COLORWAYS BASED ON YOUR FAVORITE SODAS AND CANDIES FROM THE PAST!

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Welcome to the Sweeter Side of Yarn!

Deborah Raymond

  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,

Deborah