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The Key Step to Making the Most of your Hand-Dyed Yarn
September 16, 2016A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you the Knitting Rule of Thirds, a quick technique that’s great for visualising how a yarn’s colours will work up in your knitting. Understanding how ...
The Yarn Alliance is Open for Subscriptions!
September 9, 2016I’m so excited to announce that (after a small delay), today is the day… The SpaceCadet’s InterStellar Yarn Alliance is open for subscriptions! Exploring great new colourways is tons...
Reading Hand-Dyed Yarn: The Rule of Thirds
August 26, 2016If you’ve been following my series on understanding hand-dyed yarn, you know by now that the most important step is to open your skein up, and you know the basics of how to read your colour repe...
Who makes your yarn?
Why SpaceCadet? When I was a kid and I’d do something dumb (the way kids do), my dad used to call me “space cadet”. It was always said with love, tinged with exasperation. There was a lot of love in the house while I was growing up, but I also did a lot of dumb things. Eventually the nickname started to stick, and I began to feel like I really was a space cadet. Sometimes I still do.
So I decided a long time ago that when I finally broke out of the mould of ordinary work to do something creative — something I wanted to be proud of — I was going to name my project “SpaceCadet”. I would baptise that nickname with a whole new meaning.
I love what I do. I love creating colours, creating yarns, and giving my customers something beautiful to feed their creative juices. And so I can say, at last, that I am truly proud to be the SpaceCadet.
Stephanie has been fascinated by fiber ever since she first took spinning lessons at the age of 11. She taught herself to knit at 19, went back to spinning (and actually got the hang of it) ten years later and, along the way, picked up a bit of experience in weaving, a smidge of crochet, and a degree in Textiles and Clothing. But it was when she began dyeing that she felt she’d really found her calling. She has lived half her life in the US and the other half in the UK, which explains her spelling.
Jade has a never-ending positive attitude and an excellent eye for colour (and she’ll gladly tell you she wasn’t hired for her math skills). An art education major at university, she brings all her artistic background to the dyepots, to her doodles on the notes she keeps during meetings… and to her forearms, which she uses as notepads when she runs out of paper. A knitter since 2006, Jade’s always got something on her needles — and that something usually ends up as a sample in our booth! She’s Pittsburgh born and bred, and spends her days herding two wee daughters and a husband.
It’s Jill you’re emailing when you contact us at email@example.com. She’s quiet, calm and meticulous about details — and we couldn’t ask for a genuinely nicer person to answer your questions and manage the club subscriptions. You can ask her anything about SpaceCadet and, if she doesn’t know the answer off the top of her head, she’ll go find out for you! Jill’s mad for purple, cables, and zebras, but usually combines only two out the three. A native of Erie, she now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.
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