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The Mimo Yarn Co.

πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Hullo I am Molly, Owner & Founder of The Mimo Yarn Co.
I am the lady in charge of creating the fun and quirky names behind the brand and everything else.
(It's ain't easy, but hell it's fun!)

My Journey

I come from a very varied background with qualifications in catering, events management, massage & beauty. This list of treasures does not included all the other courses I seem to sign up to, that help broaden my horizons. I can now add Business Management to that list 🀭.

I started knitting when I was 5 yo, my Nan taught me alongside my mum.
I picked up knitting again when I was at university, as I would finish my assignments and have nothing to do but watch TV or cook food for all my house mates. So I headed in to town, found myself a haberdashery shop and bought me some yarn and patterns and that's how the joy of knitting came back to me.

Learning to Dye
In 2018 I got the chance of a life time to visit & work in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ with my boyfriend Miguel (the Mi to my Mo = Mimo). I thought to myself before we headed off on our new adventure that I would like to learn more about knitting and dyeing yarn. I came across a job by a company called 'Sweet Georgia Yarns', I had never heard of them before but really wanted the job. I became a studio assistant helping them prepare yarn to be dyed and also packing orders for customers. Later on while working there I got to learn a little more about dyeing and this is where my love of this craft started. Also Canada has great hand-dyed yarn that I had never seen before back in the UK (I'd been going to the wrong shows!).

The Birth of Mimo
We got back to the UK in May 2019 and I thought, I would really like to make a go of starting my own hand-dyed yarn hustle. So with a credit card and a lot of positive thoughts Mimo was born. Fast forward to NOW - 2020, I have moved from Etsy to my own website and getting the name of Mimo out there. What I love about this industry, is that we are all different and make something that we love. Mimo is about being bright,bold and colourful and basically in your face with happiness✨.

The Future
In the future I would love to host knitting retreats, workshops, real-life yarn shows, afternoon teas, collaborations with other like minded dyers and designers from around the world 🌎.

Working For Myself
I have always wanted to be my own boss and create the path I want, rather than be stuck unhappy. Mimo brings me joy and a purpose and without it this year I feel I would of been broken. So here's to MIMO 🍾.
Recently immigrated to Canada to start a new life and make my yarn business flourish. Studying, hustling and just enjoying life πŸ₯°.

Remember to hashtag #themimoyarnco with your amazing makes!
πŸ™πŸ½ Thank you for reading & happy browsing πŸ›’