owned and operated solely by me, Lauren. I use professional non toxic
acid dyes and a variety of fibers. Along with my dye work, I also knit,
spin, and sew. Occasionally, I offer hand knits, hand spun yarns,
Waldorf dolls, and childrenís clothing on my store.
All of my hand dyed items are acid and heat set, however, I strongly
suggest setting the dye during first washing with one tablespoon of
white vinegar, and wash separately for the first 5 washes, at least.
It is worth noting that I do not use design seeds (color cards), like
many other dyers do. I create each colorway by creative process of
inspiration, thought, altering, and finally producing. I do not fault
other dyers for using design seeds, but it is important to me that my
customers know each colorway of mine will be unique.
I have a serious passion for natural parenting. I have two beautiful
children, and a wonderful husband. We live on the North Shore of Oahu,
Hawaii. I have been knitting for 5 years, which gives me unique insight to the proper rotations of hand dyed yarns, as I can be sure that my colorways will not pool or produce unattractive fabrics. I am also in the testing phases of my first pattern design, which will be available soon.
Several years ago, I began dyeing fabrics and clothing. With my love
for knitting and cloth diapering, this progressed naturally to dyeing
yarns. Each skein of my yarn is unique, as only hand dyed can be, but I
have found that different dye lots match quite well. My inspiration for
colorways come from so many places: my home, beloved television series,
old school video games, and more. I describe each inspiration in my
store, although I will happily explain my inspiration, should you ask.
I do not do custom dyes for individuals. The reason for this is that
my colorways are specifically inspired, and very dear to me. I donít
like to conform to the inspiration of others, as it would not be true to
me personally. I do know many dyers who will do custom colorways based
on request, and I can refer one to them if necessary. I hope that you
will find that my colorways are inspiring to you, though!
I will propose custom colorways for coops and group buys, if the
skein minimum is 5 skeins. Suggestions are welcomed, but may be amended
to fit my expertise. I can order specialty or custom bases if necessary.
If you purchase a colorway from me and knit/crochet/weave it, please
forward me a photo that I may use in my gallery! I will graciously offer
10% off your next purchase if you choose to do so.
If you would like to host a group buy or coop, please contact me. I have openings from July-December of 2012, and February-December of 2013.
I can always be contacted by email: email@example.com
Please feel free to come check out my hyenacart page:
or my facebook:
or my Ravelry yarn database:
Thanks, and love to all!