All of the Knit Collage dyeing, carding and spinning takes place in Punjab, India by a team of 13 expert women. When the business first started in 2010, I spent countless hours teaching this awesome Indian team how to craft my yarn designs on traditional spinning wheels. It was no easy feat getting it off the ground but now these women are true masters that spin and craft well beyond my skill level. They do it all - the spinning is just part of it! At any time only 5-6 ladies are spinning while the rest card fiber, crochet tiny flowers, embroider sparkly paisleys, organize trims or check each skein for quality, the list goes on! Truly each yarn is specially handcrafted with love and care and represents a loving partnership between myself, the designer, and this talented group of women.
Through our tiny operation, I hope to create beautiful yarns that inspire and nurture your creative spirit. When you knit with our yarns, you support the livelihood of the Indian women who craft them as well as our US-based small business.
If you're interested in seeing more photos, visit this blog post that is all about our last trip to India. I take two trips to India yearly and the best way to see behind the scenes is on my Instagram account. My next trip is slated for February 2019! Thanks so much ~ Amy @ Knit Collage