Fibernymph Dye Works

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.

fibernymph2Sock blanks offer a unique palette of color that aren’t just for socks anymore. Try them for unique shawls, cowls or scarves.

fibernymph3Variegated and speckled colorways add extra texture and pop to whatever you make with them.

fibernymph4Inversibles 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!

fibernymph5When large chunks of color are what you need, color block gradients fit the bill. Shown here on my Megga bulky base.

Gypsy Stardust Yarn and Fiber

Name: Trisha Eliason
Business: Gypsy Stardust Yarn and Fiber
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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
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
Instagram: Gypsystardust123


Wren & Rita

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
Business: SpaceCadet


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.


Star Knits

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


Youghiogheny Yarns

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!


Steel City Fiber Collective

Name: Nora, Anna, Cheryl, Becca
Business: Steel City Fiber Collective

The Steel City Fiber Collective is a makerspace for fiber arts and crafts in Shadyside. Visit us if you’re a weaver, spinner, knitter, dyer, felter, braider or want to become one. We can help you learn a new craft, try new equipment, or find more fiber friends!

sc1Project bags hand sewn by Handknits by Susan, a Pittsburgher, knitter, and regular attendee of knit night at the Collective!

sc2Hand dyed yarn and hand made knit-themed pottery

sc4Hand dyed yarn hanging on the wall of yarn in the SCFC shop. All the pretty colors come from our dye lab!

sc3One of our members spinning in action. We’ll bring handspun yarn to IKS for people who want truly unique yarn!