DodoYarns

Hand-dyed luxury yarns

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 5 Sales

DodoYarns

Hand-dyed luxury yarns

Glasgow, United Kingdom 5 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   I strive to create indie hand-dyed yarns that are rare, beautiful, and maybe a little eccentric--like the charismatic dodo.

Want to see my yarns in action? Check out my Ravelry and Facebook pages!

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2016

I strive to create indie hand-dyed yarns that are rare, beautiful, and maybe a little eccentric--like the charismatic dodo.

Want to see my yarns in action? Check out my Ravelry and Facebook pages!

Alice Sloan

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Alice Sloan

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My yarn bases have been carefully chosen for luxury and durability, and I dye them in a wide variety of colors. I hate itchy fabrics, so if I don't love the way it feels, I won't sell it to you. I use all animal fibers (sometimes with a little nylon thrown in for durability), and all my yarns are ethically sourced from farms which do not employ the mulesing system. I use professional acid dyes to ensure that the colors remain fast and bright for the life of your knitted items.

Most of my dye lots are unique, and I don't generally focus on repeatable colorways, so please do make sure you get enough yarn to complete your project. However, if there's something you love in a one-of-a-kind skein, I may be able to re-create it for you in a larger quantity or different base, so please do get in touch. I also love working on custom orders, so let me know what you've got in mind!

My hand-knits are mostly my own patterns and designs. I like to focus on accessories, like hats and mittens, since they can often be whipped up from a single skein and showcase an exciting yarn. It's exciting to see a project through from a plain skein to a dyed, knitted, and finished item.

My work space is smoke-free but pet-friendly. While I strive to keep yarn and pet hair separate, those with severe allergies should bear this in mind. I do my best to represent all colors as accurately as possible, but unfortunately, monitors vary.

I take care to exhaust my dye baths and fully rinse finished yarns. However, as with any hand-dyed yarn, slight bleeding is normal during the first wash, and should not affect the brightness of the yarn. I do carry many superwash yarns, which are designed to withstand machine washing. That said, I highly recommend hand washing to prolong the life of your knitted items. After all, you put a lot of work into them!

To see some of my yarns in action, check out my Ravelry page on the "blog" link below.

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    Alice is a vet student in Glasgow, Scotland. She's a busy woman these days, but loves to spend her free time creating.

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Last updated on Jul 1, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I love custom orders! Please contact me to discuss what you have in mind, and we'll work on it together.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I usually ship yarns and knitted items in a padded mailer, although this may vary depending on the particular item and quantity ordered.

Please contact me to request gift wrapping or particular mailing requests (such as leaving out a receipt).

Care instructions

Superwash wools can be washed in cool water in the washing machine, although I recommend hand washing them (knits just last longer with hand washing). All other yarns should be hand washed using wool wash or something similar (I like to use a drop of Dr. Bronner's soap!), and rinsed in cool water. Lay all knits flat to dry.