We have postponed the Fall 2020 Marketplace – our next marketplace will take place on Saturday June 5th, 2021 at Nova Place on the North Shore.
Please support our vendors in the meantime by shopping at their websites. We will be sharing our usual vendor profiles in the upcoming days and will publish a full list of vendor websites.
In this uncertain time we hope we can bring a little sunshine by announcing that the applications for the Fall 2020 Indie Knit and Spin are finally open!
This year we have changed locations to the wonderful Nova Place on the North Shore of Pittsburgh (photos below). The event will take place October 3rd, 2020 and, because we have so much more space, we are hoping to bring in more vendors than ever before.
A couple of key things to note:
– This event will only occur if Allegheny County is in Phase Green according to the State of Pennsylvania due to measures to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19.
– Many of our staples (raffle, give away table, etc) may be impacted by the health crisis, we will be communicating more on those details closer to the show.
– To reduce crowding we are restricting vendors to 6 foot deep booths with widths in increments of 6 feet (making booths 6’x12′, or 6’x18′). It sounds strange but trust us, it works great.
– In order to become more accessible to up and coming vendors we are now also adding a 6′ table option! Vendors must, however, supply their own table…
– Because things can change very quickly we will be allowing cancellations with full refunds of booth fees (minus processing fees) up to two weeks prior to the event and half refunds (minus processing fees) all the way up to the day of.
– With our new location we will be able to accept even more vendors! So if you didn’t make it in for past shows, be sure to apply again.
– In case of mandatory cancellation due to government intervention full refunds (minus processing fees) will be distributed to all vendors.
Just like last time we are asking everyone to apply through the following form:
Applications are open until May 30th and selections will be made by June 7th.
Thank you for your interest and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
Nik Duarte, IKS Chair
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!
The PrAiry is a pretty little farm in Western Maryland where lovely fiber animals and Carlene live. Stop by the booth to see what they have created.
Unplanned Peacock Studio crafts gorgeous, high quality hand dyed yarn and fiber. We use only the most luxurious materials, and all of our colors are uniquely designed. We also have patterns, books, hand made buttons, pom poms, and shawl pins.
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.