our story

October House began very quietly in 2010 with my knitting designs and hand dyed spinning fiber. In 2013 we opened our Etsy shop, which featured spinning fiber, hand dyed yarn and a few knitting patterns. In 2015 we moved to our own website and continued to grow, adding our knitting related cross stitch designs in 2017. 

Those cross stitch designs were such a hit! It inspired me to continue creating new designs and expand my focus beyond yarn and wool related designs. And now, in 2020, we are exhibiting at the Nashville Needlework Market for the first time. We'll have a full year of new releases as we focus on the cross stitch community!


But we haven't forgotten our hand dyed yarns! Our quarterly Sock Club is a complete joy to create and put together each month. Our colorways are gently hand dyed in small batches using all the care and love we can supply. Each skein passes through our hands several times before heading out into the world, so you can be sure you are getting the best quality product we can provide. View the yarn bases we carry here. You can also view our current yarn colorways.


We ply our trade in our little home studio in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

who we are

Robin Sample is the owner, designer and creative force behind October House. Her husband, Jimmy, is co-owner, stockroom chief and customer service genius. Riley, our Tibetan Terrier provides entertainment & comic relief.  He also smells the floss and yarn, but never eats it.

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