I first ran across Amanda Hope Yarn at a DFW Fiber Festival a couple of years ago. The yarn was so soft and squishy – delectable to the touch! And the colors were beautiful – it was hard to pick just one skein to buy! If you haven’t seen the yarn of this independent dyer in person, then you’re in for a treat!
Amanda Hope Yarn is dyed by Wendy Forrest, who lives in the small east Texas town of Nacogdoches. Y’all know by now how much I love to support my Texas dyers!
Wendy dyes her yarn on a variety of bases. Here are some you can choose from (but not all)….
Aussie Extra Fine (Fingering – 100% Merino)
Aussie Extra Fine Deux (Fingering – 100% Merino)
Aussie Extra Fine Single (Fingering – 100% Merino)
Aussie Ultra Fine Merino (Fingering – 75% Merino/25% Silk)
Sock Deux ( 75/25)
Sock Quatre (75/25)
Yankee Doodle Sock (80/20)
Kiwi (Fingering – 100% Polwarth)
Brit Lustre (Fingering – 100% Bluefaced Leicester)
Luxe Fingering (80% Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon)
Ultrafine Mohair Silk (Lace – 70% Mohair/30% Silk)
Aussie Extra Fine DK (100% Merino)
Kiwi DK (100% Polwarth)
Sturdy DK (100% Wool)
Aussie Extra Fine Bulky (100% Merino)
Alpaca Baby (Bulky – 100% Alpaca)
Luxe Super Chunky (Super Bulky – 70% Merino/30% Cashmere)
Amanda Hope Yarn comes in a variety of colorways, both solid, variegated, and speckled. There is yarn for any and every project you can dream of! It’s fun to just browse the website, because there is just so much yarn!
You can find almost anything you want on the Amanda Hope website. There are kits and even mini-skeins available. Recently, I was on the hunt for several mini-skeins and wish I had known that there are so many on Wendy’s website, readily available!
Ease of Shopping
The website is easy to use, especially when you browse through everything available. My only complaint is that the front page sometimes throws me off and it takes me awhile to find the “all yarn” page.
Shipping is a flat $3 within the United States. I love it when dyers offer flat-rate shipping like this! It’s especially helpful if you need to buy a sweater quantity of yarn!
Be sure to look for this independent dyer when you are at fiber festivals, especially in Texas. And if you need yarn for a multi-colored shawl, check out Wendy’s website. There is so much yarn to choose from!