Amanda Kaffka of Vancouver is the force behind The Crafty Jackalope. Amanda learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has been caught knitting at traffic lights, cafés and beaches, but her backyard is her favorite place to knit, alongside her husband and Kitty.
Kayleen is an the dyer and accessory seller at Littlebean Loves Yarn. “I’m an independent dyer – fiber and yarn – and I occasionally dabble in bags/notions,” Kayleen says. “I find inspiration all around me – whether from my family, friends or other fiber artists in this community.”
Yarn Hero Fiber Arts is run by Lynnell Koser out of her home studio in Frederick, Maryland. Yarn Hero Fiber Arts features hand-dyed mill-spun yarn, handspun yarn, and spinning fibers. This maker also offers needles and other notions with their adorable super-sheep.
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.