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Founder, president and professional wine drinker. Darn Good Yarn was started by Nicole Snow, a US Air Force Veteran.  As she tells it: “After leaving the Air Force, I decided that I wanted to “unwind” with yarn. In early 2008, I decided to take two of my passions in life—art and helping others—and combine them. The result was “Darn Good Yarn” a yarn and fiber importer, wholesaler, and retailer. The mission was simple: provide phenomenal quality fibers to enthusiasts, while helping the women of Nepal and India become autonomous and self-reliant.”

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Mike: Super-supporter and official husband. Without Mike, Darn Good Yarn wouldn’t be here and Nicole wouldn’t enjoy life nearly as much <3 ;-)

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Official Mini Schnauzer! Squeakers is the bomb and he lets the house know when FedEx is here:)

(Squeakers is horrible about answering emails.  He has been denied his own Darn Good Yarn email address as punishment.) :)



Maggie: Virtual Assistant and Project coordinator.  Maggie Pozorski lives in Charlotte, NC, and draws inspiration for her original designs from her life experiences. The most notable of these being the time she spent in Ecuador, with the Secoya tribe, and her work as a mother to a dynamic little girl. A full time designer and fiber artist, Maggie focuses on creating unique wearables from quality yarn. She also hand-crafts Waldorf-inspired dolls from organic, natural, and high quality materials. Maggie learned the basics of knitting and crocheting at age 17. After experimenting with the craft, she mastered the art of crocheting and started selling her wares at a local Farmers Market ten years ago. Her business Earthsong Creations has evolved over time; now her creations can be seen in galleries and boutiques in the Asheville area and at regional festivals such as the Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain, NC. Her work, including her new line of wearables made from Darn Good Yarn reclaimed sari silk, is also available at her Etsy store,

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Tim Pritchard: Tim is the bomb with one of the best beards around. He’s been with Darn Good Yarn the longest (after Nicole, Mike and Squeakers!) He made the original site design and all of the awesomeness and customization DGY was for years! Tim’s company also hosts Without Tim, Darn Good Yarn wouldn’t be here! He runs and Aarcade which is the easiest way to set up and maintain your own web shop. Aarcade provides and supports awesome Big Cartel themes and services. Plus Tim is Australian + Ex Engineer & Project Manager + Living in Portland + Biking, Red Wine, Cooking & Weekend Bread Baking

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Luke: He’s the new kid on the block and our designer and site tweaker. Plus Luke has a cool accent which makes all tweaks sound cooler (he’s in the UK!). Like his work? Wanna hire him?

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Anthony Keogh: The bookkeeping brains of Darn Good Yarn. A must have for all you small biz owners out there! Anthony makes sure I stay on the straight and narrow when it comes to keeping my books in tip top shape! Need a small business bookkeeper to help your biz? Shoot him over an email!

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Tia: Online Customer Assistant.  Tia was originally Nicole’s assistant when she still lived in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.  Now she answers many of your important online queries whenever she has time away from studying healthcare administration at Salve Regina University.  She has been riding horses for an impressive 72% of her life, and she loves making bracelets and decorating her dorm room with Darn Good Yarn.


Marissa: Darn Good Yarn Blogger, PR person/Promoter.  (Marissa is entirely made out of yarn.  No other pictures were available at press time.)  A Creative Writing major and serious crafter, Marissa’s yarn stash may eventually take over her entire room and force her to sleep on some sort of fabulous yarn-nest.  Marissa learned to knit at age 12, learned to crochet in college, and learned how to spin a few years ago.  She lives in Asheville, NC, and is a Crochet Instructor at her local Michaels.  Want Marissa to write Facebook posts, Twitter updates or blog posts for your business?  Just send her an email.

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Sarah (& Amelia): Pinterest Queen, Assistant Packager and Shipper.  Sarah was a lead teacher for a special education preschool in Portland, ME until Amelia arrived.  She is transitioning from being a stay-at-home Mom to helping us out here at Darn Good Yarn.  She has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eastern CT state University, where she also minored in Art.  She wants to move more into the education world, especially toward teaching the autistic population.  For now we are helping her nurse her Pinterest addiction, and hopefully getting her into knitting and crocheting very soon! :)


Meet Karleigh, our Aussie face of Darn Good Yarn.
Karleigh’s an arty living in Sydney, who one day, a few years ago while climbing a 20m drop of microfibre to do her aerial silks acro on, had one of her joyous lightbulb moments and realised that its fabric that really resonates with her; rather than the paints and canvas with which she was having a several year block.
So since then, has been on a textile adventure playing with textures and observing their natural flow while drawing inspiration from nature and her Tai Chi and chakra meditation to create her simple yet beautiful Hangable and Wearable art pieces.
Since joining the DGY team, she’s on a mission to spread the DGY love down under, so if you’re from her side of the world, be sure to give her a shout at even just to say hi!



Darn Good Yarn is located in north-central Maine (Sebec).

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  1. [...] enthusiasts while helping the women of Nepal, India, and Chile become independent and self-reliant. Nicole and her team select women in these areas who have no other job opportunities, teach them to create handmade yarn [...]

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