I love telling you about Texas dyers. And I love supporting our local dyers! Today’s dyer, Forest Fiber Arts, is a recent transplant to Texas. Niki and her family moved to Texas to escape the cold of Minnesota – and I’m pretty sure she succeeded in that! Niki started knitting when she was 12. Her beautiful yarn is inspired by nature and her goal is to dye colors that are very wearable.
Let me tell you more…
Some of Forest Fiber’s most popular bases include…
Merino Single Ply Sock (Fingering – 100% SW Wool)
Merino/Nylon 4-Ply Sock (Fingering – 75/25)
Merino/Nylon 2-Ply Sock (Fingering – 80/20)
Merino DK (100% SW Wool)
Merino Sport (100% SW Wool)
Merino Worsted (100% SW Wool)
Merino Bulky (100% SW Wool)
Merino/Nylon Super Bulky (80/20)
Kid Silk Mohair (Lace – 72% Kid Mohair/28% Silk)
Niki has tons of yarn available on her website but you can also find it in a select few Texas local yarn stores, including my LYS. Since retailers aren’t listed on the Forest Fibers website so be sure to check with your store.
Ease of Shopping
The Forest Fiber website is very easy to use and Niki gives you a discount if you buy 5 skeins of yarn or more. So get your sweater quantities directly through her!
When ordering directly from Forest Fibers, the shipping is very reasonable. USPS rates keep going up and up so when I see shipping for $6 or less, I’m generally very happy!
Forest Fiber Arts has some gorgeous colorways that would make breathtaking garments. I’m tempted by several of the peach/pink colorways (go figure). I can tell you that the White Birch colorway (pictured here) knits up wonderfully! The worsted weight base I knit with was also some of the softest yarn I’ve ever felt!
I can’t wait to get more Forest Fiber yarn!!