About Dragonfly Fibers
Dragonfly Fibers is an indie yarn company specializing in artisan dyed yarn.
It all started with some yarn, and a pot in a kitchen, and a love affair with color. Dragonfly founder Kate Chiocchio started dyeing out of her
house, an activity that caused her husband Jack to suggest she start a business. Little did he know! Thus was Dragonfly born, in 2007.
Kate hired a few of her yarn and dog friends to help out, moved the business out of her basement, and eventually hired the incomparable Nancye Bonomo. A perfect partnership was born: Kate with her creative genius, Nancye with her financial and project management skills. The two of them took Dragonfly from a pot on a stove to a nationwide company employing 12 amazing women.
In 2019, Kate decided it was time to step away from the business. She had thought to simply close Dragonfly. But when Amy Serradell of Canon Hand Dyes and Lisa Bass of White Birch Fiber Arts heard, they collectively gasped and said “NOOOOOO!”
So they partnered up, got together with Kate, and bought Dragonfly in 2020. They intend to continue the work Kate and Nancye started, keeping the favorite colorways developed by Kate and adding their own spin in the form of rich new colors.
Amy and Lisa both bring many years of dyeing experience to the table. In her Canon Hand Dyes incarnation, Amy specializes in mini kits, gradient cakes, and self-striping yarn; when Lisa’s wearing her WBFA hat, she specializes in stripeys, gradient cakes on unusual bases and lengths, and shawl kits.
The partnership is a multi-coast operation. Amy lives and works in Portland, Oregon; Lisa lives and works in southern Vermont. Amy has a
husband, two children and four cats. Lisa has a husband, three children, a grandchild, three dogs, four cats, three old goats, and a snake.
Dragonfly Fibers is known for high-quality knitting and crochet yarns which are hand-dyed in vibrant, rich, sometimes crazy colors. Many of the base yarns are proprietary and cannot be found anywhere else.
Dragonfly Fibers yarns can be purchased at www.dragonflyfibers.com, at fiber festivals, and at local yarn stores throughout the country.