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About us

The River Colors Studio staff love yarn (and needles and hooks and bags and spinning fiber) as much as you do and want to share our passion with you. We are crazy about color! We love to find the newest indie dyers and share them with you while still stocking our old-time favorites. Our goal is to offer a complete color palette when stocking good basic yarns. There is no perfect yarn, just the best yarn for the project and the crafter making it. We understand the value of different yarns and make sure we have sturdy acrylic blends, hypo-allergenic plant fibers, and rustic wools as well as the softest merino. Some of the brands that we carry include Malabrigo, Spincycle Yarns, Biches et Bûches, Tukuwool, Blue Sky Fibers, Emma's Yarn, Istex Lopi, Magpie, Jaimeson, mYak, Woolfolk, and Retrosaria.


Directions to the Studio

We are located in Lakewood, Ohio which is 10 minutes west of downtown Cleveland or a 15-minute drive from the Cleveland Hopkins Airport.


River Colors Studio
1387 Sloane Ave
Lakewood, OH
216 228-9276


History of the Studio

River Colors Studio was established in 2003, now that's history! The concept of River Colors was born from the restless energy of a stay at home mom (me, Erika) who wanted to work but have flexibility as well. My mom was a first-generation immigrant and taught me how to knit, crochet, sew, cook, clean, and get what I want. My father was born in the United States but lived in Ukraine for most of his formative years. He taught me how to love colors, create, be precise (I can be if I have to), be different, and be proud. Along with all of that wonderful informal training, I have lots of formal education; a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (horticulture, to be more specific), and two Master's degrees, one in Health Care Administration and one in Library and Information Science.

All of this education combined enabled me to take the restless energy and produce something that I love, River Colors Studio. My love of color, design, and texture is second nature and is the result of endless hours spent helping my tenacious and spirited parents. I was taught sustainability out of necessity. We gardened and canned so that we had the best and freshest produce available year-round. I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian as a teenager (I just could not eat our pet chickens!).

They both taught me how to work hard and strive for what you want to achieve, hence River Colors Studio. A place where you can be who you want to be... A haven from the demands of the workplace… a place that brings out the inner child in you... The one who still knows how to create. River Colors Studio is a tribute to the creative spirit in us all. It is about the ability to be an individual and think for yourself. We believe strongly that the individual is to be respected and most of all we believe in the power of being nice. Mean people suck.

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