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Podcast Episode #218: Nicole Snow of Darn Good Yarn

In this podcast interview, Nicole Snow, the founder of Darn Good yarn, explains how she came to run an import business of cast-off silk yarns from India and how she’s expanded the business over the years to include women’s garments.

Yarn and Knitting Trend Report 2022

Trends aren’t just about what’s literally being shown on the runway. They’re a temperature check on people’s feelings about the recent past and near future. Here are some of the big trends in knitwear to watch over the next year, and the ideas driving them forward.

Podcast Episode #191: Cecilia Nelson-Hurt

In this podcast episode, Cecilia Neslon-Hurt talks about the development of her career working in diversity, equity, and inclusion both for national corporations and in the fiber arts community.

Local Yarn Store Day is Returning April 17, 2021

Local Yarn Store Day is a special event designed to bring consumers into local yarn stores. It’s taking place for the fourth time and will be held this year on April 17, 2021.

Missouri Star to Open a Yarn Shop

Missouri Star is opening a yarn shop. One Big Happy Yarn Co. will be both a brick-and-mortar in Hamilton, MO and will offer ecommerce.

Rowan and Patons Sold to DMC

Rowan and Patons yarn brands have been sold to legacy embroidery floss company DMC allowing the company to expand its presence in Europe.

Jimmy Beans Wool Buys Madelinetosh

Jimmy Beans, a market-leading retailer of yarn and accessories for knitters and makers, announced today that they have reached a deal to acquire Madelinetosh, the largest hand-dyed yarn producer in the USA.

Yarn Industry News Update: Spring 2019

The yarn industry appears to be in the midst of industry-wide consolidation, with this quarter seeing even more acquisitions/mergers. Diversity in the industry and concerns over the inclusion of knitters/crocheters of all races, religions, genders, ages, sizes and socio-economic statuses has been the largest topic of discussion this quarter. Although the topic has simmered for years (decades?), the popular discussion began on Instagram in February and began on Instagram before moving to other social media networks and live events. Here’s a roundup of the latest news.

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