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Meet the Makers

"Meet the Makers" is a segment we're working on to highlight and showcase the amazing fibre artists whose yarn we stock in the store. Stay tuned as we feature more amazing and talented artists from across the fibre world!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Makers: Knit a Bit, Crochet Away

By Meg Goodmanson | February 13, 2021

Fibre Arts Run in the Family Lauren of Knit a Bit, Crochet Away, is a lawyer by day, designer and maker by night. She lives in Glastonbury, Connecticut with her husband, two sons, and a dog. When she’s not working or playing with yarn, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. Lauren […]

Meet the Makers: Emily C Gillies

By Meg Goodmanson | February 5, 2021

Emily C Gillies is a dyer who works out of her home studio just north of Toronto. She has a background in painting and a degree in fine art. As Emily told us by email, “Dyeing yarn is a bit like mixing paint, except I get to see all the lovely things other people create […]

Graphic Artists

These are the fine folks who designed our avatars, our logo, and a number of other things you may have seen from us graphics-wise.

Meg Goodmanson

Meg is Allen's sister, a brilliant artist, and talented writer. She's been making caricatures for the last few years and we *love* them. She's drawn ones for our wedding, our whole family, and even the ones you see of us on our about page. Want one for yourself? Find her over at KHeart Cuties or - when she's wearing her writing and editing hat - at The Obnoxious Proofreader.

Matt Goodmanson

Matt is Meg's talented artistic husband; he's been doing character creation in the video game industry and other amazing artwork for years. He created Gertrude, our beloved mascot, and may be able to help with your next art project. Check him out at The Art of Matthew Goodmanson!

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