COVID-19 Indie Fiber Boost

In times like this, we all need to band together. Many indie dyers are super struggling right now, as shows cancel and normal revenue streams dry up. I'm blessed to be fully supported by my day-job right now, but so many are not and could use our help! 

Please take a moment to look through the list below - each of these dyers has reached out to indicate they are hurting financially and could use a boost. 

If you don't see your name and need to be added, or if you're a friend and want to request someone to be added, please just get in touch via email, Instagram, or Facebook. I'll also be spending some time each week to highlight makers from this list on my social media platforms, but knowing that will take time and wanting to spread the love now, I wanted to get this list up ASAP. 

** this is a work in progress - if anything looks off, please just let me know! 

 

Alexandra’s The Heart of Yarn, nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, is an independent yarn company taking pleasure in providing you with very unique customized hand dyed yarns and fibers. 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://alexandratheartofyarn.com/

 

Anzula Luxury Fibers Luxury yarns, normally only available in local yarn shops - during the pandemic an online shop has been opened up for all. 

tags: yarn

url: https://anzula.myshopify.com

Apothefaery is constantly crafting deep in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. A hand spinner of 17 years, she now runs a full time fiber business, has three adorable little boys running amok on her farm, and raises curly sheep and French angoras! Faery teaches felting, dyeing and art yarn spinning/weaving at a variety of locations round the US, while spending a large portion of each year on the road appearing at various fiber festivals. With all her spare time (heh heh) she also homeschools her children, cans food from her organic garden and crafts herbal medicines.

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://apothefaery.com/

 

Bay Horse Yarn Color inspiration is everywhere, from a country drive to the soft fuzzy point on a horse's nose.That's where my color inspiration comes from. Nature and the equestrian lifestyle. Each skein is carefully hand dyed, resulting in unique color combinations. I use only mulesing free and ethically sourced bases.

tags: yarn

url: https://bayhorseyarn.com

Beach Bum Yarn Co. Where bright & bold come to play!

tags: yarn

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeachBumYarn

 

Bead Biz We started selling beads in in New Orleans in 1992 and through many twists and turns have ended up creating this business which unites our love of beads with our passion for the fiber arts. We're proud to offer the highest quality beads and kits curated for the fiber community. We put lots of love and careful attention into selecting the best possible beads, yarns, and patterns for you. We hope you enjoy using our beads as much as we enjoy bringing them you.

tags: beads

url: https://www.beadbiz.org

Black Cat Fibers Black Cat Fibers started when the search for 'the perfect color' left us empty handed. Our love for yarn and color keeps us inspired to continue experimenting and pushing the boundaries of all that color can do.
We are a small business- we dye yarn in small batches with fibers we love to work with ourselves. Our motto is to always 'Color outside the lines.'

tags: yarn

url: https://www.blackcatfibers.com

 

Blue Moon Fiber Arts 5-woman team of dyers in Scappoose, Oregon

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com

Brazen Stitchery Brazen Stitchery specializes in self striping yarns, vibrant variegated yarns, and hand painted sock blanks. All yarns and fiber are dyed 'mad scientist' style by Stacey and Penny in their homes.  We also carry Fiber Bon Bons-a bag of coordinating fiber bits that are all ready for spinning-bet ya can't spin up just one!-and project bags featuring nerdfully delightful fabrics.

tags: yarn

url: https://www.brazenstitchery.com

 

Casual Fashion Queen Transcending colors, one batch at a time.

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.casualfashionqueen.com/#/

Created by Elsie B Hand dyed wool and hand spun yarn for the spinner & yarn enthusiast. Perfect for spinning, weaving, felting, crochet, knit & more. Dyed in small batches, we stock a variety of limited edition & repeatable color ways. Each item is hand crafted in Utah, USA

tags: fiber

url: https://createdbyelsieb.com

 

Dandelions & Dasies Thank you for stopping by Dandelions and Daisies Fiber Arts, my name is Cherish and I am the Indie Dyer and artist behind everything you see here. I have always loved to create but when I started spinning a few years ago something magical happened. It was as if I had finally come home from a long journey. I knew right away that this would be a life long love! I began dyeing right away and found my love for color. I see color in a whole way now and I am always most inspired by nature.

tags: yarn, fiber

url: http://www.dandelionsanddaisiesfiberarts.com

 

Deep Dyed Yarn Welcome to Deep Dyed Yarns an online store dedicated to bringing you artisanal dyed vibrant and wild colors on the best yarn and fibers for your knitting, spinning and fiber craft needs. Deep Dyed Yarns is a one woman show from the washing to the carding to the dying to the...

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.deepdyedyarns.com

 

Desert Panda Fiber Arts Christin is the dyer and creator for Desert Panda Fiber Arts and we are located in sunny Las Vegas Nevada USA. I love yarn maybe a little too much if you ask my husband. So I decided I'll make a business and have all the yarn I want. But that love deepened and now I share it all with you.

tags: yarn, fiber, project bags

url: https://desertpandafiberarts.com

Dragon Hoard Yarn Art on every skein - loads of gorgeous colorways inspired by fiction and pop culture!

tags: yarn, patterns

url: https://dragonhoardyarnco.com

 

Dyed By Hand Yarns My aim is to dye unique repeatable colourways on high quality yarn bases. The yarn is available online as well as at various markets that I attend throughout the year. Most of my colour inspiration comes from the world around us: from observation as well as photos and online resources. Other ideas come from songs, movies, literature, the changing seasons and especially Australiana. I am constantly fascinated by the way that the Australian sunlight influences how we see color here - clear, bright, bold and mysterious.

tags: yarn

url: https://www.dyedbyhandyarns.com

 

Erin Lane Bags Organization for knitters, crocheters, and crafters-all in original fabrics. Machine washable because life is messy. Creators of the #Sheepleverse!

tags: project bags, organizers

url: https://erinlanebags.com

 

Firefly Fibre Arts Hello I’m Maggie, the artist behind FireFlyFibreArts. I originally started my business, 5 years ago, because my hobby was taking up too much space in my house, but I quickly realized that it gave me a sense of fulfillment to provide beautiful fibres and yarns to other crafters. As the years have gone on, my interests evolved which in turn grew and evolved within my business. For me the reason I keep going is not only because I love being a fibre artist but because I love my customers. To me happy customers are my top priority and I am thankful to call a lot of them friends. The quality of the yarn I carry is also top priority. Organic Non Superwash yarns are lovely and do have a place in the knitting world, but I choose to focus on soft, fine wool yarns. I want to provide beautifully soft luxury yarns that are a pleasure to knit and crochet with, and create beautiful wearable finished projects. All of the yarns I carry are ethically sourced and most are Canadian made.

tags: yarn, fiber. knitting needles, patterns

url: https://fireflyfibrearts.myshopify.com

Fluff du Jour Spinning fiber, handspun yarn, and artistic wearables. 

tags: fiber, handspun

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FluffduJour?

 

Fully Spun #welovecolor is more than just a motto, it is the way I live...My hope is that my yarn can light a little fire in your soul when you run across that special skein. Fully Spun yarn is hand-dyed as roving, then spun to create a marled yarn in which every strand has multiple colors. Every finished object shows off color in striped gradients large and small.

tags: yarn, notions

url: https://fullyspun.com

 

Green Goat Ranch Family farm in NJ specializing in gorgeous mohair and fun spinning supplies, including a new Disney-themed club open now!

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://greengoatranch.com

 

Good Loops Yarn The idea for Good Loops came up as one of those “Wouldn’t It Be Awesome…” moments that involve copious amounts of food & wine. We jumped on the opportunity to help international yarn companies to grow their exposure in the North American market. We sell directly to you, our fabulous customers. No more long waits, customs hassles, or parcels lost over the Atlantic, Pacific or Gulf! Yay! We look forward to becoming your favorite place to shop, taking care of your yarney needs, and to getting to know you.

tags: yarn

url: https://www.goodloopsyarn.com

 

Hannavista Just starting to ramp up, follow on IG. Seeking a mill who could work on exchange to process camelid fibers. 

tags: handwoven, camelid fiber, farm products

url: https://www.instagram.com/hannavista_og_hopsn_fiber_farm/

 

High Fiber Artz Fiber art for modern people 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.highfiberartz.com

Honey Girl Farms began as a farm and has grown into a small business focusing on indie-dyed yarns inspired by many popular fandoms and the characters within.

tags: yarn

url: https://www.sheepandhoney.com

 

Ixchel Yarns & Fibers Due to COVID-19 all our shows, at least until early July, have been cancelled. Obviously this will have a huge impact on our little fibre farm, but I will keep doing my weekly blog updates and aim to offer you lots of exciting and new fibres and yarns in this Pandemic Period, to keep your fluff and yarn sanity in good spirits ❤ Please support your local small businesses, take care of one another, be compassionate, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and : keep knitting, spinning, felting, crocheting and weaving ! ❤ Much Love to all and heaps of virtual safe bunny hugs from all of us here <3

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.facebook.com/IxchelYarnsAndFibres/

 

Knitspin Knitspin is a One Woman business. We offer Handdyed Roving/Comb Top, Handspun Yarns, Hand Dyed Yarns and Exotic Fiber Roving/Comb Top.. I dyed all the fiber and yarn that are on the store.. I also spin all the Handspun yarn using my own Hand dyed Roving. I only carried the best quality that I can find and what I used for my own personal used. 

tags: fiber

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/knitspin/

 

Knitty City NYC Local Yarn Shop in NYC, currently closed for the coronavirus outbreak - see their website for ways to help their staff stay afloat during this time.

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.knittycitynyc.com

 

Molly Girl Yarn We aim to be one of the most unique yarn companies out there! We work closely with our suppliers to bring you unique yarns and exciting blends. Many of our suppliers are small domestic businesses just like us, and we thank you for supoprting small businesses across the US and around the world! 

tags: yarn

url: https://mollygirlyarn.com

 

Mosaic Moon Yarn Mosaic Moon is the epitome of a family run business. Morwenna's whole family--and some of her friends, too!--is involved in the business. Morwenna does all the dyeing artistry while husband David mixes dyes, rinses, spins and dries the wool. Morwenna and David's older children help out at the Fiber Festivals and help with labeling and packaging. Morwenna's mom, Lora-Layne, does all the order spreadsheets, bookkeeping, and applies her expert penmanship to each label. Long-time friend of Morwenna's, Jessica, is the most recent addition to the Mosaic Moon family. Honorary auntie to Morwenna's children, Jessica now takes care of the immense task of shipping most of the packages, tracking payments, professional yarn twisting, label application, and just generally keeping everything moving smoothly! 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://mosaicmoon.com

Ms Pamela's Originals PK Yarn, Hand Painted, Hand Dyed Yarn

tags: yarn

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MsPamelaoriginals

 

Murky Depths Dyeworks Welcome to the Murky Depths-join me in a deep dive into color. Hand dyed in upstate New York, shipped to you via New York City.  

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MurkyDepths

 

Northwoods Fibers High Quality, Small Batch, Custom, Colorful, Super Soft, Must-Have in Your Collection, Squishy, Beautiful, One-of-a-Kind, Hand Dyed Yarn - Yarn Hoarding Encouraged

tags: yarn, accessories

url: https://northwoodsfibers.com

 

Oink Pigments Established in 2010, Oink Pigments is a purveyor of small-batch, hand-dyed yarns in Vista, CA and Indianapolis, IN. Our owners (Alexa, Helena, and Julie) are a trio of strong-willed women who love pigs, puns, and purls (and parentheses). With over 20 different yarn, fiber, & accoutrement offerings in over 100 bright and playful colorways. Whenever possible, we source products that are 100% USA made. Every member of our diverse team proudly and constantly works to be a friend & ally to POC, LGBTQIA+, & beyond, regardless of what letters, labels, or pronouns you use to self-identify. We know in our hearts and will shout from the rooftops that black lives matter, nazis are evil, and discrimination is intolerable.

tags: yarn

url: https://oinkpigments.com

Once Upon a Corgi Once Upon A Corgi is a small team of one woman and her two corgis creating luxury hand dyed and hand painted yarns and fibers that will satisfy your speckled, variegated and semi-solid needs. 

tags: yarn

url: https://www.onceuponacorgi.com

 

Purple Lamb Fiber Arts Purple Lamb is about joy--the joy of creating using soft, luxurious yarn and fiber that lavish every sense as you use it. It’s about color and softness and texture running through your fingers as you create your own work of art out of hand-dyed artisan yarn and fiber. 

tags: yarn, handspun, fiber

url: https://www.shop.purplelambfiberarts.com

 

Shirsty Cat Designs Your place for a colorful life! 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.shirstycat.com

 

Silly Sheep Designs Welcome to Silly Sheep Designs, your place in space for beautiful luxury handspun yarns & professionally crafted stitch markers! And home of Astronaut Sheep! Thank you for visiting, I hope you find something you love! New designs are added frequently, so please do check back often.  

tags: yarn, handspun, stitch markers

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SillySheep

 

Simply Serving Hand Krafts Unique charms, stitch markers, and notions for your crafting needs 

tags: stitch markers, notions

url: https://simplyserving.patternbyetsy.com

 

Spinning Mermaid Fibers Awesome art batts, roving, and spindles from Arizona

tags: fiber, spindles

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpinningMermaid

 

Spirit Song Fibre Studio Primarily focused on markets, just getting into online listings - check it out! 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SpiritSongfibre

 

Spotted Circus Home of the Fiber Circus Podcast! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkC6Qg9urANLUnISZR654SQ We specialize in fiber from the camelids (Alpaca, Llama, and Camel) for spinning, pygora fiber, and teeswater locks. 

tags: yarn, fiber, soaps, knitted items 

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/spottedcircus

 

Spunwhere Over The Rainbow Incredible vivid colors and loads of rainbows! Accepting custom orders. 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://spunwareovertherainbow.ca

 

The Hummingbird Moon Yarns, fibers, and fun bags! 

tags: yarn, fiber, project bags

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thehummingbirdmoon/

 

The Mermaid's Purse Yarns Home of hand dyed luxury British wool, vegan yarns and fibres. Everything you need for knitting, crochet, weaving and fibre arts. 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.tmp-yarns.co.uk

 

The Paw Ply Yarn Co. Pawsome dyes in every ply. Knitting and crochet should be fun. We like our yarns that way too.

tags: yarn

url: https://pawplyyarns.com

 

The Ross Farm Preserving rare breeds one skein at a time 

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.therossfarm.com

The Spunky Sheep The Spunky Sheep was born to inspire others to create while actively working to create an inclusive world that celebrates diversity. I donate 10% of all sales to nonprofits: Girls for a Change, Lost-n-Found Youth, Global Genes, St. Jude's, and RAICES.

tags: yarn, fiber, project bags

url: https://www.thespunkysheep.com/

 

The Woodland Pixie Welcome to The Woodland Pixie, featuring fiber arts from the north woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

tags: fiber

url: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thewoodlandpixie

 

Three Ravens Studio Yarn and fiber for Rebels

tags: yarn, fiber, crystals 

url: https://www.threeravens.net

Unplanned Peacock Studio Unplanned Peacock Studio is a hand dyeing studio located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, in the tiny town of Ferrum.  Natasha Laity Snyder is the primary artisan who dyes all the yarn.  She has a degree in costume design, which translates perfectly to the business of making gorgeous supplies for fiber artists.  Natasha and her husband, Mark, also have a spoiled flock of Icelandic sheep, parrots, cats, dogs, chickens, and a peacock who was indeed, unplanned.

tags: yarn, fiber

url: https://www.unplannedpeacock.com

 

Woodland Handcrafts Gorgeous one of a kind spindles, listed on Saturdays at noon Central time.

tags: spindles, spindle bowls, accessories

url: https://woodlandhandcrafts.com

 

Wool for the Dame Wool for the Dame is dedicated to using quality fibers and yarns to provide makers of all skill levels and mediums with the necessary tools to create. We strive to provide outstanding products for everyone regardless of their experience level or craft. We very strongly believe that everyone should have access to all they need to fulfill their interests in the fibre arts and welcome crafters from all races, ethnicities, religions and places around the world.

tags: yarn, handspun, fiber, patterns

url: https://woolforthedame.com

 

Xandy Peters Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube.

tags: patterns

url: https://www.xandypeters.com

 

Yarn for the Soul From stitch markers to yarn, via beautiful exclusive patterns, hooks, needles, notions and unique buttons there really is a feast for your creative eyes. Yarn for the Soul specialises in stocking quirky and unusual, yet truly beautiful items from small businesses and is proud to have such a wide variety for customers to choose from.

tags: yarn, handspun, fiber, felting, notions, tools

url: https://yarnforthesoul.co.uk