Canadian shop ULL Fibre Arts has beautiful yarn, embroidery supplies and accessories, including Cohana, Brooklyn Haberdashery, Koshitsu, CocoKnit, Della Q, Shirotake and muud.
Knitting/Crochet: Yarn Bowls
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.”
Knitting Notions is a Tennessee-based family owned and operated business that started with making wooden yarn swifts. “What initially began as a second income in the beginning has now grown to be a full time sole income for us. Product development is an ongoing element, which includes all aspects of our woodworking, yarn dyeing and pattern publishing,” Catherine says.
Vicky is the Ukrainian maker behind D19 EcoFriendly Life. “A miracle happened in my life: my son Vladik appeared,” Vicky says. “I want my child to live on a green zero waste planet. I decided that he would have only beautiful and safe things. … I would like every family to have such items.” This shop is a personal favorite. The quality and customer service are impeccable.
FelinFach Natural Textiles is an independent Welsh company based at a 200-year-old former flour mill in the Preseli mountain area of Pembrokeshire. In addition to beautiful natural-dye yarns and readymade items, FelinFach sells amazing yarn bowls and notions, including CocoKnits and Cohana.