We are Kate and Rachel, and we began as a handspinnery back in 2004, the two of us kettle dyeing and spinning all of our yarn in small batches and selling at our local farmers’ market. When, in 2012, a little fiber mill opened its doors just south of our Bellingham, Washington, studio and dye house, we partnered with them to begin production of a millspun yarn that would maintain the look of our handspun yarn but which could be produced at a much faster pace.
Turns out that was a pretty good idea. In the summer of 2017, we bought that mill and moved the whole operation up to Bellingham, and under one roof. We now dye, spin, design, package and ship everything from our little warehouse on Queen Street. We offer yarns from sport weight to super bulky, and we offer an ever-growing selection of knitting patterns that highlight the uniqueness of our yarns. All of our yarns are dyed in the wool, a slow and meticulous process resulting in long color changes and unpredictable transitions through the skein... Every skein is like a snowflake! Or a fingerprint! One-of-a-kind, like every knitted project.
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 unfold.
All of our wool is grown, processed, dyed and spun in the USA.
The wool used in our non-superwashed yarns is a blend of Corriedale, Rambouillet, and Columbia sheep raised in Colorado and Wyoming. Our superwashed wool blend consists of Rambouillet, Targhee and Merino breeds, raised primarily in South Dakota and Wyoming.
The sheep that supply us with our wool are 100% non-mulesed.