Welcome to my Royale Hare website!

Here you'll find information and pictures of my yarns, fibers and my brass Support Spindle.

Over many years I have designed colors inspired by the beautiful area of Northern California I have called home for most of my life. I take inspiration from The City (San Francisco), traveling north across the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, Sonoma County (where I live in Santa Rosa), Napa County, north to Mendocino County, and not forgetting Lake County.

Many years ago I started naming my colors after their inspiration. Nowadays, I refer to the multiple color designs as Colorways, the coordinating one color yarns and fibers as Semi-Solids and colors that have been designed by my designer friend Rosemary (Romi) Hill as Designs by Romi. Pages have been set up under the Color tab for each of the three types of colors.

Please check out my different types of yarns on the Yarn page, and the spinning, felting, crafting fibers on the Fiber page.  I have tried to provide the contents of each yarn and fiber along with suggestions and samples of how to use each.

Every yarn and fiber is available in every color!  You get to choose your yarn or fiber and what color you'd like it to be.

Take a look at my  Support Spindle page with photos and information about my unique spinning tool.

On the Gallery page there are pictures of items made with my yarns, fibers, patterns and tools.  If you'd like to submit photos of your creations please let me know.

If you have any questions please let me know!

Thank you and I sincerely hope you enjoy using my products!

Karen Emrey

Maia by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
Dyed Silk Cocoons
Handspun Belvedere Bird of Paradise

 Check out my schedule on the Events page!

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i dye yarn and spinning fiber.

I have been dyeing my original colors on yarn and spinning fiber since the mid 1980s.  My colors are inspired by the beautiful area from San Francisco through the wine country countries to the north.  Sonoma County is where I have spent most of my life, enjoying the rugged coast, redwood covered hills, fields of grapes, quaint towns, valleys and numerous delightful hiking spots and views. 

You'll find colors inspired by my travels thru Marin, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties.  I hope you'll enjoy them with me!

I teach spinning, dyeing, knitting, crochet, needle felting, wet felting, raising silkworms, kid's handwork classes for home schoolers and more!

Contact me for classes.

I teach spinning and needle felting at Yarnitudes yarn shop in Sebastopol, CA Sonoma County, north of San Francisco.  Call 707-827-3618.