We support diversity, inclusion, empowerment, and good people.
I learned to knit at an early age. I went on to learn crochet, cross stitch, and was a seamstress for many years, but fiber always caught my eye and beckoned me to return. I started dyeing yarn out of my small kitchen in Richmond, Virginia, in March of 2016. I was searching for some new joy and love and the fibers never disappointed. Once I dyed my first batch all the pretty colors had me hooked. I have never regretted dyeing a single skein of yarn after that. Each skein is a miniature work of art that I get to produce.
I now have a dye studio in Ashland Virginia. UrbanGirlYarns has grown from selling at the farmer’s market and to a few local yarn shops in Virginia, to going to fiber festivals and providing wholesale to shops around the United States. You can find us here or follow on social media to see what event or festival UrbanGirlYarns will be attending.
I am known for dyeing rich dark colors, but recently I started doing some of the subtle soft colors. My yarns have been featured in more than four books and counting and I have enjoyed collaborating with many designers to showcase my yarn and colors.
We are a diverse group and we support diversity. I am and open proud Black, Gay, Mother, Grandmother and friend. I try to accept people where they are and for who they are. I stand for love and peace, but there is a fire that resides in me. The fiber is my love and my family and friends are my life.
I work hard to bring you the best product so you can create your next great work of art. If there is ever a problem or concern I hope you will contact us and allow us the opportunity to rectify the issue. We know how we feel when we get squishy yarn and we don't want to disappoint.