When you shop at Fuzzy Goat, you will see clearly marked signs for our eco friendly, animal free, machine washable, and Southern yarns. We are proud to seek out woman-owned and black-owned makers to support.
WE PROUDLY CARRY THESE BRANDS
HAND SELECTED YARNS
– BOLD INDICATES SOUTHERN MAKERS –
Appalachian Baby takes cotton from Texas organic farms & custom mills it so it knits up soft & can be machine washed & dried. Finished baby items are handmade by a community of Appalachian artisans. It is US certified organic and is spun in a twist that makes the cotton exceptionally soft. It can be machine washed & dried. No dyes are added which makes it perfect for finished baby items.
Blue Sky Fibers is a Minnesota company that consciously crafts exquisite fibers & spectacular colors that are meant to inspire like an artist’s palette of colors; based in Cedar, Minnesota. We love their organic worsted cotton for its year-round wearability and washable fibers.
Copper Corgi hand dyed yarns are made by Sarah on Florida’s Space Coast with fantastic Southern names like Stormy Marsh, Mac n’ Cheese & Spanish Moss. This indie dyer has also created three custom store colors for Fuzzy Goat in fingering weights: WestJack Kid, Billie Jean, and Rosabilly.
Yumiko designs both gorgeous yarns and patterns. We love her yarn for its extremely lightweight feel and lovely colors, and her patterns for their effortless sophistication and style. Originally from Japan, she now lives and creates in Arizona. (Hence the need for the lightweight yarn that we so appreciate here in southern Georgia). Yumiko says her unique designs are influenced by her Japanese heritage and yet ones she would want in her own closet to wear.
Emma is a young woman with her own yarn-dyeing company. It all started when she was 15, doing a homeschooling project for math ratios, and needless to say she was hooked. Her happy colors are luminous. Her wool/silk blend yarns produce a fabulous, soft drape for shawls and sweaters.
The Farmers Daughter Fibers is owned & operated by farm girl Candice. She embodies her heritage & home state of Montana into all aspects of her work. Candice hails from a rich foundation of ranchers, farmers, and women who were crafty & unpronounced in the tradition of knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing and cross-stitch. This 4th-generation artist continues to offer a product done in the traditional methods of hand-dying fibers. We can’t say enough about this yarn from her ranch in “the last best place.”
On a farm in Baltimore County, Maryland, Jan and Lisa collaborate together to create programs, projects and products for the fiber enthusiast. For decades Shetland Sheep, Bluefaced Leicester (BFL), Teeswaters, Clun Forest, Cormo, Corriedale, Gotland, Romanov, and Leicester Longwool sheep have been raised on the farm, with the main focus on producing quality fleeces. Their favorite locks come from a cross between Teeswater and the BFL, commonly referred to as “BLTees.”
Knit Collage yarns are inspired by the places Amy travels, especially India & Hong Kong, & she is constantly collecting things that usually somehow become incorporated in her yarn designs. This could be hand-printed fabrics from Jaipur or shimmering paisley trims typically found on Indian wedding garb. By supporting age-old Indian practices, Amy hopes to keep this craft thriving. Based in Boston, Knit Collage loves products that tell a story.
This indie-dyer is in our own backyard. Alycia hand-dyes her yarn in her Tallahassee, Florida garage. We have featured her fingering and DK weight yarns in popup shops and in kits for special events.
Madelinetosh, affectionately known as MadTosh, started as an Etsy shop in 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas. Over the years, it’s become one of the most dynamic and leading hand-dyed yarn companies in the world, known for pioneering dye technique and original uses of color. In the fall of 2019, MadTosh came under new management, led by visionaries Laura and Doug Zander, longtime superfans of the brand. They continue to preserve the MadTosh legacy of soft, irresistible,and decadent yarn. And at Madelinetosh, they value and embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a big way. They are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Manos del Uruguay is a cooperative founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, & are still, few opportunities for work. The Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations & paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination – the first kindergartens in Uruguay were begun by the Manos Cooperative, to provide childcare for the artisans. In addition to creating yarns for handcrafters, the Manos Cooperatives have continued to produce ready-to-wear pieces for designers and department stores such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Nordstrom’s, & Sak’s. We love this easy-care yarn for its deep hand-painted hues
When it comes to Mrs. Moon Yarns, one word comes to mind (well two): simple luxury. This London-based company realized quickly that customers desired yarn that is soft, wears well, is responsibly sourced and is beautiful. The fibers used come from superfine merino and baby alpaca.
Neighborhood Fiber Co. began in the kitchen of a basement apartment in Washington, DC. Stirred by her surroundings, Karida set out to provide the world with hand-dyed yarns inspired by and named to reflect the natural beauty and diverse neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital. Since then, she has added many more colors to reflect a multitude of neighborhoods, both inside and outside of DC. Now based in Baltimore, MD, Neighborhood Fiber Co. continues to offer vibrant, one-of-a-kind colors inspired by urban landscapes.
A favorite among our sock knitters, Opal sock yarn is both soft & durable. Opal is produced at the foot of Hohenzollern Castle in the knitting town of Hechingen, Germany. With a focus on quality & sustainability, each unique collection of self-patterning colorways make sock knitting fun & interesting.
Pascuali's vision is that rare, luxurious yarns of exceptional quality can be created with a focus on fair-trade, ecological production & care for the animals. Their yarns are created for fiber artists who value high quality, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility. From the fiber itself to the way they package their finished product, sustainability is a key element of Pascuali's philosophy. For example, more than 90% of their shipping is done with DHL GoGreen Service meaning every package is shipping in a CO2-neutral manner. They also contribute to a reforestation program.
Aimee hand dyes her yarns in Whitefish, Montana; the colors are inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape.
Ryan's colors are scrumptious! And his fibers feel really great too. Ryan Yarn was born of a wild knitter's desire to fill the shelves of his LYS with even more beautiful and squishy yarns. Ryan grew up near Savannah and relocated to Athens, Georgia where he started knitting at a university knit group in 2015.
Sandnes Garn's quality is exceptional and we brought these yarns in to have a quality, but more affordable option so that we can serve a wider range of knitters. Sandnes Garn (“Sandnes” is the town of the mill, and “garn” means “yarn” in Norwegian), a Norwegian yarn + design house since 1888 is the most popular yarn in Scandinaviawith a fast-growing and loyal fan base in the US.
All Sister Ananse yarn is designed and hand dyed by Naima Bond in VERY small batches in her Chicago studio. Three colors are exclusive to Fuzzy Goat - "O.G. Original Goat," "Goat Gang," and "Today was a Goat Day." Ananse is a spider diety and popular character in African and West Indian fables and folklore. In Akan folklore, Ananse is a clever spider who can bring joy and aid, or mischief and confusion to those around him.
SweetGeorgia Yarns is Felicia's artisan yarn company that is passionate about bringing you stunningly saturated colors, luxurious natural fibers and yarns of the highest quality. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, enveloped by the Georgia Strait. In 2005, when owner Felicia started her blog, she named it “sweetgeorgia” in anticipation of writing about her passion for baking bread and a dream of opening a bakery on Georgia Street in Vancouver. The blog became a space to write about all sorts of interests (in addition to bread), including knitting, dyeing, and spinning and “sweetgeorgia” evolved into a dream about sharing the comfort that comes with craft.
Adorable crochet animal projects are part of Toft's Edward's Menagerie collection of crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord in the United Kingdom.
Urth Yarns is a family owned yarn company, whose yarns are dyed and prepared by skilled hands of women at their studios in Mersin and Istanbul. Aside from the velvety softness of the naturally dyed skeins, we love the whimsical variegated colorways. We also love that we are supporting the Earth as Urth Yarns plants a tree in Africa for every skein sold.
Wool & the Gang not only has the softest cotton yarn you’ll ever feel, along with piles of fantastic patterns, but their motto makes you feel great about supporting them. “Pioneering fashion production that’s made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production for generations to come.” They are based in the United Kingdom.
29 Bridges is a reference to Mary's hometown - Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is iconic for its bridges. If you're not familiar, Pittsburgh has 446 bridges so they are a way of life. 446 Bridges seemed a little awkward to say but in Mary's research she found reference to 29 Bridges and that seemed to fit. Many of her colorways are named for Pittsburgh bridges, bridge styles, streets, or landmarks. Mary got her fiber start from her mother and grandmother who were very resourceful and crafty. Both were accomplished sewists and Mary's mother taught her to knit when she was five. In college Mary discovered that there was a fiber arts program in the art school. When she saw the big floor looms, she was hooked and did an independent fiber arts study for three years. Students were required to dye their own fiber and yarn for projects and that's where Mary learned to dye.
HAND SELECTED ACCESSORIES
Made by mother and daughter design team, Andrea and Gianina. Lovingly handmade in the United States for over 30 years, together, they work with materials sourced from U.S. mills and throughout the world.
Coco Knits Julie creates modern tools for the modern knitter & crocheter to solve nagging problems, allowing us to create the product we dream of. Her studio is in Texas.
Based in Yorkshire, England, Corinne Lapierre has become well known for her range of charming felt sewing and embroidery kits, inspired by nature, folk art, and Scandinavian designs. Accessible to crafters of all abilities and anyone looking for an original gift, the kits are beautifully presented in eco-friendly folk craft boxes and contain everything needed to bring your creations to life.
Liz, in Asheville, North Carolina, reached out to us and said, "I think my kits would do well in your shop." Boy, was she right. We love to support women entrepreneurs like Liz. Kit includes all you need, hoop, pre-printed fabric, threads - all you need to add is scissors.
Each bag is handmade in a unique and lightweight and durable canvas. Each bag has dark brown leather trim and is accented with antique brass hardware. This line, from a woman-owned business, has been crafted with a focus on utility, sustainability, and timeless design.
Firefly Notes is Sandy’s workshop in Richmond, Canada where she makes the coolest tins inspired by our history.
French Market Skirts are throw & go easy wearing skirts, perfect for anybody, any age & great with handknits. Dee makes comfortable, flirty and wrangle ready skirts in North Florida.
Fripperies & Bibelots is Sarah, a Derby, England jeweler making fantastic stitch markers for Fuzzy Goat.
Ashley makes all of her dyed & painted textiles by hand, in small batches, at her Athens GA studio. Each batch of dye and mix of paint is unique and will have slight variations and fluctuations in the colors and patterns they produce. This is part of what makes each individual piece a one-of-a-kind and unique expression of textile art.
Erin started Grey Fox Felting to share her love of needle felting by offering beginner felting kits. She opened her own workshop space in her hometown of New Hartford, New York.
The Harrisville Potholder Loom allows children to discover the basic techniques of weaving and to produce something useful that they can be proud of. It’s a quiet activity that encourages concentration and gives a sense of accomplishment by creating original designs. Weaving helps children understand spatial relationships while developing fine motor control and building self-confidence.
Fabric design and bag concept by Rochelle in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The bags are then cut and sewn by Work + Shelter, another Fair Trade company we love!
Laura’s PhD field research led to collaboration and close relationships with Bali's skilled artisans and the commitment to people and place that is at the heart of JUL Designs based in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Katrinkles is Katy’s whimsical workshop in Rhode Island. We’re tickled that she handcrafted custom knitting tools for us in alder and cherry, hardwoods sustainably harvested in the Northeast.
The Laundress is Gwen and Lindsey, textile experts who realized 90% of items labeled “dry clean only” are actually washable and so they launched an eco-friendly line of fabric care products that take excellent care of you, the things you love, and the environment. Our selection includes general laundry as well as fiber specific products.
When Emily asked if Magner Co. in Athens, Georgia could make us a bag, we said "Yes, please!" Magner Co. is dedicated to making the best handmade products: "designed by users, made for doers."
Ori is a story of two people, our founders Emma & Brett, and typical British weather. Emma met Brett in 2014 while abroad with her family. After months of long-distance romancing, Brett moved to London to be closer to Emma. What started off as a sunny day ended in a typical British downpour with Brett coming home soaking wet. And it wasn’t just Brett who was drenched – everything he had in his backpack was wet too. That day was the birth of Ori! Brett realized he needed to design a functional, weather-resistant bag for everyone, every day, for every occasion.
Virginian, Riki received her Masters Degree in Textile Design and started her career working in embroidery and dying. She finds joy in the experimentation of combining her skills in various media; including Fiber Arts, photography, painting and illustration to create artwork that exceeds the limitations of the flat surface.
Sincerely Louise is an award-winning independent British knitting brand based in an old cutlery factory in Sheffield. Creative Louise designs knitting patterns and kits, and books, inspired by taxidermy. Louise started knitting while studying commercial photography at university, knitting through her lectures and tutorials, and became obsessed. She loves making people smile and knitting things you might not expect to see, like a pig in a blanket or a giant dragon head.
Made in Delhi, India, WORK+SHELTER’s mission is to make it easy for organizations to purchase wholesale quantities of high quality, ethically made, customized sewn goods. In pursuit of a more just world, they employ women in need and primarily source natural, recycled, organic, materials or low-impact raw materials.
Patterns from Deep South Fibers