About the company
Global Backyard Industries sells hand dyed yarn, totes, zipper pouches, notebooks, stitch markers and more.
Our small business started out as Dibble Street Design Company LLC in 2013, and started doing business as Global Backyard in 2015.
We are a team of two and live and work in the Pacific Northwest. With backgrounds in librarianship and graphic design, we are now focused on running this little business and working on special projects as inspiration strikes. We both like to write, create art and make things -- and we continue to update our offerings as our interests and skill sets evolve.
We hand dye much of our own yarn, and sometimes collaborate with other makers we admire. We design our own products (like our zipper pouches and notebooks) and have them produced for us by another small business. Whatever we do -- we are always striving to bring you the best quality.
For inquiries or collaboration ideas, please contact Gina.
Unboxing + Yarn Giveaway With Global Backyard!
June 7, 2022
We've partnered with one of our favorite pattern designers, Jennifer Dickerson at Fiber Flux, for a giveaway. We'll be giving the winner TWO skeins of sock yarn in our Cherry Blossom colorway, along with a set of our Flower Metal Stitch Markers. Check out her unboxing video of the gift and learn how to enter by June 14 on the Fiber Flux Giveaway post.
5 Financing Options for Small Businesses
May 17, 2022
The web design company Aeolidia talked to us about how we finance our business and included our tips (along with other makers) in their article here.
31 Nifty Gifts for Knitters Who Need(le) Little Cheer This Year
November 5, 2021
My Modern Met included two of our favorite products on their list of recommended gifts for knitters -- our 60-piece hexagon stitch marker set and our variety pencil pack. Read their post for all their suggestions.
19 Cactus Embroidery Patterns
February 19, 2021
The Spruce includes our free cactus embroidery pattern AND our cactus embroidery kit on their round-up. Check it out here.
Chunky Lace Twist Headband from Fiber Flux
Jennifer at Fiber Flux crochets up a lovely one-hank headband project using our Indigo Shibori colorway in bulky weight yarn. Her video tutorial shows you exactly how to make your own, step-by-step. She always makes it so easy!
Beanie Knitting Pattern from Stitches N Scraps
Our friend Pia at Stitches N Scraps has created a really fun beanie pattern with our new bulky weight yarn. It's a quick one-hank project using our Indigo Shibori colorway, which we hand dye using a resist technique and which results in a rich blue speckled with white. See the free pattern on her blog.
Crochet Shawlette Pattern from Fiber Flux
November 19, 2020
We always love the free crochet patterns Jennifer at Fiber Flux creates using our yarn. Not only are they beautiful, but she also does a fabulous job of creating video tutorials on YouTube for you. So making a lovely piece becomes much easier. She uses our Desert Sunset sock yarn in this Lucky Penny Shawlette pattern.
Crochet Nesting Bowls Scrap Yarn Pattern + Stitch Marker & Enamel Pin Giveaway
May 20, 2020
Stitches N Scraps provides an easy and fun tutorial for making some cute nesting bowls, perfect for holding your crafty notions. In addition to the free pattern, she's giving away a set of our progress keepers and a one of our sweet rainbow enamel pins. Check out the free pattern and enter to win here (through 6/5).
300K Giveaway Celebration!
September 18, 2019
Jennifer Dickerson, the lady behind the blog Fiber Flux, celebrates their 300,000 subscriber milestone with a giveaway of some of our favorite products -- a "Probably Yarn" tote bag plus two different twisted hanks of our yarn done by Candy Skein. See her video unboxing and enter to win here (through 9/26).
Gifts for Yarn Lovers -- Totes, Journals, Pencils and more!
September 10, 2019
Jessie Rayot from Jessie at Home reviews some of our products (a zipper pouch and a set of Yarn Love pencils) and hosts a giveaway for one lucky winner!
New Project Tote! Video from Fiber Flux
August 13, 2019
Jennifer at Fiber Flux shares a video showing our Indigo & Coral Deluxe Tote bag, along with the coordinating cowl she crocheted from our Deep Coral & Gray yarn cake. She also shows our Yarn Love pencil set (such a great gift!) and our small Indigo Yarn Illustration zipper pouch, too.
Yarn Mail and More -- Unboxing video from Stitches n Scraps
July 30, 2019
Pia at Stitches n Scraps un-boxes a Speckled Cake & Indigo Mini Sock Set, along with one of our Indigo Cloud zipper pouches.
Pencil Giveaway and Product Review from Moogly
July 15, 2019
Free Cowl Crochet Pattern + Video from Fiber Flux
July 11, 2019
Jennifer at Fiber Flux created a beautiful one-cake crocheted "Copenhagen Cowl" pattern using one of our hand dyed yarn cakes made exclusively for us by Summit Fiber Road Fibers.
She shows you the simple stitch pattern in a video, too. See her blog post with project photos here. Video embedded below.
Unboxing with Fiber Flux
June 12, 2019
Jennifer at Fiber Flux unboxes three of our new products -- a small zipper pouch, a set of "Yarn Love" pencils, and a cake of our exclusive coral and gray yarn. Check out her post, and see the video, embedded below.
January 1, 2019
Marie at the Underground Crafter is working with 11 other bloggers to bring you the Little Gifts Sew-Along. They'll be providing small sewing projects every-other-Tuesday all year (25 small projects in total). We are sponsoring one of the prizes for participants (a set of our 6" craft and fabric storage boxes).
Enamel Pins from Global Backyard Industries -- Unboxing and Giveaway!
December 18, 2018
Jennifer at Fiber Flux provides a video unboxing of our Colorful Characters enamel pin collection, and hosts a giveaway (ended).
Free Knitting Scarf Pattern – Edison Park
November 23, 2018
Pia at Stitches n Scraps has created a beautiful free shoulder shawl pattern for knitters that is accessible for newbies and experts alike. It uses just one skein of our hand dyed fingering weight merino blend yarn from Candy Skein. An easy and quick knit with beautiful results.
Home Decor with Letter Charts (entire Alphabet!)
November 16, 2018
Pia at Stitches n Scraps provides an update to her Boo Blocks crochet home decor project that uses our 4" birch wood painting panels. Using her new crochet letter charts, you can spell out Joy, Peace, Love, Dream, or any other words you like on your crochet sleeves -- which fit perfectly on the panels -- and make for a perfect holiday (or other) display.
Free Crochet Pattern – Boo Blocks Home Decor Pattern
October 25, 2018
Pia at Stitches n Scraps provides a crochet pattern for making Halloween themed crocheted home decor using our painting panels as the base.
Storage Box set review from Stitches n Scraps
August 17, 2018
Read the review of our Storage Box set at Stitches n Scraps, and enter a giveaway to win your own set (through August 31).
Colorful Characters Button Flair Unboxing, Review & Giveaway from Fiber Flux
July 7, 2018
Read the review and see the unboxing video of our Colorful Characters six-pack of pin back buttons with Jennifer at Fiber Flux, and enter a giveaway (through July 16).
The unboxing video:
Christmas in July Crochet Along
Marie from the Underground Crafter and Pia from Stitches N Scraps are hosting the Christmas in July Crochet Along, with 14 designers providing free patterns for you to use and get started on your holiday gift projects. We're providing one of the giveaways for those that participate (a set of our storage boxes).
Fiber Flux Unboxing, Review & Giveaway
May 11, 2018
Jennifer from Fiber Flux provides a review of our Deluxe Bonbon Love t-shirt yarn kits and hosts a giveaway (through 3/21).
See her unboxing video:
Stitches 'n Scraps Review & Giveaway
May 11, 2018
Pia from Stitches 'n Scraps provides a review of our Deluxe Bonbon Love t-shirt yarn kits and hosts a giveaway (through 3/30).
Nicki's Homemade Crafts Review & Giveaway
April 8, 2018
Nicki from Nicki's Homemade Crafts provides a review of the Ruby and Charley amigurumi kits and hosts a giveaway (through 4/14).
Crochet 365 Knit Too Review & Free Pattern
March 31, 2018
Cheryl from Crochet 365 Knit Too provides a review of the Ruby and Charley amigurumi kits, and shares the crochet pattern for the little flower that comes pre-made in our Ruby kit.
Stitches 'n Scraps Review & Giveaway
March 27, 2018
Pia from Stitches N Scraps provided a review of the Ruby and Charley amigurumi kits, and is hosting a giveaway (through 4/15).
Jesse at Home Review
March 27, 2018
Jesse from Jesse at Home provided a review of the Charley amigurumi kit.
Moogly Review & Giveaway
March 19, 2018
Tamara at the Moogly Blog provided a review of both Charley and Ruby the Cactus amigurumi kits, and having a giveaway (enter to win through 4/2).
High Fiber Diet Podcast review
December 17, 2017
Illuminate Crochet Review
December 15, 2017
Sarah Leighton at Illuminate Crochet posted a nice review of our Charley the Cactus Crochet Kit.
DesignTime Unboxing & Review
November 29, 2017
Benjamin Krudwig provides a great Charley unboxing and review on his Design Time vlog, and shows a hyperspeed making of the project as well. Embedded below.
VeryPink Knits Unboxing & Giveaway
November 22, 2017
Staci Perry provides an unboxing video and giveaway contest for our Ruby & Charley Cactus Crochet Kits, embedded below.
TKS Insider video tutorial
November 16, 2017
Vickie Howell provides a how-to tutorial for our Ruby & Charley Cactus Crochet Kits on a special TKS Insider YouTube show, embedded below.
Handmade by Stefanie blog post
November 13, 2017
Our Ruby Cactus Crochet Kit was reviewed at Handmade by Stefanie; read her blog review.
Fiber Flux blog & video
October 31, 2017
Our Charley Cactus Crochet Kit was featured by Jennifer at Fiber Flux; read her blog review and see her unboxing video on YouTube, embedded below.
Knit Actually Podcast
October 26, 2017
Our Charley Cactus Crochet Kit was featured on Episode 66 of the Knit Actually podcast (begins at the 38:52 mark).
The Knit Show with Vickie Howell
Our Ruby & Charley Cactus Crochet Kits were featured in Episode #110: Handmade Holiday. Watch on YouTube (embedded below, starting at the 30:00 mark) and read all about it on The Knit Show blog.
The Coloring Studio - Winter 2017
The Coloring Studio - Summer 2016
Craft Test Dummies
Our Color & Hang product was reviewed on a blog post titled Color & Hang Wall Art Panels - Adult Coloring and Home Decoration. Key quote: I just think it’s a cool product and wanted to share it with you - and I hope they come out with new designs soon – I’ll be buying multiples for myself AND for gifts!
They were also reviewed and shown being painted and colored in a YouTube video by Craft Test Dummies (embedded below).