About Shipyarn



Pronouns: she/her

Ship is an indie dyer from the US PNW who gets inspiration for yarn colorways from her fandoms! Most of her inspiration comes from anime, video games, and other nerdy things. Some of her favorite fandoms to dye yarn for are: Final Fantasy XIV, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Genshin Impact, Critical Role, and Studio Ghibli Films. Ship has been dyeing yarn since 2018, crocheting since 2010, and more recently picked up knitting and weaving. She has always loved sharing her passions with others, whether that is screaming about the things she loves, or teaching others how to create.

When not doing yarn crafts, Ship can usually be found playing video games, watching anime, playing with her dogs, drawing, or picking up new random crafting skills. She is a huge proponent of online communities for both fandom and craft and runs a Discord community of nerdy crafter’s, and participates in many fandom communities as well.


Communications Specialist / Yarn Model

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Eri is our resident communications specialist. She is enthusiastic and not afraid to make her opinions known!


Quality Assurance

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Our resident "Old Man" kitty. He is known to steal test mini skeins and wander through the house yowling his opinion about it in the middle of the night.


Former Chief Security Officer / Mascot / Senior Yarn Model

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We lost our beloved Bernese Mountain Dog, Pico, to Histiocytic Sarcoma on Sept 20th 2023.

Many of you knew him from Twitch streams, social media posts, photos and stories I shared on discord, and of course, our logo. He was our mascot, and an integral support for me as I started this business and navigated the last 6.5 challenging years. He was a beautiful loving goofball and a cartoon of a dog.

I miss him dearly. 

Approximately 1 in 5 Berners is affected by Histiocytic Sarcoma

Histiocytic Sarcoma is a very aggressive canine cancer that is rare in the overall dog population, but incredibly common in Bernese Mountain dogs. Diagnosis can be tricky as symptoms are generally unspecific. Survival times are very low because it is often inoperable and spreads quickly.

Berner-Garde is an organization that maintains a health database for Bernese Mountain Dogs and supports research on health issues that affect them and cut their lives short. In addition to maintaining this detailed database, they also partner with Michigan State University to develop and maintain a tumor and blood sample repository to facilitate research. Much of the research they support is directly related to preventing, diagnosing, and treating Histiocytic Sarcoma.

10% of all sales* will be donated to the Berner-Garde Foundation in memory of our beloved Pico, in hopes that we can help prevent others from going through this tragedy.

You can also donate directly without making a purchase at the listing below.

*Excludes Pride yarns, as 10% will continue to go to QWOCMAP
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