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August 8, 2020

Introducing: Fiberdog Fibers

  • A braid of black and purple fiber and the words Purple Girl.

Hello, fellow crafters! I’m Natalie, the owner of Fiberdog Fibers and I write this to introduce my business to you.

Fiberdog Fibers, based on the east coast of the US, started earlier this year and I sell handdyed fibers as well as handdyed and handspun yarn. I almost exclusively work from raw fleeces that I wash, card, dye and spin myself.

My goal is to spark a little joy in you when you work with my products. Personally I love working with fibers — I spin, knit, crochet and weave — and my fiber crafts have helped me through a very difficult time in my life (major depression and anxiety, with hospitalization and everything). So now that I am feeling better, I aim to provide fibers and yarn that others love to use as much as I loved making them. Our fiber crafts can be a great way to express and even heal ourselves and if I can even play just a tiny role in helping you do that, it absolutely warms my heart.

Another important aspect of Fiberdog Fibers is my mascot and canine supervisor, Fiberdog Hestia. She is a German Shepherd and is there for every part of my “production,” always following me, making sure I do everything right. She also makes sure I take breaks by removing the drive bands from my spinning wheel. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see her now and then.

Some of my colorways are inspired by nature, but most of them are the result of what makes me feel good in the moment. Like I said earlier, I want the fibers and yarn to spark joy and so I go with my gut when dyeing them. I am also very open to letting you inspire me. Have a favorite color/picture and would like to see it in yarn or fiber? Let me know! Maybe your feelings will inspire me and end up in the dyepot. In fact, both the blue and the pink batt on one of the pictures here are inspired by one person.

All that said, I do work on creating more repeatable colorways, so you can also get larger quantities. When in doubt, just ask me about a colorway.

In general, I want you to interact with me! Send me emails, messages, whatever you like to ask questions or just to share a project. I love seeing what you make! Let us inspire and support each other, especially now with the world being a little crazy.

Enjoy your crafts and if you find the time, have a look around at my website!

June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival

  • An illustration of a laptop with a blue ball of yarn on the screen advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Bewitched Pigments is proud to sponsor the June Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival being presented on Facebook. We will present 19 other vendors throughout both Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14, 2020 with a new vendor starting a 45-minute live video showcasing their fiber related products with a new presenter beginning on the hour each hour from 10 a.m. EDT until 8 p.m. EDT.

Vendors will present a wide array of products including bare and hand-dyed yarns, yarn bowls and boxes, shawl pins, buttons, bags, stitch markers, patterns and fiber tools!

Bewitched Pigments will be the final presenter rounding everything out with a special announcement at the end of their live video. The Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival is an inclusive and welcoming event and we hope you will all join us throughout the weekend.

A fiber festival in your living room!

  • A laptop with a ball of yarn advertising the Virtu-wool Fiber Festival.

Come experience a new kind of fiber show, one that comes straight to your house! Introducing the inaugural Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival, a live streaming show featuring 20 vendors from all over the United States. As fiber festivals and shows are canceled due to the pandemic, vendors are looking for new and creative ways to still interact with fiber enthusiasts. This two-day event will run Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT each day. Every hour on the hour, our vendors will be presenting their hand-dyed fibers, yarns, patterns, bags and stitch markers, as well as tips and tricks and demonstrations.

Follow the @virtuwoolfiberfestival on Instagram, then check out the Virtu-Wool Fiber Festival Event Page on Facebook and click Interested so you can stay up to date, and see the new livestreams as they pop up!

September 20, 2019

Eighth annual Kings County Fiber Festival in Brooklyn

Advertisement for the 8th annual Kings County Fiber Festival on October 12, 2019.

The Kings County Fiber Festival is an outdoor market for the fiber enthusiast! The setting is the historic Old Stone House of Brooklyn, located in picturesque Park Slope, on Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aside from a variety of indie vendors — including dyers, felters, knitters, crocheters, quilters, spinners and weavers — the event will feature a talk and exhibit by crochet artist Nacinimod Deodee, moderated by textile developer Sahara Briscoe of Super String Theory Design.

We will also be collecting donations of handmade hats for the homeless.

What’s New at Fluffy U Fiber Farm

  • A collage of magenta yarn with various variegated skeins.

Summer is upon us and the lambing season is finally done. If you are looking for a lightweight yarn to knit with this summer, our hand-dyed wool, linen and silk blend is perfect. I just finished Wave by Kristen Finlay with our wool, linen and silk blend and it knit up beautifully.

We are participating in the Save Em to Save Em Campaign and we have raw Shetland and Leicester Longwool as well as Leicester Longwool yarn. We will have Shetland yarn for the fall festival season.

If you are in the Dover, Pennsylvania area, give us a call and stop by and see the farm, our baby lambs, all the sheep and the shop, located on the farm.

February 1, 2019

Yarn and Project Bags from BaaBerry Farms

You might not know it where you are, but things are hopping in the middle of Nebraska at BaaBerry Farms. Debi, the owner and shepherdess is also the brains behind the shop, which primarily specializes in project bags and hand-dyed yarn.

Debi designs her project bags from a process of creating the ultimate bag. They are unique and highly functional. For example, her Uptown Bags are a medium-large wedge shaped bag that is fully lined and has interior pockets and wrist straps. They are sized generously for medium to larger projects, too! I have one and it quickly became one of my favorite bags. Debi also has an eye for fun and unusual fabrics!

Most of Debi’s yarns are mill spun from her flock and then hand dyed by her. She has also just launched a new line of worsted weight sock kits! Each kit includes a skein of yarn and a coordinating mini. These will make fun house socks! I have been working with her angora merino blend yarn and it is so soft and warm.

FiberCrafty is a marketplace with many more independent shops all specializing in supplying the fiber community. Do you follow us on Instagram? It’s a great way to see what’s new in our shops!

Shop owners – if you are looking for an easy to use, cost-effective place to host a shop front, take a look at FiberCrafty! We provide a lot of information in our FAQ and it just takes a few minutes to open a shop. Questions? Just hit the Contact Vendor button!

January 30, 2019

Knit Collage Handmade Yarns

Here at Knit Collage, we create unique yarns to inspire your creativity and to get your needles humming! Most of our yarns are handspun with the exception of our Wildflower yarn that is made from fabric. Some of our yarns are chock full of trims, like flowers and ribbons and others are simply spun into interesting textures with fun colors. Check our our winter yarn favorites and wide ranging selection of patterns to go along with them too!

November 21, 2018

Black Friday Super Sale!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I’m doing a super sale from now through Cyber Monday. When you buy three skeins of yarn or art batts, or a combination of both, you’ll get one for free. You don’t even need a coupon code. Just add four items to your cart and one will be free!!!

I’m also having a “secret sale” for newsletter subscribers only, with something different each day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I’ll be sending out the email to all my subscribers on Thursday evening, so if you subscribe before then, you’ll get to learn about the secret sales too.

Thanks for looking!

November 15, 2018

The FiberCrafty shops are celebrating Small Business Saturday in a big way!

We aren’t just celebrating Small Business Saturday — we celebrate small businesses every day! Over at the FiberCrafty Marketplace, we are having a full week long frenzy with plenty of our shops offering coupon codes, free shipping and other goodies! If you want to get a complete list of all the deals to be found, just let me know.

In the meantime, let me tempt you with highlights from a few of our shops! Pictured above, in order.

Named after Marissa’s first bunny, The Spun Bunny specializes in beautiful handdyed yarn and fiber that come in a variety of fibers, bases and preparations. A beautiful selection from her studio in PA!

Several of our shops have AMAZING variety. Pixie Knit Designs is one of them. Based in NC, Tammie has handspun yarn, stitch markers and fiber for spinning.

Donna, based in NJ, owns LunaStitch which is another varied shop. She makes high quality project bags, has beautiful magnetic shawl pins (no holes!) and tools (fabulous stocking stuffers!)

The proprietress of My Grandma’s Garden is Lori of IL and she plays with clay. She has unique tools, buttons and stitch markers in her shop. She also has yarn keepers, handspun yarn and more! Well worth a look.

If you are part of any fandom, check out The Artful Princess! Sarah is based in GA and offers a large collection of exquisitely made project bags and stitch markers.

Serenity Artisans is the place to go for a luxury gift. Sue handcrafts stunning yarn bowls in PA from a variety of woods. These are an elegant example of functional art for fiber crafters.

This is just a sampling of the shops and products on FiberCrafty! Do you follow us on Instagram? We help you stay in the loop with our newest listings.

Shop owners: if you are looking for an easy to use, cost-effective place to host a shop front, take a look at FiberCrafty! We provide a lot of information in our FAQ and it just takes a few minutes to open a shop. Questions? Just hit the Contact Vendor button!