AbacusDyeworks

Beauty & sustainability in every skein.

Winona, Minnesota 529 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (62)

AbacusDyeworks

Beauty & sustainability in every skein.

Winona, Minnesota | 529 Sales

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Note from shop owner I’ll be at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend. The shop will re-open on Tuesday, September 10th.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 5, 2019

I’ll be at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend. The shop will re-open on Tuesday, September 10th.

Lisa

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About AbacusDyeworks

Sales 529
On Etsy since 2017

I'm a numbers girl at heart.

Numbers have been a constant throughout my life. As a retired CPA, my mind connects to patterns and order more rapidly that it does to some more "artistic" themes. This might sound strange coming from a creative business owner, but it's true! Beyond career, family, friends, and my various roles in life, the core of my mind is built on numbers. I want my fiber business to reflect that.

The name, Abacus Dyeworks, pays homage to the abacus, the ancient device used for centuries to tally and calculate sums. It honors my deep appreciation for numbers patterns, order, and analysis.

"I cry out for order and find it only in art." -Helen Hayes

Shop members

  • Lisa

    Owner

    Hi, I'm Lisa, owner of Abacus Dyeworks. I am a Redding Method Certified Master Dyer, spinner, knitter and beginner weaver. I hope my work is an inspiration for your next creative adventure.

Production partners

  • Ewetopia Fiber Mill

    La Farge, WI

    Ewetopia Fiber Mill, washes, cards and spins the fleeces into gorgeous yarns.

  • Northland Woolens

    Nelson, MN

    Northland Woolens is a knitting mill which uses antique knitting machines to produce amazing socks for small fiber farms.

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Last updated on May 26, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

I take pride in my creations and use every precaution to ensure that my dyes are set and colorfast. However, there is always some release of dye molecules that do not take and resemble watered down kool-aid. This is normal and will not bleed on other fibers.

Wash item gently in cold water, lay flat to dry.