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Make Lolabean Yarn Co. bigger & better!

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A note from The Magpies of Magpie Fibers on why you should help us help Lolabean Yarn Co...

Have you ever met a person that you just know... if all the stars aligned, if all the right resources were in place, if there was just one more helpful push, they could accomplish even more than they ever thought possible?

That's pretty much exactly how we feel about our good friend Adella Colvin over at Lolabean Yarn Co. Adella started her incredibly successful hand-dyed yarn business as a direct response to not seeing herself represented nor appreciated; local yarn stores incorrectly assumed that as a Black woman, she couldn't possibly be a customer. Little did they know, those poor experiences served as a catalyst to create one of the most well-known hand-dyed yarn companies... in the world... run by one Black woman!

Lolabean Yarn Co . has grown to become a recognized and respected hand-dyed yarn company, by both customers and her industry peers. But as Adella has grown Lolabean Yarn Co ., her needs as a business have also grown. But in true Adella-fashion... she's focused her attention elsewhere. Every three months out of the year, she's proudly championed a Cause of the Quarter, whether it be to support organizations assisting Black and Brown folks to receive mental health treatments, new and upcoming Black & Brown-run fiber publications, Black voter supression drives, and many more.

But this time - after much arm-twisting and choice words - The Magpies finally managed to convince Adella that the much-needed cause, a.k.a. the person we needed to help? It was Adella, herself. Let us tell you why:

In 2020, Lolabean Yarn Co. was growing at a rapid pace. Adella knew she needed more space, more team members, more equipment. But then... well, we all know what happened then. COVID-19 put everyone's world on pause, and Adella - poised to lease a new space - chose to pause her own goals, simultaneously choosing to protect her family from the uncertainty and exposure. This is a choice she will never regret, but in the reality of today's economy, her options for a growth path have now become both more limited and more expensive. That's where we come in!

We're counting on our fiber community to come here and recognize that this woman, Adella Colvin, and her business are an integral part of her industry... and that we want to help her build the legacy of a business that will survive the test of time. Due to the lack of financially-viable spaces, LBYC team has instead pivoted to renovating Lolabean Yarn Co.'s current space. Your donation will go towards helping her build the manufacturing space of her dreams on the property, funding a build-out optimized for a hand-dyed yarn company (to include new plumbing, a more integrated electric system, and a better layout). Though expensive, each of these improvements will allow the property to grow with Adella and her successful business and hopefully her potential new team.

We, The Magpies, believe that Adella and Lolabean Yarn Co. are deserving of every single dollar that we can raise plus more! We're excited to support her throughout this endeavor and be a voice for her... especially when she gets a little too shy to ask you all for a couple coins. ;) Please join us in this journey of making our fiber industry a little stronger, a little broader, and a lot better with the addition of a bigger and badder Lolabean Yarn Co.


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Noreen Gallagher
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Robin Nicole Guy
    • $75 
    • 7 mos
  • Christy Tennery
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Alyssa M Lehmann
    • $30 
    • 8 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Kiki Mays
Frederick, MD
Adella Colvin
Kayla Fernandez
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