BlueSkinYarns

Soft, silky hand-dyed yarns with hand-crafted stories

Rustburg, Virginia · 190 Sales

BlueSkinYarns

Soft, silky hand-dyed yarns with hand-crafted stories

Rustburg, Virginia 190 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   Thanks so much for stopping by! The best way to get around if you're just browsing is to click on the categories on the left. I always have a selection of yarns in the "Ready to Ship" section, which means they're already dyed and I'll have them shipped to you a day or two sooner than dyed-to-order skeins. The "Rough Draft" section contains all the one-of-a-kind skeins that aren't part of my colorway catalog: check them out for fun colors, "mistakes," and colors I can't repeat. If you'd like to order a colorway that isn't currently in stock, check out the "Dyed to Order" section; you can order the colors of your choice on whatever yarn base you like. The "Kits and Sets" category contains kits for specific patterns, gradients, and fades, both dyed to order and ready to ship.

If you can't find what you're looking for, send me a message...I'd love to help! :)

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by! The best way to get around if you're just browsing is to click on the categories on the left. I always have a selection of yarns in the "Ready to Ship" section, which means they're already dyed and I'll have them shipped to you a day or two sooner than dyed-to-order skeins. The "Rough Draft" section contains all the one-of-a-kind skeins that aren't part of my colorway catalog: check them out for fun colors, "mistakes," and colors I can't repeat. If you'd like to order a colorway that isn't currently in stock, check out the "Dyed to Order" section; you can order the colors of your choice on whatever yarn base you like. The "Kits and Sets" category contains kits for specific patterns, gradients, and fades, both dyed to order and ready to ship.

If you can't find what you're looking for, send me a message...I'd love to help! :)

Debi Martin

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Soft, silky hand-dyed yarns with hand-crafted stories

What in the world does blue skin have to do with yarn? Or anything else, for that matter?

Check out this poem by Shel Silverstein:

She had blue skin,
And so did he.
He kept it hid
And so did she.
They searched for blue
Their whole life through,
Then passed right by--
And never knew.

I spent years hiding my blue skin, believing I was the only one like me. When I finally realized we all have our own shades of blue skin, I began the long process of taking off my masks and letting my blue show. I love watching others take off their own masks, and I honor them by collecting their stories.

The world is full of hand dyers. All of them have amazing colorways to offer. Mine aren't any better than anyone else's. But I've learned that for every story, there is a heart who needs to hear it. Perhaps my handful of colors are the same. They are, to me, simply the combination of my love of yarn and my passion for words.

There are a few things to know. First, my colors are created by hand, which means that every single skein is different; if you're using more than one in a project, I recommend alternating skeins every few rows. Second, I do my best to rinse out any excess dye, but if you want to be sure, feel free to give your yarn a quick rinse before using it.

These are my current yarn bases:

OLIVER
Single-Ply Fingering Weight
75/15/10 Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Silk
497 yards (454 meters), 115 grams
Hand wash, dry flat

ROSAMUNDE
3-Ply Fingering Weight
70/20/10 Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere
437 yards (400 meters), 100 grams
Hand wash, dry flat

LUXE (discontinued, limited supply)
Fingering Weight
70/30 Baby Alpaca/Silk
437 yards (400 meters), 100 grams
Hand wash, dry flat

EMILY STARR
3-Ply Fingering Weight
70/20/10 Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere
437 yards (400 meters), 100 grams
Hand wash, dry flat

ESTEL
4-Ply Fingering Weight
50/50 Superwash Merino/Silk
437 yards (400 meters), 100 grams
Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low (hand wash recommended)

KADEK
4-Ply Sport Weight
80/20 Superfine Alpaca/Silk
287 yards (262 meters), 100 grams
Hand wash, dry flat

MAEVE
4-Ply DK Weight
100% Fine Superwash Merino
250 yards (228 meters), 115 grams
Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low (hand wash recommended)

STEINBECK
DK Weight
80/10/10 Superwash Merino/Cashmere/Nylon
231 yards (211 meters), 100 grams
Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low (hand wash recommended)

JONATHAN
4-Ply Worsted Weight
100% Superwash Merino
218 yards (200 meters), 100 grams
Machine wash gentle, tumble dry low (hand wash recommended)

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  • Debi Martin

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    My mom taught me to crochet and knit as a young girl, and when I discovered as an adult the world of designer and hand-dyed yarns, I realized that I loved the yarn itself even more than making things with it. So I decided to make my own!

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