In the Dye Studio

In the Dye Studio: AVFKW Gather Yarn

We are pleased to announce our newest yarn, Gather, made of 75% California Rambouillet and 25% Arizona Alpaca. I am here today to tell you the story of how Gather came to be because I love to explo...
California Wool Project

Best of 9 - 2015 Edition - The Modern Natural Dyer, The Shop's New Look, and Farm Work

You may have seen people playing a fun game currently circulating on the internet. Visit this website, enter your Instagram name, and it will pull the 9 most popular photos you posted to Instagram ...
american made

Flock / 1st Edition : From Sheep to Shelf

I learned to spin in 2002 - and instantly became obsessed with the idea of combining fiber types when making yarn. My first goal was to learn about the properties of each type of wool. Feeling con...
knitting

Holiday Stitch Exchange: Tasa's Sister Cowl

Today's post is about a little cowl I made for my sister for the upcoming holidays! (Hopefully she's not reading this post.) Where she lives, the winters are much colder than the ones we enjoy here...
natural dyeing

Holiday Stitch Exchange: Top 10 Natural Dyeing Gifts

As many of you may know, I would happily spend my days completely and utterly focused upon the practice of natural dyeing. There are so many iterations natural dyes and dyeing can take - such as us...
In the Dye Studio

Holiday Stitch Exchange: Dyeing with Mushrooms

Hi Everyone! Today on the blog, Adrienne and I will teach you about dyeing with mushrooms! I like mushrooms. Adrienne loves mushrooms. This is her favorite time of year - because here in Califor...
Montana

Holiday Stitch Exchange: Announcing Big Sky

Oh! Am I ever excited! Never at Verb have we been able to find the perfect thick, chunky yarn - and now we have one - Big Sky (160 y / 100g) I adore thick, chunky yarn - I like the texture whe...
felting

Holiday Stitch Exchange: Let's Do This!

Welcome to the holiday edition of stitch exchange! For the next two weeks on the blog - we will be giving you our top 10 gift ideas for knitting, sewing, natural dyeing, weaving, felting, and sp...
knitting

Stitch Exchange: New Knitting Pattern! Walk in the Woods Cowl

I love working with stripes - as they require using two yarns and lead to endless possibilities for customization. I wanted to create a cowl that would be striped, easy to make and pretty to wea...
Montana

Textile Byways: Montana 2014 Wrap-Up

Thanks for joining us on our first edition of Textile Byways - and for coming along on this journey through Montana. If you have been on a journey recently, which took you off the beaten path, wher...
Montana

Textile Byways: Thirteen Mile Farm - Montana 2014

Our visit to Thirteen Mile Farm was certainly a highlight of our trip. I first read about Thirteen Mile in the book Shear Spirit. The owner, Becky Weed, raises her own sheep and has built a mil...
knitting

Textile Byways: A Handmade Wardrobe - Montana 2014

This Fall, the Bay Area has been exceptionally warm with only a few days here and there to wear a heavy wool sweater. So, pretty much the first thing I did when deciding to visit Montana was to th...