Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Indie Spun at Stitches East!

Hi! We are a group of fiber-loving handspinners who have joined together to bring our unique handspun yarns and fibers to the Market at this year's Stitches East in Hartford, Connecticut.

Knitters, hookers, spinners, and felters, we hope you'll come check out our wide selection of handspun and handdyed yarns, handcarded and handdyed fiber, kits and more!

Stitches is a huge gathering for knitters, with a ton of classes, a huge marketplace, fashion show and much, much more!

Stitches East is October 22-25th, 2009
at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.
Click here for more information on Stitches and the Stitches Market.

And please read on to learn more about each of us and our handmade goods!

about traveling rhinos yarn & fiber

Eling is obsessed with color, fiber, and food. traveling rhinos is her line of unique handspun & hand-dyed yarns, fiber, kits, tools and gifts for spinners, felters, and knitters. Hand-dyed wool tops, hand-carded wool batts, handspun art yarns... all created with an eye to color and individuality. Everything is made by Eling, by hand, in her Boston-area studio. www.travelingrhinos.com

about misshawklet

Holly Klump is the owner/artist behind misshawklet.com. Since 2004 she has made hundreds of skeins of hand dyed and spun animal friendly yarn. Holly lives in Nashua NH. www.misshawklet.com

about The Crafty Scientist!

The Crafty Scientist is Dayna Mankowski, part-time Pharmacist and full time Crafter! The experimental design lab is host to many creative experiments, and most recently has been taken over by loads of fiber! Humanely sourced wool, mohair, and silks are hand dyed by other artisans, and these are carded into one of a kind ‘Laboratory Batts’. In addition to these amazing fibers, the sky is the limit for other fibers added to the batts - soysilk, corn fiber, and even tinsel and sewing scraps are used. “ Art Yarns by a Scientist’ utilize lab batts and are spun usually thick and thin and contain other fun add ins---sea shells, beads, and even felted items. Knitting and spinning should be fun! www.craftyscientist.com

about The Spun Monkey

The Spun Monkey is an indie craft biz celebrating the wonders of all things woolen...handspun, felt and textile art. The Monkey Behind the Wheel, formerly of southern Vermont, currently resides in northern California. She supports small family farms, sustainable farming and business practices and other indie crafters when sourcing supplies for creative projects. She blathers about life and fiber here: http://thespunmonkey.livejournal.com/

about Rivulette

Rivulette is a small crafts business specializing in handspun yarns, handmade glass beads, buttons, and jewelry. We are based in Burlington, Vermont. www.rivulette.com