Kelbourne Woolens is Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn. Founded in 2008, Kelbourne Woolens is yarn for knitters, by knitters. Our line of quality, affordable, and classic yarns are meant to be the ones you reach for again and again.
Our years of crafting, working in yarn shops, speaking with our wholesale customers, and meeting thousands of knitters and crocheters at workshops, events, and book signings have inspired us to create a line of yarns with one idea in mind:
Kelbourne Woolens is for those who love the craft as much as we do.
To keep up with new yarn and color development, the publication of our free and for sale patterns, tutorials on expanding your knitting and crochet skills, and information on the happenings in our busy lives, please check out the blog or sign up to receive our newsletter.
In addition to our own line of Kelbourne Woolens yarns, we also distribute yarns and products we stand behind, not just as businesswomen, but as makers ourselves:
• BC Garn, a GOTS certified organic line of yarns from Denmark.
• Soak, makers of a natural and biodegradable wool wash and no-starch ironing spray made in North America that comes in fresh, fun scents.
• Navia, a line of yarns from the Faroe Islands that balances tradition with luxury at an affordable price, with fantastic pattern support.
The excellent yarns we distribute, including our own brand of yarns, patterns and notions are sold exclusively at independent yarn shops. For the most current stockist information in N. America, please check out the list of retailers here.
For wholesale inquiries, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at 267.766.5480, or fill out a wholesale request form here.
Kelbourne Woolens warehouse is GOTS certified, meaning we meet the qualifications of the standard in the manufacture, production, and sale of the products out of our warehouse.
Our employees are treated fairly and earn a competitive and living wage. We support the Fight for Fifteen, and none of our employees – including our student interns – make less than $15 per hour. The cleaning products and materials we use in the warehouse meet a high environmental standard.
Kelbourne Woolens welcomes any and all regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, size, or age. We strive to feature and support a diverse and inclusive range of customers. Over the course of the company, we have made a conscientious effort to give back to the community in the way of yarn donations, volunteering, education, and donations to organizations such RAICES, CAIR, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste, End the Backlog, Decarcerate PA, ACLU, and Color of Change.