Hello! I'm Robyn and I am the owner and dyer here at TeenyButton Studio. All of our yarns are dyed by myself here in my home studio just outside New Orleans, Louisiana.
I learned to knit at the age of 8 but picked it up with a passion in high school. As my skill level grew and I tried my hand at more ambitious projects, I had trouble finding the kinds of yarns I wanted to knit with. I wanted bright colors, lots of speckles, and fun colorway names, but the local stores were few and far between and I wanted to touch and see the yarns in person. So in 2015 I ordered a few dye powders and a pack of mini skeins to try my hand at dyeing my own! I started out with an idea for a mini skein set inspired by Pokemon, something I loved from my childhood I'd never seen for sale anywhere, and immediately fell in love with the art of dyeing and the process of translating something I loved onto yarn. As a college student, dyeing my own yarn made knitting more affordable and soon I had more hand-dyed yarn than I could ever knit, so TeenyButton Studio was born. In 2018 the business had grown to where I was able to take this yarn dyeing gig full-time, and we've been dyeing at full steam since then!
One of the best things about living near New Orleans is the abundance of art, history, food, and culture everywhere you look. It provides the perfect inspiration for the kinds of bright, fun colorways I love to dye! In addition to our New Orleans-themed colorways you will find quite a few colorways and clubs inspired by my favorite movies, books, shows, and music. I love connecting to fellow fiber fans through our shared interests!
You may occasionally see my mom, Merry, at festivals and events. She is my best friend and as fiber-obsessed as myself! She is my booth helper, podcast partner, and mini skein winder, and is more than happy to work for yarn. We also have three little furry helpers, kitties Purl and Presley who are the Head of Shipping and Quality Control Manager respectively, and Audie the border collie mix who is our Inventory Manager. They take a paws-on approach to their work and you can find snippets of their adventures on my Instagram page @TeenyButton!