Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn

Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn is a RETURNING vendor!

Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn believes that creative decisions can make a difference to more than just the creator. We strive to make the idea of “shopping small” have real meaning by sourcing as much yarn as possible from small farms, and providing an outlet for the diverse breeds of sheep they raise. With this, we have more choices as creators while supporting the small farms that are the backbone of American agriculture. Natural dyes and small batches of these and other fiber blends will bring that extra-special “something” to every project, and give you the satisfaction of knowing you’ve done your part to keep small farms thriving.

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FeltHappiness

FeltHappiness is a NEW vendor!

Juliane Gorman of FeltHappiness creates practical and fantastical felted hats inspired by nature, fairytales and fine art. Each hat is wet felted out of 3 to 4 layers of super fine, soft Merino wool which resists rain and keeps the wearer warm. Additionally, the hats are designed to be flattering and add more whimsy to grownups’ lives. Hat styles include cloches, fedoras, berets, gnome hats and other sculptural headgear.

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The PrAiry

 

The PrAiry is a RETURNING vendor and was just honored with Western Maryland’s Fiber Artist of the Year!

The PrAiry is a pretty little fiber farm specializing in luxurious long wool and alpaca blended yarn & roving, plus craft supplies such as dyed curls and fibers for felting. A few hand woven gifts may be available.

Wren House Yarns

Wren House Yarns is a RETURNING vendor!

Wren House Yarns features hand dyed, small batch, artisan yarns. Due to the techniques used in small batch dyeing, each skein is given individual attention guaranteeing a truly unique finished product. While I mainly offer fingering weight yarns, I’ve recently added DK to the Wren House stock list. Most of my yarns are dyed with professional acid fast dyes, but I also love to use local and exotic natural dyes. You may also find a few handwoven treasures in my booth.

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Good Water & Co.

Good Water and Co is a RETURNING vendor!

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.

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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.