We are Spincycle Yarns...
... also known as Kate & Rachel, and we began this business as a handspinnery back in 2004, the two of us kettle dyeing & spinning all of our yarn in small batches & selling at our local farmers’ market. • In 2012, a little fiber mill opened its doors just south of our Bellingham studio & dye house, so we partnered with them to begin production of a mill spun yarn that would maintain the look of our handspun while allowing us to produce it at a much faster pace. • Turns out that was a pretty good idea. • In the summer of 2017, we bought that mill & moved the whole operation under one roof. • We now dye, spin, design, package & ship everything from our little warehouse on Queen Street. • We employ twenty+ hardworking folks who crank your yarn out seven days a week! • Our company provides a living wage, health insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, and paid vacation. •
All of our yarns are dyed in the wool, a slow but oh-so-worth-it kettle dyeing process resulting in long color changes & 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 our yarns 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 & watch the layers unfold. •
All of our wool is grown, processed, dyed & spun in the USA. • Our superwashed wool blend consists of Rambouillet, Targhee & Merino breeds, raised primarily in South Dakota and Wyoming. • The wool used in our non-superwashed yarns is a blend of Corriedale, Rambouillet, & Columbia sheep raised in Colorado & Wyoming. • The sheep that supply us with our wool are 100% non-mulesed. •