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A Verb for Keeping Warm  Yarn • Fabric • Natural Dyes • Sewing Patterns • Classes • • • Home of The Modern Natural Dyer • • • Shop / Studio: 6328 San Pablo Oakland California


Bird's eye view of one of our displays at Stitches West. An array of naturally-dyed Floating and Annapurna yarn. This is how the table looked this morning. Happy knitters have been gleefully tossing the yarn about! 🎉🎉🎉 So it looks a bit differently at the moment 😉 😍 Come see us booth #917 #stitcheswest #averbforkeepingwarm

Announcing another Stitches West release - @dreareneeknits and @byannieclaire have teamed up with two new patterns out of Verb yarn! 💫 This is the Boho Blush Shawl by Andrea and it is knit out of Entwined. Want a more luxurious version - try knitting it out of Floating! 💫 We have samples and kits in our booth #917, and preorders on our website (link in profile). ❤️ Love that fringe!

Count down begins! At 5pm, our annual mystery kit goes on sale on our website. Every year @romidesigns and I collaborate. We naturally dye the yarn. Romi designs the pattern. Even more exciting - the pattern is a mystery. The pattern is released in chapters over the course of a month. As you knit, the shawl reveals itself. ✨Click the link in our profile to buy a kit. ✨And visit us in our booth #917 at Stitches West! 😘

A naturally-dyed sunrise - photo by @smileandwave - check out the sweet article she wrote about natural dyes on @abeautifulmess ✨🌿✨ If you desire to continue your journey towards natural dyeing, The Modern Natural Dyer can give you the nitty gritty. Available on our website. ✨✨✨ #themodernnaturaldyer #naturaldyes #averbforkeepingwarm

Indigo-dyed farm yarn. Labeling party! 🎉 These beauties are headed to Stitches West. This weekend in Santa Clara. #averbforkeepingwarm #indigo

Currently in love with @kidsriseofficial - powerful portraits of the upcoming generation of voters. Brilliant. Let's make this world accepting, kind, loving, and ENGAGED. ❤

I adore how people around the world participate in creating textiles - practicing techniques passed down from one generation to the next - to create pieces which play significant roles culturally. This is Bu Dalmini applying wax to a piece of cloth. The second stage in the process of batik. Textiles are bridges, artisans the builder of bridges. Speaking of building bridges. Join us tonight for our weekly hour of action. When we will continue to organize, resist, and persist. We meet at Verb. 6:30-7:30. 😘

Sarah and I have been indigo dyeing lots of yarn! Very excited to release a new collection of indigo at #stitcheswest - only a couple more weeks! 💙 This is Floating - a blend of alpaca, cashmere, and silk. It is soooooo soft (when dry 😉).

A quick bit of resist dyeing using a method called ita-jime. If you're curious to learn how to do this, there are instructions in my book, The Modern Natural Dyer. Also, I'm teaching at @craftsouth in Nashville in September. Registration just opened!

Indigo dyeing with Gwen of @buaisou_i - 💙- I've been studying fermented indigo for 5 years. I've built 3 vats in the traditional Japanese method. Though this is the first time I've worked with a fermented vat made by someone who has studied in the epicenter of Japanese indigo. This style of indigo utilizes feel and taste. Prior to this, I only had verbal and some visual instruction. I am very grateful to Buaisou and @sonomaculturalexchange for this opportunity.

Looking for a new project? Meet @versaciknits newest design - Sinuous - knit out of Verb's Annapurna yarn in the colorway Old Vine. I love the warm, low, winter light and dappled shadows falling across the shawl. ✨ Now through Sunday, purchase a kit to create this beautiful shawl, and receive free shipping. Click on the link in our profile to purchase. ✨🌿✨

Join us tonight at Verb, 6:30-7:30, as we continue to hold each other up, create a web, envision what we want our world to look like in 2 years, and begin laying tracks to achieve this vision. 💡 This is a piece of artwork by Tomas Saraceno- made of cobwebs. On display at the @sfmoma #community #resist #persist