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.

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!**

January 31, 2018

Introducing Sandpiper Yarns

Sandpiper yarns is inspired by nature and the colors that surround us. My fiber is sourced from family farms, both domestic and abroad. I hand paint fleece roving and then spin it on my Ladybug wheel, all in my home, two blocks from the ocean on the south shore of Long Island. I choose many sheep breeds, including Merino, Blue Faced Leicester, Polwarth, Finn, Gotland, Icelandic, Corriedale and Targhee. Additionally, alpaca, llama, Tencel, silk and Angora may also find their way into my skeins.

My dyeing process combines hand mixing many colors and then overdyeing for rich saturation. Each small colorway batch is one-of-a-kind and produces between two to 10 skeins per batch.

All Sandpiper yarns are handspun. The spinning process is spontaneous —- deciding in the moment whether it will be bulky, worsted or in between! It is a meditative technique that allows me to be part of a sustainable cycle of turning fleece to garment that has endured for thousands of years!

November 7, 2017

Fluffy U Fiber Farm

Fall is the perfect time to try Fluffy U Fiber Farm’s yarns. We are a small farm located in Dover, Pennsylvania. We raise various British breed and heritage breed sheep whose fiber we use to produce our line of yarns. We hand-dye all of our yarns and roving. Our goal is to provide quality yarn and roving from our farm to ewe. Small Business Saturday is fast approaching and we will be offering some incentives for our shoppers.

October 6, 2016

New yarns are in the shop!

I’m back from The Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival and wanted to say thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth to say “Hey!” to H.A.Y. It was so lovely to see all of you!

I’ve been dyeing up a storm since I returned and have been stocking the shop daily, so be sure to check in. There are new sock yarns (both speckled and striped), bulky thick-n-thin (perfect for your next winter cowl or scarf!), and fun, funky handspun yarns. Lots more to come over the next week too!

Where Fiber and Imagination Come to Play

Middle Brook Fiberworks, housed in a restored 1800s barn amidst the scenic horse farms and historic estates Bedminster, N.J., is making its debut with the A Plied Yarn Lab, a two-day comprehensive fleece-to-yarn experience.

The two-day workshop, held on May 28 and 29, will include instruction on washing a fleece, preparing locks, and spinning. Along the way, we’ll investigate traditional methods of fleece preparation and spinning, and consider how breed, twist, and ply affect the character of a finished yarn. We’ll then apply our knowledge to explore innovative spinning techniques. We’ll card art batts that incorporate non-traditional elements such as locks, sparkle, various silks and exotic fibers, to craft art yarn with puffs, tails, beehives, and coils.

Laura Spinner, of Rainbow Twist Fibers, will make her first East Coast engagement at A Plied Yarn. On Sunday, Laura will be joined by Ginny Tullock, of Fat Cat Knits, for an exciting day of creative yarn artistry.

All materials, lunch and refreshments, along with a Middle Brook Fiberworks gift tote with fiber samples and other treats, will be included in the $350 cost. Click here for more details.

April 4, 2016

Owner/Indie Dyer of Groovy Hues Fibers

Hi there! I am so excited to finally be a part of Indie Untangled. I don’t know what took me so long to get here, but, here I am! I am Suzanne, and dyeing is my absolute passion, and ultimate dream, and I can only hope that shows in my work. I take ultimate pride and care with every single piece I create. I am a hippie at heart, so I adore bright, bold, “groovy” colors, but I also embrace my earthy side from time to time. My goal is to bring you soft, squishy, luxurious yarn and fiber with saturated color combinations, both oddball and tried-and-true for whatever fiber art you enjoy!

If there is something you do not see in my shop that you would love to have me create, I heartily welcome custom dye jobs with open arms! There is nothing I enjoy more than a good challenge. I will match a photo, a theme, even a random sentence from a book — and I will not be satisfied until you are with the final product!

Most of my spinning fiber is “one-of-a-kind.” It’s really where I let loose and free myself from the structure of formulaic colorways I have created on most of my yarns. If, however, there is a braid you see that you would like more than 4 ounces of, I am happy to create as much as you’d like with the same sort of color combination. Just let me know, and I’ll set out to create the fiber of your dreams.

Yes, I really am this cheerful and easy-going. With me, whatcha see is whatcha get!

December 4, 2015

GoodWool to EWE !

I’ve been reviving the art of shepherding for over 20 years. The abundance of wool I harvest each Spring has inspired a variety of yarns. I hand process the fiber and handspin it into one of a kind yarns for knitting and weaving. I also send wool out to be custom spun into a variety of yarns, from laceweight to bulky singles. All the wool yarns is natural and undyed and available to purchase for your creative dyeing projects.

I also have LONGWOOL LOCKS from my English Leicester sheep available. They are all washed and natural and undyed, and I have SPINNING & FELTING FIBER for your creative endeavors.

I hope to have time to explore more dyeing of my fiber in the future. But for now, it’s all yours to play with.

I’m proud to say my wool is ALL AMERICAN GROWN !

Spinning Fiber Debut

It’s probably about time that I started carrying spinning fiber in the shop, and what better time to make it available than during the week of the Tour de Fleece? So, here it is, the first of much fiber that will be added to the shop. I am starting with 100% superwash merino top, hand painted in a variety of colors that are sure to make you want to do nothing all day but sit and spin! Two “sizes” are available: 3.8 oz (108 g) and 4 oz (113 g).

As with our yarns, all of our dyed fibers are done with an eco-friendly acid dye that is well-fixed to avoid bleeding, fading, and dye transfer to your hands while spinning. This merino top is perfect for beginning spinners who want to move away from spinning long wools to something soft and next-to-the-skin wearable. I like the superwash merino top for spinning sock yarn, myself. The 3.8 oz that is currently stocked is dyed for long color repeats, which makes it a really fine choice for spinning self-striping fingering weight yarn.

Also being added over the course of the next week will be undyed, all-natural luxury batts of alpaca and llama blends in a variety of weights. These drum carded batts were worked up here at the farm, but the fiber comes from some of the best alpaca and llama breeders in Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. Fine micron, top quality. So be on the lookout for those!

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