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.
Wolle’s Yarn Creations specializes in Cotton, Silk, and Bamboo yarns. We have super-soft yarns, suitable for even the most sensitive skin-types, in unique and exciting colors.
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.
Please join us in welcoming our returning vendors from the 2020 digital marketplace. This time you will get to see them in person! Please find the vendors listed on our October 2021 page, soon to be joined by our new vendors in the coming days.
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:
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.
Let’s try this one…more…time!
Spring is here and we were all looking forward to IKS coming soon, however after speaking with our venue, we all could not guarantee that we could be confident in our June date (as indoor gatherings are still very limited in PA and we all want you to have a fabulous show). As a result we have shifted our IKS date to October 9th (there will be no IKS in June this year).
This was a very hard decision, but we are certain this is the best decision for the safety and success of our vendors and our attendees.
Yes, vaccines are being deployed, and yes, PA has been able to open a little more, however numbers are on the rise again (we are still at more daily cases than when the entire state shut down at the beginning of the pandemic) and the vaccine roll out is not fast enough for us to feel certain with the June date.
Since our new venue is huge, we still have spots available, so we will be opening applications for October. Vendors who previously applied are still accepted for October, however we want to make the comeback of the fiber festival scene huge, so let your friends and favorite vendors know!
I thank you all for your patience and understanding with this craziness, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and many fluffy things await! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.
I am a bead artist and specialize in beadweaving and bead embroidery. What makes my booth special and appealing to fiber artists is my couture knitting and crochet stitch markers aka. progress keepers. Each set, or fob, is a unique tool that fills a specific niche and comes in its own tin(which makes for a great gift). For safe keeping, many fobs are made to attach to a ribbon or chain and can be worn as a necklace, or can be attached directly to a knitting bag.
We sell fine and luxury hand dyed yarns and kits of our own designs as well as popular designers. Or colors range from saturated to a quiet whisper of color. We specialize in watercolor washed variegates and vibrant tonals.
The Ross Farm raises 10 Breeds of heritage and rare sheep in Washington County and produces 100% natural, minimally processed, unblended and undyed fleece, roving and yarn and is an official Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em provider.
Ex Libris Fibers creates bookish hand dyed yarn for fiber artists who seek mysterious and moody colors to craft their own stories. A second-generation fiber artist and librarian by day, dyer Rita finds inspiration in literary ladies, libraries, poetic places, and a twinge of the mystical and mysterious. Yarn is thoughtfully dyed in small batches in Pittsburgh using professional acid dyes or natural pigments. Many colorways and bases are inspired by stories or authors, so you can pair your next project with your favorite book!