June 8, 2018

New Colorways at Dragon Hoard Yarn!

Look out!! Dragon Hoard Yarn has had a face lift! All new colorways this year, and more coming out! Inspiration has come from gothic tones and nature, perfect for Fall Knits!

Check out all new colorways weekly on Instagram and see the shop each Friday for updates!

Also check out the Girls in the Yarn Cafe on Youtube for knitting inspiration, and the colorways in use!

June 5, 2018

New Colorways and Yarn Weights!

Our latest shop update is just for you color lovers out there! We have five colorways of Fully Spun Sock Sport, including two new colorways. These skeins are huge at 150g and 400 yds, just enough for a shawl!

We also have launched a new yarn weight with Fully Spun Original DK. We’ve taken a few of our favorite colorways and translated them to a heavier weight yarn perfect for a hat, cowl, or your new favorite sweater! If you are local to the DMV area, come see us on Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m. for Public Knitoxication at Fabbioli Vineyards. Check out our Instagram post and Facebook event for details!

Whole Knit ‘n Caboodle – June – Fades/Stripes/Hawaii

Fade, fade, fade! Fades are so in! There are so many fades going on and there seems to be at least two view points on picking colors — either you want a drastic contrast from one color to the next or you want it to blend seamlessly. When using a drastic contrast it creates a definite striping effect and when using a gradient colorway it creates a seamless melding of colors. I wanted to make a simple stockinette sweater for my grandson and decide where I would change the colors, and off I went. I used Whole Knit n’ Caboodle Superwash 100% Merino DK (Black and Blue, Karner Butterfly, Smoke Gray ) and just did a top down sweater to incorporate the fade into it.

A new addition to my shop is my stripe sock yarn in single stripes, three-row stripes and five-row stripes. Great weather to be knitting socks. This is my go-to-the-beach kind of project!! Check out my website for online-only items. More color options and more to come.

In May of 2017, I was on the big island of Hawaii. It was a beautiful trip where I was able to see the entire island on the Epic Island Tour. The photo is of the Ohia Lehua flowering tree that we learned so much about. I can’t help thinking of the people impacted by the volcano that was only a small puff of smoke last year. In July I will be featuring a small line of yarns inspired by some of the photos that I took. I will sell these only online and I will be donating 20% of the sales to the Hawaii Natural Disaster Relief Fund. I will add them my website as I create them and will provide an update in my next Indie Untangled post.

May 30, 2018

It’s all about the base

At Nice & Knit we’ve been pretty selective with your yarn bases and picky when adding new ones. We consider the weight, softness, twist, the ply, and how the finished knitted garment will look and feel when worn.

When we tested our latest sock base it was a star in all categories. Featuring 75% Superwash Merino and 25% nylon and over 460 yards per skein, this workhorse of a yarn will become your new favorite — it has for us. Yes, it’s perfect for socks, and also ideal for all your fingering weight shawls and sweaters you’ve been adding to your queue on Raverly!

Nice & Knit Sock is currently available online at niceandknit.com in over 50 colorways!

May 25, 2018

My Mama Knits has a new web address

Exciting news at My Mama Knits!

Along with having some fabulous new colourways, we have a new web address. Having the new site has allowed us to offer a better variety of items, including single mini skeins in a variety of sizes from 5 to 20 grams. Build your own set, sample a colourway or add a pop of colour to your project.

For the UV reactive lovers, we have been working to include photos of our popular black light yarns under natural and UV light, so you can plan your fluorescent effects to perfection.

Check out the new site at mymamaknits.com.

May 17, 2018

Anniversary Giveaways!

FiberCrafty is celebrating our first anniversary and we are giving away over a dozen prizes during the next two weeks! The prizes include hand-dyed yarn, handspun yarn, spinning fiber, project bags and more. You can enter here, but to find out more details, follow us onInstagram or Facebook.

Our shops have lots of new updates! Corresponding pictures are posted above.

Have you heard of Halesbee Handmade? We met at our local Knitting Guild and she has beautiful hand dyed yarns in a range of colors from soft to bright.

Silkworm Studios has added a number of yarns that are rich and deep in color. Some are OOAK so don’t let them sit too long!

Gorgeous new handmade wood yarn bowls have been added in the hereSerenity Artisans shop. These are functional works of art available in a variety of wood types.

Alba Ranch is an amazing source for spinning fiber. They have so many different breeds available in prepared roving or top, including a fine wools sampler pack.

If project bags are your thing, you will want to visit Luna Stitch. They also have beautiful magnetic shawl “pins” to prevent damaging your hand knits.

Gypsy Yarns offers hand dyed yarns and the shop has a variety of bases for yarn and sock blanks.

Want to explore FiberCrafty further? Filters on the left of the page make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. For instance, if you are looking for a pink BFL fingering-weight yarn, you can pick through the listings to find exactly that. If you want to hear about sales and coupon codes, let us know!

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!

May 12, 2018

The Golden Purls – Makers, You’ve Got Style! – 10% Soft Opening Discount

Introducing The Golden Purls! Please enjoy 10% off for our Soft Opening on Etsy!

The Golden Purls are a real-life mother & daughter team who take pride in creating hand-dyed yarn inspired by their favorite moments and colors from the classic TV show, The Golden Girls.

Liane is the mother: she’s quick-witted and just slightly off-kilter, but she usually knows best (much like Sophia).

Nicole is the daughter: she has no patience for the nonsense around her, but she’ll always love her Ma (a total Dorothy).

The Golden Purls combined their love of knitting and the dynamic between Sophia & Dorothy and started a hand-dyed yarn company in 2018. They are committed to producing rich colors with outrageous names (yes, they go there!) inspired by everything golden.

MSWF Goodies

Fluffy U Fiber Farm will be at Maryland Sheep and Wool this weekend so come out and say hello see all the yarn goodies that we will have at MSWF. We will have our Conewago Shawl kits, beads strung for spinning and art batts, just to name a few things.

We also will have our Spring Lilac colorway which we used for our block in the Indie Untangled Collaboration Afghan block. New colorways and new yarn blends will be popping out of our stand this weekend. For those of you who can’t make it to MSWF this year, we will be listing everything on our website after Maryland and we will have free shipping until June 30th.

April 27, 2018

What makes Hellomello Handspun different?

Every season we select a few very special fleeces from our favorite farms and send them to a family-owned and operated mill in upstate New York. It is here that our fiber is gently cleaned, carded and spun in small batches to create our unique yarn bases. Once milled, each limited-edition skein is lovingly dyed by hand at our studio in Brooklyn. We think the fine quality and softness of our yarns are worth the extra effort and hope you’ll agree.

Springtime at Claudia Hand Painted Yarns

Spring is back and with it Claudia Hand Painted Yarns’ spring linen colors! Ishmael and Tranquility are just a couple. Come check out the rest on our website!

We will be at SAFF in North Carolina in October. Stop by and see us or let us know if there’s something special you want us to bring!

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