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Welcome to Yarn Database

  • Advent calendar ideas – Knit and crochet patterns from Yarn Database makers, selected for The Knitting Goddess’ 24-skein Advent sets with either 20g or 10g per color.

So, what is Yarn Database? This searchable, sortable site is designed to help you keep track of your favorite yarn community makers across platforms, and find new favorites. It lists knit and crochet designers, spinning fiber dyers and makers, yarn spinners and dyers, accessory shops, and tech editors. You mark your Favorites, and I’ll keep them up to date.

It’s a different approach than a pattern directory, more in keeping with “slow fashion” and building a community of makers. It de-emphasizes popularity algorithms in favor of finding makers you love.

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This Just In …

  • Five shades of yarn from cream to black in a rustic basket.

    Maritime Family Fiber

    Lacie lives among the inlets and craggy coastlines between Downeast Maine and New Brunswick. In 2017, the nearby Briggs and Little woolen mill asked about producing yarn from the family flock. “And so Maritime Family Fiber was born,” Lacie says. In addition to their own yarns, Maritime offers a …
  • Tonal yarn the color of red wine.

    Fleur De Stitch’d

    Louisiana based indie dyer Micah Key of Fleur De Stitch’d is the organizer of the Baton Rouge Fiber Arts & Makers festival (BR FAM Festival).…
  • Button up thigh-high leggings.

    Sarah Dawn’s Designs

    Sarah Dawn is a Canadian designer living in Toronto. Sarah Dawn says, “When I’m not knitting, I’m an avid disability rights champion. This means that my work is very focused on disability inclusion. … Screen-reader friendly patterns, captioned videos, transcribed podcasts, …
  • Black Cat Custom Yarn

    Chilliwack, British Columbia, dyer Black Cat Custom Yarn has many colorways, including a lot of neons, and themes that include Marvel vs. DC and a videogames section. As you’d expect, colorways and base names are clever and wry. Note: The home page loads with a small amount of motion.…
  • Tonal deep yellow orange yarn.

    Old Rusted Chair

    Lou is the dyer behind Old Rusted Chair. “Old Rusted Chair was born when my husband Jonathan and I decided to move cross country from Oakland, California to Nashville in April 2017,” Lou says. “All of Old Rusted Chair’s yarns are hand-dyed by me in my home studio. Jonathan helps prep, twist, and …
  • Braids of fiber with orange, slate blue, russet and brown.

    Quillin Fiber Arts

    New Mexico dyer Dedri Quillin says, “Weaver, spinner, dyer and owner of Quillin Fiber Arts in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I work with natural fibers and treat them as environmentally responsibly as possible. Some of the yarns contain the naturally colored fibers, just cleaned and spun – others …
  • Sherlock Holmes in a trenchcoat and matching deerstalker hat. Underneath, he is wearing dark pants, a gray vest and a shirt and tie.

    Amour Fou Crochet

    Argentine designer Carla Mitrani is a journalist and TV producer from Buenos Aires. “I love reading and can’t get enough of Jane Austen and other romantic classics,” Carla says. “Crocheting has become my obsession. When my kids are in bed (at last!) & house is in order (I am a Virgo after …
  • Klara Pushin Knitwear Design logo

    Klára Pushin

    Klára is a knitwear designer and an aspiring tech editor. She fell in love with knitting in September 2020, and it has become an important part of her life which she was lucky enough to turn into her profession. Besides knitting, Klára is a big fermentation of all kinds enthusiast (thumbs up for …
  • Dramatic, deep hood includes breastplate and straps that snap under the arms.

    The Creatrix in the Matrixx

    Toronto designer Goldie’s shop, the Creatrix in the Matrixx, has crochet patterns for playful hats, festival tops and more. Though measurements are not listed, most patterns say they can be adjusted for any body size.…
  • Slate blue skeins of mule-spun yarn.

    Beaverslide Dry Goods

    Leanne is the shepherd and yarn maven at Colorado’s Beaverslide Dry Goods. Beaverslide keeps 3,000 sheep in beautiful, wild country in Montana. “We take great pride in our flock of Merino sheep, grown under wholesome and humane conditions. Our animals live in an essentially extreme climate, so …
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