissors, determined to make a bag that fit my needs.
What emerged was this: a bag made from 100% quilters grade cotton, quilted and lined with stiff interfacing for stability partnered with a removable insert featuring detachable, freestanding, yarn boxes with a grommet on top to keep things flowing smoothly. An interior pocket held my keys and wallet. Even with everything packed in, I could still find it all — and pack my project in safely.
I had a winner.
Good Water and Co. bags are designed to meet the needs of busy knitters, knitters who sneak in stitches on trains, planes, and automobiles; for knitters who like to keep things neat and tidy, who love the idea of a knitting bag, but hate the mess; for knitters who need a bag as diverse as their craft.
Dusty Tree provides soap & hand-dyed yarns inspired by Nature. My soaps are all palm oil free, plant based and handcrafted in small batches using natural colorants and essential oils. I also make a low suds no rinse wool wash perfect for your hand crafted creations. The yarns I offer are all dyed in micro batches using professional grade acid dyes. I like to dye colorways that are more muted and darker in tone and that can be worked together in projects. Lastly, I offer paper copies of a few of my accessory knitting patterns. If you purchase one, I’ll provide you with an access code so you are able to add it to your online Ravelry library. Thank you!
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 is worth 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. We collaborate with awesome designers to create fun kits with patterns designed especially for our yarn. And our constant experimentation with colour leads to lots of amazing one-of-a-kind yarns and mini-skeins that are so fun to pore 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.
Youghiogheny Yarns is thrilled to be joining Indie Knit & Spin at the Ace Hotel again! We are a small indie dyed yarn company offering a wide variety of hand dyed and hand painted yarns for all your crafting needs.
Based in Connellsville, PA, each colorway is carefully crafted in small batches. We offer a large variety of luxury yarn bases in weights from lace through bulky. Patterns, kits and yarny accessories are also offered.
As a participant in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em project, the Ross Farm raises 11 different breeds of Heritage and Rare Breed sheep on their farm in Washington County, PA just 30 miles from the show. All the roving and yarn is processed at a female-owned, family-farm-based mill in PA as well, making it a “Pa Preferred” product that supports family farms raising happy, healthy sheep for your fiber-crafting pleasure!