EscapeToEvermore

Hand-Dyed, Naturally Dyed Yarns

Philmont, New York · 53 Sales

EscapeToEvermore

Hand-Dyed, Naturally Dyed Yarns

Philmont, New York 53 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Nature is amazing - and we don't have to look far to find a rainbow of beautiful colors and tones that are available to us to bring into our everyday life - and into our craftwork. What you get when working with natural plant dyes (and bugs and woods and mushrooms and . . .) is a living movement of color and tones in your yarns that reflect their living nature. I am constantly surprised by the colors I achieve as I happily realize that I really cannot control the end result. I strive to find colors that are lightfast - one of the greatest difficulties with natural dyes - and that are colorfast. All yarns are rinsed until the rinse water runs clear - but some yarns may still produce some faint color in the rinse water when you wash them later so treat the final product gently. Some natural dyes are just difficult to exhaust. I am happy to give anyone more information on the yarns that I sell. Thank you for stopping by my shop.

Announcement

Nature is amazing - and we don't have to look far to find a rainbow of beautiful colors and tones that are available to us to bring into our everyday life - and into our craftwork. What you get when working with natural plant dyes (and bugs and woods and mushrooms and . . .) is a living movement of color and tones in your yarns that reflect their living nature. I am constantly surprised by the colors I achieve as I happily realize that I really cannot control the end result. I strive to find colors that are lightfast - one of the greatest difficulties with natural dyes - and that are colorfast. All yarns are rinsed until the rinse water runs clear - but some yarns may still produce some faint color in the rinse water when you wash them later so treat the final product gently. Some natural dyes are just difficult to exhaust. I am happy to give anyone more information on the yarns that I sell. Thank you for stopping by my shop.

Michelle Rosien

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Tony Walsh

Tony Walsh on Jan 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A simply gorgeous yarn. Perfect texture and softness without it feeling like it's going to fluff or pill while handling it. Absolutely gorgeous color. Thanks!

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FINALLY, I am getting to do what I have always wanted to do!!

There are some things you just know about yourself. For me, I always knew that I wanted to be a Mom, and that I liked to make things and sell things - I'm a crafter and a retailer. But raising my first son as a single mom meant that I needed to make more money than a retail clerk could earn to provide for him, so I shifted my focus to being an attorney for a long while - putting the idea of having my own store on the back burner while the larger bills were being paid.

Then, just as my son was heading off to college I met my husband - a leather craftsman whose Etsy shop is Hawk Studio. Through the twists and turns of life, we also ended up with 3 more boys - and 8 dogs (we also founded a dog rescue) and a big old falling down house. Oddly, this change in life, which required me to make more money, not less, combined with the creation of Etsy, gave me the push I needed to finally start working toward that store I always wanted to have - by starting with an Etsy shop. We needed to make more money to support this crazy household and the only way I knew to do that was to make things. I had already returned to knitting and had started spinning when my sister started hand-dying yarn. Her shop is Mustard Seed Yarn Lab here on Etsy. I did not want to compete with her or the other amazing hand-dyers on Etsy, so I went back to my hippie roots and based my dyeing techniques in nature.

Costuming is also part of my background - I met my husband at the Renaissance Faire and we have closets filled with garb for the whole family - and as we add shows to our schedule, we will be adding costuming that will incorporate my natural dyes and Chip's leatherwork. We are currently working on a line of woodland fairy and elven ranger costumes that we can sell at shows.

Someday we may even have that physical store that I always wanted to have.

Finally, the name. I have always loved the idea of having a home that has a name. When my husband and I think about our final home (which includes some land in our mind) it has a name. But what name? I have a song for my name - the Beatles' "Michelle". I started to think about what songs or music were important or special to me and immediately went to Led Zeppelin 4. "Battle for Evermore" is one of those great songs about the ultimate fight - the battle to save and keep the most precious place and time of all. Evermore.

My home, my family, my dreams and my beliefs - Evermore. This store is my Escape to Evermore. It is what you fight for.

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  • Michelle Rosien

    Owner, Dyer, Designer, And Everything Else.

    I am an old hippie. I started working with yarn when I was 6, started sewing at 12. I have 4 boys and a busy life and this is all part of it. Bringing forth spirit into manifestation in an artistic form - that is our escape into Evermore.

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