Amy’s Trinket Shop

Amy’s Trinket Shop is happy to present handmade stitch markers to make you smile. All stitch marker sets are made from glass beads sourced from around the world and the best findings. Each set of stitch markers is placed on a shawl pin, so not only does it hold your new stitch markers but can also hold your shawl or cardigan in place. Each stitch marker fits up to a US 10 or 6mm knitting needle. Newly added to the line up is extra large lobster claw option for those who prefer a locking stitch marker or they can be used as progress keepers.

https://Etsy.com/shop/amystrinketshop

Flower Hill Fleeces

Flower Hill Farm is situated on 230 rolling acres in Armstrong County Pennsylvania and serves as home for a growing flock of registered Shetland and Icelandic sheep (in addition to 3 dogs, 2 cats and a varying number of free range laying hens). Carefully bred and selected for their quality fleeces, the sheep of Flower Hill Farm are tended to by Jodi Horgan, who owns the farm and is an avid spinner and knitter.

Jodi knows that happy sheep produce the best fleeces and beautiful yarn, and her sheep are cared for with love and attention. Sheltered by a restored Pennsylvania bank barn and with access to well fenced pastures guarded by Bear, a Great Pyrenees/British Mastiff mix, Jodi’s flock produces very fine lambs and fleeces.

Our Home Grown yarn collection is produced using wool from our flock. These are one of kind skeins of yarn curated based on natural colors of the sheep raised on our farm. Our Home Grown yarns are spun by a small family run wool mill located in Western Pennsylvania. Our Hand Dyed yarn collection comes in a variety of bases. We dye in small batches (usually 3-4 skeins at a time) using acid dyes. Each skein is lovingly handled many times as it goes from raw yarn to hand crafted skein.

http://flowerhillfleeces.com

IKS Volunteers: We need your help!

Hey there, remember me?  I don’t know if you’ve heard yet but IKS is actually happening this year on October 9th at the Nova Place in Pittsburgh, PA.  This show is what it is because of the amazing help of volunteers who ensure our vendors can get loaded and set up in record times. We thank our volunteers with some special swag too, so don’t think your hard work will go unappreciated!

If you are interested and available please fill out the following form:
https://forms.gle/rF1cRMX64vmLzs85A

Also, we know we are in the middle of a pandemic, so please note the following two key bits of COVID info for IKS:

– Masking: If transmission in Allegheny county is “substantial” or above according to the CDC we will require masking for all attendees and vendors.  If IKS were happening today we would require full masking.

– Vaccination: We would like to encourage everyone to go get the vaccine if you have not already done so (even with Moderna you can be fully vaccinated in 6 weeks).  Vaccination is not required, but right now it is the best thing you can do to ensure the safety of everyone in your life.
That being said, the Pittsburgh area is seeing low hospitalization rates and our governor announced today that 80% of the eligible population has had at least one shot.  Our new shallow booth configurations, paired with the large open space of Nova Place will help to ensure good air flow and minimize risk of transmission.

Thanks in advance, and we look forward to seeing you in person.  Be sure to spread this request far and wide cause we are going to need as many volunteers as we can get for our new location.  Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks again for helping in the past.

Indie Knit and Spin Spring 2021

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.