Rachel Price & Kate Burge
Tell us about your business.Spincycle Yarns is a two-woman operation established in 2004. It started out as a hobby and an excuse for Kate and Rachel to hang out and share their DIY approaches to dyeing and spinning. Now a full-time (and then some!) endeavor, Rachel and Kate produce luxe yarns, hand-dyed and spun into small batches of perfection, using local fibers and luxurious, sustainable fibers from across the globe. Each of their handspun skeins is dyed and spun in their tiny, fuzzy studio in Bellingham, Washington. Spincycle's handspun yarns and original knitwear designs have been featured in numerous print and online publications. Spincycle Yarns' new line of designer yarns, Dyed In The Wool, is the product of the desire to merge the beauty and texture of a handspun yarn with a more efficiently produced millspun yarn. Collaboration with a nearby mill ensures that the yarn maintains the color artistry of Spincycle's original handspun products. Colors are vibrant, unique and inspiring.
What makes your business stand out?Color! Few dyers out there are as bold and brazen as these spinsters! Unusual combinations, classic colorways with modern intensity, contrasts and complements, they do it all. The other thing about Kate and Rachel is that they really embody the old adage "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Both are excellent dyers and spinners, and beyond those crucial similarities, their differences blossom. Kate has the head for numbers and an entrepreneurial desire for challenge and growth. Rachel handles the various websites and social media and does most of the designing and pattern development. It's a true partnership.
What's the best business advice you've received?"You don't BOTH have to do everything. Find your strengths, admit your weaknesses, and share the load!"
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