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In our "old life" we were scientists for biology and molecular medicine at University Erlangen-Nuremberg. As science itself is a rather unsatisfying business we started knitting lace shawls in our free time, which soon lead to a need for lighter weight yarns. At that time we weren't able to find lace yarns in Germany so we decided to try dyeing them on our own. A new hobby was born that soon became a passion.
After a while we were producing so many new skeins that we thought of selling them on etsy. In the beginning of 2010 Cordula opened the first etsy shop DyeForYarn, where we still sell our silky yarn bases. In October 2010 Nicole opened the second etsy shop, DyeForWool, where you can find our woolly yarn bases. In the first year both of our shops grew and we added many new yarn bases. After 18 months of hard work and a lot of fun the scope of production became so large that we decided to quit our day job and start our own…

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  • Joined February 8, 2010

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Silk, merino wool and blends made out of these two fibers

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About

In our "old life" we were scientists for biology and molecular medicine at University Erlangen-Nuremberg. As science itself is a rather unsatisfying business we started knitting lace shawls in our free time, which soon lead to a need for lighter weight yarns. At that time we weren't able to find lace yarns in Germany so we decided to try dyeing them on our own. A new hobby was born that soon became a passion.
After a while we were producing so many new skeins that we thought of selling them on etsy. In the beginning of 2010 Cordula opened the first etsy shop DyeForYarn, where we still sell our silky yarn bases. In October 2010 Nicole opened the second etsy shop, DyeForWool, where you can find our woolly yarn bases. In the first year both of our shops grew and we added many new yarn bases. After 18 months of hard work and a lot of fun the scope of production became so large that we decided to quit our day job and start our own business with a brick and mortar shop.
On 26th of November 2011 we opened our brick and mortar shop in Fuerth, near Nuremberg, where we dye and sell our yarns.


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