Closing the Doors

Well, friends. The cat is out of the bag. It’s true. Candy Shoppe Yarns dyeing studio is closing its doors on December 30, 2019.

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This is a decision that took six months to make. I love what I do here more than anyone will know, but sometimes, there are other things that need to take priority. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I began this yarn dyeing journey a year and a half ago, I had a big dream of what I wanted to create and accomplish. I wanted to create a business that filled people who passed through with the joy and wonder that only comes from the innocence of childhood; to help people forget the worries that accompany adulthood and focus on bright and happy things. Interestingly enough, I found I needed this as much, or more than anyone else. It filled a hole in my life, and helped to heal things that needed healing.

As I look back on what I have accomplished in such a short time since I began, I feel immensely proud. I feel that I have completed all that I set out to do, and more, and it is time to close the doors of my yarn-dyeing shoppe. I am so thankful for each of you who have supported my endeavors in so many ways. I feel honored to have met new friends and hear your stories.

I dreamed it, wished it, and did it. 💖

Lots of love,
Dubbed “the Willy Wonka of Yarn” by Manda @littlebittydelights when she said that visiting my booth was the closest she would ever come to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Vending at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair

I have long dreamed of becoming a vendor at fiber festivals so it was a goal of mine to become one at the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair, a local event in the state of Utah. I didn’t think I was going to pull it all together in time to make it happen within my first year of opening my yarn dyeing business, but with much encouragement from friends, I decided to just go for it, and I am so glad I did!

Welcome to the Sweeter Side of Yarn

I am over the moon with excitement about the Grand Opening of my new adventure with Candy Shoppe Yarns!

I wanted to share a bit about the inspiration behind my brand as I always find this part fascinating when I hear other business owners share how and why they got started.

In 2015 I began knitting after an extremely long hiatus. I quickly fell head-over-heels in mad, passionate love with this art and began a knitting video podcast in 2016 with my sister, Emily, called Meanwhile, at the Castle. This opened my eyes to the world of hand-dyed yarn. Man, oh, man, was I in trouble now!

I began a love affair with with all the indie dyers, mini skeins, and project bags, and immediately began making and selling my own projects bags on Etsy. After some fun experimentation, I learned how to dye yarn myself, and dreamed of opening my own business selling hand-dyed yarn. I spent a year collecting ideas, planning and preparing, but the only catch was that I didn’t have a clear vision or identity to my creations. What good is a business without a clear vision?

On the morning before Mother’s Day 2018, I was telling my husband that what I really wanted was to have a shop that made people feel like a kid in a candy shop when they entered, and BAM! That was it! Everything fell into place.


I pictured a 1910’s vintage candy shop set on a boardwalk, alongside an amusement park. This vision provides me with a whole host of fun and playful inspiration to create cheerful and bold color combinations.

I have so many fun and creative plans in store for this theme, and I cannot wait to share them all with you. My hope is that you find a lost piece of your childhood as you browse through my images and colorways. Let your imagination conjure up memories, flavors, and dreams as you knit with my yarns.


Much love,