Mukilteo, WA (PressExposure) September 25, 2007 -- Mukilteo, WA â August 20, 2007 â How yarn actually becomes yarn was once a lost form of art, but the demand for unique, back-to-basics fibers from the 53 million knitters across the nation has kept artists like Jennifer Wisbeck, owner of Midnightsky Fibers, very busy and very happy.
Wisbeck, who has been knitting and crocheting for over 15 years, found a kinship with, of all things, yarn. âI started my business because I love everything related to yarn,â explained Wisbeck. âIâve been knitting for over 15 years, crocheting for almost as many, and weave, tat, and much more. Dyeing and spinning fiber was a natural progression for my love of fiber arts.â
Midnightsky Fibers Handspun yarns are spun with care from wool and wool blended with other fibers including mohair, soysilk, silk, alpaca, corn, pine, bamboo, Angelina, nylon, camel, cashmere, and more. Special emphasis is placed on wool and wool blends with all natural and environmentally-friendly fibers used in the blends.
They also offer a wide selection of Vegan fibers and yarns, perfect for those concerned about the environment and animal rights, offering animal-free materials. Dyed using environmentally-friendly and vegetarian dyes, vegan fibers can be used in place of traditional yarn for any knitting, weaving, crocheting, or craft project.
âMany of our vegan yarns are made from soysilk, which is a renewable resource made from soy proteins,â said Wisbeck. âIt wears and looks like silk, is smooth and silky, and very warm- like cashmere.â
Both traditional and Vegan yarns and fibers are available in their natural state, dyed, or hand painted, in addition to a number of fiber clubs and sock yarn clubs.
Hand painted yarns are painted before spinning to maintain the fiberâs luster and are available in a stunning variety of luscious colors and fiber blends that are both beautiful and smart. Dyes are both chemical and natural and set with Earth-friendly mordants.
âWe do what we can to recycle and be environmentally responsible,â said Wisbeck. âWe reuse a lot of the water in the dyeing and spinning process and we make every effort to use dyes and mordants that are not harmful to humans, animals, plants or Earth.â
Midnightsky Fibers products are available at retail prices from their online store, as well as through national and international wholesale accounts.
âYou donât have to be a yarn shop to wholesale from us,â said Wisbeck. âOur yarns are perfect for funky shops, hip boutiques, vintage themed stores, and little cafes.â
Visit Midnightsky Fibers online at http://www.midnightskyfibers.com to view their entire collection of unique products for retail and wholesale.