Spincycle Yarns Designer Support Program

Thank you for your interest in Spincycle Yarns. We are honored that our yarns inspire your creativity and that you are interested in choosing us for your upcoming project. If you’d like to know more about Spincycle as a company, visit Our Story. If you’d like to see the full list of our yarn offerings, utilize the dropdown menu under SHOP to see our current colorways organized by yarn lines.

We are happy to offer yarn support as well as collaborative promotion for qualifying design ideas! We want to know a little about your process, so spend a moment reading the questions below!  

Remember, we are not just hand dyers! We are a wool mill, and our yarn production begins in the dye house and then moves into the mill to be pin drafted, spun, plied, washed, twisted and tagged. Ideally, we need a two to three month lead time for this process, in order to have good inventory numbers in your pattern’s colorway(s)! 

If your turnaround is less than 2-3 months from idea conception through tech editing, testing, and release, we understand; however, we may not be able to have the colorway(s) you used in stock at the time of release. Of course, we will still cross promote! The main thing we want here is to have a dialog with you about your timing and expectations. We can be very flexible if we already have good inventory, and we can work together to pick the ideal release date.

We obviously want to support and uplift the hard work of you designers, but from a business standpoint, we also hope to sell some yarn to knitters when your pattern comes out! And to do that, we must have photos that meet the aforementioned qualities. We won’t be able to cross promote your patterns on our website, Instagram, or newsletter if they don’t meet the industry standard for good quality photography. If you're not sure how to get started, here are some links that give lots of info on how to create a beautiful photo set: this one is about basic photo composition and this one gets into some tips on portraiture. 

If this isn’t your first rodeo working with us, we apologize for all this redundant info, but hey, it’s good to get on the same page! If this is your first rodeo… we can’t wait to get to know you! We absolutely LOVE collaborations, and we love working with new designers as well as our recurring collaborators. There isn’t a pattern too small or too big for a collab and cross promotion. 

Now that you’ve had a little perusal of our needs for a collaboration, we look forward to hearing from you! Reach out to info@spincycleyarns.com with your contact and shipping info and a list of what you need in the way of yarn support, and we will get this ball rolling! Please include yarn line, colorway(s) and yardage needs. We can’t wait to support your creativity with a care package of our yarn!

Yours,  Kate and Rachel