BackyardFiberworks

Hand-dyed yarn, made in Maryland.

Silver Spring, Maryland · 52 Sales

BackyardFiberworks

Hand-dyed yarn, made in Maryland.

Silver Spring, Maryland 52 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(25)
Alice O'Reilly

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Alice O'Reilly

Orchard | Blackberry
$38.00
Sock | Natural
$22.00
Sock | Stormcloud
$22.00
Sock | Walnut
$22.00
Sock | Oat
$22.00
Sock | Alpine
$22.00
Sock | Marine
$22.00
Sock | Lake
$22.00
Sock | Violet
$22.00
Sock | Dahlia
$22.00
Sock | Cerise
$22.00
Prairie | Stormcloud
$22.00
Prairie | Silver Spring
$22.00
Prairie | Oat
$22.00
Prairie | Mustard
$22.00
Prairie | Lake
$22.00
Prairie | Deep Creek
$22.00
Prairie | Cerise
$22.00
Prairie | Alpine
$22.00
Prairie | Marine
$22.00
Prairie | Dahlia
$22.00
Prairie | Blackberry
$22.00
Prairie | Sweet Pea
$22.00
Meadow | Natural
$24.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(25)
healtopalm

healtopalm on Feb 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous color! Thanks for the quick shipping!

healtopalm

healtopalm on Feb 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous color! Thanks for the quick shipping!

Abigail Short

Abigail Short on Feb 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
fiddlechick

fiddlechick on Jan 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very nice yarn, shipped promptly.

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About

Hand-dyed yarns, made in Maryland. By makers, for makers.

I’ve always been a maker. A serious dyed in the wool, hot glue burns on my fingertips, glitter in my eyebrows maker. So when I first thought about dyeing yarn, it was in the context of making stuff to support my knitting habit. I fired up my first dye pot and wow, was it not what I expected. True to form, I did no research. I just blasted ahead (which is why I usually end up with five holes in the wall for every one picture I hang up). It was way too light and way too dark and way too not what I expected. But, also true to form, I kept trying. I threw a few more skeins in the pot. I read a few (okay a lot, I work at a library) of books about dyeing and yarn and how the two work together. I joined Ravelry groups and marveled at everyone else’s perfect skeins. I started stalking hand-dyers on Instagram and Etsy. And then slowly I started getting more predictable results. More repeatable colorways. And it turns out I loved playing with color as much as I loved playing with yarn. And that’s how Backyard Fiberworks began.

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  • Alice O'Reilly

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My work is grounded in rich and complex color, luxurious and hardworking fibers, and an attention to detail that creates extraordinary yarns.

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