Flint City Fiber is owned and operated by Michigan dyer Carrie Chapman. Carrie has been a part of the fiber community since 2000 and currently enjoys knitting, crocheting, weaving, blending fiber, and spinning yarn. In addition to yarn and fiber, Flint City sells drop spindles.
Spinning/Felting: Top Whorl Spindles
Llady Llama is a New York-based, family-run business that sells gorgeous project bags and spindles, along with its beautiful yarn and spinning fiber. Kelli and Becki sew the project bags. Master Toolmaker Gary is the creator of Llady Llama’s hand turned, locally sourced wooden spinning tools.
In addition to plenty of spinnable fibers, dyes and spinning tools, Kami of Ranching Tradition Fiber of Whitehall, Montana carries beautiful yarns made from local wool, locally spun and dyed. Offerings include everything from full-size spinning wheels to student spindles. There’s a lot to see here.
Originally a maker of handmade wood needles and crochet hooks, DyakCraft is now primarily a maker of interchangeable needles and hooks. Most are metal, created from molds based on the original woods after their primary wood source was destroyed by fire, although the handmade wood tools are making a comeback. DyakCraft also sells cloth cases for interchangeable sets. “We use our hands to craft the tools destined to be held in your hands. We design all our tools to be beautiful to the eye and comfortable in the hand,” the site says. Spectacularly beautiful needles and hooks, with cool coated wire cables. Equally lovely spindles.