Who does not love color? I know I do.
We all do, and there is a plethora of beautifully hand-dyed yarns to choose from these days.
A skein of yarn can be a stunning hue, but it doesn’t stop there – is it the perfect yarn base for your project?
We’ve all had those moments where we had to frog or scrap a project because it stretched too much, or turned out more like armor than sweater.
Sometimes, it’s easier to pick the colors that make us happy than to choose the yarn base with the right fiber content, perfect spin and correct weight for the project we have in mind.
In the two decades that I have been, spinning, knitting, designing, dyeing and selling yarn, my team and I have garnered a serious amount of knowledge through the experience that only comes with the daily hands-on-work of operating a hand-made crafty yarn business.
The daily inspecting-reeling-twisting-washing-soaking-dyeing-steaming-rinsing-drying-bundling-tagging-shipping and customer service kind of knowledge. The kind that is steam set and lightfast!
The more I am out in the world teaching workshops and giving talks, the more I hear that knitters wished they knew more of what I know, so they could make more informed and confident choices. So that’s where the School of Yarn comes in!
We want to share our experience and knowledge and the story that we know a skein of yarn has to tell with you! Starting at the source (the what and where) and working all the way though the process (the how and why) from sheep to knitter.
In our School of Yarn you will learn all you need to know (and probably a little more!) about yarn as the basis from which all knits grow. This in turn helps ensure not only a fun knitting experience but a successful one – and a resulting project that looks great, fits and wears well, and gives you pride in calling it something you made!