About Red Barn Yarns

The National Needle Arts Association

The knitting guild association

The Yarn Group

These ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ yarns are individually hand painted. You will notice that each skein is unique, and each skein used with others of the same color create a beautifully tonal solid. Each of our colors can be used with one or more Red Barn colorways, and capture the coordinating undertones. Slight variations are to be expected and planned for in hand painted yarns. For best results,  alternate skeins as you create your project. Please plan to  purchase or order enough yarn for your project at the outset.

We use a variety of base yarns. Our worsted and bulky, wool and mohair blend is proudly spun by Brown Sheep Company, Inc. We are delighted to partner with them in this endeavor.

We have wonderful choices in a wide variety of weights and fibers. Catherine is constantly researching new and different yarns to bring you the very most interesting products from the marketplace.

Care Instructions

All of our yarns are cool water, hand wash products, and care instructions are provided on the product tags. We recommend the following instructions:

  1. Using cool water and you favorite wool wash, appropriate for fine fibers, merely follow the product instructions. In many cases soaking only is the suitable treatment, and no rinsing is required. If you are working with a very strong, intense color, you may wish to add a very small amount of white vinegar to this solution.
  2. Gently squeeze the excess water from your knitted or crocheted piece, roll gently in a towel to further absorb excess moisture and lay flat to dry.