about Yvonne & Yvieknits
My name is Yvonne (Yvie is a nickname) and I have lived in Ottawa, Ontario for over 25 years now. I learned to knit when I was about 4 years old from a friend’s grandmother and I have been knitting ever since. I had the chance to attend a dyeing workshop in 2009 where I was able to try handpainting a skein and I fell in love with the process. So I dyed up a few skeins to see if they would sell, and they did. I sell my yarn on this website, at the yarn stores listed on the retailers page and at different shows/events listed on the events page. I also teach knitting mainly as individual sessions for knitters of all ages and levels.
I handpaint all my skeins using professional acid dyes which are water and light fast in a smoke-free environment. I dye almost-solids, semi-solids, tonal, and variegated colourways and most of my colourways feature short colour changes with subtle shadings within each colour.