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Deliciously Dyed Yarns!

Syracuse, New York

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Last updated on Feb 5, 2021
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Custom and personalized orders

I am open to discussing custom orders -- please contact me at mbyarns@gmail.com to discuss!

Does hand-dyed yarn bleed?

Any yarn, even commercially bought, can bleed. But never fear, most yarns won't ever bleed at all, though some yarns that demand very saturated dyes may show very light tints of color left in water when you hand wash. This is harmless, will not affect the item, and it shouldn't transfer color to any other item, but if you are worried, just use a "color catcher" while washing.

While I do my best, there's always a chance some yarns will give up a little tint in water when washed, or perhaps on your hands while using it (this is called "Crocking" and it can be caused by hand lotions, body chemistry, etc that interact with the dye, and while annoying, it's harmless).

Care instructions

I dye a combination of fibers, superwash and not, and even with superwash, I advise cool, hand wash in gentle detergent and dry flat on a towel. This will help any hand-made object to keep its shape,color, and extend its lifetime. :)

Can I knit or crochet from the yarn as soon as it arrives?

No -- 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