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About Us

We are makers.

We are doers.

We are dreamers.

Nerd Girl YarnsNerd Girl Yarns brings indie hand dyed yarns and fibers to those who want more than big box yarn. Each skein is handled no less than seven times to ensure that each customer is thoughtfully considered and for quality assurance.  Every skein and fiber is dyed by hand and inspired by nature, books, movies, games, pop culture and fandoms. While you will find some items in stock, most of our colorways are dyed to order. Dyed to order is a semi-custom process of making each yarn or fiber colorway to order. 

At NGY it's not just putting an order in a shipping envelope, it’s about hand dyeing every yarn and fiber for someone and thinking about them the entire time we are making it. We feel like every customer is a friend and we learn what bases are their favorite, what colors they prefer, and what fandoms they love because we spend quality time with their orders. Often times we get to help their friends and family pick out gifts for them on birthdays and holidays and we feel like our entire customer base is part of one big knit/crochet group night. No order is insignificant, no order too small. Every single customer is important.

Our History

Nerd Girl Yarns was founded in 2010 after dyeing became the next step in a fiber obsession & more yarn was being dyed than was being used. Started from home, NGY was initially an online only family business. Outgrowing the capacity to run NGY out of the home, NGY moved into a commercial studio in 2013 but retained the family. :)

Our Dye Lab

Being energy efficient and environmentally conscious has always been important to us. We use EnergyStar rated commercial ovens to set the dyes. Since overcooking yarn can damage the wool we use a slower, more steady heating process and we don't rush the cool down. Hand dyed yarn takes time, and we are happy to take the time to do it right.

All of our dyes are non-toxic and low impact. We use no harsh chemicals in any step of our dye process. We even final rinse in a hypoallergenic wash.

Click here to learn more about our dye studio & dyed to order process.


The Family

Christa Casebeer linuxchic

Christa aka C
linuxchic on Ravelry

Owner of Nerd Girl Yarns, dyer,
photographer, media manager, order
fulfillment, customer service, webmaster,
sysadmin, tech support, front of shop, & anything else that needs doing.

Crocheter, knitter, spinner, maker, reader,
geek, gamer, crazy cat lady, open source fangirl & lover of hand knit swants.

Boy Genius

Sebastian aka Boy Genius
on Ravelry

Dyer, shipping manager, booth guy.

Gamer, maker, audiophile geek, sci-fi fanboy.

Loves pancakes & pandas. 

Crocheter, sometimes spinner, avid gamer, and linux fanboy.



Hunter aka The Batt Man

Prep, reskeining, & batt maker extraordinaire.

Baseball player & pretty great teenager

Loves his puppy, Holtzmann, the smell of yarn, & eats.





Studio cat aka Feline Overlord
Keeps mice away from precious wool, & entertains visitors.

Spazzy, loveable, and always under your feet. Trained to stay out of the yarn - she prefers a nice handmade blanket rather than raw yarn.





Erik aka the Kid Herder 

Husband of linuxchic, important errand guy, & designated driver on margarita nights.







Ani aka My Buddy

? - March 27, 2017

Memorialized Studio cat

Loved naps in the sun & sleeping on hand knit poufs in front of the heater




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