Why I Do What I Do – Musings of a Yarn Dyer

I get asked a lot… How did you get started in the yarn business? What made you think of it? How did you learn to dye yarn, etc?

So here’s the answer, which may surprise you.

I like to think of it as “going with the flow.”

I’ve crocheted since I was 9, but just started knitting a few years ago when I was 27.

I loved it SOOO much that I would sit and knit for hours on end, attempting to be as quick and amazing as the Yarn Harlot, Cat Bordhi, Wendy Johnson and many MANY others.

It was a sad time in […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:04+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Dyeing Yarn, Inspiration, Life Musings, Yarn Studio|19 Comments

My Flooded Studio and Sales for You!

I stopped by my yarn studio the other night, unlocked the door, stepped in and heard “Kshhhh!!!!”

What on earth? As it turned out, a pipe had frozen and busted and when it warmed back up, water began gushing out of it and flooded the entire building with several inches of water… Paint in the downstairs walls and ceiling (and yes, my studio) was bubbled and dripping.

It was raining in my studio. It was like a huge, shallow swimming pool.

I shut the water off and immediately called several people (my brother and the guy who takes care of the place) and […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:10+00:00 December 29th, 2012|Inspiration, Life Musings, Yarn Shop News, Yarn Studio|23 Comments

And It’s Done! How I Created My Yarn Studio For Under $150

Yes, you read that right. I have a new, gorgeous yarn and craft studio and it was created for less than $150.

First, before and after photos:

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Amazing, I know.

So here’s how it happened:

•$61 went toward flat white paint (which I researched and found to be the best for all the photos and videos I’ll be taking). Valspar brand.

TIP: Did you know you can use white soap or toothpaste to fill in holes in the wall? […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:12+00:00 August 28th, 2012|Yarn Studio|8 Comments

Stuck in the Middle

You know that time during a project when everything is in chaos and you think you will never, ever, no matter what, not ever get done?

Well, that’s where I’m at right now. My yarn studio/living quarters is currently looking like this:

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It’s an inside-out room!

As I’m in the process of moving, my previous quarters looks like this:

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It’s a room that has thrown up on itself.

My talented, mind-blowing in-demand decorator sis has graciously been assisting doing everything. And thank goodness because I would have totally panicked […]