Announcements & Cool Stuff
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.
Rob and the team at Dyer Supplier and KnitCrate
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:
- Sparkle Sock
- 75/25 Merino Nylon
- Superwash DK Merino
- Marled Sock Yarn
- Aran Non-Superwash Merino Wool Camel
- Bouncy Aran
- Non Superwash Tilandsia Fingering
- Silvery Sock
- Angel Hair Fingering Non Superwash
- Silk Superkid Mohair
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!
75/25 Merino Nylon Fingering
BFL DK Superwash
Marled Sock Yarn
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.
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:
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.
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|
|SW Fingering Singles Undyed||37.43|
|Merino Cashmere Nylon||47.75|
|2 Ply SW||34.71|
|Nice & Round Fingering||39.82|
|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|
|Non SW Camel Wool||61.94|
|Aran Non-SW Wool Camel||55.20|
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.
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.
Happy New Year! We're excited to share that our shipment arrived sooner than expected and these bases are now available while supplies last:
- Merino DK
- Merino Worsted
- Sparkle Sock
- Superwash Merino Cashmere Nylon
- Superwash 80/20 Merino Nylon
- Superwash Sport
- Superwash Fingering Single
- Non-Superwash Ecotopia 75/25
- Nice & Round Fingering
- BFL SW Fingering
The following bases were restocked last week and are still available now while supplies last:
- Crown - SW Merino Wool and Acrylic
- Poise - SW Merino, Kid Mohair, and Polyamide
- Elegance - SW Merino, Mohair, and Silk
- Puffle - SW Merino, Mohair, and Viscose
- Noble - SW Merino, Kid Mohair, and Alpaca
- Decadence - SW Merino and Kid Mohair
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!!
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.