Yarn Hollow Hand Dyed Fiber to Nourish Your Creativity

Grandville, Michigan · 2553 Sales


Yarn Hollow Hand Dyed Fiber to Nourish Your Creativity

Grandville, Michigan 2553 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

yarnhollow is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Hello - the shop is on hiatus until after the studio move is complete. Please check back in June 2018. Thank you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 7, 2018

Hello - the shop is on hiatus until after the studio move is complete. Please check back in June 2018. Thank you!

Rita Petteys

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Rita Petteys


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New Merino Superwash sock yarn "Bitty" in Fern and Mushroom multi color. Rich Autumn colors, great for all types of fine knitting.
There are a lot of colorful, soft, fun bamboo socks available in the Yarn Hollow etsy shop! Don't mourn the end of flip flop and sandal season; grab some bamboo socks and enjoy the color and comfort! Featuring adult sizes 9-11, at $10.00 a pair!


A Surplus of Color

Yarn Hollow began in 2005, as the result of a kitchen sink epiphany. Rita Petteys began dyeing yarn in her garage in Grandville, MI and selling it at the Fulton Street Farmer’s Market. City Knitting was the first wholesale account, followed by several others over the years. Yarn Hollow has yarn in over 25 shops throughout the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southern United States and Canada. In addition to a yarn presence at select yarn shops, Rita has been selling at regional fiber festivals since 2006.

In May 2010, Yarn Hollow moved from Rita’s garage/basement/dining room/computer room/playroom (home businesses have a way of taking over!) into an 1100 square foot facility at 3041 Broadway SW in Grandville, MI.

Our Mission:
To nourish the inherent creativity in all by producing high quality yarns, fiber, and fabrics vibrating with color and steeped with a sense of fun and adventure.

Our Vision:
Through the creation and distribution of our unique and colorful products, we will grow an enthusiastic customer base throughout North America and the world! We desire an extensive retail network who will support by consistently and professionally providing the highest quality materials suffused with color that will excite their customers!

Our Values:
We deeply feel that the creative spark is accessible to all. We believe that making things matters. We value the partnerships and networks of the business cycle, from farmers and mills at the genesis of materials production through the shops and sellers to those who use our end product to create unique and beautiful objects. Our customers are very important to us – without them, we would not have the privilege of doing this work; we are thoroughly dedicated to our customers’ satisfaction. We value the work of our hands and the opportunity to grow creatively. It is important that our families benefit from our work and we value our work in such a way that will result in prosperity.

Shop members

  • Rita Petteys

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Anna Engelking

    Assistant, Creator, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on July 26, 2016
Welcome to Yarn Hollow, specializing in colorful, unique, high-quality hand-dyed yarn, fibers, fabrics, and accessories.

Everything is carefully and thoroughly rinsed, dried, and packaged.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that the colors shown in our photographs will not be perfectly identical to those in real life, though we use various lighting and editing techniques to keep the images as true to life as possible.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
If you are ever dissatisfied with a Yarn Hollow product, please contact me immediately and I will do whatever is necessary to rectify the problem.

We endeavor to package and ship all the items you have purchased in a way that keeps them safe in shipping. If an item is lost in shipping, we may ask that you contact your post office to inquire about the delivery status. Refunds for items lost in shipping will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
For US transactions, I prefer paypal for payment, though I will accept checks or money orders - items paid by check or money order will be shipped once the check has cleared or the money order has arrives.

For international transactions, I only accept paypal. There are no exceptions to this policy.

In the interest of simplifying which fibers and yarns are going where and are sold through which website, I will not do transactions for people who contact me off-etsy about items listed here.

If you have committed to purchasing items from the Yarn Hollow shop and I have not received payment within 2 days via paypal for items you have committed to purchase, those items will be relisted. If you have committed to purchase an item via Check or Money Order, payment must arrive within five (5) business days of the purchase. In instances in which payments are not received on time, the transaction will be cancelled and the items relisted.

If you have asked to have items reserved, those items will be reserved for up to seven (7) days. If payment has not been received within that time frame, the items will be re-listed without being reserved. This insures that inventory will make it to its forever home quickly and is available to all who are looking.
I will be shipping on Tuesdays and Fridays. I will typically ship via First Class mail in the US for packages under 13 ounces. If your order is more than 13 ounces, it will be sent via Priority Mail. I love to ship internationally, so convo me for shipping rates. Sometimes the estimates that I have for international shipping are high - feel free to ask for a more accurate quote.

That being said, please know that though I endeavor to get to the post office for more accurate quotes, getting there is dependent on the studio schedule and my children's school schedule. If you are concerned about the cost of shipping, please contact me so we can work out something while making sure the items you would like aren't sold while you are waiting for a precise quote. Thank you.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you for your interest in Yarn Hollow. Due to our current volume of work, we are not able to do custom orders. If you are purchasing yarn, fiber, or fabric for a particular project, please make sure that you purchase enough to complete your project. It would be an exercise in frustration for you if you run short on materials.