Yarntopia Treasures

Yarntopia Treasures sells handpainted yarns of all fibers and weights in a variety of different color designs and yarns. No matter if you weave, crochet, or knit, you will be able to find something in Tammy's store.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft, Tammy.
I have loved painting and drawing my whole life, but it wasn't until after my third child was born that I decided to be a stay at home mom and began tinkering with the idea of handpainting yarn. I was happy to find all kinds of instructional info on the internet and with much trial and error, I designed my own way to make vibrant colorful yarns.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Anything with my children is my favorite thing to do, but I think we have the most fun swimming together. We always have these crazy water games we play and laugh the entire time.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
I find it challenging to engage in forms of promotion (like this interview LOL) for the shop. I would love to be able to spend time in conversation with yarnies worldwide on all different blogs and sites but spend most my time dyeing yarn and trying to invent a new colorway no one has ever seen before!

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
I think my favorite item would be any color combo in the wool silk fiber that has blues and purples

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I always thought I would be a lawyer or at the least a paralegal since I loved to watched all the court room programs and movies.

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
There are many artists that I have traded with and they are all talented but my favorite is www.nevadawoods.etsy.com
she has the most beautiful jewelry for excellent prices. She also does custom orders which I have done twice so far and they have exceeded my expectations.

What does your future hold?
I will continue to keep handpainting yarns as long as there are so many wonderful people out there that enjoy what we design. My children all range from elementary to high school so I will have many years of blessed days being a mom to them. My husband and I hope someday to go on a cruise. That would be a dream come true.

Visit Yarntopia Treasures at Etsy or www.yarntopiatreasures.com. For the rest of May, the website is offering a "buy three get one free" on any of the rayon boucle yarns! Each month our website has a different "Sale of the Month" to include gift yarns, discount shipping, or discounts between 10 and 20 percent off particular fibers. Keep checking the home page of Tammy's website to see what the new offers are every month.