Unique Sapphire Fibre Studio

Unique Sapphire Fibre Studio is a RETURNING vendor!

I believe if something your doing fuels your passion, while giving you a great sense of happiness and pride, then it’s worth doing and sharing with the world. That’s exactly why I’m here sharing with you, my art. Each batch is meticulously hand dyed or painted in small batches to ensure quality and consistency in each colorway. The colorways I create are inspired by everything I encounter in life.

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Tempting Ewe Yarns

Tempting Ewe Yarns is a NEW vendor!

Two women, two dyers, one yarn company. Wae and Amanda’s dyeing styles and color choices vary enough that their dyed yarns appeal to a variety of customers. Although Wae enjoys dyeing deep and saturated colors and Amanda’s colors tend toward the lighter side, both have also been known to create colors that leave customers guessing whose dye baby they’ve fallen in love with.

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SpaceCadet

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.

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Fibernymph Dye Works

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!

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Kim Dyes Yarn

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.

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Oink Pigments

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).

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Volunteers

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.