If you’re a follower of mine over on Instagram, or if you’ve been keeping up with the podcast, then you’ll already know a little bit about this. I did want to blog about it anyway, just in case Instagram and YouTube aren’t your cup of tea. I do enjoy blogging more than yarn photos — you know, actually writing content! So this is the perfect opportunity to do so. I will be doing a stand-alone video about dreamdust on YouTube in the near future, so most of what I write here will also be covered there. Feel free to pick and choose.
So first of all, what about Annie Yarn? I touched on this on the podcast and will go more into it in the dedicated about video I do, but here’s the quickly-written version: I outgrew it.
I started Annie Yarn in……..2011? I think? When a friend was dyeing my yarn for me, and then in 2012 I started dyeing it myself and off I went. It was great. It was the beginning, and it took me a very long way.
But last summer when I re-started Annie Yarn, I found myself continually feeling like I didn’t have enough room to really spread my wings as a returning dyer the way I’ve been learning to as a changing and growing person in the last couple of years. My creativity has blossomed in a way that I couldn’t adequately express within the structure of Annie Yarn.
So when COVID hit and I found myself at home with so much time on my hands, I started planning out the things I wanted to do with Annie Yarn and AnnieDot Creative through the end of the year.. and something just kept blocking me. Finally I realized what it was and began the journey of re-branding.
And here we are! Much thought, many hours, and a lot of brainstorming with friends later, we have dreamdust fiber co. A place where magic goes into the dye pots right along with the yarn and dye and turns the skeins into art that [hopefully] captivates and lets imagination run wild.
I look forward to sharing more of the story with you as time goes on. Thank you for reading. :)
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