The Story Of Blue Heron Yarns

Another yarn I’ve discovered & fallen in love with since opening my yarn store has been Blue Heron yarns.

The colours and the sheen of the yarn need to be seen to be appreciated.

Recently I asked Demian the story behind Blue Heron Yarns:

“Lets try to sell our yarn instead of weaving it all,” said Demian. (There was already more than a lifetime supply for any weaver.) “Well, give it a try,” said Barbara.

This small conversation in 1999 began a joint collaboration between fiber artist, Barbara Lundy Stone and her dyer son, Demian Savits. 

Barbara designs the colorways and the clothing. Demian paints the yarn and manages the business. Everyone rinses yarn.

The business that began on eBay one skein at a time is now represented in yarn stores and galleries across the country.

“I’m always searching for an exciting new yarn and I’m sure that the next formula will be more beautiful than any that came before,” says Barbara.

“Though we are growing steadily we are dedicated to maintaining this business as an art studio, never losing sight of the creative process,” says Demian.


Currently Blue Heron Yarns has over 300 knit shops that carry their yarn.

The yarn is manufactured in American mills.

Yarn About Yarn is currently stocking 3 different types of Blue Heron Yarn in a total of 7 different colourways. See them on the website here and leave a comment to let me know what you think….are there other colours you’d like to see in store or other yarn blends/weights you’d prefer?