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Meet the Maker: Arcane Fibre Works

Meet the Maker: Arcane Fibre Works

By Meg Goodmanson / May 14, 2021

Darn Yarn is thrilled to welcome Arcane Fibre Works to our family of makers! Tyler Burgess is a self-proclaimed yarnaholic from southern Alberta. I currently have a stash that would rival your local yarn shop… and by rival, I mean crush… literally. But what indie dyer doesn’t! Tyler didn’t plan on being an indie dyer. […]

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Meet the Maker: Les Laines Coco

By Meg Goodmanson / April 30, 2021

Constance, the dyer behind Les Laines Coco Yarns, learned to knit from her mother when she was 8 years old, but didn’t really love it until she was about 20. Then, when she moved to rural Alberta for work in 2013, she found herself in the middle of what could only be called a yarn […]

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Meet the Maker: Trailhead Yarns

By Meg Goodmanson / April 23, 2021

Today we’d like to feature a unique supplier here at Darn Yarn: Trailhead Yarns. Based in Casselman, Ontario, and specializing in wool-free yarns, Trailhead has a gorgeous selection of colourways, dyed on 100% vegan bases. Read on to learn more about this innovative supplier. Trailhead Yarns: the history Samantha Van Noy, the maker behind Trailhead […]

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Meet the Maker: Celtic Raven Fibres

By Meg Goodmanson / April 16, 2021

If you’ve been spending any time on Darn Yarn’s socials lately, you’ll have seen some of the spectacular colourways made by Cindy Hagen of Celtic Raven Fibres. Cindy is a longtime dyer and fibre arts enthusiast, located in the beautiful town of Shelburne, NS. Cindy has been knitting, sewing, and crocheting for as long as […]

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Meet the Team: Meg

By Meg Goodmanson / April 9, 2021

Hello! I’m a new(ish) addition to the Darn Yarn team and I thought I should take a moment to introduce myself properly. My name is Meg Goodmanson, and you’ve probably seen my name on previous Darn Yarn blog posts. I also help out with social media. I’m Allen’s big sister. When I was four and […]

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Darn Yarn's Mission

Darn Yarn’s Mission

By Meg Goodmanson / March 26, 2021

Like the yarns we sell, Darn Yarn is a labour of love. It was inspired by Kelly’s love of knitting and her passion for hand-dyed yarns. It was nurtured by the wonderful people she met in the dyer community—welcoming, kind, knowledgeable, and overwhelmingly enthusiastic. We love yarn, the people who make it, and the people […]

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All About: Cotton

By Meg Goodmanson / March 19, 2021

Gather ‘round, everyone, because it’s time for another deep dive on a yarn fibre! Today’s lesson is about cotton, the most common plant fibre and a wildly popular yarn material. Cotton’s long history Much like wool, our last featured fibre, cotton is one of the oldest known textile materials. It was independently domesticated on several […]

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Meet the Makers: Nerds With Needles

By Meg Goodmanson / March 12, 2021

Fibre Arts for Nerds (and everyone else) Alexis and Theresa began Nerds With Needles out of a shared love for fibre crafts and nerdiness. The name says it all, really. Their colourways are nerdcore-inspired, which is a theme that we nerds here at Darn Yarn get really excited about! Nerds With Needles: a backstory Alexis […]

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Read all about wool on the Darn Yarn blog

All About: Wool

By Meg Goodmanson / March 5, 2021

Hold onto your swim trunks, everyone, cause we’re doing a deep dive. Today we’re taking look at one of the most popular yarn fibres: wool. Where does wool come from? Sounds like a straightforward question, I know, but no eye-rolling please! Wool is actually produced by a range of animals, from angora rabbits to cashmere […]

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Meet the Makers: Forbidden Fiber Co

By Meg Goodmanson / February 18, 2021

Welcome to Darn Yarn, Forbidden Fiber Co! You may have seen their yarns on our site already, but we wanted to give a very warm welcome to Forbidden Fiber Co – one of our many enormously talented dye studios. Forbidden Fiber Co is a supplier based out of Brighton, TN, USA. They specialize in yarn […]

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