My name is Victoria, I am the owner and dyer of Purl Scout Yarns I live in Philadelphia, PA with my kitties Ares, Artemis and Diana. I am a professional circus artist and circus coach. I’ve been a knitter for about four years now. I am a self taught knitter who also crochets, spins, weaves and designs knitwear! Socks are my comfort knit and I almost exclusively knit with fingering weight yarns.
When thinking about dyeing I knew that I wanted to go the natural route. I wanted a safer process for myself and my home and most importantly for the environment. I also wanted to explore using natural dye extracts like acid dyes; bright, fun and variegated. My dyes are extracted from things like food scraps i.e. avocado pits, or using natural dye extracts purchased which come from various things like trees, bugs, etc. My goal as a dyer is to provide fun colors and variations themed off of things I love (like Sailor Moon)! I offer eco friendly yarns that are superwash and non-superwash!
We provide natural colored fiber and yarn from my farm and fiber mill and hand dyed fiber and yarn sourced from reputable producers. Yarns are dyed using professional grade acid dyes and naturally sourced botanicals in my dedicated smoke free animal friendly dye studio. A member of the Livestock Conservancy, we participate in the Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em program.
We raise Leicester Longwool sheep and Angora goats on a farm in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. We have their fleeces spun into luxurious and beautiful yarns. All yarns are hand-dyed on the farm or we leave them in natural colors. It is the natural sheen that knitters, crocheters and weavers love.
We love to dye and to manipulate fabric and garments! We find great joy in changing the state of a medium through color and stitching, taking immense pride in the uncommon pieces that we create. We started experimenting with indigo-shibori dying, making kitchen aprons for Marcella who is a professional chef. Since Yanira is a long time knitter it was only natural to create knitting/project bags and dye yarn. Lately we have added ice-dying to our line of ready-to-wear overdyed pieces that are just amazing. We are based in Pittsburgh, PA with a dyeing studio in Asheville, NC.
Uniquely hand-dyed yarn and hand-woven items for you and your home, including scarves, wraps, ponchos, table runners, placemats, and dish towels. Here is their website:
Foster’s Fibers offers hand dyed, eco-friendly yarn that is dyed in micro batches in Pittsburgh, PA. I use professional grade acid dyes and focus on superwash bases that were treated with eco-friendly manufacturing processes. I like to dye vibrant, bright, and rich colors that will stand out and I love to dye tonals and speckled colorways. I’m a chemist by day, and an indie dyer by night.
Hand dyed linen yarn, hemp, raw silk, and cotton as well as organic yarns that are dyed naturally with plants from SW PA.
Something Wonderful Studio is passionate about hand-dyed fiber for yarn spinners of all experience levels! Rolags, batts, and braids—oh my! All the ingredients you need to make your own squishy yarn for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and more.
Hand dyed, hand spun unique yarns in a variety of natural fibers and an infinite multitude of color combinations. Vintage wearables made from these yarns. Squirrel Hill Yarns was one of the original Indie yarn companies in the 1970s through about 2010, trading as Rainbow Mills, wholesale only. It is now rebranded as a retail business online as an Etsy shop, and as an in person vendor at carefully selected shows in the Northeast.
We feature items from our farm-raised Icelandic, Merino, Tunis, and Cormo breeds of sheep. Our worsted and fingering yarn is kettle-dyed and hand-painted. Our sheepskins are washable, and available in either short or long staple length. In addition, we have roving in multiple colors, felting batts, and many items that are made from our wool.