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Modern yarn inspired by nature. Hand-dyed in Portland, OR.

01 Jan '16

New Year's Sale and Winter Vacation Shipping Delay

Posted by Sarah Kurth

Great news! Everything in the shop is on sale this weekend only, January 1 - January 3!



Take 20% off your entire order with the discount code HAPPYNEWYEAR. As always, orders over $75 still get free shipping. This is a great time to get that sweater's worth of yarn you've been eyeing. January is Selfish Knitting Month, so go ahead and indulge yourself!

In other news, I'm taking a much-needed break with my family this coming week! As a result, orders placed Sunday, Jan 3th through Wednesday, Jan 6th will have a slight delay in shipping. I'll get those orders packed up and shipped out as soon as I return to the Bumblebirch studio on Thursday!


30 Sep '15

Heading North! Shipping resumes Tuesday October 6th

Posted by Sarah Kurth in fall, news

You might have been able to tell from my Instagram posts that I'm thrilled to be going to Knit City in Vancouver, B.C. this weekend! I'm looking forward to meeting up with fellow fiber folk, shopping in the marketplace, and taking a sweater construction class with the talented Alexa Ludeman of Tin Can Knits.

Unfortunately, that means I'll be away from the studio and unable to ship out orders over the weekend. I'll be back in go mode on Tuesday, October 6th.

01 Sep '15

Vernacular Yarn from Bumblebirch: local, rustic, humble

Posted by Sarah Kurth in fall, news, yarn

I'm pleased to unveil a project that has been in the works for many months: Vernacular yarn!

Vernacular is a limited run of local Cormo wool grown and milled within 100 miles of Portland, Oregon. From start to finish, this product is made by family-owned, small businesses in my own local economy. Soft strands of Cormo wool have been spun into a rustic, versatile 2-ply fingering weight yarn.

I have wanted to add a locally-sourced, locally-milled, non-superwash yarn to my lineup for many years now. With so many small sheep farms in my region around Portland, Oregon, I felt it my duty to utilize some wool here, now. I want to support the local economy and encourage domestic production of wool and yarn. It's so very appropriate for this region and its climate. 

I also want to be connected to the people who produce the goods I consume, don't you? As this yarn passes through your hands, imagine that you are shaking hands with the makers: touching the same hands that have fed and nourished the sheep that grew this wool; you are touching the same hands that skillfully washed, sorted, and milled the yarn; you are touching my hands as I gently wash and dye and dry your yarn; and you are touching the hands of their families and community as well.

Currently available in natural, undyed off-white. There are a limited quantity of skeins from the fleeces I purchased this season and more will not be available until next year. You can now purchase it directly from me in my online store.

10 Aug '15

Summer Giveaway Winners!

Posted by Sarah Kurth in giveaway, summer, yarn

Thank you, everyone, for participating and spreading the word about Bumblebirch!


Congratulations to everyone who won a skein of yarn:

Jamie A.

Meaghan S.

Alison W.

Kitiara M.

Jen D.


All winners have been notified by email. Thank you!

06 Aug '15

Summer Giveaway! -- now closed

Posted by Sarah Kurth in giveaway, summer, yarn

Happy summer, friends!

To celebrate, I want to give away 5 skeins of yarn to 5 lucky yarnies. Just enter using the form below!

**This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to all the winners!**


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Raffle is open from 12:01am Friday morning through 9am Monday morning (Pacific time). Limit 1 prize per person.