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Black Water Abbey Yarns began almost 18 years ago when my mother and I took a trip to Ireland (she is a Ryan). Her research sent us on a hunt for a small woollen mill in southeast Ireland.  While most of the goods in their shop were woven goods, I found a couple of skeins of yarn on a shelf, brought them home, and the idea of importing yarn started to form.

 

The timing was perfect.  I had worked at Hallmark Cards for 18 years, where I had the opportunity to work in sales, marketing and product development.  It was a great “training program” to prepare me to start a business I am truly passionate about.

 

Our first yarn was our light worsted yarn, currently available in 25 colors.  A number of years later we added the sport weight yarn, available in the same 25 colors.  On our second trip to Ireland we found the second mill we work with, in southwest Ireland.  They supply our natural, organic fingering weight yarn.

 

A lot has changed in 18 years.  We now only offer our exclusive Black Water Abbey Yarns patterns, designed specifically for our yarn. Our design team continues to be inspired by this beautiful traditional wool, creating both traditional and contemporary designs.

 

We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service possible.  We are a small business, so you can always talk to a real person (me!) who will always try to give you what you want.

 

How to Contact Us:

 

e-mail:  marilyn@abbeyyarns.com
phone:  720-320-1003
mail:  Black Water Abbey Yarns
          PO Box 470688
          Aurora, CO  80047-0688

 

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