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About Us

Hi, we’re Jill and Bernie, and together we founded ColorNotes Yarn.  We’ve been married for over 20 years and share a passion for color and for making things by hand.  We’re inspired by colors from nature and the landscape, and feel that color brings energy and joy to life.  Our signature look is a vibrant mix of colors blended together on the skein, and the more colors the better!  We are committed to producing outstanding yarns that will enable you to take a simple pattern and create a stunning project that’s worthy of your time and effort.  Every skein of ColorNotes Yarn is hand painted in small batches, using the highest quality natural fiber yarns we can find.  We hand dye our yarn in our home studio located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area, and we can’t imagine living anywhere else in the world.

I have been knitting and crocheting since I was a kid, and if you ask anyone who knows me they’ll tell you that I’m always making something.  I have to do something creative every day.  It’s my favorite way to relax, express myself, and to find balance in my life.  I love to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, draw, paint and garden.  I also love designing patterns.  You can see and download the free patterns I designed for our yarns on the Patterns page.

We’re also on Facebook and Ravelry.  Please check out our pages and “like” us so we can connect with you, keep you updated on what we’re doing, and bring you the kinds of yarns and colors you want.  You’re the reason we do what we do, and nothing makes us happier than seeing the fun you have working with our yarns and the beautiful things you’ve made with them.  Check out the Gallery page for pictures of things made by our customers.

We hope you will enjoy visiting our website and we encourage you to try our yarns.  You can see what our customers have said about our yarns on the Testimonials page.  We’d love to hear about your experience with our yarns, so please let us know what you think.  You can use the Contact Us page to give us your thoughts, call us at 925-352-2155 to speak to us in person, or drop us an email at jill@colornotesyarn.com or Bernie@colornotesyarn.com.

Happy knitting!