Welcome to Lakes Yarn and Fiber~
We feature luxury and basic yarns dyed in small batches in the beautiful Inland Northwest.
I'm Ami and I love all things wool. This love of wool has inspired me to go from the beginning (raising sheep) to the end (knitting) and everywhere in between in the fiber arts.
I dye all of my yarn in a kitchen in the mountains of North Idaho. It is all dyed in small individual batches and I only sell yarn that is already dyed and ready to ship. I enjoy seeing nuance and depth of color in my knitting and many of my skeins (even the solid colors) are dyed with several layers and immersions of dye.
My time in the dye studio is limited by my work as a Registered Nurse and frequent excursions into the outdoors. The feel and sheen of wool and the beauty of the natural world around me play a huge inspiration in my dyeing.
In 2012 my family and I took my adventures in making yarn even further with the raising of a small flock of Finnsheep. Besides the beautiful fiber which should be appearing in the shop as seasonally available we have been rewarded with wonderful pets and happy animals.