Tag Archive: Yarn

Why go indie?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 So why am I choosing to use only indie dyers? The short answer is – because they are awesome! In truth, I’m just really inspired by the color combinations and techniques that indie yarn dyers create. I also really love supporting small businesses. All of the indie dyers I am working with are the ones sticking their hands into the pots and creating magic with a little water and dye. There is something magical about talking to a dyer and saying, “Can we put a little more pink in and darken the blue?” and then I see a pic and it’s exactly what I imagined. Their ability to manipulate colors is nothing short of spectacular. Most indie dyers also dye on a merino base (yes, there are lots of blends available, but the base is generally merino) and I just love me some merino yarn. It takes color so well and those deep saturated colors make me swoon. I dabbled in a little dyeing myself a couple years ago and it just wasn’t for me. Is it weird to say that I don’t have the patience to stand over a hot pot of water and go through the whole dye process? I mean, I do knit sweaters ONE STITCH AT A TIME like a crazy person! I guess there are just…
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