Dyed to Order

A new dyed to order listing has been added for our standard Canadian fingering, sport and worsted weight bases. This is a great way to order sweater quantities of the same dye lot or get what you need between shop updates. Turn around time is usually 1 week. Several of …

Vancouver Island Fibre Festival

As I’m getting stitch markers and mini skeins ready for goodie bags for our first appearance at the Vancouver Island Fibre Festival in Campbell River the weekend after next, I am struck by how utterly fast this is coming. Amazing how time flies when you are in the dye pots. …

Emjay Bailey Behind the Colourway – Stainless

Stainless steel has always been my favourite metal bar none. The dull shine of a found metal sink stopper chain around my neck has always been preferred over fine silver or gold trinkets. Stainless is my nod to the modern beauty that supports our structures, our medical instruments, transportation, industry, …

Marble Pop Cowl – Free Pattern

Announcing the Marble Pop Cowl pattern, a free knit DK/Sport weight mini skein cowl that combines 6 different yarns inspired by the beautiful vintage marbles my husband has unearthed while metal detecting over the years. The yarn colours were carefully hand dyed with inspiration from the ribbons of primary colour …

Announcing the Skinny Waffle Scarf!

If over the years you have been paying attention to my design adventures, you may recall a purple, rainbows and orange scarf that currently lives on display at Knotty by Nature Fibre Arts in Victoria. This scarf was from the first knit pattern I ever wrote. The learning process while …

CMYK Colour Work Cowl Pattern

I am super excited about this new free pattern for our bulky Chubby-Rino yarn base. It’s an idea I had nibbling at my brain for a while now. The concept, to knit according to the colour distribution present in the yarn rather than a pre-determined stitch pattern. You have a …

Hey Vancouver! Have you heard?

We are super jazzed to be working with Paula, owner of Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store in Vancouver BC to bring our yarns back to the mainland. It’s an honour to be featured in this fantastic shop that features many talented and amazing BC fibre artists. Baaad Anna’s will be carrying …

Finding Joy in my Referrer Statistics

One of the benefits of being my own webmaster, IT support and jack of all trades, yarn or otherwise, is finding little gems of loveliness in my web traffic statistics. I absolutely ADORE the fibre community, and I’m sure like many of you, spend countless hours pouring over content that …