Indie Dyer Yoshi and Lucy

Indie Dyer Yoshi and Lucy

Every Saturday in November and December we feature a different Indie Dyer and give away prizes in a raffle with proceeds going to Heifer International. 

New York City native Denise Gronda is next up in our Nine Indie Pop-Up series. Denise started her Indie Dye business called Yoshi and Lucy only a year ago and is based in Brooklyn. We first heard about Yoshi and Lucky through Lisa from Indie Untangled. 

Come see Denise and her beautiful hand dyed yarns this Saturday, November 16 from 11-6pm.

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Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.

Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.

Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc. is a non-profit organization which creates fashionable handmade garments to support survivors of domestic violence. 

Sue Rock, a Brooklyn native, founded this non-profit organization in 2005. Sue shines a bright light in the lives of victims of domestic violence, bringing them joy and healing. Often times, survivors of domestic violence leave their abusive relationships with nothing other than the clothes they are wearing. Sue Rock not only provides handmade garments for them, but also teaches them the craft of the needle and textile arts.

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Indie Dyer Hub City Fibers

Indie Dyer Hub City Fibers

For nine Saturdays in November and December, Knitty City will be featuring nine different independent dyers. We will give away prizes in a raffle with proceeds going to Heifer International.

We are excited to welcome Indie Dyer Hub City Fibers to Knitty City this Saturday November 11, from 11-6pm for our Indie Pop-Up Saturdays event.

The woman behind Hub City Fibers is Lillian Peirut. She describes Hub City Fibers:

"Lillian Periut is the founder of Hubcity Fibers, an indie yarn company founded in New Brunswick, NJ. Lillian loves knitting, spinning, and hand dying yarn & fiber.  She discovered the art of knitting at 9, when she visited the public library in her hometown, Little Ferry, NJ, and librarians and town residents had a weekly knitting club. But it wasn't until college that Lillian started to delve into other fiber-related crafts like spinning and dying yarn. HubCity Fiber's color ways are inspired by everyday life, famous paintings, and travels."

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Designer Mara Licole

Designer Mara Licole

We are excited to welcome up and coming designer Mara Licole at Knitty City. Come meet Mara Saturday, October 28 from 2-4pm.  Mara is the woman behind the brand "All That She Knits." Here is what Mara is about in her own words:

"All That She Knits (ATSK) is a creative brand focused on producing engaging and original knitting patterns for hand knitters. My designs reflect my love for handcrafted and artisan quality materials and each design captures my personal style and mood while incorporating elements or trends that I adore. For me, knitting is more than just a hobby - it’s artistic expression, meditation, and a language that connects one knitter to another. Since I first picked up my knitting needles, a few years ago, we’ve been inseparable and that was the beginning of this love story."

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Indie Dyer Once Upon A Corgi

Indie Dyer Once Upon A Corgi

Once Upon A Corgi Handmade is a One Woman, Two Corgi team (The corgis are more yarn protectors than yarn dyers) creating an array of colorways inspired by food, books, and their travels with yarn bases named for the corgis in her life. Gabrielle Gergler started crocheting and knitting at a young age and carried the craft with her into Fine Art and Photography Studies. In 2016 the knitting, spinning and hand dyeing bug hit hard and she turned from film to fiber, taking her piles of freshly dyed skeins and opened up the shop where Once Upon A Corgi Handmade was born.  

Knitty City is happy to welcome Gabrielle Gergler, the indie dyer behind Once Upon A Corgi, as part of a Pre-Rhinebeck event Thursday, October 19. The Once Upon A Corgi trunkshow will be at our store until Sunday, October 22nd.

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Fiber Artist Alexander Reynoso

Fiber Artist Alexander Reynoso

Young Harlem based Fiber Artist Alexander Reynoso knits, crochets, spins and dyes his own yarn. He sells his hand dyed yarns under the name Alex Creates and his work has been coveted by many an Indie Dye Yarn enthusiast.  Alex is a mostly self taught artist, utilizing video tutorials on youtube to his advantage. Come see this talented local artist on Thursday, October 5th from 6-8pm as he tells his remarkable fiber story.

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Buckwheat Bridge

Buckwheat Bridge

We are excited to welcome Sara Healey from Buckwheat Bridge to Knitty City on Saturday, September 23 from 2-4pm. Buckwheat Bridge is a sustainable local Fiber Farm and Mill in the Hudson Valley. They are completely Solar and Wind powered, thus implementing their philosophy of renewable energy. Learn about how Buckwheat Bridge yarn is processed before you buy their gorgeous hand dyed yarns.

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Knitwear Designer Lindsay Degen

Knitwear Designer Lindsay Degen

An established top designer in the contemporary high fashion knitwear scene, Lindsay Degen will be giving a presentation about her work at Knitty City on Thursday, August 3rd from 6-8pm. Lindsay attended the Rhode Island School of Design as well as the prestigious Central Saint Martin in London. After graduating from RISD, she moved to NYC and founded her own knitwear fashion label called DEGEN.

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Craftivism Panel with Sandra Markus and Pink Persistence

Craftivism Panel with Sandra Markus and Pink Persistence

July's theme at Knitty City is Craftivism! As you may well know, we have been huge supporters of the Pussyhat Project and we are also supporting the Welcome Blanket Project. With our social and political stance, we foster community and hope to create positive social change. Many a crafter has flocked to Knitty City to knit, crochet, weave or sew in order to make their voices heard.

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Harlem Needle Arts

Harlem Needle Arts

A few weeks back - the first Thursday in May to be exact - we were fortunate to have Michelle Bishop, the Director of  Harlem Needle Arts, come to the store for a presentation. We we were fortunate to first meet Michelle in the "early days", right after Knitty City opened. The following year, 2007, Michelle began to form HNA, which is now a full fledged non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation of  textile, design and needle art of the African Diaspora.  As members of the needlework community and as neighbors, we have benefitted from one another's presence in New York. 

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