About Us

Big City Sheep crafts exclusive, hand-dyed yarns and fibers in Astoria, Queens, blending the spirited essence of New York City into each creation.

Big City Sheep

Our vibrant yarns transform knitting and crocheting into an art form, offering a unique color palette for crafters passionate about quality and originality.

Founded by Daphne in Harlem and now nestled in the heart of Astoria, Queens, Big City Sheep stands for creativity and artisanal craftsmanship in the fiber arts community. What began as a passion project born from the desire for more exciting and tactile yarns has blossomed into a small batch indie dye shop revered for its hand-dyed, high-quality yarns and fibers. Drawing inspiration from the diverse tapestry of New York City—from the graffiti-adorned walls of Brooklyn to the tranquil, garden-lined streets of Astoria, and the bustling markets of Flushing—each skein and batt carries with it a story, a moment captured in color.

Our Products

Our product range is diverse, including 100% fine merino wool in various weights, luxurious blends for sock yarns, and exquisite lace yarns, alongside sumptuous fiber batts for spinning and felting. The unique appeal of Big City Sheep lies in the meticulous care and creative vision infused into every product. Each skein of yarn and batt of fiber is a work of art, lovingly crafted to ignite the imagination and enhance any knitting, crocheting, or spinning endeavor.

Our Vision

At Big City Sheep, we’re more than just a yarn shop; we’re a vibrant part of the crafting community, offering workshops, trunk shows, and a welcoming space for all to explore and express their creativity. Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of life through the art of yarn and fiber. 

DAPHNE @ BIG CITY SHEEP
Hand Dyed in NYC

Hand Dyed in NYC

All our small batch yarns are hand dyed with care and love in our Astoria dye studio.
Luxurious Natural Fibers

Luxurious Natural Fibers

We use only the finest 19.5 micron merino wool, mulberry silk and baby alpaca fibers sources from Fair Trade famers in South America. ​
15 Years of Experiences

15 Years of Experiences

We might be new on the scene, but we've been in the hand dyed yarn world a long time!​

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