Well, hello there. Thanks for visiting our little shop! The two of us kettle dye all of our fiber and then use a combination of millspinning, handspinning & hand plying to create yarns that we think are pretty special. Why, you wonder...?
Color! We do it and we do it well! We dye in the wool, and our process creates color shifts that happen slowly. Dramatically. Fluently.
Every single skein is unique.
If you are new here, we hope you like what you see. We started dyeing & handspinning twelve years ago. Six years ago, we took our knowledge in kettle dyeing & fiber and joined forces with a local mill to bring to you vast* amounts of our yarns. And in June of 2017, we bought the mill and moved everything to a little warehouse on Queen Street in our hometown of Bellingham, Washington!
Folks who have worked with our yarns before know that, although we do our darnedest to photograph everything in real light, every skein is unique (we can't say that enough!) & therefore probably won't look exactly, precisely like the ones in the photos. Think of our colorways as moods! Pick yours and watch the layers each skein creates as you knit.
Our kettle-dyeing process is slow and meticulous, and results in loooooooong color changes and unpredictable transitions through the skein... Every skein is like a snowflake! Or a fingerprint! One-of-a-kind, like you. When planning for a larger project requiring multiple skeins, allow for nuance. And enjoy!
xoxoxo, Rachel and Kate
* Ok, "vast" may be a stretch, but having been exclusively a handspinnery for so long, watching our mill spin in an hour what used to take us a week... seems VAST!