We’re a pack of Crafty Makers and Yarn Misfits

We craft our own way.

We share our knowledge with friends.

We will keep our craft alive and we will live our lives by our own values and at our own pace.

We have a lot of fun and we hope you’ll join us.


Our Story

CHY started out as a hobby and a bit of spare change to help me fight off postpartum depression. The name came about because when you get overly excited about yarn, spinning, sewing , cooking etc other people tend to not understand. I’ve always been a fan of old words and notions so I thought it was funny that this old fangled word “ housewife” had become sort of a dirty word in our modern time. Now I’m a modern girl and all but it seemed to me that there should be a way for women to wear all the hats we want to wheather that’s being a mom or caretaker or running a business. This business has grown into much more of community so we have everything from “ housewives” & farmers to super driven career people looking for a creative outlet. No matter how much things have changed and grown our core values of not taking life too seriously and promoting kindness and small cottage industry will always stay the same.

erin James

Owner / Head of Fiber Arts and Brand Outreach/Spinoluton Dealer and Educator

Erin James of Crafty Housewife yarns

Viki Richardson

Head Spinner/ Educator / My Awesome Mom


Christina Mossaad

Dye Artist / Head of Braid Club and Luxury Fiber Subscriptions

For more info on her business Alight Handwovens

Christinna Mossaad Alight handwovens

Jessica Jane Patterson

Office Admin/ Tech

For more info on her Blog Spinning Shadows

Jessica Jane Patterson Spinning Shadows

WHitney Olsen

Dye Artist/ CHY Collection and Custom Dye work/ Small Mill Yarns

For more information on her business Wearwithall

Whitney Olsen

We also have a talented group of spinners and featured artist that is always growing, with out them none of this would be possible.

Come Hang out with Us

We have a very active facebook group where you can get all sorts of help or show off your latest project or just hang out and make friends. Join Us!

If Instagram is more your thing we’re on there too. @Craftyhousewifeyarns

I always recommend joining our email list below to know what’s going on or if we will be at any fiber events near you!

If you’d like to contact us for any reason please email Erin@craftyhousewifeyarns.com