Started in 2010 - KiwiPop Yarn (formerly known as The KiwiPop Studio) is my small Indie Dyeing studio in the woods of Maine where I specialize in individually handpainted and speckled yarns. This is where color and fiber collide. I love seeing white yarn turn into something so very colorful and then seeing that yarn grow up into something that someone wears? Well, that just sends my heart soaring.
My studio is located in our home, which is great so that I can be home with our kids. My husband and I have a daughter who is in high school, our little boy is four years old, and our youngest boy is one. My days are filled with laughter, fiber, slinging color, family and a whole bunch of love. I'm super fortunate to be doing something I love so much each and every day.
I became a proud member of the Indie Dyer Collaborative in March 2017. From the IDC website, "The Indie Dyer Collaborative is an exceptional group of dyers from around the world. Our mission is to create a network of established Indie Dyers with impeccable products and customer service all while supporting each other’s businesses and lifting each other up. In this fierce market it is easy to be consumed by looking out for only our own business. We want to create a sense of community and cohesiveness with our members. We diligently screen our members to ensure that if you order with a member of the Indie Dyer Collaborative you will receive an astounding product with untouchable customer service." Please visit HERE to meet all of the dyers in the IDC.
Everyone asks me where the name for my studio came from ... Growing up my grandmother was called Kiwi and my grandfather was called Kipop. My oldest cousin (Litty) nicknamed my grandparents, and although we're not sure why those names were chosen, they stuck and became super special. When I was creating my business in 2010 I wanted to pick a name that meant something to me, yet was fun, quirky and memorable. I decided to smoosh their nicknames together and The KiwiPop Studio was born. In February 2018 I did a small name change to KiwiPop Yarn.
Thank you so much for visiting and supporting my little business.
- Judy Thomas