Gist Yarn opened in 2017 as a little yarn shop with a big idea: inspire a growing community of weavers with new materials, fresh designs, and a warm and welcoming spot to find your weaving home. Since then, we’ve grown to a team of five women working in partnership with textile mills, dye houses, and weaving designers to bring this vision to life.
We contribute to a thriving textile industry by supporting domestic manufacturing for in-house yarn lines, partnering with select international mills to import quality yarn and weaving equipment, collaborating with weaving teachers, and creating wholesale partnerships with brick and mortar yarn shops.
We offer a growing collection of free patterns for rigid heddle and multi-shaft weavers. We also host the weekly Weave podcast, which brings together a community of weavers and makers, farmers and mill owners, dyers and loom manufacturers, to tell the stories of the threads that bind us together. We are proud that thousands of our patterns and podcast episodes are downloaded each week from people around the world.
Our community of customers has helped this small business thrive every step of the way - powering our growth with pre-orders, sharing your feedback, cheering us on, and weaving your magic into our yarn. We wouldn’t be here without you, and we are grateful for your support.