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?

Fun with Phat Singles Yarn

An order of Kinfolk Yarn on it’s way across the pond to the UK.

(via Artist creates incredible Vancouver tapestry using recycled sweaters)

Ever wonder what Vancouver looks like from an eagle’s eye view? Seventy eight year old tapestry weaver, Sola Fielder did. She’s woven this stunning tapestry using yarn from recycled sweaters. The 11 X 5 foot weaving, which was 5 years in the making, will be on display at Grunt Gallery August 29 and 30.

Images: Sola Fielder

(via Five Best NYC Gallery Shows of the Last Year (2011-2012) - Design Milk)

These interactive crocheted sculptures by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto look like so much fun!

Image courtesy of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Pattern: Old World Shawl by Abigail Phelps knit by Phat Fiber Lady

I think this is one of the most beautiful shawls I’ve ever seen!


Robin Williams as Mork knitting.


(via stoneowlknits)

(via Discovery Saturday: Fibre Crafts Festival :: The City of Surrey, British Columbia)

Anyone near Vancouver BC looking for something fun to do tomorrow? There’s a great indoor Fibre Crafts Festival at the Surrey Museum including crafts for kids and an opportunity to try your hand at spinning and weaving!

(via Refrigerator Repurposed as Yarn Storage | MAKE: Craft)

This is an interesting idea but I think I’d need some sort of industrial walk in freezer to hold my entire stash…