April 17, 2018

Updates from FiberCrafty Shops!

Do you go in search of that PERFECT hand dyed yarn or are you looking for luscious new fiber? Whatever your mission, the FiberCrafty shops have been busy with new listings that include plenty of both, not to mention other goodies you will love!

Here are the latest updates, pictured above:

The Spun Bunny has just added some beautiful new sock blanks, rolags and yarn.

GreenHeronHandmade, one of our newer shops, specializes in gorgeous handspun yarn. Also listed are handmade yarn bowls that can be custom glazed.

The Girl Who Crafted has gorgeous fandom yarns.

Duchess Fiber Arts has a shop with many yarns that coordinate beautifully together (and fiber, too!).

If you are all about spinning, ShariArts specializes in stunning fiber.

Split Rock Ranch has a huge variety of custom blend combed top, not to mention unique types of fiber like Pearl Infused Rose fiber! There is also a new fiber prep tutorial on the FiberCrafty YouTube channel. It features a trick new to me and from what I have heard, new to many others also!

In addition to what’s pictured above, PussNBoots Hand Dyed Yarn has been quite busy with updates and has lots of choices with beautiful variegated and tonal yarns, and Wild Hair Studio has just listed a selection of Tour de Fleece boxes available for pre-order.

These updates aren’t all that’s new on FiberCrafty, so have fun exploring. If you want to hear about sales and coupon codes, let us know here.

April 4, 2018

Yarn Crawl Trunk Show!

Hello!

Spring is the perfect time for new shawl pins, buttons, trunk shows and Los Angeles County Yarn Crawl! Porterness Studio is having a trunk show at Gather during the LA Yarn crawl April 21 & 22. Meet Jen of Porterness Studio and see new designs that won’t be available on the website until May.

Can’t make it to the LA Yarn Crawl? Here’s a 20% discount customer code so you can be there in spirit.
Code: IndieSpring20

Happy Spring!
Jen

LA Yarn Crawl
April 19-22, 2018
The dedicated entrepreneurs behind 26 of LA’s best local yarn stores are hard at work planning a long weekend to remember. The route is not for the faint of heart! Gather your best yarn friends, dust off your in-car games and favorite tunes, and make your plans to traverse LA’s freeways on a mission to visit every.shop.on.the.passport. This is your challenge. Yarn Crawl is only one weekend a year: Make the most of it!

At each shop you can pick up a pin, opt to purchase a commemorative tote, check out free patterns, enter to win prizes, join in on a trunk show, and enjoy special discounts on gorgeous yarns, patterns, and supplies.
25 yarn stores

Gather April 21 & 22 Trunk show
Downtown Los Angeles in the Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, #M1
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Gather DTLA brings yarn and fiber to the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Part of the Historic Core and Gallery Row we’re located on the Mezzanine floor of The Last Bookstore, a 10,000 square foot historic space, originally a bank… now pure feat of the imagination, housing thousands of new and used books, records, artist studios and a growing community of creatives who think outside the box while staying rooted in their shared love of literature.

Gather is focused on sourcing supplies for knitting, crochet and spinning that are local, made in the US, fair-trade, and eco-friendly. You’ll find an urban oasis filled with hand-dyed, organic and unique materials and a community of talented yarnistas and design-a-saurs to help you with your fiber adventure. Whether you’re knitting a hat, looking for unusual art materials for your fiber project, or just trying to learn patience we offer classes, yarn tastings, designer workshops, and curate interesting fiber art from around the world.

March 13, 2018

FiberCrafty is like a 24-hour fiber festival!

You can think of FiberCrafty as an online mall filled with indie owned shops ready to supply the fiber community. You will find yarn, fiber, project bags, stitch markers and more. FiberCrafty has all the features you expect like filters with terms specific to yarn and fiber, the ability to save favorite items and shops, a secure checkout process and even a cart jacking prevention system. Shop owners will find an easy to use interface that makes selling online easy.

FiberCrafty is proud to connect indie businesses and fiber enthusiasts and is owned by one woman that has a crazy love of yarn and knitting. It was made for fiber people by fiber people. Find your next project at fibercrafty.com.

Pictured are examples of items available from the following FiberCrafty shops: The Spun Bunny, The Girl Who Crafted, Psykhe Charms, Cords & Cobwebs, ShariArts and Redhead Fibers.

**Did you see FiberCrafty featured in Vogue Knitting? Check out p. 16 of the Late Winter issue!**

February 3, 2018

Friends Don’t Let Friends Craft With Insipid Yarn

So many stripeys, so little time! White Birch Fiber Arts specializes in long gradients and gradient stripeys, full of riotous color, wit, and daredevil playfulness.

My dyeing specialty is technically complicated and labor-intensive techniques that you won’t find in many other places. I am one of not very many dyers doing long-repeat stripeys, so right away that sets me apart. I also go where other dyers do not tread, doing gradient cakes on bases and at lengths that are very hard to find anywhere else. My gradient cakes come in lengths from 200 to 1600 yards, and are on a superb selection of bases – from the same Vermont-grown CVM/Romeldale that my roving features, to baby camel and silk. Very few other dyers have that range.



Recently, I have also started carrying a unique and very popular line of handcrafted buttons, made of natural materials like agate, antler, fossils, burned wood and semiprecious gems. There are even buttons made from fossilized dinosaur bone! No more perfect accent could be found for your perfect stitchwork.

January 16, 2018

New shawl pin designs for 2018!

Inspired by my mother’s knitting and fiber obsession I create jewelry to adorn handmade fiber arts garment. Porterness Studio designs shawl pins and buttons combine the 5,000-year-old lost wax casting process and modern technology of 3D printing to create heirloom quality pieces for your fiber masterpieces.

If you want to get these darlings in your hot little hands let me help you with this 20% Customer Code: Indie20

Take care!

December 5, 2017

All The Shiny Things Your Mama Warned You About

Hello!

My grandmother taught me to embroider and crochet when I was 10. This is not a unique story in the fiber community but one of my favorite parts that so many have this story. Through the years, I’ve flirted with crochet and embroidered myself into many happy places. My grandmother’s lessons were the foundation to me becoming an artist/designer.

Fast forward years 30 years and inspired by my mother’s knitting and fiber obsession, I create jewelry to adorn handmade fiber arts garments. I design shawl pins and buttons using the 5,000-year-old lost wax casting process. Each piece is either hand carved out of wax or 3D printed in wax, cast in sterling silver or bronze and hand finished by the artist in Los Angeles.

I would love share my jewels with you! Visit my online store, Porterness Studio, with this 20% off discount code: Indie20

Carrying on with family tradition I too live with a fiber and knitting addiction and do not want to be cured.

Take care,
Jen of Porterness Studio
Instagram @Porterness

November 8, 2017

Outlander Bag & Yarn

This Friday, get ready! We have our second Outlander-inspired bag going on sale at 9 a.m. PST!
We have paired up with Forbidden Woolery once again for the PERFECT matching set of bag and yarn!

These and the cat bags will all be shipping by December 8th! So these will be excellent holiday gifts!

Thank you for supporting our shop!


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