Contest: Win four 5-packs! Help us Name our New Eco Friendly Line of Yarn!

Enter your suggestions in the comments section below! The winner will receive their choice of four 5-packs!  Good luck! Contest ends Friday December 6th at 11:59 pm EST. 

We have had more and more of our dyers requesting non-superwash and/or organic alternatives and are excited to announce that we are adding 9 new bases to our line-up! All 9 bases will be ethically sourced (mulesing free) and non-superwash.  3 of the bases will also be organic.  These bases are being spun for us right now and will be in our warehouse in a few weeks.  More details to come over the coming days. 

In the meantime, we would love your help coming up with a fun name for this collection of eco-friendly yarn.

December 04, 2019 — Content Team

Stock Alert - November 25, 2019

Restock of Sparkle Sock Yarn and a few others!

We just received a shipment of some of our favorite bases, and our Sparkle Sock Yarn is Back in Stock! Woohoo!  This is our white base, SW Merino / Nylon / Stellina blend.  You can compare to our silver base, SW Merino / Nylon / Stellina blend which we call Silvery Sock.

Other items that we just restocked on are: 

- SW Merino DK

- SW Sport Merino

- BFL Fingering SW

- BFL DK SW

November 25, 2019 — Anais Fernandez

Stock Alert- Incoming Inventory Update October 21st, 2019

Incoming inventory:

We expect a new restocking shipment from our mill end of October/beginning of November.  The following bases are being restocked: 

Sparkle Sock Yarn - DS022

Marled Sock Yarn - DS021

75/25 DK - DS043

SW Merino DK - DS024

BFL Fingering SW - DS039

BFL DK SW - DS038

SW Sport Merino - DS028

Undyed 10 gram and 20 gram Mini Skeins:

Quick update.  Our milling equipment had arrived, but we needed to order in some modified pieces to get our minis just right.  Those are on the way.  Once in, we will start skeining your minis right away.  We will first be offering minis in our popular 75/25 SW Merino Nylon Fingering and in the 80/20 SW Merino Nylon Fingering. 

October 21, 2019 — Anais Fernandez

Dyeing Supplies

There are a lot of different tools you can use to dye yarn, and everyone has their own personal set of these tools that are molded to their specific preference, workflow, dyeing style, dye space, etc. I know I mentioned grabbing a stock pot in the first article I wrote here, and that’s exactly where I began back in 2012. Now, after years of trying different things and having to adapt to various...

Common Terminology in Dyeing

In my last post, I tried not to throw around too much lingo… I think I succeeded, but now I’d like to talk about said lingo so that in my future writings, I can be all technical and stuff. It’s a lot more fun, and it makes me sound like I know what I’m doing. And then if I share it with you, then when you talk about it, you’ll sound like you know what you’re doing too, right? See, I’ve got your...

Dyeing Techniques Overview

Continuing with the previous article’s format of “defining” certain terms, I wanted to give a bit of info on various dyeing techniques and the finished products can be created with them. I know that there are techniques out there that I’m not going to cover, but my goal here is to cover the most commonly used ones. That way as you venture into this colorful world, you can better interpret the...

July 01, 2019 — Rob Colon

How to Start Dyeing Yarn

I’m going to make a small assumption as the start of my writings here, and that is: if you’re thinking about dyeing your own yarn, it’s probably because you’ve been working with yarn and would like to dip your toes into having more creative power over the yarn and colors you work with. 

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You might simply want a fun craft project, like a hands-on experience that gives you a look into the world of...

Top Books for Natural Dyers

Thinking about pursuing natural dyeing your yarns? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

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The Modern Natural Dyer, by Kristine Vejar

This beautifully photographed guide outlines basic dyeing processes, recording and refining your dye experiments, and covers working with both full materials and powdered dyestuffs. 

Harvesting Color, by Rebecca Burgess

A regional and seasonal...

Top Books for Natural Dyers

Thinking about pursuing natural dyeing your yarns? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

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The Modern Natural Dyer, by Kristine Vejar

This beautifully photographed guide outlines basic dyeing processes, recording and refining your dye experiments, and covers working with both full materials and powdered dyestuffs. 

Harvesting Color, by Rebecca Burgess

A regional and seasonal...

Top Books for Acid Dyeing

Getting started dyeing your yarns using acid dyes? These are some of our top picks for great books on the subject. 

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Teach Yourself Visually Hand Dyeing, by Barbara Perry

A beginner’s approach to hand dyeing with step by step visual instructions.

Yarns to Dye For, by Kathleen Taylor

A guide to dyeing patterned and self striping yarns.

The Yarn Lover’s Guide to Hand Dyeing, by Linda La Belle

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