Pattern Designer Yarn Support
Southern Skeins: Where Crafting is Connecting.
We’re a small-batch hand-dyed yarn company based in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida. As an indie yarn-dying company, much of our community surrounds our valued connections. We deeply appreciate our crafting relationships, and our founder, Jenna Eddy, supports countless creators. With a keenness for developing collaborations with new and established creators, we’re proud to offer yarn support for designers.
So, What’s Yarn Support?
We agree to give a designer free yarn for use in a knitting pattern, with intent for publication. In short, designers publish their creations with our yarn in a book, magazine, or self-publish (such as via Etsy or Ravelry.) Yarn support reduces your crafting expenses AND inspires our community! We both benefit by highlighting our names in front of audiences, which promotes brand growth in return. What’s not to love?
Southern Skeins spotlights social media collaborations. When you receive our yarn, we post sneak peaks to show our customers an upcoming collab. Our focus is marketing and release planning, so keeping us in the loop during your creative process is crucial.
Please let us know before you begin your testing phase as we will gladly offer a discount to your pattern testers.
In your pattern, please list Southern Skeins as the yarn used. We will promote your upcoming release and create yarn sets based on your pattern. When we approach the release day, we’ll need at least 2 weeks’ notice to have the kits and marketing at the ready.
In exchange, we would like you to promote on Social Media Southern Skeins as your pattern’s yarn used and any colorway kits we develop for the pattern
If this opportunity interests you, please email us. SouthernSkeinsDesigners@gmail.com.
Be sure to introduce yourself, your work, and design idea(s). We’d also love to know:
- Your Pattern Idea
- Yarn Type
- Sketches or Swatches (if available)
- Planned Release Date
We can’t wait to connect with you soon!