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
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 Fiber Studio
Copper Corgi hand dyed yarns 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.
Farmers Daughter Fibers
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.”
The Fibre Co.
The Fibre Co.’s story began in an old warehouse on the working waterfront of Portland, Maine with a small spinning mill, lots of raw natural fiber and owner/founder Daphne’s vision of creating yarns that she couldn’t find on the retail shelves. Now located in the United Kingdom, The Fibre Co. continues to create yarns in softer color palettes that delight and inspire the fiber enthusiast.
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.
Manos del Uruguay
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.
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.
Sew Happy Jane
Heather Jane’s hand-dyed yarns are inspired by the Idaho world around her; tiny songbirds, majestic skies, sand & stone, and all things bright & beautiful. She creates Sew Happy Jane yarn in the kitchen of her century old music teaching studio, using only the finest, professional grade materials & dye in small batches of 2-4 skeins at a time. Her girls love to help her choose the colorway names for her yarns. Heather’s youngest daughter, Amelia, has learned to twist the hanks & has become her packaging buddy.
Spud & Chloë
Spud & Chloë is created by Blue Sky Fibers in Minnesota. This sweet washable, wearable luxe yarn is the perfect blend for year-round garments. This playful, loveable yarn is perfect for blankets, sweaters, shawls, and wraps. The colors are delightful and fun to work with. We recommend this yarn for the Building Blocks blanket.
Stonehedge Fiber Mill
This 166-year old working farm in the upper part of Michigan is located at the mouth of the Jordan River. They have been processing yarn here since 1999 but have been working with fiber for over 30 years. They were the suppliers of yarn for the Ralph Lauren designed 2014 US Olympic team sweaters.
Adorable crochet animal projects are part of Toft's Edward's Menagerie collection of crochet toys designed by Kerry Lord. In the United Kingdom.
This absolutely gorgeous yarn is hand-dyed in small batches by Sarah in Phoenix, Arizona who draws her inspiration from the desert landscapes that surround her as well as city life. She prides herself on “enabling slow-fashion, every day” and providing the highest quality yarns for your hand-made wardrobes.
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
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.
HAND SELECTED ACCESSORIES
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.
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.
Firefly Notes is Sandy’s workshop in Richmond, Canada where she makes the coolest tins inspired by our history.
French Market Skirts
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
Fripperies & Bibelots is Sarah, a Derby, England jeweler making fantastic stitch markers for Fuzzy Goat.
Grey Fox Felting
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.
Humphreys Street mission could be our own: “Let everything we create be: Welcoming and inclusive, precisely and artistically crafted and conducive to community development.” They’ve been producing hand-crafted goods in Nashville, Tennessee since 2008 & are a social enterprise of Harvest Hands, providing jobs & skills training for local youth in their neighborhood.
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.
Rarely found in the US, Kaliko is a line of handcrafted textiles made with care, founded by Ania in Berlin, Germany, and we were one of the lucky shops she agreed to stock ?? . These very unique bags are designed to be sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly. By choosing this product you support not only a small independent business but also the environment.
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.
A family-owned mother and daughter business in Austria. They create poms with an authentic fur look, but are 100% vegan and made under the highest environmental standards.
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."
Making is a bi-annual craft magazine for makers, by makers of projects for knitters and makers. This exciting project brings crafts people with different areas of focus to one publication.
Melange Collection Sue travels to small workshops around the globe, working with skilled artisans to bring her whimsical designs to life. She’s been working with the same artisan groups for over 10 years & promotes sustainable income, environmental awareness & greater economic equality. Melange pays fair prices & promotes healthy work places. Sue’s core principles are simple: quality, sustainability & a little bit of fun.
Myra & Jean
Andie was born and raised in Slovakia, currently living in Seattle, Washington where she makes her own punch needle kits when she discovered how challenging it was to find supplies and modern designs.
The Prickly Owl Co.
Treasure makes us exquisitely made custom canvas project bags in her studio in the Tampa, Florida area. Whimsical fabric with Treasure’s signature tassel make these bags collectible and infinitely giftable.
Pom Pom Quarterly
Pom Pom is quarterly publication based in London, UK for smart, creative types who like knitting patterns with a modern aesthetic, great photography, and interesting writing.
The Refinery is more than a candle company. They are a ministry that restores hope, an enterprise that values the discarded, a light that offers peace. Their mission is to create something beautiful and pure from regional and recycled products. To invest in the potential of our women and to be a light in our community.
Southlife Supply Co
Kelly and Heather in our hometown of Thomasville, Georgia make fabulous leather goods and creatively repurpose materials into stunning, classic jewelry and leather goods.
Woodsy & Wild
Shannon of Woodsy and Wild creates simple, useful, beautiful bags to fit your everyday life. Her bags feature unique designs; every piece is machine sewn by hand in her South Carolina home. She uses only the finest natural cotton and linen fabrics in lovely, timeless, nature inspired prints.
Work + Shelter
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.
Needles and Hooks from Knitters Pride (Dreamz and Karbonz), ChiaoGoo red lace and Addi Square Rockets
Patterns from Deep South Fibers