Important Announcement

Dear Dyer Supplier clients,

 

Our mission at Dyer Supplier since starting the business has been to empower hand dyers to succeed at their business.  We have attempted to do this in several ways over the years, but principally in two key ways: 1) providing luxury fibers at budget-friendly prices with small minimum order quantities and 2) helping drive sales to our independent dyers through our KnitCrate community of knitters and crocheters.

Admittedly, being able to accomplish point 1 above has become way more difficult recently. During the past two years with Covid, subsequently with global supply chain issues, and now with the uncertainty surrounding geopolitical turmoil and continued supply chain issues, we have not been able to consistently restock our inventory levels of undyed yarn that you depend on for your own business.  If I do not feel that I can reliably restock and carry enough stock of the inventory for you, then I would rather hit the pause button on that side of the business until I can do so.  Sourcing yarns for Dyer Supplier is more complex since we deal with various mills internationally, predominantly in Europe and South Africa.  The war between Russia and Ukraine and the rising cost of inputs, natural gas, and freight in that side of the world (in addition to increasing cases of Covid) are making it more difficult for me to feel a high degree of confidence in placing orders today for delivery a few months down the road. So for right now, as hard of a business decision it is to purposely stop making money selling our undyed yarn via Dyer Supplier, we think it is the right decision. To be clear, we are not closing down that side of the business, but rather waiting and strategizing until we can reliably source the yarn you need. In the meantime, we are putting everything on the shop, including yarn and dyes, on sale at a 40% discount.  We want to clear out the stock we have, so we can restock with completely new blends in the future.  The discount will automatically be applied at checkout, but the code is DYERSUPPLIER, in case you need to write it in.

This situation does not affect the KnitCrate side of our business, as we source our yarns for KnitCrate from our partner mills in Peru, which are not being as impacted by the factors mentioned above.  Our partner mills in Peru have consistently delivered our KnitCrate monthly yarns on time since November of last year. We are happy that, at least, this part of our business has been stabilizing and growing again. 

Which brings me back to point number “2” I mentioned above about the other way we have strived to empower our hand dyer clients: helping drive sales to our independent dyers through our KnitCrate community of knitters and crocheters. Our team is diligently working on a few projects to help support our hand dyer community through KnitCrate, so please keep a look-out in your inboxes in the coming weeks. As KnitCrate continues to grow and improve post-Covid, we want to also support the hand dyer community that has been such an important part of our journey.  As hard of a decision as this has been, we are excited about the new ways we are working on to help stay true to our mission: empowering you to succeed at your business.

Sincerely, 

Rob and the team at Dyer Supplier and KnitCrate

April 08, 2022 — Content Team

Inventory Now Updated - March 2022

We hope you're doing well! Our latest shipment of yarn has arrived and is ready to ship! The following now have availability in our shop:

We will be receiving our next shipment from the mill in late March/early April with additional stock of these as well as 80/20 Merino Nylon Fingering, Superwash Worsted Merino, and Superwash Sport Merino.

We hope you continue to stay safe and healthy, and keep creating that magic you make!

March 08, 2022 — Aimee Hansen

Pre-Order 75/25 Merino Nylon Fingering, SW BFL DK, and Marled Sock

Our mill is working on our next batch of bases, and the 3 bases below are now up for PRE-ORDER only. Please allow 4-8 weeks for processing and shipment arrival. Our mill has indicated a shorter window of time, but we want to be safe with the time frame given the uncertainties with international shipping at the moment.

75/25 Merino Nylon Fingering

BFL DK Superwash

Marled Sock Yarn
September 16, 2021 — Aimee Hansen

Pre-Order SW DK, MCN, Bouncy Aran, BFL DK SW, BFL Fingering SW, Tilandsia Non-SW and Merino Wool Camel Non-SW

Our mill is wrapping up the next batch of bases to send over to us.  Below are the bases that are available for PRE-ORDER only.  Please allow up to 2 weeks for us to receive the yarn from our mill and process your order.  It may be sooner, but we want to be conservative in our estimate.

SW Merino DK Undyed Yarn

Merino Cashmere Nylon Sock Undyed Yarn

Bouncy Aran Undyed Yarn

BFL DK SW Undyed Yarn

BFL Fingering SW Undyed Yarn

Non-SW Tilandsia Fingering Undyed Yarn

Aran Non-SW Merino Wool Camel

June 14, 2021 — Content Team

Shipment Received - SW Worsted, 75/25 SW Merino Nylon, 80/20 SW Merino Nylon, BFL DK SW.

Hi dyers! We received our shipment yesterday in the evening, May 25th, 2021.  We will be processing all pre-orders first between today and tomorrow.  After pre-orders are processed, we will sort the remaining inventory and update quantities in the shop.  

The items received in the shipment were:

SW Worsted

75/25 SW Merino Nylon

80/20 SW Merino Nylon

BFL DK SW.  

May 26, 2021 — Content Team

Pre-order SW Worsted, 75/25 SW Merino Nylon, 80/20 SW Merino Nylon, BFL DK SW

Our Italian mill is coming back online and they are going to be shipping us bases as they complete production in phases. The mill is wrapping up production on the following bases this week and will be shipping to us next week - SW Worsted, 75/25 SW Merino Nylon, 80/20 SW Merino Nylon, BFL DK SW.  

You can pre-order these now to reserve them ahead of time.  Please note prices will be increasing May 1st.  Any pre-orders placed prior to that will honor the historic prices.  

April 29, 2021 — Content Team

Price Increases Effective May 1st, 2021

Due to the events over the past several years gravely affecting supply chains worldwide, currency fluctuations and commodity prices, we have found it necessary to increases prices on a portion of our bases.  These changes will take place on May 1st, 2021 at 12:00 am EST.  Any purchases or pre-orders placed prior to May 1st will honor the historic prices.  

Base Updated Prices / 5 Pack
80/20 SW Merino Nylon Fingering 40.23
SW Sport Merino 39.62
SW Worsted Merino 39.63
75/25 SW Merino Nylon Fingering 39.75
SW Merino DK 39.75
Marled Sock 44.57
Sparkle Sock 47.10
SW Fingering Singles Undyed 37.43
Merino Cashmere Nylon 47.75
2 Ply SW 34.71
Silky Single 46.68
Nice & Round Fingering 39.82
Bouncy Aran 35.89
Silvery Sock 40.71
BFL DK SW 45.50
BFL Fingering SW Undyed Yarn 44.99
Silk Superkid mohair 43.95
Non SW Cloud Chunky 2 Ply 33.20
Non SW Pillow Aran 33.42
Pretty Fine DK Non Superwash 32.52
Angel Hair Fingering Non SW 37.08
Baby's Breath Fingering Non SW 35.68
Taffy DK Non SW 35.60
Non SW Tillandsia Fingering 40.65
Non SW 75/25 29.38
Non SW 80/20 30.00
Elegance 52.93
Non SW Camel Wool 61.94
Aran Non-SW Wool Camel 55.20
April 29, 2021 — Content Team

Stock Alert: Favorite Bases Now Restocked as of February 16th, 2021

Quick update.  We just restocked on the following bases.  Prior to receiving them into inventory, it has all been weighed and gone through quality control.  All the hanks received are over 100 grams in weight.  All your individual shipments will also be weighed prior to shipment. 

Superwash Cashmere Nylon Fingering

Superwash Merino DK

Nice and Round Fingering

BFL Fingering Superwash

Superwash Sport

Superwash Fingering Singles

BFL DK Superwash

Angel Hair Fingering Non SW

Non SW Tilandsia Fingering

Sparkle Sock

75/25 Merino Nylon Fingering

Our mills are working overtime to process our orders to get restocked as quickly as possible.  In the coming weeks we are receiving another batch, which will also include a restock of our SW Worsted.  

Stay safe! If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out. 

 

February 16, 2021 — Content Team

Stock Alert: Favorite Bases Now Restocked as of January 4, 2021

Happy New Year! We're excited to share that our shipment arrived sooner than expected and these bases are now available while supplies last:

The following bases were restocked last week and are still available now while supplies last: 

 

Remember, quantities will be limited so make sure to get your stock while you can! We'll send another update when the yarn arrives.

Stay safe and healthy, and keep making magic!!

January 06, 2021 — Aimee Hansen

Stock Alert Update - Incoming Inventory Update September 9, 2020

We wanted to post a quick update about the the restock shipment we've been expecting. It is arriving a little later than anticipated, but we've gotten word that it has cleared customs and we are working on getting it to the warehouse. As soon as the shipment arrives, we will send out an update with what bases are available and ready for you to order!

We can't thank you enough for your patience over these past few months as we have been dealing with inventory level issues due to Covid. We will continue to keep you posted with the latest updates here on our Announcements page.

September 09, 2020 — Content Team