This is Mariana and Nick of Nooch Fiber.
Q. Can you share a little about your business and how you got started?
A. Nooch Fiber started because I was looking for an apartment-friendly way to explore color: I had just finished up a double major in studio art and psychology. Having moved to New York City for grad school that wasn’t related to art, I quickly found that tiny apartments do no lend themselves to smelly oil paints and huge canvasses. I had been an avid knitter for years, but had never gotten the idea to dye yarn before moving to NYC - I had previously been pouring all of her creative energies into painting and drawing! I started off with food colors and, after some successful attempts, moved on to professional dyes and yarn bases.
Q.What about your yarns, colors, or dye process sets you apart?
A. I like to apply my knowledge of color theory and my artistic sensibility to every yarn I create. Each skein is its own small artwork! True to my painting background, all Nooch Fiber yarns are dyed one at a time in a small dyeing pot. This means that all skeins are one of a kind. Although I can produce the same colorway multiple times, each skein will have its own personality.
A. My color choices are inspired by my abstract painting background
I just like to have fun and experiment!
Q.Do you craft with your own yarns?
Q. What is your personal favorite yarn to work with and why?
A. I love all of our sock yarns! One of my main goals when choosing yarns to stock is that they be versatile – all of our fingering and sock yarns work well for several different projects. I really enjoy mixing different bases and colors to create interesting looks. These are some of my favorite projects I’ve made with my own yarn:
Nooch Fiber is one of the NJ based dyers Featured in Jersey shore knits.
They created a beautiful colorway to reflect the colors of the ocean for the Atlantic Ocean Cowl
You can find Nooch Fiber's yarns in thee online stores – noochfiber.com or noochfiber.etsy.com
Their yars are also carried in the following stores –
New Jersey: Chelsea Yarns (Colts Neck)
Do Ewe Knit (Westfield)
New York: Knitty City (New York City)
Pennsylvania: Conversational Threads (Emmaus)
Main Street Yarn (Rebersburg)
All images provided by Nooch Fiber.