Improving yarn search features has been on our minds a lot lately. We'd love if if you could search for specific breeds, sources and locations, attributes like those that we have for spinning projects as well as "gradient", "self striping", "handpainted" and things like that...
Anyway, I was poking at the yarn search today and I noticed something that I had forgotten about. Yarn spinners and dyers can link their Ravelry profiles to their yarn pages and there if you have a location in your Ravelry profile, you can search for yarnies (spinners and dyers) that are creating yarns near you. The search filter is at the bottom and it's called "yarnie within".
Yarnie Nana, Stick Chick, Knit Collage, and JulieSpins are some that are local to me:
Anyone who links their yarns to their Ravelry profile page will show up so you might see large yarn brands in there too.