It's OFFICIALLY 2020, meaning we can finally let y'all in on the secret behind our monthly pop-ups! As you may know, we've discontinued our Indie Club, but that gave us room to really showcase some of our favorite independent dyers and companies to highlight each month with more variety in yarn bases, colors, and projects!!
Click on one of the offered pop ups below to see what that month had to offer!
January - La Bien Aimee
To start the year out strong, we selected Aimee from La Bien Aimee. Aimee dabbled in playing around with the Kool-Aid method of dyeing yarn back in the early 2000s but didn't start really getting into the swing of things until 2015, and the rest is, well, knit-story! Starting only 5 years ago in her kitchen in Paris, she's now grown to be a staple in the indie world. Her eye for color really shines through her love for intricate colorwork, and we. Are. Loving. It! Being able to wake up in Paris and draw inspiration from the daily hustle and bustle and complex architecture of the city is a dream, and Aimee is living it!!
Read more about La Bien Aimee on our blog!
February - mYak
mYak is a love story written with yarn for Tibetan culture by Paola and Andrea in Biellese, Italy. Appreciating the rich traditions and personal respect for their work, Paola and Andrea fell in love with the nomadic yak herding community. From the land to the people to the yaks themselves, mYak admires and holds them in high regards, respecting their traditions as they work together to make such fantastically soft and supple fibers! They've also made the conscious choice of non-depigmenting their fibers as a way to show respect for the environment and maintain the natural beauty derived from these yaks.
Read more about mYak on our blog!
March - Fully Spun
Fully Spun was created by Brooke Addams with a goal in mind to allow makers to truly express themselves through the colors of their yarn! By taking a step back and observing her surroundings, she found beauty in things that are normally passed by and created a new world of color to get lost in! Brooke fell in love with the look of handspun yarn and set out with a goal to make her yarn mimic how it looks and feels by playing with the dyeing process and ending up with something fun and fresh!
Read more about Fully Spun on our blog!
April - Vrinda Yarn Co.
April Fool's Day may have just passed, but we're sure not foolin' around with announcing our next pop-up pick! Vrinda Yarn was born out of a passion for inspiring others and finding their inner creativity through peace and meditation. Marrying the soothing worlds of fiber arts and mindful breathing, founders Nikki and Jay found the perfect place to let their love for art truly blossom! Like all artists, Jay wanted to find a new hobby to dive into, and one fateful day, Nikki suggested dyeing yarn, and now the rest is knit-story! Getting to experience creating color stories and combinations was a dream come true as their fascination grew! Vrinda Yarn always wants to find shades that speak to the maker's souls, making it their goal to have at least one color in their arsenal for every artist out there! Each colorway is named after places or things that are special to the duo, like memories of family trips or hidden gems based on their love for pop culture.
Read more about Vrinda Yarn Co. on our blog!
May - Rosy Green Wool
May has finally arrived, which means it's time for us to wake up and smell the wool (literally!) with our fifth Pop-up shop of the year! For people like Rosy and Patrick of Rosy Green Wool, this is their reality every day! The creation of Rosy Green Wool was brought on by Rosy's want to better herself and understand the products she was using in her knitting. By knowing exactly what goes on behind the scenes, she was able to ensure healthy sheep and responsible making. You know that saying, "When you want something done right, you do it yourself"? Well, Rosy Green Wool took this statement to heart, striving to be the best they could be from the color payoff in their scrumptious strings all the way down to how they get their wool. Coming exclusively from controlled organic farming, Rosy Green Wool proudly shows their GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) label, ensuring that none of their fibers contain mulesing!
Read more about Rosy Green Wool on our blog!
June - Neighborhood Fiber Co.
Have you ever wanted to reach out during a thunderstorm and touch the rainbow that appears on the horizon, but it always seems to be just out of reach? Well, Karida, the mastermind behind Neighborhood Fiber Co. managed to bottle up that brilliant color and spread it over her wide array of bases, making a simple way for all makers to harness those gorgeous tones for their own projects! Drawing from the beauty found in the city, from skylines to graffiti, she found her calling with the saturated shades and earthy neutrals.
Read more about Nieghborhood Fiber Co. on our blog!