Are Why I Do What I Do
How you helped Rembrandt Yarns become a reality.
I am thrilled that everyone who uses my hand dyed yarn gets an authentic Rembrandt Yarns product worthy of their hand crafted masterpiece.
– Sandy Kemp
Rembrandt Yarns CEO
I am so thrilled that everyone who uses my hand dyed yarn and spinning fiber knows they are getting a unique product worthy of the most discerning fiber artist in the world.
Before I created Rembrandt Yarns, I kind of played with yarn. I dyed random skeins, learned to spin my own yarn, and just became a more competent fiberista.
Then one day –
I noticed that there is a great big world full of yarn lovers who are done with commercial yarns. They are fed up with their projects looking just like everyone else’s. They are tired of spending hours on a handmade item only to have it turn out just like all the others they’ve ever seen.
I was concerned that I couldn’t do this. I was scared. It was a big departure for me to put myself out there. What if I failed? What if I looked silly?
But then –
I realized that none of that matters. I love yarn and I love yarn lovers. I want to try my best to serve my community and friends. I want to make things that excite fiber lovers. I want to help you make your own masterpiece.
So I set out to create the most beautiful, unique and colorful yarns for the most discerning knitters in the world.
It turns out –
The road was more difficult than I imagined.
I needed to learn what customers want. I didn’t know how to make a website.
I talked to fiber artists of all kinds. I bought a class and taught myself how to create a beautiful website. Because I wanted to bring the most wonderful yarns to those who would love them.
I developed a shoulder problem from all the knitting while testing my products. I feared no one would like my products.
Through it all –
I released my first products and the response has been pure love.
The best part? I’ve met so many fiber lovers, people who would never dream of calling themselves “fiber artists”. But that’s who they are, right down in their souls. I plan to serve them for many years, and hope my yarns add some small bit of happiness to their adventures in fiber.