I recently shared a guest post with you about Black Wolf Ranch and the “ranch to hook” (or Slow Yarn) movement. I have had the pleasure of receiving a couple of skeins of beautiful yarn from this company and I wanted to share it with you here today.
A couple of months ago I mentioned that Ancient Arts was launching a new yarn club. Al momento, I shared that I was in love with their woof yarn collection dyed to match different dog breeds (with a portion of sales going to help animals in need). That was their only yarn I had tried at the time, but I’ve now tried three additional yarns and wanted to share that I’m happy with all of them.
Located in St. Ignatius, Montana, Black Wolf Ranch was the dream creation of Wendy Tyler and Bret Schlueter who shared an affinity for alpacas.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit a yarn factory, it would be a great, inspiring experience. But if you don’t, you can take a virtual visit thanks to the terrific crafters online who have shared their experiences of what it is like to see in person how yarn is made, packaged and shipped out.
Signups open today for a new yarn club from Ancient Arts. Members get to choose from different packages to receive fingering yarn and extra goodies. The yarn club will launch with patterns for knitters only but additional options for crocheters are slated to begin in a few months.
When an adorable little brooch made of yarn balls in a basket popped up in my Instagram feed from @handdrawnyarn, I knew immediately that I needed to know more! I headed to the HandDrawnYarn Etsy store and swooned for awhile.
To master your craft, it helps to have a thorough understanding of your materials. We’ve previously explored many things about yarn, but it always helps to stay on top of the subject. Here are more than a dozen recent articles related to yarn, from yarn craft tutorials to interview with yarn professionals.