My name is Debbie Davis, and I opened The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For on September 1, 2008 as my youngest child was heading off to college.
The Fibre Studio has gone through three phases since I opened my first shop in the Cotswold neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina. That first retail shop was located in a small mixed-use shopping center in a tight-knit (pun intended) neighborhood, which allowed me to meet new friends, learn and grow in my own fiber arts, and create a fiber community for whose support I am ever grateful.
In fall of 2011, I moved The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For to a large retail space in Sharon Corners Shopping Center in the SouthPark area of Charlotte. This new shop doubled available retail and dyeing space. While I absolutely loved being the proprietor of a retail shop, the additional workspace helped me refocus my dream of dyeing, creating new color ways, and developing project kits under my own brand.
Hence the third incarnation of The Fibre Studio was born.
As of spring 2015, The Fibre Studio is a workshop retail hybrid, where we produce hand-dyed yarns and color play kits in fibers such as superwash merino twist, merino bamboo blend, cashmere silk blend, and a lovely sw merino/silk/sea cell™ blend. Our yarns are dyed in solids, tonals, variegated, and gradient color ways.
We sell directly to the public via our online shop and from our small retail space during limited hours. Our retail space is open to the public on Wednesdays through Fridays, from 10am to 5pm and on the first Saturday of the month, from 10am to 4pm (except for holiday and trunk show weekends). Changes to these retail hours are noted on our website Events page or our Facebook Events page.
We also currently have a small, select group of wholesale customers who run small, independently-owned yarn shops in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. We even take requests to create signature color ways and play kits in smaller quantities for our customers. As a previous yarn shop owner, I understand how that small branding identity is so very special to local yarn shops.
Our company is small, yet fierce. We have high expectations of ourselves and our fibers, and every order is fulfilled with the hope it will be enjoyed by the recipient as much as it was by the dyers. Yes, we pet our yarn, before it becomes your yarn.
I love my fiber community and customers, the friends and contacts I’ve made, and where else can I bring my best friend, Lola, to work?