Our Story

The colorful, cat-loving, yarn-dying enthusiast behind Queen City Yarn.


After spending Undergrad and Grad School at Savannah College of Art and Design, I found my day job didn’t offer the creative inspiration I craved. Knitting became my outlet, then my side hustle, and now my full-time venture. From casual wine and dye nights, to teaching classes, to pop-up shows, knitting has introduced me to people I cherish. I hope our yarns not only help you with your next project but also welcome you into our creative community.

As a North Carolina-based company, Coleman, our DK weight silk and linen blend, grew out of our desire to keep creating, even in the humid heat of Southern summers. We wanted to craft a yarn that is breathable and comfortable, with colors that invoke visions of summer! Coleman is also great for fall! These colors embody warm coffee, your favorite comfy jeans, golden leaves, full bodied wines, and campfires. All the good things autumn has to offer!

Our newest base, sport weight Latta is a round 3 ply yarn. It’s strong, bouncy and full of life. Latta is an American grown Merino/Rambouillet non-superwash wool making it a great option for textured hand made items. As a non-superwash wool, Latta will keep you warm all winter and cool in the summer with its natural temperature regulating, moisture wicking abilities. Latta has an incredibly soft hand, making it a pleasure to work with and to wear. The range of saturated colors are perfect for colorwork or stunning solid color projects. We know you’ll love how it feels.

Our colors are inspired by our beautiful surroundings and the breathtaking places we have visited. While we dye each color to be beautiful on its own, we also strive to design coordinating colorways as well as colors that contrast beautifully with one another. We want to make choosing colors for your projects easy, whether they will be a gorgeous fade or a perfect color pop. 

The knitting obsessed, indie pattern designing, podcasting fiber artist mom of 2, co-owner of Queen City Yarn.

After years of working in the field of substance abuse and addiction research and having my first child, my family and I moved from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC and I took on momming full-time. Knitting was my saving grace after the move. I found an amazing group of friends through a local knitting group who continue to inspire the fiber artist in me. Knit nights soon turned into wine and dye nights and the launch of Queen City Yarn. Fast forward 5 years and my family and I are back in Philadelphia. While I love dyeing yarn and continue to dream up new colorways for Janis to translate onto the skein, with this move back “home” I’ll be taking a step back from the dye pots for now and focusing on pattern designing and podcasting to keep me connected to our creative community.

We can’t wait to make with you!