Kinfolk Yarn

Dyeing, spinning and knitting are my passion, my raison d'être! I find endless fascination in the alchemy of dyeing and spinning, how the fibres and colours interact with each other and transform into something entirely new.
This is the official blog for my store, Kinfolk Yarn and Fibre, which you can visit at There you'll find hand dyed yarn, spinning fibre and hand spun yarns in vibrant colours inspired by nature. I dye in small, limited edition batches using professional grade acid dyes in my smoke free, feline friendly studio in Vancouver BC.
I try to keep my blog posts relevant to fibre arts but occasionally other subject matter sneaks in. I mean, really, can you ever see too many pictures of cute cats?


A children’s book about knitting, for the 23rd old! It’s so beautiful!! #extra #yarn #book

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(via Black Cat Dog Snood for Large Breeds by courtanai on Etsy)

These photos made me smile. Kitty cats, pink bunnies, dinosaurs - what fashion conscious dog wouldn’t love these snoods? The owner of courtanai,originally planned to make items for humans but her dog Lincoln liked wearing her creations so much she now caters exclusively to the canine crowd.

(via Luxury Carded Batt Hand Made for Spinning by KinfolkYarnandFibre)

Batt contains both super wash and non-super wash Merino and Bluefaced Leicester wool, Tussah Silk, Corriedale, Polwarth, Angelina, Firestar, Alpaca and bamboo fibres.

Spinning @ Burnaby Foreshore Park


What became of the Moonrover I spun up recently.

Warp is Cascade 220.

It’s a basic weave but I varied the pick density to create subtle stripes.

I wasn’t sold on this immediately as it came off the loom but it feels kind of rustic and west coast-y which I like.

I just love how hand spun yarn looks when it’s woven!


lion’s gate -

we took a quick trip to vancouver a few weeks back and fell in love with that city! we took a lovely bike ride through stanley park and saw the canadian version of the golden gate ^_^

meanwhile, back in the studio, i can’t believe we’re only a few weeks away from san diego comicon! we will be in small press again this year ^_^ i’ve been spending my evenings burning mini wood burnings in preparation. we will also have an exciting new product TBA, too!

meanwhile, if you’re attending and have any specific prints you’d like please let me know (we can hold them at the table under your name) - hope to see you there! ^_^

The Lion’s Gate Bridge - I love it!

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(via Ply Magazine | Fiber give-a-way — Elektron scarf!)

Send a photo of yourself spinning to Jacey at Ply Magazine for a chance to win some gorgeous hand painted Spunky Eclectic 60% Merino / 40% Flax fibre in the “Gold Digger” colour way!

Mori Girl Shawl - I wanted a simple pattern that would let the hand dyed yarn do the talking and “Pretty Basic” by Janina Kallio (free on Ravelry) fit the bill.