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.

Check out their goods at SpaceCadet

The PrAiry – a pretty little farm

The PrAiry is a pretty little farm where alpaca and specialty wool sheep happily graze in the meadows and grow wonderful fleeces that I share with the discriminating hand spinner, yarn addict, and fun fiber felter.

I dye some fleeces and have them spun into small batches of yarn unique to the individual animal that grew the fleece.

Once a year I invite fiber friends to the farm to meet Lucy, June Bug, Lady and the other specialty wool animals that grew the fleece that you used for your shawl or sweater or socks or hat. Take the opportunity to connect with the animal that provided you with your fiber fun.

Wonderful fleeces are offered to the discriminating hand spinner and lovely locks are available for felters, too. Finished woven articles and gifts are offered as time to make them permits.

Enjoy PrAiry products. Check out our goods at The PrAiry

November 2018 Marketplace

We are happy to announce that we are returning to the Ace Hotel in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, November 11th from 11 am to 5 pm.

The following amazing vendors will be joining us!

Unplanned Peacock Studio
Roving Acres Farm
Fairy Tale Knits
Gypsy Stardust Yarn and Fiber
Spencer Hill Naturally Dyed Yarn
Rajkovich Designs
Oink pigments
Kim dyes yarn
Youghiogheny Yarns
Cat Sandwich Fibers
Fibernymph Dye Works
Crabapple Yarns
Dusty Tree
Wren House Yarns
Tupelo Honey Teas
Gwen Erin Natural Fibers
The PrAiry – a pretty little farm
Steel City Stitcher
One Sly Fox
The Wood Rasp Shop
Unique Sapphire Fibre Studio
Wild Rose Farm

Accepting Applications for Fall 2018 IKS

We have secured the contract for the next event and the wait is finally over!  The Fall 2018 Indie Knit and Spin will occur at the Ace Hotel on Sunday, November 11th from 11am to 5pm.

A couple of key changes:
– Due to increased expenses we have had to increase our booth costs to $75 for an 8’x8′ booth and $110 for a 10’x10′.  Thankfully, since our Spring show brought in over 700 attendees we hope you will find the fees are still reasonable.
– Additionally we will no longer be able to offer early setup on the night before so we are giving you 4 hours on Sunday morning to set up (7am-11am).
Just like last time we are asking everyone to apply through the following form:
Applications are open until June 30th and selections will be made by July 15th.
Thank you for your interest and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Nik Duarte, IKS Chair