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About the Company

We at YarnYAY! believe in the “rising tide” philosophy of working together with other fiber-loving (and whenever possible, indie) businesses, to help us all thrive.

Our mission is to introduce our subscribers to appetizer portions of gorgeous yarns and on-trend, totally doable projects (we love little wins like FOs!) Once makers fall in love with the yarns from our boxes, we encourage them to support their local yarn shops by buying more of it from them.

YarnYAY! is more than a subscription box company, though. It’s an experience based in large part on community, which we try to nurture virtually almost every day. Subscribers can interact with Vickie, the team, and each other as much or little as they like. We just want them to know that they always have a place to get help, stitch-along, and to share projects with fellow yarn-lovers. We hope you’ll come YarnYAY with us!

Meet the Team

YarnYAY! is a women-owned business based in Austin, Texas. The team is 60% cat-eyelinered, 20% mustachioed, and 100% whip-smart bad-assery.

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Vickie Howell Founder/Stitcher-in-Chief

Vickie is a mom of three, award-winning broadcaster, author, designer & entrepreneur. Over a decade and a half, through various television shows, YouTube videos, online courses, conference tours and books - she’s had the privilege of teaching hundreds of thousands of stitchers new yarn-y skills. It’s her mission to empower people to lean into creativity by making DIY totally doable!

Faye Weiss

Faye Weiss Tech Editor

Faye Weiss is a technical editor for knit and crochet patterns, a career that melds her science background with her years of teaching and crafting with yarn. When away from the editing desk, she fills her time with fiber crafts of all kinds and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.

Chris Bahls

Chris Bahls Operations Manager

Chris is a printmaker, turned software interface designer, turned knitwear designer and instructor. When he’s not managing the YarnYAY! shop, he can be found elbow deep in color, creating the latest of gorgeous shades for his hand-dyed yarn company, Left Coast DyeWorks

Becky Joiner

Becky Joiner Gal Friday

As a serial maker, Becky will always have a bag full of projects in various states of completion. Yarn, paint, cloth, and thread are her besties! When she's not packing YarnYAY! orders, making samples, helping out at the studio, she's trying new crafty things, and gets the most joy from creating and doing something different every day.


YarnYAY! proudly supports women-run businesses worldwide. This site was developed by Yael Rozanes, owner of UL-UX studio in Tel Aviv, Israel.