Big & bold hand dyed yarns that are anything but ordinary ~ One-of-a-kind handwoven pieces and Wooly Wall Hangings inspired by texture and colour ~ Made with unrestrained joy by Angela in Edmonton, with the help of her supervisor cats
Although she is a lawyer by training (and an unofficial SOP - Super Organized Person), circumstances conspired to give Angela (the human behind Neatnik Yarns) a break from professional life in the spring of 2018. She saw this as an opportunity to start Neatnik Yarns, and quickly made the life-changing decision to begin selling her yarns in the fall of 2018.
Crafting had always been a part of her life, thanks to her mother, Judy, who did all the things while Angela was growing up in Peace River - sewing, beading, playing piano, baking, tole painting, macrame, wool weaving, quilting, floral arranging, gardening (and the list continues to grow in her retirement - watercolour painter, and ukulele player, just to name a few). Judy crocheted this blanket when Angela was a baby, and encouraged her to play and be creative (with the help of our trusty legion of cat companions) well into adulthood.
Becoming a parent also inspired Angela learn to learn to crochet, as a form of relaxation and meditation, so that when she started hand dyeing yarns she was heavily into crochet. But that was just the beginning! What started as a hand dyed yarn business catering to knitters and crocheters, and focusing on big and bold yarns and colourways, has evolved to reflect Angela's many subsequent fibre adventures!
When she discovered that rigid heddle weaving was her love language in 2020, she began expanding her bases to focus on nonsuperwash yarns ideal for weaving, and finer, textured yarns (think cotton, slub and boucle yarns) that add instant pop and interest to any project. In addition to her selection of bulky and jumbo yarns for instant gratification projects, Angela now specializes in artsy hand dyed yarns that transform woven, knit and crochet projects into works of art!
It all started with two frying pans, a basement bathroom studio, and a quest for fun yarns and variegated colourways
What customers are saying about Neatnik Yarns
"So pretty, these are such. beautiful. colors. Angela has such a knack for color combinations and has some of the most amazing bases, like this one [Tiger Lily Girl]. A favorite shop and seller, always a great experience!”
“Pluscious!! Incredible jumbo skeins, sooo thick and puffy and soft. Have never found the like here, this weight and yardage, so colourful. Fall in Love colourway looks amazing. Thank you!"
"Absolutely stunning!!!! The skeins are shipped vacuum sealed so as soon as you open the package they poof up!! The colors are true to pictures shown!! I love these!! Definitely will be a return customer!!”