baadmomyarns

Hand dyed, ethically sourced yarns dyed with moxie

79 Sales

baadmomyarns

Hand dyed, ethically sourced yarns dyed with moxie

79 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (22)

Announcement   Let's face it...you don't like limiting yourself to the yarn aisles of big box craft stores. You love knitting with luxurious, small batch yarns dyed by an indie dyer. You also have a unique personality and love expressing yourself with bold, rich colors.

Don't hide it! Join the revolution and knit with sumptuous yarns from a small business run by a self-proclaimed "Baad Mom." Show your truth and share your voice - make strong choices, and let the yarn be your guide. Don't be afraid to be bold!

Baad Mom Yarns is a woman owned indie dyer business, founded in 2016. I have been dyeing yarn for over 10 years and am based out of a small town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The yarns I dye are for the woman who has the heart of a rebel and who just wants a break from life and her kids occasionally. She likes to spoil herself with luxury hand dyed yarns because after a day of cleaning up after kids and playing psychiatrist, she deserves it! So why the name Baad Mom? As a mom of 6, I got tired of being made to feel like I'm just not as good of a mom as the ones who go all out with their organic kale smoothies and bento box school lunches. So, I created a community where I invite other women to show their truth and not feel bad or guilty about just being themselves! And we also drool over pretty yarns.

My yarns are ethically sourced from a mill whose fibers come from Peru and South America. The animals are not kept in fields or sheds, but they roam and graze the vast landscapes with little to no boundaries. The farmers live in rural settings and farm their animals in small communities. This is their livelihood and they treat their animals like family! None of them practice the mulesing method of harvesting fiber. My colorways are inspired by the beautiful landscapes and culture of my Celtic heritage. You’ll find that many of my colorways have Gaelic names.

There's a traditional Irish saying that goes, "A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures." If I may be so bold as to suggest it, I think a beautiful skein of yarn goes a long way toward curing what ails you as well. With that in mind, I invite you to stick around for a while, and explore as much as you'd like!

Welcome to Baad Mom Yarns.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 17, 2019

Let's face it...you don't like limiting yourself to the yarn aisles of big box craft stores. You love knitting with luxurious, small batch yarns dyed by an indie dyer. You also have a unique personality and love expressing yourself with bold, rich colors.

Don't hide it! Join the revolution and knit with sumptuous yarns from a small business run by a self-proclaimed "Baad Mom." Show your truth and share your voice - make strong choices, and let the yarn be your guide. Don't be afraid to be bold!

Baad Mom Yarns is a woman owned indie dyer business, founded in 2016. I have been dyeing yarn for over 10 years and am based out of a small town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The yarns I dye are for the woman who has the heart of a rebel and who just wants a break from life and her kids occasionally. She likes to spoil herself with luxury hand dyed yarns because after a day of cleaning up after kids and playing psychiatrist, she deserves it! So why the name Baad Mom? As a mom of 6, I got tired of being made to feel like I'm just not as good of a mom as the ones who go all out with their organic kale smoothies and bento box school lunches. So, I created a community where I invite other women to show their truth and not feel bad or guilty about just being themselves! And we also drool over pretty yarns.

My yarns are ethically sourced from a mill whose fibers come from Peru and South America. The animals are not kept in fields or sheds, but they roam and graze the vast landscapes with little to no boundaries. The farmers live in rural settings and farm their animals in small communities. This is their livelihood and they treat their animals like family! None of them practice the mulesing method of harvesting fiber. My colorways are inspired by the beautiful landscapes and culture of my Celtic heritage. You’ll find that many of my colorways have Gaelic names.

There's a traditional Irish saying that goes, "A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures." If I may be so bold as to suggest it, I think a beautiful skein of yarn goes a long way toward curing what ails you as well. With that in mind, I invite you to stick around for a while, and explore as much as you'd like!

Welcome to Baad Mom Yarns.

Melanie Cheripka

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Melanie Cheripka

Updates

It’s picture day! These gorgeous yarn babies are going to a yarn shop in Virginia. Want some of your own? Request a custom! This is “Heritage (Dúchas)” on Revel With A Cause, my MCN base. drooling_face

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“They Whine, I Wine” wine_glass is now available! This exclusive gradient colorway is for everyone who is struggling to get through kids home for Fall Break, political talk during Thanksgiving dinner, and whiny family.
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About

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine. (Under the shelter of each other, people survive.)

Hello! My name is Melanie and I’m the Baad Mom to 6 little lambs. What makes me a Baad Mom? I have no filter, I don't take them to church as often as I should, sometimes I let them eat fruity loops for dinner, I listen to music they probably shouldn't be listening to, and I pretty much let them rule the pen.

I got tired of trying to be a “perfect” mom and feeling like I was failing every day, so now I own it -- I'm not a perfect mom and I'll fly my baad mom flag proudly. Are you with me in this club? If you’re tired of striving for the un-reachable goal of total perfection, this is the yarn shop for you.

Do you believe in the power of yarn to transform lives? Maybe it sounds a little bit "woo woo" to say it, but I do. Dyeing yarn has changed my life - and I hope that by practicing my art, I can help inspire others.

You see, there was a time in my life when I felt like I couldn’t use my voice; dyeing yarn gave me my voice. I was able to express myself however I wanted and people liked it! I’ve been pushing those boundaries ever since, finding my voice again and again with each new colorway. I hope that working with my yarns gives you the same feelings of confidence and empowerment.

So go ahead - grab your favorite skein and cast on something rebellious. Something frivolous. Something that’s just for YOU.

You may notice a bit of a Celtic vibe around here: that's a nod to the Irish part of my ancestry. I'm not 100% Irish, but I've always loved the culture and am proud to be a part of it.

Stick around - I think you’ll find this is a place where YOU can find your own voice.

Shop members

  • Melanie

    Owner

    Yarn dyer :: wanna be homesteader :: homeschooling mom :: kid wrangler :: 40-something with the soul of a 20-something and the body of a 60-something

Production partners

  • Print shop

    New York, NY

    This partner prints marketing materials for me.

Local

Find baadmomyarns at the following upcoming markets!

  • Delmarva Fiber Fest
    Roland E. Powell Convention Center
    4001 Coastal Hwy
    OCEAN CITY, MD

    Mar 8–10

    Welcome to our 5th Delmarva Wool and Fiber Expo! We have gathered vendors that promote fibers (whether they are wool, fabric, wood, reed, etc) together to educate and promote the natural fiber industry. Along with a shopping experience, there will be classes and demonstrations that will be taught by true artists.

  • Allentown Fiber Festival
    Merchants Square Mall
    1901 S 12th St
    ALLENTOWN, PA

    Apr 13–14

    Welcome to the 3rd Annual Allentown Fiber Festival (formerly Steel City Fiber Festival) where you can spend the weekend with people who share your passion and creativity in the fiber arts. Gathering together the regions best Indie dyers of fiber and yarns, Farm raised fibers, and Handcrafters, be it Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, Rug Hookers or Spinners! This years festival, in addition to having 74 wonderful vendors, will be offering classes in various techniques (check back often for updated class offerings), a wonderful onsite food vendor, and plenty of adorable animals to learn about. Come join us to celebrate our craft! Admittance to the vendor areas and parking is Free. Service animals are welcome, but please be mindful of our animal vendors

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 20, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I do not offer customs but I will dye up one of my colorways on an available base in the quantity you need. Please request a custom to let me know what you need and I will add you to my dye schedule. :)

Care instructions

I label all of my yarns with washing instructions specific for the fibers of the yarn, but a good rule of thumb for all hand dyed yarns is to hand wash items you've created in cold water and unscented wool wash or a gentle soap such as Dawn dish soap. Don't use Dawn Ultra--just the basic, boring Dawn or you'll get too many suds. Honestly, this is what I use. It's super cheap and in my experience has the least tendency to make the yarns bleed. I know wool washes smell nice but please be careful if you use a scented wool wash because they have a tendency to make yarns bleed.

Wholesale availability

Thank you for your interest in opening a wholesale account with Baad Mom Yarns!

Baad Mom Yarns is an independent woman owned yarn company specializing in rich colorways dyed with a Celtic twist, using low impact acid dyes on luxury yarns.

Increasing availability to both brick and mortar and online yarn stores for my growing company is extremely important to me. I am curating a collection of yarn stores that would be a good fit for my hand dyed yarns. Please contact me for further information on opening an account with Baad Mom Yarns.

Thanks and I look forward to working with you!

Why doesn't the yarn I received look like the picture?

The photos I use in listings are typically an example of the colorway you will receive. I always use the same recipes when replicating colorways, but due to the nature of hand dyeing and the magic of speckles, the appearance of colorways and saturation can vary. Even within the same dye batch or across different bases. This only adds to the beauty and uniqueness of your yarn. :-)

Do you really know what you're doing? How do I know your yarn won't bleed?

I've been dyeing yarn for 10 years and, after years and years of study, have perfected my techniques to ensure minimal bleeding. But it happens sometimes, especially with heavily saturated colors -- even with yarn from the "big guys"!

I only use professional grade wash fast dyes and citric acid. All yarns are soaked completely before dyeing to ensure proper dye absorption and thoroughly washed + rinsed after dyeing is complete to ensure minimal bleeding. I do my best to remove excess dye, but I still recommend washing finished projects individually with unscented wool wash and cool water. Heavily pigmented colors may still discharge a small amount of excess dye.

The tracking says my order has been delivered but I don’t have it! What does that mean?

After scanned as delivered by the USPS, I am not responsible for any lost or stolen packages. Should your tracking number indicate delivery to your address and you suspect it has been delivered to the wrong address or stolen, I suggest filing a police report, filing a claim with your post office, and asking your neighbors. I cannot replace lost or stolen items once the package has left my facility. The post office now has GPS location added to deliveries so that they can look up exactly where it was delivered. They’ll be able to help you! 😊