Getting ready for Stitch Up Brooklyn has been super exciting! One thing I definitely wanted to do was plan the event for the community and make it special. I did not want to just rinse and repeat Stitch Up Chicago. I thought to myself, New York City is a beautiful diverse melting pot, so what can I do to celebrate that in a fiber way? I know! Celebrate our diverse beautiful fiber melting pot! At the Indie Yarn Breakfast we will have some some of my favorite NYC area fibers for attendees to try and I am so excited about this.
The indie Yarn Breakfast is special because not only will attendees get a chance to see these beautiful fibers like at a typical event marketplace, but tables are set up and all needles and hooks are provided so that attendees can swatch and try out the incredible fibers. YES - Attendees can SAMPLE THE YARN! It’s a true Tasting! Take swatches home. Find that perfect yarn for that pattern you have been wanting to make. Swatch away!
Additionally - attendees will get a chance to meet and talk to the Indie Yarn Dyers & Artisans / Companies and find out more about them and see what makes them so special and why I think they stand out. Develop that COMMUNITY and relationship that only our industry affords.
And if that’s not enough, something so special at the Indie Yarn Breakfast that I can hardly believe is part of Stitch Up Brooklyn: Attendees at the Indie Yarn Breakfast will be able to have an exclusive first look at the new product from Clinton Hill Cashmere! They will be able to try it out and fall in love I am sure!
Below is a brief description of the amazing fiber folks who will be sampling their creations and fibers at the Indie Yarn Breakfast. And there are still tickets available so get them here.
Amanda Solomon is an incredible Fiber Artist /Farmer that resides within New York City but escapes to the rolling hills of Stony Creek Farmstead during the summer. She pulls inspiration from her farm work, Beyonce and Disney World to create her special boho handspun and textured art batts. Amanda is known for knitting pieces with her bulky handspun and loud colors. She is a spinner on the loose! Amanda is one of my biggest sources of Instagram inspiration too!
Stephanie Jones is the indie dyer and small business owner behind Asylum Fibers. She has a background in opera, which may begin to explain her flair for the dramatic. Having transformed her Queens apartment into a dye studio, Stephanie is best known for her in-your-face vibrant tones and one of a kind colorways that are available on both versatile and luxurious bases. The brand name "Asylum Fibers" was thought up to incorporate the playfulness of horror flicks while acknowledging that crafting is a wonderful, meaningful form of therapy, comfort, and asylum. If you are a fan or frequent reader of Stitch & Hustle, you KNOW Stephanie is one of our faves who we collaborate with often!
Chelsea Luxe is an indie dyed yarn established in 2012 by Christina Lundborg, owner of Chelsea Yarns, a local yarn shop located in Red Bank, New Jersey. When not dyeing or managing her store she can be seen on the Chelsea Purls Podcast which offers viewers a fun, cheerful take of the “yarniverse”. Christina always has a sparkle and a smile to share with fellow fiber enthusiasts.
Jen is the indie dyer and slow knitter behind Laine and Lotus Fiber Co, a New England based shop featuring small batch hand dyed yarn. Her love of fiber arts is ever expanding, and she truly feels she was meant to express her creative soul through her yarn. Her other passions include coffee, chocolate, Netflix and her sweet little family. And stay tuned for an awesome new collaboration with Jen coming to the blog this fall!
Marianated Yarns was founded in the fall of 2012. Marian, of “Marianated” specializes in deeply saturated hues and vibrant gradient sets in full skeins in both fingering and DK bases. All yarn is dyed in Marian’s home home in New Jersey. You can find Marian at yarn festivals with her trusty booth mascot, Sheldon.
Yarn Culture is incredibly skilled and takes great pride in matching unique yarn with great patterns to inspire customers. Seeded in a love for travel, a love for knitting and a sense of community, Yarn Culture NY focuses on elevating beautiful fibers and designers from around the corner to around the world. Some of the Yarn Culture NY offerings include the delightful colors and yarns from Rosy Green Wool, the hand dyed masterpieces from Crave Yarn, and their newest offering from right in their own Rochester backyard from Spun Right Around. Discover our array of patterns for every level of knitter. You’ve seen these fibers on the blog before and now can find out more about why I love them!
The Clinton Hill Cashmere Company is the brainchild of knitwear designer Rebecca Kevelson. After almost a decade in the knitting industry, Rebecca launched the ultimate cashmere yarn company. CHCC is located in Brooklyn, New York, in the historical neighborhood of Clinton Hill, a small enclave known for its artists, architecture, and Pratt Institute. CHCC launched its first yarn, Bespoke, in August of 2017 and its second yarn in June 2018, Bespoke DK. Bespoke, the most luxurious and lofty cashmere yarn, is created by one of the most exclusive Italian mills and was rated the BEST cashmere yarn by NEW YORK MAGAZINE. Accompanying the fabulous yarns are exclusive designs with fashion forward, yet classic styling.