Goldfish Love Fibers is a Minnesota business that has been creating yarn, project kits and spinning supplies for delighted customers since 2009. The company supports local farmers, uses ethically sourced heritage breed wools, and natural dyes - all of which results in a product that has a story that customers like to be able to share.
- Retail stores commonly stock the hand-dyed yarns, which customers use to supplement more commercially produced yarns in order to create "that special project".
- Trade shows like to feature the high-quality hand-dyed yarn (priced from $17 to $30) and project kits (priced fro $10 to $60).
- Individuals purchase yarn, project kits, fiber art supplies (such as dye kits, art yarn starter kits, and felting kits) and custom orders from GoldFish Love Fibers directly.
Owner Doreen Hartzell teaches a variety of fun classes for students of all levels, primarily spinning and dyeing classes. These classes make the subjects approachable and enjoyable even for absolute beginners and even the most advanced learner will benefit from Doreen's methods, which help them fine-tune the efficiency of their technique. This process involves explaining theory, an easy to follow step-by-stop process, and specific techniques - all of which unleashes learner speed and creativity. Student's leave Doreen's classes saying, "I can do it!" Many of the classes include extensive handouts that help students retain the knowledge and build on what they have learned.