About Us

Intrepid Tulips Yarn took the lid off its dye pot and opened its doors early in 2009 with the launch of Sock in a range of variegated colorways. In 2013 we changed our name from Fiber Optica, having gotten tired of being confused with the cable guy, and because you can knit so much more than cables with our yarn.  We're located in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the mountains and nearby desert landscapes provide endless relaxation and inspiration.
 
One 100 gram hank will knit a pair of socks, mittens, a small scarf or a hat. Combine several hanks into your dream garment.
 
Because handmade fiber garments and art pieces can last several generations, and take time and skill to create, I believe in using the best materials available. My base yarns are high quality. The dyes I use are highly colorfast. If a yarn doesn’t perform as expected, I’d really like to know about it.
 

Background

I have been in the variegated yarn business ever since I can remember; I learned to knit in my Norwegian grandmother’s lap as a child.

The tradition of textile handwork fascinates me. These techniques are a compendium of human history – from the Stone Age through the Industrial Age. Fiber manipulation and textile skills have been evolving since before men and women wrote, passed on in the oral and apprenticeship traditions. Now we seem to be moving into a phase where the industrial is perceived as impersonal, and we are returning to handcrafted items to reconnect with something we’ve left behind.

So, I study textiles. I knit, spin, crochet, weave, and dye. I currently write patterns, teach knitting classes, and dye yarns.

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Contact me directly at Sarah@IntrepidTulips.com