SouthernSkeinsYarn

Hand Dyed Yarns

Tallahassee, Florida
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Last updated on Oct 26, 2021

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About SouthernSkeinsYarn

Sales 3,640
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Fiber + Color + Passion. Small Batch Hand-Dyed Yarn.

Love what you do and creativity comes naturally. I adore color - mixing and combining beautiful hues together brings me so much joy! After exploring artistic outlets throughout the years, I discovered a passion for knitting and hand-dyed yarns. This led me to crafting high-quality soft and vibrant yarns that you’ll love for your own projects.

Southern Skeins began as a hobby and selling at craft fairs, before weaving into a one-woman business. Every item you find in my shop is hand-dyed by me in my dye studio. All yarns here are thoughtfully created with gratitude and a deep appreciation of the art.

I believe fair prices are a way to treat others fairly, because the world always needs more equality. Plus, everyone should have access to gorgeous crafting items. So you’ll always find affordable prices here while maintaining the highest quality.

I’m so grateful for your support. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a custom order, please contact me. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

Thank you for stopping by!
~ Jenna Eddy
Owner. Artist. Dyer.

Shop members

  • Jenna

    Owner

    Owner. Dyer. Social Media Manager. Advertising Manager. Bookkeeper. Supply Manager. Packer. Skein Twister. You get the idea. :)

  • Dave (aka Hubby)

    My Brain - I’d Be Lost Without Him.

    Dave helps with all the heavy lifting, packaging, and pretty much whatever else I need. He also reminds me when it’s time to turn the dye pots off for the night.

  • Remy

    Mascot And Chief Executive Dog

    Remy loves swimming in the lake, playing with other dogs, and long drives in the country. Follow #RemyTheSouthernSkeinsDog on Instagram for all his latest news.

  • Mom (aka Janet)

    Delivers Orders To Post Office

    Mom likes to deliver the packages to the post office for me on her way to play bridge with her friends.

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
I love playing with color. Mixing colors and creating beautiful yarn.

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Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

I’d suggest delicate or handwash cold and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cold water. Sometimes colors may bleed the first time washed if it is a deeply saturated color or if the water you are using is hot. Cool water and a dab of hand soap is really all you need.

Which yarn bases do you offer?

All listed below are per 100 grams.

SOCK
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 430yds

Glisten: 75/20/5% SW merino, nylon, & sparkle. 2-ply, 430yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino. 2-ply, 400yds.

Single: 100% SW merino. 1-ply, 415yds.

Alpaca: 70/20 SW fine alpaca & nylon. 398yds.

SPORT:
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 328yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino yarn. 3-ply, 328 yds.

DK:
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 245yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino. 4-ply, 231 yds.

Tweed: 85/15 SW merino & nylon NEPs. 4-ply. 231 yds.

Alpaca Cloud: 40/40/20% baby alpaca, merino, & silk. 1-ply, 250yds.

WORSTED:
Cashmere Sweater: 80/20 cashmere & SW merino. 3-ply, 181yds.

BULKY:
Bulky Singles: 75/25 SW merino & nylon, 1-ply, 76 yds.

Yarn color bleeding

Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to nonexistent.

Are there knots in my yarn?

You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.

Occasionally there might be a knot that came from the mill or such. I do the best that I can to keep that from happening; but, I’m human.

Large (Sweater or blanket) quantity

Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.

Why is my yarn not a solid color?

That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.

What is a dye lot?

A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle.

However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. I don’t give my yarns dye lot numbers.

Yarn photos

I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone.

I use a white backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos.

Yarn photos shown on a wooden background are taken on a table in my studio under natural room lighting.

Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.

Where is the yarn sourced from?

My wool is humanely sourced from South America. It is mulesing (a form of animal cruelty) free.

My Farmstead Yarn is sourced about 15 miles from my house at a friend’s farm during the annual shearing of their animals.

Color variations

As with all hand dyed yarns, there will be some gorgeous color variations in each batch which is why I always batch multiple orders of the same color to the best of my ability and inventory.

Small batch hand dyed yarn is an art. It’s like cooking. No matter how careful you are with following a recipe exactly, there’s variations. Same thing applies to yarn. Once the dye is in the pot, the yarn may strike the color differently even in the same dye pot. Meaning one skein could have more or less of a color than the skein in the pot right next to it. If you are buying more than one skein I recommend alternating every few rows (most indie dyers recommend the same).