Catherine Petitti of Red Barn Yarn was the guest on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird, and we were completely enticed by her descriptions of her products!
Catherine to knit continental from a girlfriend in a high school. She began with intarsia and then a fisherman knit sweater. She had been sewing since age twelve. She had a retail store as an adult, which became difficult when she had three children at home under age 5. She later recognized the beauty of hand-painted yarns a few years ago. She began Red Barn Yarn with about 25 colors which has grown to 25 bases and 100 colors.
The Ombre yarns, for instance, this can be a single skein purchase but tw0 to three beautiful color, making a realistic purchase and sale for a Local Yarn Store of premium yarn.
Catherine has developed a relationship with Love of Knitting magazine, this month they are featuring her Creekside yarn, which was part of a contest. She has had several designs featured in their publication, beginning in 2010, the Autumn Inspirations. She also advertises in that magazine, as she wants to work them as they want to work with her, so you’ll want to watch for that while thumbing through every issue.
Tanis Grey is someone that Catherine has been working with on a series of one-skein scarves. There have been patterns created by Tanis Red Barn yarn, which can be seen at both websites. There was mention of MINK yarn in here, so you’ll want to stay tuned! Red Barn Yarns can be found at the website, also on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Ravelry (also a group).
If you missed getting to hear this live, it is still available in the archive where it aired: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2015/03/17/catherine-petitti-of-red-barn-yarn or in iTunes. Catherine was on just over a year ago, here is the link in iTunes for that too!