We are thrilled that everyone who uses our yarn and fiber, knows they are getting heirloom quality worthy of any lasting project that it is made into.
Before I created Bloom Fiber Company, I frequented yarn stores and was frustrated with the lack of quality in the yarn, and the lack of color options available.
Then one day I needed two yarns in the same color, but different weights, and I fell in love with a pumpkin orange but could not find it in a yarn that looked like it was well made, wouldn’t split or pill. When I did find a good yarn, it was only available in the most boring and flat colors. So I thought, why not make a color that I loved on a yarn that I knew was good quality.
I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to create colors that anyone but me would enjoy, and that I wouldn’t be able to find better yarn than what was available at the store down the road.
But then I went to a knit night and friends asked me where I got my yarn that I was using, and they couldn’t believe that I had made it myself, and they asked me if I would dye some for them too. I realized that if they liked what I had created, then others would too.
I decided I would set out to create the most sumptuous yarn and spinning fibers for the most fashionable fiber crafter.
It turns out, the road was more difficult than I imagined.
Finding quality yarn and dyes when I knew nothing of the hand dyed industry was difficult, and no one was willing to point me in the right direction. So I researched, and a lot of what I found was a conflicting information, and subpar finished yarns.
I kept asking questions to anyone who might be able to answer them for me. I spent hours upon hours at the library doing research, and more searches than my internet browser could handle.
Even with my family and friends behind me, I found that many stores just weren’t interested in carrying yarn from an unknown dyer. I was told, “We love to stock indie dyers, just not you.” So I started to question whether or not this was the right path. I had learned so much and come so far from that first skein that I had dyed, but no one was buying. So I quit.
Through the next couple of years, my friends still asked me to dye for them, and I got more compliments on garments made with my hand dyed yarn than I did with yarn that was commercially made. After a long night filled with a lot of coffee, a lot of self-doubt, and one heck of a confirmation that this is what I should be doing, I opened Bloom Fiber Company, and the response has been amazing.