Need to clear out some of your old stash and make room for new yarn?
There will be a box at the Indie Knit and Spin for donations of new caps and hats which will be donated to the Allegheny General Hospital and Freeport Rd. Chemo Wards. These caps and hats will hopefully provide some warmth and comfort for patients at both centers. If you would like to donate a new hat, you can drop it off in the donation box at the event or send a private message to Laura Roth.
Please follow a few very basic rules when making your hats: use very soft cotton or synthetic fibers to prevent allergies and issues with sensitive skin. Please also choose a pattern that has no seams and is not excessively lumpy. If you have questions, feel free to send a PM to Laura. For ideas of yarns to use and sizes to make, please check the info provided at the following link (these are the guidelines we are going by): https://www.dropbox.com/s/x57183el58ud08d/Required_Yarn_List_2017.pdf?dl=1
Name: Gwen Brown
Business: Gwen Erin Natural Fibers
The latest adventure in the life of Gwen Erin Natural Fibers is a big move out! Now I occupy a small space on Main Street in Hubbard, OH with a carding area and a dyeing station. In addition to my handdyed fiber and handspun yarn, I’ve been able to expand my inventory of knitting and spinning tools to include a full line of Knitter’s Pride needles and crochet hooks plus a selection of Nancy’s Knit Knacks tools. Also I now carry a selection of Brown Sheep Company yarns which combine perfectly with handspun yarn.
Name: Lisa Cannon
Business: Fibernymph Dye Works
A collection of self-striping fingering weight yarns, because stripe-y socks and accessories are always great fun!
As the dyer behind Fibernymph Dye Works, my passion for color and texture drive the products I create. My self-striping sock yarns and color block gradients speak to my proclivity for bold, bright and rich colors, while my sock blanks and vast array of variegated and speckled colorways add a level of depth and texture to the overall look of the yarn and, ultimately, to the finished projects created with them. I dye on a variety of wool and wool blend bases ranging in weight from fingering to bulky, as well as some spinning fiber blends, offering every fiber crafter something with which to play.
Sock blanks offer a unique palette of color that aren’t just for socks anymore. Try them for unique shawls, cowls or scarves.
Variegated and speckled colorways add extra texture and pop to whatever you make with them.
Inversibles Sets are a great way to shake things up and challenge your inner OCD. Create socks or mitts that match…yet don’t. Mismatched for the win!
When large chunks of color are what you need, color block gradients fit the bill. Shown here on my Megga bulky base.
Name: Jess Pflueger
Business: Fiddlehead Fibers
Washed Polwarth Wool
Washed Border Leicester Wool
Dyed and Washed Romney cross wool
Name: Trisha Eliason
Business: Gypsy Stardust Yarn and Fiber
Web Site: etsy.com/shop/GypsyStardustFiber
Welcome to Gypsy Stardust Yarn and Fiber! My goal is to create riots of color, and my colorways are based on myth, magic, and fantasy. I hope that they inspire your creativity!
GypsyStardustFiber’s shop on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyStardustFiber
I jam on social media, so if you’d like sneak peeks of what colors I’m working on, what fiber festivals I will be at, and join in on fun knit-alongs, be sure to follow me on any of these sites:
Facebook: Gypsy Stardust Yarn and Fiber Group
Name: Ana Brito
Business name: Wren & Rita
Wren & Rita carries a select of hand sewn project zippered pouches, project bags, needle organizers and other odds and ends, such as small pouches to store all those miscellaneous knitting gadgets. We will also have an assortment of hand dyed yarn. Everything is handmade by Ana Brito in her small Pittsburgh home studio.
Name: Stephanie Alford
At SpaceCadet®, we passionately believe 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. We start with high quality yarns and luxurious fibers — merino wool, silk, linen, and bamboo — to begin the wonderful process of mixing our dyes by hand and seeing where the colour takes us. The result is yarn and fiber that is as exciting to work with as it is for us to create.
Started as a one-woman operation in 2010, we have grown to a small team that is proud to mix every colour from primaries, dye every skein individually, and to get to know our customers and club members personally.
Name: Jill & Nicolas Duarte
Business name: HipStrings
Using our technical background and love of art nouveau, we use micromanufacturing techniques to create products for the fiber arts that are a joy to use and a delight to behold. Tools and notions for spinning, weaving, knitting, and crochet. Unique fiber blends for spinning and felting. Hand dyed yarns and fiber.
Visit us at our studio year round at 3812 William Flinn Hwy, Bldg 4, 2nd Flr, Allison Park, PA 15101. We are open Thursdays from 6-9 pm, the first Saturday of every month from 10-5 and by appointment.
Name: Allena Williams
Business name: StarKnits
I sell quality project bags in all shapes and sizes, stitch markers, customized crochet hooks and more. I like to consider what I make as yarn and fiber support. My bags bring a smile to your face while protecting your projects and making your craft portable. #alwaysbringaproject
Name: Keri Fosbrink
Business name: Youghiogheny Yarns
Youghiogheny Yarns crafts hand dyed and hand painted yarns in small batches for all your knitting, crocheting and weaving needs. Husband and wife team, Todd and Keri, are excited to be at IKS again this year! They offer 11 different yarn bases from lace weight to bulky in colors that range from mild to wild. Their Heel Toe Sock Kits are always popular, and sock blanks will be debuting at Indie Knit & Spin. Stop by and see what’s new this year!