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Blue Sky Fibers Sold to Malabrigo

Uruguay-based Malabrigo Yarns announced today that it has acquired Minnesota yarn company Blue Sky Fibers. Both are family businesses.

Podcast Episode #235: Cheryl Ham

In this podcast episode, Cheryl Ham talks about her journey from working a day job and dyeing yarn as a hobby to starting a sold-out indie dyed yarn subscription box business.

Yoga of Yarn: A Self-Publishing Journey

Knitwear designer and yoga instructor, Liza Laird, chose to self-publish her new book, The Yoga of Yarn, assembling a team to edit, illustrate, and photograph it. She is doing the warehousing and distribution herself.

Podcast Episode #227: Amy Small

In this podcast interview, Amy Small talks about how she came to found Knit Collage, her artisan yarn brand. From being a sweater designer for Free People traveling all over Asia, to creating unique chunky yarns that incorporate her love of “trinkets,” this is truly an inspiring entrepreneurial journey!

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.

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