Our hearts are filled with gratitude after yet another wonderful Indie Knit & Spin! A special thanks goes out to our amazing vendors and volunteers – without them, there would not be Indie Knit & Spin. We are community focused in our stewardship of Indie Knit & Spin – and it was wonderful to see so many diverse members of our fiber arts community yesterday. We look forward to seeing you all again February 23rd, 2019!
Indie Knit & Spin will be at the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh. Self parking is available behind in two public pay lots or valet parking is available from the Ace as well.
An option for parking:
There are also two metered lots next to and across the street from the Ace Hotel. Price is $1/hour and you can park for up to 10 hours.
HipStrings brings together the old and new to create elegant and whimsical supplies for the fiber arts. We offer laser etched and cut tools to bring your spinning to the next level, knitting notions to delight you, Signature blends of fiber for your next spinning or felting project, custom milled and small batch hand dyed yarns in delectable fibers and more!
Check out their website at HipStrings
Kim Dyes Yarn is located in the DC metro area and has been dyeing full time for 8 years. Her focus is on quality fibers dyed in unique and beautiful colorways.
Check out her website at Kim Dyes Yarn
Established in 2010, Oink Pigments is a purveyor of small-batch, hand-dyed yarns in Vista, CA and Indianapolis, IN. Our team (Alexa, Helena, and Julie) is a trio of strong-willed women who love pigs, puns, and purls (and parentheses). We offer 18 different yarn and fiber offerings in over 100 bright and playful colorways, and a whopping 12 of these 18 bases are 100% USA made from sheep to shelf (yes, even the sheep are Americans).
Check out their website at Oink Pigments
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 all from domestic fibers with some bases being non-superwash. I also offer liquid soaps and a no rinse wool wash perfect for blocking your woolens.
Check our their website at Dusty Tree
Cooperative Press is a small independent publisher of fiber arts books.
Check out their website at Cooperative Press
I make quality project bags, fabric baskets, rope bowls, stitch markers and crochet hooks. I like to think of my shop as project support. So you can carry your knitting, crochet or spinning around with you in style. I use fun, bright, attractive and nerdy patterns to sew a wide variety of bags.
Check out their website at StarKnits
We offer hand dyed and hand painted yarns on 13 different bases in weights from lace through bulky. Each colorway is crafted in small batches. We also offer sock sets. patterns, and knitting related accessories.
Check out their website at Youghiogheny Yarns
This year our vendors have less time to set up so we really need your help! Please apply to volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: I WANT TO HELP!
As extra incentive (in case the eternal gratitude of our vendors is not enough) we are now offering some special gifts for our volunteers:
- Setup (6:45am-10am): A skein or braid hand dyed by Hipstrings with the special IKS colorway and also skip the line! Shop when the vendors are ready. 10 volunteers needed for this time.
- Teardown (5pm-7pm): Another skein or braid hand dyed by Hipstrings with the special IKS colorway. 6 volunteers needed for this time.
- From 10am-5pm we are giving gifts based on hours worked
- 1 hr – IKS button
- 2 hrs – IKS vinyl sticker
- 3 hrs – IKS tote bag
Let us know as soon as possible because the slots are filling up fast!