YarnCook

Unique, hand-dyed yarns! Contact me about Custom Dyes!

East Syracuse, New York
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Announcement    I hand-dye unique, small-batch yarns that are ready to ship, dye to order, custom dyes, colorway-matching, and wholesale orders (min 20 skeins) and trunk shows. Contact me to discuss terms and prices at mbyarns [!at] gmail.com!

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Last updated on Oct 3, 2022

I hand-dye unique, small-batch yarns that are ready to ship, dye to order, custom dyes, colorway-matching, and wholesale orders (min 20 skeins) and trunk shows. Contact me to discuss terms and prices at mbyarns [!at] gmail.com!

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Aurora

Aurora

$28.00

Campfire

Campfire

$28.00

Periwinkle Tweed

Periwinkle Tweed

$22.00

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Mauri

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Mauri

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About YarnCook

Sales 70
On Etsy since 2020

Home-Based, Hand Made!

I started my shop two years ago after learning to hand-dye yarn for my own projects. It was so much fun, I just kept doing it, and decided I wanted to share my yarn with others!

I do several crafts, mostly weaving and knitting, but I never really felt "artistic" until I started dyeing yarn, and I still feel amazed by how the colors and ideas come to life in a pot of water, acid and dye! Sometimes I have a plan and it's so satisfying when the plan works exactly as it should, and other times, it's just a wonderful, random magic that makes beautiful yarn. Happy accidents are a great part of yarn dyeing. :)

I feel that my hand-dyes are personal items -- sometimes I have dyed a personal colorway for one person as a gift or for a particular project that I won't repeat. I don't dye super-large batches because I want my yarns to continue to be as unique as possible for the person who uses them.

I dye for people who want something lovely and unique for their projects. It's always a treat to dye the yarn that someone needs but can't find, to help dye an extra skein of the yarn you ran out of (or as close as I can get) or to meet new customers and see the beautiful things you all make with my yarns. It's been a wonderful experience, and one I look forward to each day. :)

Shop members

  • Mauri

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

Production partners

  • Debby Rennert

    Carlton, MI

    Professional knitter, Pattern Designer

  • Susan Booth

    BC, Canada

    Susan is an amazing knitter who works with several knit shops and designers and dyers. She is accepting commission work. @woolinlove on IG

Shop policies

Last updated on May 30, 2020

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

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More information

Last updated on Aug 28, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

To inquire about dye-to-order (same as shop price for all bases) and wholesale, individual custom orders and trunk shows, please contact me at mbyarns@gmail.com.

Does hand-dyed yarn bleed?

The majority of my yarns won't ever bleed at all, though some yarns that demand very saturated dyes may show tints of color left in water when you hand or machine wash. If you are worried, just use a "color catcher" while washing.

Care instructions

I only use professional, permanent dyes on my wool, however I advise always hand-washing your fine knits in cool water and a gentle soap no more than once a year and dry flat, no matter the fiber. Even with a Superwash wool, hand-washing will lengthen the lifetime of your item and allow it to keep it's shape much better. If you DO want to put your pieces in the dryer, use the delicate cycle and I usually put a few other items or some dryer balls (wool balls to help things from sticking to the sides of the dryer) in with the item. You can also partly dry in the dryer, and then finish laying it flat to completely dry.

Why did my yarn come in a braided loop?

All yarn arrives in a "twisted skein" which comes apart into a "hank" or "loop." If you try to work from this hank, you will have a tangled mess on your hands in no time!

Before you use the yarn, you need to wind it into a ball. You can do this with a winder and swift, having a friend hold the hank for you while you wind it, or using the back of a chair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqMpAAtaTyI

What is OOAK?

OOAK means "One of a Kind" -- this is a unique hand-dye that I have done on these yarns only and cannot be repeated -- a truly one of a kind colorway just for you!