Today on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Red Barn Yarn’s Catherine!
Listen in below to hear Marly and Catherine talk about how Catherine started her business, Red Barn Yarn, choosing yarn colors, trade shows, getting her yarn in publications, and more!
Catherine Petitti; owner, operator, designer, and artist of Red Barn Yarn, learned to knit and sew when she was young. As she was rather small for her age, she needed to be able to make age-appropriate clothing so learned out of necessity. Catherine always wanted to own her own business and she did out of college, a fabric store. After marriage, kids, other jobs, and moving around the country, Catherine got back into knitting. She began hand dying yarn in 2008 which she pitched to yarn shops. When they really started buying and selling her yarn, Catherine developed her website for Red Barn Yarn and began going to the TNNA trade shows. Now, Red Barn does pattern development for the yarn and participates in the TNNA fashion shows.
Today, Red Barn Yarn works in 30 different base yarns and has about 75 production colors. Catherine specializes in tonal solids and coordinating variegated combinations of color that truly delight the eye. Some examples below!
And we can’t forget the Giveaway!! As Marly said, the comment prize is one skein of Red Barn Yarn’s Llama Sparkle in the Amethyst colorway (shown above) as well as a pattern for a one-skein shawl! Leave a comment below with Catherine’s keyword for your chance to win!!
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