Loopy Mango Valentine’s Sale!!

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If you know anything about us here at Wild Fibre, then you know our heart belongs to Loopy Mango, specifically their gorgeous Big Loop yarn. And we know you love it, too. So, as an early Valentine’s Day gift to all of you, every Loopy Mango Product in store will be 20% OFF the entire week leading up to Valentine’s Day! That’s right, 20% off all Loopy Mango purchases between February 9th until February 14th. And, as an added bonus, all preorders for Loopy Mango made at Wild Fibre between now and Valentine’s Day will also receive that 20% off, just in case the color or yarn you want isn’t in store. So come on in today and start shopping!

All sale items in store will be first come first serve only; all preorders must be made by 5pm Friday, February 14th to be eligible for sale price.

The Renegade Craft Fair : WildFibre in Brooklyn

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I recently got to spend about a week adventuring around Brooklyn! I’ll admit, I went there to see family and celebrate my birthday, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t get to have all kinds of fiber related fun times. The very first thing on my list of things to do while I was there was hit up the Renegade Craft Fair. There were more than 300 vendors inhabiting the East River State Park on Sunday, more than enough awesome makers selling their one of a kind wares! Here are some highlights from the afternoon!

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One of my goals for the craft fair was to find something unique I could bring back to Georgia to represent my Brooklyn roots! When I happened upon the Snash Jewelry tent I eyeballed this necklace immediately.  There is something so J. Lo about it that I just adore, and she gave it to me for a great price when she saw that light in my eyes! Shanna Nash is her name, and she makes all kinds of great jewelry with an edge, like these sweet dagger necklaces!

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Snash Jewelry

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Type A Fibers

Type A Fibers

Type A Fibers

One of the first tents I came upon was Type A Fibers. She hand spins and dyes all these beautiful yarns in her Jersey City Studio, and it was great meeting an artisan who got as excited about fibers as I did! All of her yarns have really lovely color variations and some of them utilize a really interesting coiling technique that create a really sturdy and textural yarn. She gets all of her fiber locally as well! You can check out her Etsy shop with the link above!

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F&A Printing

Paige and I are both huge Song of Ice and Fire fans, so of course I had to snap a picture of these screen printed tees by F&A Printing. I love the one with the Targaryen dragon names, and the House Bolton tee is so awesome! If you were in a great House of Westeros, which would you be in? Take your pick and then head to their website to get that Game of Thrones swag!

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Little Studs by Ginger Metzger

Little Studs by Ginger Metzger

Little Studs by Ginger Metzger

 

I was so amazed when I stumbled on the Little Studs tent! She was sitting there crocheting these sweet little earrings, and I am definitely looking forward to getting something from her Etsy shop! She also attached her teeny creations to hairpins which is definitely right up my crazy curly-haired alley. I am always baffled by people who can work on such a small-scale, so kudos to you, Ginger!

 

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Urban-Revisions

 

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Urban-Revisions

 

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Urban-Revisions

I just love the stubbly nubbly texture of Urban-Revisions glass jewelry. The rings and necklaces come in beautiful feminine color palettes that are perfect for the summer season. What really caught my eye was their lovely little hanging pieces., perfect for hanging individual flowers or plant life. Could you imagine a collection of these hanging from an outdoor space? so pretty!

 

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The Michiko Shimada tent had all kinds of great little ceramic pieces. Including these sweet little porcelain twig spoons!

There were two other tents I loved perusing, but did not get great pictures out of. The first one was the Fabric Horse tent. You are probably familiar with their utilitarian and stylish utility belts. Everything is made in Philadelphia, and they re-purpose things like old seat belts to make accessories for the urban commuter. I happen to own one of their U-lock holsters, and it is super handy and sturdy.

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fabric horse

 

The other tent I stopped into was for the British brand Zeena. She makes really great Scandinavian inspired printed textiles, and other little products like crafting tapes and pin cushions!

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Zeena

 

Zeena

Zeena

 

I had such a great time at the Renegade Craft Fair! I only wish I had more funds and time to stop and see everything!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Roundup : Pin Cushion Projects!

As knitters, crocheters, stitchers and sewers we thought we would round-up some fun DIY projects for something we use quite often, pin cushions! There are some really cute options out there, since the only things you usually need are fabric, stuffing and some sewing thread. Who doesn’t love an easy DIY project that spruces up your studio space? All of these also make great gifts, and are awesome projects for crafters on a budget.

cake pin cushion

Our first DIY pin cushion comes from Australian fashion and craft magazine, Frankie Magazine. I mean, what is cuter than a tiny piece of cake? I would love to see a whole family of mini desserts next to my sewing machine. They have a sweet blog and website chock full of great photography, fashion, and craft inspiration and I am often on this website for hours at a time.

pin cushion jar

These pin cushion jars are all the rage right now. They are great because you can store all sorts of other sewing  notions inside the jar, and make the simple pin cushion out of the screw top. We also thought that these would make great party favors at a crafty event, or the perfect hand-made gift for your crafty friends. This project comes from the Funkytime blog, via Little Pin Cushion Studios. Putting a unique stencil on your pin cushion jars is a great way to personalize your project!

Alpaca pin cushion

This little cutie is by far my favorite pin cushion in this round-up. The possibilities are endless!! Mini desserts are cute, but how about a whole zoo of pin cushion animals?? The best part is that you can use whatever bits and bobs you have around the house to dress your little animals up. Want. Need. Must. Make. This tutorial comes from Small Good Things. Genius.

 

vintage frame cushion

This pin cushion project from Beach Vintage is a great way to recycle any pretty vintage fabric you may have lying around the studio. You can get mini frames from any local craft store, and this would work with any frame size. Very grandma chic.

 

cactus pin cushion

I know, I know, all these things are almost too cute to handle. This cactus pin cushion would look great on your sewing table, and I love that it is held in this little mini flower-pot for extra cuteness factor. I also love that she uses different but coordinating fabrics to bring all the elements together. I found this tutorial on Costuramor, which is in Spanish, but the pictures are easy to follow, or you can translate it using Google.

 

pin cushion ring

as if pin cushions weren’t utilitarian enough, Pretty Prudent had to go and make these super easy, super cute pin cushion rings! These are a fast project, and put all your pretty pins that much closer to your fingertips!