About Hand Dyed Yarn
What is so special about hand dyed yarn?
Hand dyed yarn is given a uniqueness and artistic flair that you don’t get in commercially dyed yarn. Either subtle colour changes or bold ones are what gives hand dyed yarn it’s beauty and each skein is treated with care. Every indie dyer puts a bit of themselves into the process which comes across in their final product.
Where do you get your yarn from?
I support local, and buy yarn from New Zealand whenever practical. For specialty bases, I order from quality overseas suppliers.
Do I need to alternate skeins?
Even when two or three skeins have been in the same dye pot, subtle differences causes them each to be unique, the beauty of hand dyed yarn. While you don’t need to alternate skeins, for larger projects it is recommended every few rows to alternate to get an even flow of colour.
Do you do custom orders?
Yes! Check out more about custom orders here
The current styles I offer are:
Semi Solid: One colour in varying intensities.
Tonal: Complementary colours are worked together on the skein to produce layers and glazes of colour, resulting in shifts of different colours. This is sometimes a subtle shift and sometimes a more intense shift, depending on the colours and techniques used. Between 2 and 6 colours are used.
Farts: This is where up to a third of a skein is dyed and the rest left au naturel or in a semi solid of a complementary colour. It pops up with flashes of colour when knitted. Similar to Variegated, it may result in pooling or flashing. Between 1 and 6 colours are used.
Please jump on over to the Yarn Bases page for full details