SingingWolfDyeWorks

SingingWolf Dyeworks - Vibrant Hand Dyed Yarns

Baltimore, Maryland · 7 Sales

SingingWolfDyeWorks

SingingWolf Dyeworks - Vibrant Hand Dyed Yarns

Baltimore, Maryland 7 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   Several new colorways in the shop now! Mocha Mint on superwash merino DK is my favorite. What do you think?

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Last updated on Mar 19, 2017

Several new colorways in the shop now! Mocha Mint on superwash merino DK is my favorite. What do you think?

Diane

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Diane

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New colorway! Mocha Mint in soft merino DK superwash.

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Joyfully Immersed!

Thank you for stopping in to visit SingingWolf Dyeworks. My name is Diane and I'm so happy that you're here! If you have a few moments, I would love to tell you a little about us.

Ever since dyeing my first skein of yarn, I knew I had found my passion. Immediately I began to devote as much time as possible to learning as much as I could about dyeing yarn. Hours upon hours spent reading books, doing online research, watching scores of tutorials, experimenting on my own. All while holding down a demanding full time job - it wasn't easy! But it wasn't long before I wanted - no, needed - to share my creations with fellow knitters, crocheters, yarn crafters: YOU. And this is how SingingWolf Dyeworks happened :-)

Long before dyeing my own yarn, I was an indie dyed yarn customer and still am. Like you, I admire and appreciate the unique characteristics of these special yarns and become giddy with anticipation when I receive a package from a favorite dyer. Crafting an item from a gorgeous hand dyed yarn is an experience like no other...except maybe unwrapping a gift! I aim to give you that kind of experience.

About our process: All dyeing is joyfully done by me personally with professional acid dyes and citric acid. Some colorways are hand painted and speckled but most are kettle dyed. Truthfully, the kettle does most of the work when it comes to creating the many hues, patterns, and shading that make up a colorway - it really is magical! This magic takes place in my cozy home studio which is clean, smoke-free, and cat friendly. I mention the cat because those with allergies should know that His Royal Feline-ness prowls the premises.

After the yarn is carefully lifted out of the dye bath, it is thoroughly hand washed to remove any excess dye. Even with this precaution, it is still possible for certain colors to run (or bleed) slightly during the first washing of a finished item. Intense reds and blues are especially notorious for this. Although this will not at all diminish the color of your yarn, washing in cold water with just a bit of mild soap will minimize any bleeding that may occur.

Currently, I dye onto fingering weight and DK bases only but will be soon be adding a Peruvian worsted wool base. Additional bases may be offered as our business grows. Please let me know if there's a particular base you'd like us to offer in the future!

Everything listed in the shop is ready to ship. If you would like to purchase a larger quantity than what is listed, please contact me! Special orders will take more time to prepare and ship, which you already know. But I have to mention it.

See a sold out colorway you're interested in? Please send a convo so we can make it available as soon as possible.

For even more info about us, please read our Policies and FAQs. Many thanks again for visiting our shop!

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  • Diane

    Owner, Creator

    Hi! I reside in my home state of Maryland with mate Ben & cat Garfy. My love of beautiful yarns began when I first learned to crochet. I dyed my first skein just about a year ago & have been joyfully immersed ever since!

  • Ben

    Woolly First Mate

  • Garfy

    Chief Cuddler & Purrer

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Last updated on Mar 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Do you spin your own yarn?

Only as a hobby & still lots to learn! The yarns we dye for the shop are commercially spun.

Do you offer a ball/cake winding service?

Yes, we offer a winding for a $1.00 fee per skein. The yarn can be pulled from either the center or the outside. This option appears just below the title and item price in each listing.

Do you re-skein the yarn after dyeing?

Most of the time, yes. If a skein is wound or twisted for dyeing, it is always re-skeined so the yarn dries thoroughly. Occasionally, skeins will become tangled in the dye bath and those are re-skeined as well. We know that spending hours trying to untangle yarn that you've paid good money for is a hassle, so we do our best to prevent this from happening.

Yikes - I've found knots in my yarn.

Although joining knots are inevitable in commercially spun yarns, finding a bunch as you're working a project can be frustrating. We don't like knots either, so rest assured that we check for them throughout the dyeing process. If a knot is found and cannot be undone without breaking the yarn, the offending skein will not be listed for sale. Now & then, however, a well disguised knot or two may escape our notice. If you happen to find more than you deem acceptable, please contact us and we'll gladly work out a solution with you.

Do you plan to offer lace and bulky weight yarns in the future?

We absolutely do plan to offer a greater variety of yarn bases as our business grows.

You have only one skein of a colorway I want. I need more for my project.

We'll be happy to dye more for you as long as the colorway is repeatable. Luckily, most are! Please send us a convo so we can work out the details with you. Keep in mind that it may take up to several weeks to process your order depending on how much you need.

Do you accept orders for custom colorways?

Not at this time. However, if there are specific colors you'd like to see in the shop, we'd love to hear your suggestions!

Care Tips

Hand washing in cold water and drying flat is the very best way to care for your finished items. However, you can still safely machine wash superwash items by zipping your item in mesh bag, setting the cycle to cold water & adding just a few drops of mild detergent. This bit of extra TLC will keep colors bright longer, reduce pilling, and prevent your items from being pulled out of shape.

What kind of packaging do you use for shipping?

We use light weight envelopes because they keep shipping costs economical (for you and us) and they are mailbox friendly. The exceptions are international and large orders: These are shipped in boxes. If you would prefer your order to be shipped in a box instead of an envelope, please let us know.