What is Unique About Our Yarns

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What separates hand painting artists from commercial dyers is that we have greater liberty to create artistic expressions, colors, blends, shades, tints, and complex colors. At Red Barn Yarn we have developed a grouping of colors that we consistently produce. We also create those fabulous, “one of a kind” skeins along the way. We have some images below of what you might receive if you were to choose from our “Uniquities” Collection.

We like to handle our wool in a particular fashion, and we like to experiment with the melding of different colors in each painting session. Those are the fun skeins that end up in the uniquities collection. If they are dynamite, we will go back to our notes, and add the item as one of our available colorways. This just happened as we created the fantastic colorway that is named “Liquid Amber” you will see it shortly added to our palette of colors. Looks just like those leaves, on the Sugar Maples of Ohio. Here in California, they are known as Liquid Amber trees.

Our Designer, Catherine, studied color in college and has received post graduate training in drawing and oil painting. Catherine has also taught sewing, bringing industry methods to the home seamstress, allowing him or her to enjoy the tricks of the trade that produce successfully created garments.