Coates & Co. is a woman-owned dye studio based in Cincinnati, Ohio. We dye a range of wool-blend yarns for knitting, crocheting, and weaving. All Coates & Co. colors are developed and dyed in-house by our small (but mighty!) team. Read more about our team members below.

Emma (she/her) | Founder

After earning a degree in industrial design in 2016, Emma began a career in the textile and yarn industry - first at a fiber farm, then at a cottage yarn mill, and finally at a woodworking studio that manufactured looms and other textile tools - before starting Coates & Co. in the spring of 2019. Emma’s passion for textiles started at 14 when she learned to crochet and has since blossomed into a full-fledged love of wool and natural textiles. Emma currently dyes the yarn at Coates & Co. and develops new colorways + collections. When she’s not dyeing yarn, you can find her outside gardening and hiking in the woods of southwest Ohio.