One more Canadian independent yarn dyer ... I can say that I am so humbled to be a part of a group of women (and some men) that I have been so inspired by for such a long time. But after a few significant changes in my life during 2013, my husband (Jim) and I decided to take on a new adventure and join in rather than just appreciating from the sidelines.
But why on earth would you decide to dye yarn you might ask? It comes from a bit of a silly story that took place on a snowy evening this past December before Jim headed to work (he is a sleep technician so works nights). I also work as a marketing consultant and Jim and I had been discussing that we thought we wanted to start a business. I had been accusing myself of not being creative enough to figure to what our business should be. Jim mentioned something about starting an online business selling CPAP masks.
I sat in my knitting chair which is 100 feet from Georgian Bay and sulked over my knitting project while Jim set to clean off the car before heading to work. Suddenly it came to me. This was it. My knitting which I tote everywhere, my stash that consists solely of independently dyed yarns (primarily Canadian), and our beautiful surroundings. I rushed outside and told Jim that we were going to start dyeing yarn and spinning fibre in colourways inspired solely by the natural beauty of the Georgian Bay region. And that was it.
Three months later we are launching the business. It has escalated significantly beyond where I originally intended that night. I figure a couple bases, eight colours, out of kitchen. Instead we are launching with eight different bases, twenty different colour, in an out of home dye studio and office, and with a big launch party and trunk show at Stix and Stones in North Bay.
Join us on this journey. Enjoy our yarns and enjoy the story. We look forward to sharing it with you.