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Advent Calendar Round-up 2021

By Meg Goodmanson / July 17, 2021

It’s July, and that means it’s time for…advent calendars! We know the winter feels a million miles away, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Pre-orders are now open for advent calendars, and we have some great ones coming! Here’s what’s available from the Darn Yarn family:   Forbidden Fibre Co: Random Acts of Kindness […]

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Meet the Maker: Rave Stitches and The Wool ‘N’ Frog

By Meg Goodmanson / June 26, 2021

Carol P, owner of Rave Stitches and The Wool ‘N’ Frog, has always been creative. She learned to knit and sew as a child. When her children were young, she sewed a lot of their clothing, as well as her own. She also worked as a hairdresser, which made another great outlet for her creativity. […]

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Meet the Maker: Spun Ware Over the Rainbow

By Meg Goodmanson / June 18, 2021

Today we’re featuring another maker who recently joined the Darn Yarn family. Mandy Poje of Spun Ware Over the Rainbow is based in the Comox Valley of Vancouver Island, BC. She creates beautiful rainbow yarns that must be seen to be believed. Mandy started her career in fibre arts by crocheting and selling hats for […]

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Meet the Maker: Hidden Pond Yarns

By Meg Goodmanson / June 12, 2021

Darn Yarn just welcomed Hidden Pond Yarns to our family of dyers! Katya Hryniowski, the proprietress of Hidden Pond Yarns, lives in Vaudreuil Sur le Lac, Quebec with her husband and two young children. She’s a lifelong knitter and lover of yarn, and her colorways are absolutely lovely. When Katya was laid off from her […]

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Tales from the Tangled Trenches

By Meg Goodmanson / May 21, 2021

Gather ‘round, yarn lovers, for I am going to tell you a story. It’s an epic story of love, hate, adventure, and house gnomes. It’s full of trials, tribulations, and wild successes. It’s a story…about learning to knit again. The thing about working around a bazillion photos of amazing, gorgeous, stunning yarn…is that eventually, the […]

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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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