SpaceCadet is a RETURNING vendor!
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 allows us and our customers to immerse ourselves in colour exploration in a way that is worth all 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 and which we use to create our gradient Sweater Sets that are designed to be easy to size up or down on the spot. And our constant experimentation with colour leads to lots of amazing one-of-a-kind yarns and mini-skeins that our customers love to pour 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.
Fibernymph Dye Works is a RETURNING vendor!
I’m an indie yarn and fiber dyer who is heading into my eighth year of business. I specialize in creating self-striping yarns in a number of yarn weights for a wide variety of projects. Alone or paired with my semi-solids or variegates, they’re always fun to work with.
Yarn and pattern kits have become a customer favorite at shows. I bring an assortment, featuring my yarn and my own knitwear designs as well as those of other indie designers with whom I periodically collaborate.
In January 2019, I’m excited to be debuting a custom milled line of Romney/Falkland blend non-superwash yarns. In both fingering and DK, it’ll be perfect for color work, and I can’t wait to bring it to my shows next year!
Shirsty Cat is a NEW vendor!
Hand dyed yarn and fiber with a discerning eye for color.
Kim Dyes Yarn is a RETURNING vendor!
Kim Dyes Yarn is a one woman indie dyer from Virginia. Kim specializes in quality and luxury fiber and yarns for spinning and knitting or crocheting. All are hand dyed in my home studio and the goal is to provide you with a fabulous finished project, from start to finish.
Oink Pigments is a RETURNING vendor!
Established in 2010, Oink Pigments is a purveyor of small-batch, hand-dyed yarns in Vista, CA and Indianapolis, IN. Our team (Alexa, Helena, and Julie) is a trio of strong-willed women who love pigs, puns, and purls (and parentheses). We offer 18 different yarn and fiber offerings in over 100 bright and playful colorways, and a whopping 12 of these 18 bases are 100% USA made from sheep to shelf (yes, even the sheep are Americans).
We love our IKS volunteers! You make this show run smoothly and we’re glad to have you! If you’d like to volunteer for the Feb 23rd IKS Marketplace, please fill out the form at the following link. Volunteers are rewarded with special exclusive yarn, fiber and other rewards!
Please fill the form out before February 13th. Also note that this time we have divided up the day into 4 shifts. We want you all to have fun so please limit yourself to volunteering for no more than 3 shifts.
Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you again for your help.
Knitterly Things is a RETURNING Vendor (but it’s been a while!)
I’ve been an indie Dyer since 2005! I primarily dye Self Striping Sock Yarn. I also have some fiber for spinning, and kits for hats and mittens as well.
The Ross Farm returns!
We raise 11 different breeds of rare and heritage sheep on our farm in Washington County and produce a vast array of natural, minimally processed, breed specific wool from their fleeces.
Allegheny Fiber Arts is a NEW vendor!
Allegheny Fiber Arts is a creative collection of fiber and textile arts. I have lived and breathed fiber and textile arts since a young age. I started sewing when I was 8 or 9 and I started spinning when I was 13. I graduated with a BA in fashion design with a minor in Textile Arts. My shop is full of so many techniques I have learned through the years.
I have enjoyed handpainting all of the rovings and yarn in my shop and I also spinning all of the hand spun yarn that you see in my shop. I create all of the beautiful colorways using only Eco friendly dyes. Every skein is unique and one of a kind.
The project bags I have created are a fun and funky combination of fabrics I love in practical designs. I hand select all of the fabrics with color in mind. I love color!!
Follow them on
Instagram as @alleghenyfiberarts
Ravelry as alleghenyfiber
Get first crack at the IKS Marketplace with the Early Access pass. Get in before the crowds and have special time with the vendors. Limited to 50 passes. Pre-purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pittsburgh-indie-knit-and-spin… or $5 at the door (if space is available).
An Early Access Pass will grant you admission to the marketplace (and 49 others) from 11 am – 12 pm.