Indie Dyer Yarn Over New York

Indie Dyer Yarn Over New York

Knitty City is excited to welcome Jessie Ksanznak from Yarn Over New York this Saturday, December 16 from 11am-6pm.

Jessie held a presentation earlier this year and we were simply enamored by her happy go lucky energy. Her bold rainbow colors always lift our spirits and we are always curious what fun project Jessie is working on.

To get to know Jessie a little bit, we did a Q and A with her. 

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Indie Dyer AlexCreates

Indie Dyer AlexCreates

Knitty City is excited to once again welcome Fiber Artist and Indie Dyer Alex Reynoso from the Indie brand AlexCreates. Alex will be at the store all Saturday, December 9th from 11am-6pm.

Alex has a lot of fans and we know it's going to be a fun and colorful day having him around. 

If you didn't know already, every Saturday in November and December we have been featuring a different Indie Dyer for our 9 Indie Pop-Up events. Raffle prizes are given away with proceeds going to Heifer International. We are happy to include AlexCreates in our Indie Dyer line up.

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Indie Untangled

Indie Untangled

Knitty City is delighted to welcome the creator of Indie Untangled, Lisa Chamoff,  this coming Thursday, December 7th from 6-8pm. 

You might have heard of this exciting event in the Fall called Indie Untangled. At first quite obscure but now gaining  tremendous momentum, Indie Untangled has been yearly held on the Friday before Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival weekend. 

But what is Indie Untangled exactly? And why has it gained such tremendous momentum over the past years? Come see and meet Lisa and hear the story behind the Indie Untangled phenomena in our yarn industry.

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Indie Dyer Backyard Fiberworks

Indie Dyer Backyard Fiberworks

Knitty City is honored to welcome Indie Dyer Backyard Fiberworks this Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-6pm. The woman behind Backyard Fiberworks is Alice O'Reilly who is originally from the West Coast but now resides in Maryland.

We wanted to get a little bit more acquainted with Alice and send her some questions. It is always so interesting in hearing how somebody becomes an Indie Dyer and what inspires them!

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Indie Dyer Nooch Fiber

Indie Dyer Nooch Fiber

When Indie Dyer Nooch Fibe approached Knitty City back in 2013 with the question to carry their brand, we didn't hesitate. Until this very day, Nooch Fiber has done very well at our shop.

Many a customer fell in love with the vibrant colors of Nooch Fiber, and whenever we get a new shipment in they literally go gaga!

The creators behind Nooch Fiber are Nick and Mariana. They used to be based right around the corner from Knitty City but recently moved across the Hudson River in New Jersey. We are very happy that Nick and Mariana are part of our 9 Indie Pop-Up event and we are excited to welcome them this Saturday, November 25 from 11-6pm.

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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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