This announcement has been several months in the works, but I'm so
pleased and proud to inform you that I've opened an Etsy shop
very own hand dyed yarns!
As many of you know, I've enjoyed
dyeing yarn with Kool Aid and other food dyes for many years. This fall,
I expanded by skills to include commercial acid dyes and absolutely
fell in love with the process. Color is my jam, and being able to create
exactly the yarn I want in exactly the colors I imagine is more fun
than I can tell you.
I'm starting off small with only three
yarn bases and twelve colorways. Dye batches are small--three skeins per
pan is pretty manageable. I know some dyers who say they do four per
pan, but I'm always happy with the results if I have no more than three.
So, you'll see small quantities for now. I'm happy to accept special
orders for larger quantities, though! Just email me!
the shop is updated with new stock or new colorways or new bases depends
on you! Orders--including special orders and requests--drive
These are all deliciously soft merino blends that take the dye
beautifully! I tested many different yarns before deciding to carry this
bases. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Tori Sock (yes, named after my daughter.)
Superwash Merino / 25% Nylon
463 yds /
Elaine Sock (named after my grandma. Y'all know how much I love sparkle? I got that from her.)
Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon / 5% Stellina
438 yds /
Worsted (named after my mom who, by example, taught me how to be a maker.)
218 yds /
Remember: These yarns are dyed by hand in small batches, and even skeins dyed in the same pot will differ a bit. If you're using more than one skein in a project, I recommend alternating skeins every few rows to balance out any color differences.
Now for what you've been waiting for! The colors!!
is a pale green background speckles of red, orange, and yellow.
is a wonderful semi-sold with shades from bright blue to deep navy. And yes, the name comes from THAT Beauregard
. This color on the Elaine base is absolutely stunning!
is just fun. It's an aqua base with speckles of violet, magenta, and yellow. To me, it looks like a really fun party.
. Need I say more? With a range from brilliant yellow to orange to fiery red and even some bright pink, this knits up almost like a semi-solid.
is inspired by the colors I always associated with my Grandma Martin. She LOVED pink and purple. I tossed a little bit of mint green in there for good measure. Also: she was a great cook and always had sweets on hand for the grandkids.
was actually inspired by a specific photo of a hydrangea (of course). I love the way the leaf green and bright blue fade into the white that separates them.
is my daughter's signature colorway. She sent me the photo below, enhanced with colors we don't usually see in Jupiter pics. I think it's lovely! And it also looks particularly amazing on the Elaine base.
is a bird that's native to sub-Saharan Africa. I've had this photo on my "Colors" board on Pinterest for years, without ever knowing what kind of bird it was.When I decided to make it a colorway, I figured I needed to find out! Of course, this photo has been enhanced at some point to make him look a bit more neon than the birds really are, but I love it!
is inspired by macaw feathers, of course!
is inspired by my mom. I honestly don't know how she feels about mangos. My son picked the name. BUT, when I asked my sisters what colors they thought of for Mom, they said, "Deep red, orange, gold." I also realize that, if you're into that kind of thing, the colors match those used in a certain magical house. Also a certain local high school.
. I came up with this color just by playing around and experimenting with pink and purple color combinations. When my son saw it, he instantly said, "Nebula." I think he's right. On the Elaine base, the sparkles look like stars!
is probably my favorite. As I was dyeing it, my husband said, "Bomb pop!" and I said, "No! It's pink and white and aqua, not red, white, and blue!" But, I could see where he was coming from. So we agreed on Pastel Pop as the name of the color.
Don't see a color that does it for you? Contact me at amanda AT gaeacreations DOT com! I'd love to work with you to develop a color you love.