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).
Indie dyed yarn and fiber inspired by the whimsical fun of childhood and make believe to inspire knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners. All on yarn and fiber as unique as the stories that inspire the colors. Hand made shawl pins and stitch marker, project journals, and fun whimsical kits add to the fun!
Fairy Tale Knits
Good Water and Co. was born out of frustration. As a knitter frequenting public transit on trips into and out of New York City, I struggled to find a bag that would keep my yarn neat, my notions accessible, and my projects safe — while still keeping all of those other real life essentials, like my phone, wallet, and keys, close at hand.
I went through bag after bag, but nothing quite worked.
Finally, I hit my limit. I grabbed some fabric, some batting, and a pair of scissors, determined to make a bag that fit my needs.
What emerged was this: a bag made from 100% quilters grade cotton, quilted and lined with stiff interfacing for stability partnered with a removable insert featuring detachable, freestanding, yarn boxes with a grommet on top to keep things flowing smoothly. An interior pocket held my keys and wallet. Even with everything packed in, I could still find it all — and pack my project in safely.
I had a winner.
Good Water and Co. bags are designed to meet the needs of busy knitters, knitters who sneak in stitches on trains, planes, and automobiles; for knitters who like to keep things neat and tidy, who love the idea of a knitting bag, but hate the mess; for knitters who need a bag as diverse as their craft.
Good Water & Co.
“The PrAiry is a pretty little farm owned and operated by Carlene Dowell. I retired in 2010, bought the farm, and fell in love with sheep. I raise specialty wool sheep and alpaca and offer their products to my discriminating fiber friends.
Products from The PrAiry include longwool fleeces from rare breeds of sheep such as Gotland,, Leicester Longwool, natural colored Blue Face Leicester and the hand spinner’s favorite fleece from Gotland x BFL cross breed animals.
I offer yarn made from The PrAiry fleeces, and I hand weave scarves from the yarn. Most products are labeled with the name of the animal that grew the fleece that made your favorite products. All products are prepared by Carlene and most yarn spinning is done by Lazy Meadows Fiber Mill with Carlene’s input.
The PrAiry also offers feather art and feathers for home decor, art work, and fly tying for the fly fisherman. Most of the feathers come from the free range peacocks, Spirit and Grace, and the heritage breed Bourbon Red turkeys, Gaylord and Henrietta. The Good Chicken and her friends, The Pretty Good Chickens, also offer their feathers for fun.
Nesting balls for the flighty friends in your yard are offered in the spring. They are full of alpaca fiber, sheep fleece, and delightfully decorated so you can hang them for your wild birds to use when making their nests. Dryer balls, the healthy alternative to replace those chemical sheets people had to use while drying clothes, are also offered.
Enjoy the natural products of The PrAiry.”
Wren House Yarns features hand dyed, small batch, artisan yarns. Due to the techniques used in small batch dyeing, each skein is given individual attention guaranteeing a truly unique finished product. While I mainly offer fingering weight yarns, I’ve recently added DK to the Wren House stock list. Most of my yarns are dyed with professional acid fast dyes, but I also love to use local and exotic natural dyes. You may also find a few handwoven treasures in my booth.
Wren House Yarns
Dyer + spinner who works in small batches. Hand-dyed breed specific combed top, domestic roving, hand-carded batts, blending fibers. Handspun yarn, dyed + natural colors.
Gwen Erin Natural Fibers
At HipStrings, we strive to create yarn, fiber and tools that bring joy to your craft. We carry our own line of Signature Blends of combed top that bring together fiber and color in new and interesting ways. We offer hand dyed and small batch yarns featuring fibers perfectly suited to their purpose. Our tools (spindles, control cards, needle gauges) bring together performance and design to enhance your craft.
I take antique and vintage silverware and creative wearable and useful items. Shawl pins, shawl rings, stitch markers, crochet hooks, scarf rings are just a few of the items I make. Rings, bracelets, pens, earrings, bottle openers and more
Left at the Fork in the Road
We are a farm to fiber operation. Our small farm hosts a flock of fiber sheep including Finn, Cotswold, Cheviot, Merino, Shetland, Tunis,
Texel, Rambouillet and Teeswater. We use our Belfast Minimill equipment to process our fleeces on site. In addition we purchase some fiber from selected local farms to add to our mix. Alpaca is purchased from local operators. Some of our roving products add bamboo, rayon, nylon or silk. Any superwash yarns in our hand dyed selections are purchased from other mills as we do not do the superwash process. We dye our yarn on premises using a selection of natural dyes and commercial dyes. We pride ourselves on our small environmental footprint.
Ten Mile Fiber Mill
Now in our eighth year, FDW continues to specialize in the colorful self-striping colorways for which we’re best known! Dyed on a variety of yarn weights, they’re perfect for socks, hats, cowls, and everything in between. Also popular in our collection is an array of hand-painted sock blanks, speckled colorways, mini sets, and spinning fiber to meet your crafty desires.
Fibernymph Dye Works