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Last updated on May 6, 2020

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About NanoStitchLab

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On Etsy since 2014

Unique hand-dyed yarns created by two “scientists” mad about color.

We are Angela and Heather, two friends who love the fiber arts and have always been drawn to the beauty of hand-painted yarns. When we began dyeing our own yarn, we joked that we looked like mad scientists decked out in plastic aprons, heat-proof gloves and respirators. But most importantly: once we started mixing dye and creating our own colors, we FELT like mad scientists. And thus, NanoStitch Lab was born.

We find inspiration for our colorways in all aspects of science: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology and more. We are inspired by and celebrate women in STEM. We have a whole line of tonal colorways named after female scientists, like Annie J. Easley who was an actual rocket scientist and Rosalind Franklin whose work led to the discovery of double helix DNA though two men received the Nobel Prize for the discovery.

We love to experiment with color: creating new colors, new color pairings, and finding that perfect speckled pop of color. We dye colors that inspire us. We dye colors that we want to work with and eventually wear. We dye colors that we love and we hope you do too.

Shop members

  • Heather and Angela

    Owner, Owner

    We love fiber arts and hand-painted yarns. Eventually we decided to try dyeing our own. Once we started mixing dye and creating our own colors and color combinations, we felt like mad scientists. And thus, NanoStitch Lab was born.

Production partners

  • Bombasine

    MI, United States

    This pin was designed with Bombasine, who then had them produced. She turned our vision into a reality.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 6, 2017
Welcome to NanoStitch Laboratory, where unique hand-dyed yarns are created by two “scientists” mad about color.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We want you to love your new yarn. If there’s a problem, please do not hesitate to contact us within one week of receiving your yarn. We can only accept returns or exchanges that are in their original, unused condition. You will be responsible for paying all shipping costs.
We accept Paypal and all major credit cards. Your yarn will not be shipped until payment is received. Please send us a message regarding any delay. Tax will be applied to all orders being shipped within Washington state.
In stock orders will be shipped within one to three business days. Dyed to order yarns will ship in one to two weeks. Your order will ship via USPS 1st Class Mail or Priority Mail, unless requested otherwise. Shipping can be upgraded at an additional cost, just send us a message! We are not responsible for lost or undeliverable packages. The difference will be refunded to you for any shipping charge overages.
Additional policies and FAQs
Yarn is dyed with professional acid dyes and stored in a smoke-free but pet friendly home. If you have any concerns about allergens please contact us.

Due to its hand-dyed nature, each specimen is unique and the skein you receive may vary slightly from the skein photographed. Monitors and screens differ so colors may vary. Due to the unique nature of hand-dyed yarn, no two skeins are exactly alike. When using more than one skein for a project, alternate between skeins to ensure a seamless color transition.

Even though this yarn is superwash, we still recommend hand-washing and drying flat. Some color bleeding may occur during the first few washes.

See a colorway that you’d like in a different base? Or do you need more than one skein for a larger project? Undyed skeins are also available for your colorwork projects! Just send us a message!