Hand dyed luxury natural yarns

Budapest, Hungary
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In my shop you find unique hand dyed yarns. I specialize in gradients but also love to dye the variagated and semisolid colorways.

I would love to see the projects you made with my yarn, please tag them with #bilumyarns on instagram :)



Last updated on Oct 1, 2020

Hello and welcome!

In my shop you find unique hand dyed yarns. I specialize in gradients but also love to dye the variagated and semisolid colorways.

I would love to see the projects you made with my yarn, please tag them with #bilumyarns on instagram :)



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Zsofi Csongor

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Zsofi Csongor


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About Bilum

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On Etsy since 2013

Bilum. Luxury. Natural. Hand dyed yarns.


A bilum is a string bag used in everyday life in Papua New Guinea. It is usually made of yarn or other thick string, using a net making technique.
I used to live in PNG for 1,5 years, enjoyed it very much. I chose the word bilum as my shop name because the bilum and my time in Papua New Guinea is part of who I am now.


Well, I love luxury yarns.
When I started dyeing yarns, I dyed everthing that I could get my hands on. As I got more and more experience and tried different yarn bases, I decided to go with unique, luxury yarns, made of silk, camel, yak, cashmere and organic merino wool.


I only dye natural yarns, spun mainly of animal fibers. I do have some sock yarn in stock from previous times (sock yarn does have some polyamid in it) but I won't dye them any more.

Hand dyed yarns

I love colors, I love learning new things and trying out new techniques and figuring out stuff for myself. I came across dyeing yarn a few years ago and fell in love. I started experimenting with different techniques and soon I had more yarn than I could have used in years. This was the time when I decided that I would sell the yarns I dyed. Since then I have developed a few techiques of my own, have mixed lots of gorgeous colors and have worked with lots of yarn bases. And I still enjoy the process!

How is it done

I use professional acid dyes. I use kettle dyeing, hand painting and in most cases both to achieve the colors I see in front of me before I start dyeing. I get inspired by lots of things, the nature around us has beautiful colors, but sometimes I just notice a color on someone's skirt and match it up with another one seen on a car. It is a fun process!

Shop members

  • Zsofi Csongor

    Owner, Dyer, Photographer

    I love colors. I love experimenting. I love learning. I am never bored!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 31, 2019
My name is Zsófi and I live in Budapest, Hungary. I used to live in Papua New Guinea for 1,5 years where a bilum (string bag - often made ouf of colorful yarn) is an everyday asset. I like the bilum a lot, it is made of yarn, so my shop name was created :-)

I do take custom orders, I would be very happy to create the yarn of your dreams.

I hope you will enjoy using my yarns as much as I enjoy the dyeing process.


Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are not satisfied with your order, you can ship it back to me - return shipping is paid by the customer.

I will refund your money or send you another item you like - you decide which option you choose!

If you chose unregistered delivery and your package got lost, unfortunately I can't refund your money.
I accept payment via PayPal and etsy payments.
I am happy to ship all over the world!

I will ship as soon as possible, not later than 3 business days following receipt of payment and completion of order.

In general, I ship using the Hungarian Postal Services (Magyar Posta), using recorded delivery, since I cannot take responsibility for unrecorded mail. If there are any taxes and/or customs to be payed in your country, you have to pay them. Using this shipping method, your yarns will arrive in 5-15 working days (USA on the 15 days end), depending on the country they are shipped to. Although with recorded delivery there is a tracking number provided, the tracking information is not very accurate - it mainly states that the package left Hungary. But so far, all packages arrived :)

If you need your package faster and/or have more accurate tracking, please upgrade to the FedEx option, with FedEx the delivery time reduces to 2-3 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
I take custom orders as well. Be prepared, I will ask you tons of questions about your dream yarn (including exact color, type of yarn, weight of yarn etc.) :-) But this is to make sure I create one that you really like!