Dye Candy Exclusive Yarn and Fibre

by Lindsay Hutchinson in Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

We did it
On 18th May 2021 we successfully raised £6,215 with 149 supporters in 28 days

Yarn is my life! I'm raising funds to have my own unique yarn spun, you won't have tried anything like it!

by Lindsay Hutchinson in Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If my stretch goal is reached, this will allow me to purchase more of the yarn and fibre bases to keep in stock.  If I reach this goal, all pledgers will receive a second sticker of a different design.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my project! I'm raising funds to finally have my own yarn spun, and I hope you'll help me achieve my goal.

My name is Lindsay Hutchinson (known to almost everyone as Hutch) and I'm the owner and creator behind Dye Candy.1618911595_bestphotomeyarn.jpg

Dye Candy happened totally by accident nearly 8 years ago, at a time when knitting and crocheting wasn't even on my radar.  I've been an artist my whole life but always thought that I didn't have the patience for fibre crafts.  At the time I specialised in dyeing fabric baby slings when a friend asked me to try dyeing some yarn for her.  The rest, as they say, is history!  This little side hustle has grown into something I still can't quite believe- I now solely support my family and every day I am so thankful that people love my work enough to buy it.

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This project has been a dream of mine for quite a few years now, and if I'm honest, it's something I never thought would actually happen.  I want to have my own yarn spun, but I want it to be unique, unusual and amazing.  I've settled on a blend of fibres that I have experience with so I know how they feel, dye and handle.  The bulk of my yarn will be a finer merino than I've had in any of my yarns to date, 80% 18.5 micron superwash merino.  For the remaining 20% I wanted to add something that people won't expect and will want to try as soon as they see it:  10% each of banana and pineapple fibres will be rocking up to the party.

I've decided on a fingering weight yarn, which will come in around 400m per 100g skein and I am also specifying a high twist.  In my opinion, high twist yarn always takes speckles better, and what is Dye Candy without a few speckles?!

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Everyone who pledges will receive a hand drawn sticker made by my fair hand, and these won't be available anywhere else.  You can also opt for various weights of dyed and undyed yarn or fibre, as I'm having tops made for spinners too.  If you've ever fancied having a go at dyeing your own yarn, or have already tried and can't quite get the results you're aiming for, check out the Improver and DIY packages!

I really hope you'll help me fund this dream of mine and take Dye Candy to the next level!

love Hutch xx

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£48 or more

Hand Dyed Yarn x 2

Two 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me. Handwritten note of thanks.

£5 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Sticker and thanks

An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks! Worldwide postage included.

£10 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Undyed spinning fibre

One 100g braid of undyed spinning fibre in my exclusive blend, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£15 or more

8 of 30 claimed

Undyed Yarn

One 100g undyed hank of yarn in my exclusive blend, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£17 or more

Hand Dyed Spinning Fibre

One 100g braid of my exclusive blend spinning fibre, dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£20 or more

3 of 30 claimed

Undyed Spinning Fibre x 2

Two 100g braids of my exclusive blend spinning fibre, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£25 or more

Hand Dyed Yarn

One 100g hank of yarn in my exclusive blend, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£30 or more

6 of 30 claimed

Undyed Yarn x 2

Two x 100g undyed hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£33 or more

Hand Dyed Spinning Fibre x 2

Two 100g braids of my exclusive blend fibre, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and heartfelt thanks!

£38 or more

2 x hand dyed spinning fibre WORLDWIDE POSTAGE

Two 100g braids of my exclusive blend spinning fibre, worldwide postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and a handwritten note of thanks.

£50 or more

Undyed Spinning Fibre x 5

Five 100g undyed braids of my exclusive blend spinning fibre. An exclusive sticker designed by me, UK postage included. Handwritten note of thanks.

£53 or more

2 x hand dyed yarn WORLDWIDE POSTAGE

Two 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, worldwide postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me. Handwritten note of thanks.

£65 or more

Undyed Yarn x 5

Five 100g undyed hanks of my exclusive yarn, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me. Handwritten note of thanks.

£75 or more

Hand Dyed Spinning Fibre x 5

Five 100g braids of my exclusive blend spinning fibre, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and a handwritten note of thanks.

£80 or more

5 x hand dyed spinning fibre WORLDWIDE POSTAGE

Five 100g braids of my exclusive blend spinning fibre, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, worldwide postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and a handwritten note of thanks

£95 or more

1kg Undyed Spinning Fibre

10 x 100g braids of my exclusive blend spinning fibre, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me, stitch marker and a handwritten note of thanks.

£110 or more

Hand Dyed Yarn x 5

Five 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and a handwritten note of thanks.

£120 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Custom Dyed Yarn x 5

Five 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn- YOU pick the colourway! It can be one of my existing colourways or maybe something you've dreamt up yourself, whatever you'd like! UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me, stitch marker and a handwritten note of thanks.

£120 or more

5 x hand dyed yarn WORLDWIDE POSTAGE

Five 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway, worldwide postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me and a handwritten note of thanks.

£150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

The Improver Package

Two 100g undyed hanks of my exclusive blend yarn. Two 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, hand dyed in a new and exclusive colourway. One 30 minute videocall with me where I can answer any questions you might have about hand dyeing yarn, help you troubleshoot and advise you on how to achieve the results you want. An exclusive sticker designed by me, stitch marker and a handwritten note of thanks. Worldwide postage included.

£190 or more

1kg Undyed Yarn

Ten 100g undyed hanks of my exclusive blend yarn, UK postage included. An exclusive sticker designed by me, stitch marker and a handwritten note of thanks.

£300 or more

0 of 2 claimed

The DIY Package WORLDWIDE POSTAGE

Ten 100g undyed yarn in my exclusive blend, plus almost everything you need to dye them at home (you will need to provide cling film and a microwave, or a pot). One hour videocall with me, where I talk you through how to dye yarn and answer any questions you may have. Two 100g hanks of my exclusive blend yarn in a new and exclusive colourway. An exclusive sticker designed by me, stitch marker and a handwritten note of thanks.

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