California maker Diana Mokaya creates fun spinning, knit and crochet accessories, “with the assistance of my Master Engineer husband, Frank.” Fiber Swag sells direct to crafters and also creates custom swag for businesses.
Knitting/Crochet: Tape Measures
Canadian dyer and accessory shop Thread and Maple seeks to incorporate natural materials into its products such as cotton, leather, cork, and of course maple. In addition to Thread and Maple products, the shop carries Chiaogoo needles and Lykke tools such as winders and swifts.
Wicked Notions creates unique and esoteric notions tins, zippered pouches, project bags, and more. From bawdy to macabre, from botanical to Bosch, they have something for everyone! Wicked Notions encourages custom notion tins requests. Have a beloved painting or are you a small business owner and want your logo on a notions tin or pouch? Send Seane an email to get started!
Chicago LYS Nina opened in 2004. Nina, the original owner, had a vision of an inviting and contemporary space, and she filled it with beautiful textures, colors and lots of inspiration. After nearly 13 years, the shop transitioned into the hands of Hilary, a longtime employee and lover of all things crafty. Great yarn from Movers & Makers and others, sewing patterns, embroidery and more.
JessaLu says, “SbJL is a one-woman craft based business that came into being when, in 2008, I noticed that I couldn’t find many geek-themed project bags for my knitting. I decided (with some prodding from friends) that I wanted to move away from the paralegal and office management work I had been doing for decades and start my own business. Since then, SbJL has grown from offering only box bags to offering four different shapes and many more sizes of project bags, along with in-house fabric designs and monthly exclusive prints.”