Hi all! I'm Shanna, owner and dyer behind Lambstrings Yarn. My yarns are dyed in the kitchen of my new home in Selkirk, N.Y. When I'm not dying yarns, you'll find me knitting up a storm while watching my favorite shows with my favorite human and fur babies.
I began knitting in college and quickly discovered how therapeutic and productive it was. I would knit in between painting classes at school using the wooden ends of paint brushes (usually different sizes), which produced some pretty wonky scarves! I loved everything about it immediately. I couldn't wait to finish a painting so I could reward myself with some knitting time.
After graduating art school, I just felt I that I needed a break from paint and canvas, so I picked up the needles full time, and haven't been able to put them down since. It wasn't long before my love for art and knitting transformed into one big yarn ball of...love. I began dyeing, relearning color theory, and designing patterns. Of course my need to share all of these things took priority as well, and thus Lambstrings Yarn was born!
I mean, really...
What's not to love about yarn? The look, the feel, the origin, creating the color, dyeing the yarn, the process of creating a personal handmade piece of art, and finally, the finished piece, it's a no-brainer!
So much love and heart goes into creating a handmade piece. It is truly the most thoughtful gift one could share with a loved one or cherish for themselves.
My mission is to provide the most beautiful building blocks for those treasured items!
We have recently been working with our friends at Battenkill Fibers, our local fiber mill, to bring you Corrie-Spun. Corrie-Spun is our new custom base that celebrates the Corriedale sheep and rustic yarns. Creating this new base has given us the opportunity to work more with the local fiber community and share our work with a larger audience as we continue to grow.
My colors are inspired by nature, people, stories, and emotions. They are colors that I wish were more available, colors that make me happy, colors that I have fallen in love with and want to wear. I am always looking fore more inspiration and experimenting with new ideas and fibers!
I only work with soft and strong yarns, so my products are long lasting and functional as well as unique, fun, and beautiful!
I use fast wash acid dyes in a pet friendly, smoke free environment.
Thank you to our in house employees:
- Stress relief
- Warm loaf
- Hairball production