Part of the fun of exhibiting at yarn shows is spending time with other vendors who have become friends over the years – folks who are fun to hang out with and also make products that we love to use. At Stitches West, we have organized a group of friends into a special area at the back of the 600-900 aisles. Our Neighborhood is full of yarn, project bags, kits, stitch markers, spinning and fiber prep tools, ceramics, and most importantly awesome people!

To add to the fun, we have organized a little game where you can meet all of our friends and have a chance to win an amazing prize package. It’s easy to play: pick up a postcard in any participating booth, get it stamped by each vendor, and drop it off at the Kira K Designs booth. Credit also goes to Kira for keeping our rag tag group organized every year!

Meet the 2020 {Among Friends} Neighborhood:

A Needle Runs Through It makes pretty, useful things for knitting, crochet, & embroidery and will be in booth 745.

Over at Black Diamond Alpacas, Donna has spinning fibers and yarn from her four-legged labors of love.

Berkeley’s only local yarn store – The Black Squirrel – will be in booth 648.

Creative with Clay  in booth 843 makes handcrafted pottery inspired by Indian fabrics, embroidery, and everything fiber related. Charan also earns bonus points for travelling the furthest distance to join the Neighborhood.

Yours truly will obviously be there with our world famous fiber prep and spinning equipment. We’ll also have knitting, spinning, and fiber prep books, Power Scour, and Good Clean Fiber. We will be in booths 846 and 848, at the end of the 800 aisle.

The Dye Project specializes in non-superwash yarn dyed with rich, vibrant colors and will be across the aisle from us in booth 847.

Firebird Yarns is the SF’s newest yarn store and can be found in booths 644 and 646.

“Because, yarn” is the simple yet honest slogan of  Houndstooth Fiber Arts, who will be in booth 747.

Hailing from the Beaver State, JaM PDX in booth 947 make functional works of ceramic art.

Kira K Designs creates knitting and crochet patterns using yarn from indie dyers – including many in the neighborhood. You’ll find her across the aisle from us in booth 845.

In booth 847A, you’ll find Nerd Bird Makery and their “snacks for knitters.” No, you can’t eat them, but yes, they look delicious.

Sincere Sheep will be in booth 741 and 743. Brooke sources her own fiber and natural dies for her custom spun, hand-dyed yarn.

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Wonderland Dyeworks uses an earthy, saturated palette to create hand-dyed fibers and yarn, which you’ll find in booths 744 through 748.

We recommend taking a peek at the Stitches West 2020 Market Floor Map ahead of time and planning out your visit. We look forward to seeing you on February 20-23, 2020 at the Santa Clara Convention Center!

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