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Sample Contributors

We are always looking for new friends to help us make beautiful stuff! If you are a knitter or crocheter interested in creating a sample for our shop we'd love to hear from you. Check out the FAQ below to find out if we're ready to go steady and then fill out this survey to let us know you're interested: HOALM Sample Contributor Interest Form

If you have any additional questions, shoot them over to and our Sample Summoner will get back to you stat.


How does it work?

All sample contributors will become contracted employees of HoALM and will be compensated at $0.20 per yard for knit and crochet items. Sample contributors will be asked to keep track of their yardage to report for compensation. Once your eligibility is confirmed, our Sample Summoner will be in touch via email to get you sorted out. Sample contributors agree to maintain privacy, and not to post images of projects to social channels until instructed to do (we just don't want any spoilers; but don't worry, we'll absolutely give you a shout-out!).

Are the supplies shipped to me?

Yes! Both the yarn and pattern (with any notes or requests) will be provided.

Are there time limits?

Contributors agree to complete projects within 8 weeks of receiving supplies (unless otherwise arranged) and agree to return the sample and any leftover supplies to HoALM in a clean and professional manner (no wet wool stuffed in a mailer, please!). Our Sample Summoner will be in regular contact with you throughout the process to help make sure you have everything you need and all your questions are answered!

How do I know if I would be a good sample contributor?

We are looking for knitters and crocheters from intermediate to expert level, and folks who like to make garments and/or home decor. We are unable to accept samples from smoking homes or work with contributors outside of the US.

I have a pet, can I still be a sample contributor?

It depends. The sample must be returned to HoALM in a clean and professional condition. Get in touch with our Sample Summoner if you have questions.

HoALM Indie Initiative

We’re looking to partner with friends who have great indie products and would like to be featured for limited trunk shows in our brick and mortar space in The Dalles. We’re looking for trunk shows that are cohesive, include sweater quantities, are seasonally appropriate, and are inspiring.

HoALM Indie Initiative trunk shows will be featured in our shop in prime floor location for 14 days (mid-week to mid-week so your show can get two weekend showings). We want to honor the work that you’ve poured into your product and assure you that your best will not be taken advantage of. Transparency is important to us, and we realize that not all indie businesses come in the same shapes and sizes so we’re offering different options so you can choose which best suits your needs.

If you're interested in having a trunk show at HoALM please fill out our interest survey. If you have any questions about trunk shows or other collaborations with HoALM please email

If you’re new to the business and would like some direction in curating your show, you can reach out to us for Trunk Show Guidance by emailing

Wholesale Inquiries

Thank you for your interest in House of A La Mode yarn! Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting any additional wholesale accounts.

Past Trunk Shows