Hand dyed yarn is a type of yarn that is dyed by hand, rather than by machine. This means that each skein is unique, with its own individual color palette and pattern. Hand dyed yarn is often used for knitting and crochet, as it can add a touch of personality and creativity to any project.
Benefits of using hand dyed yarn:
There are many benefits to using hand dyed yarn, including:
Hand dyed yarn can be purchased from a variety of sources, including:
When using hand dyed yarn, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Here are some additional tips for using hand dyed yarn:
2023 is already shaping up to be a busy year for Tina's Toasty Toes, and I am so excited about it! Be sure to keep an eye on the Tina's Toasty Toes social media (links in the menu above!) for updates and changes. Additional trunk shows to be added as they are booked.
Here are the events we've either been confirmed for, or have applied to for 2023:
Gold Coast Knitting Retreat
Sponsored by Knit Long Island
Nassau County Art Museum
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23
Open to Retreat Attendees Only!
Trunk Show at Sew What's New and Yarn Too!
Islip, New York
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7
Join us for a Mother's Day and Shop Anniversary Event!
Hallockville Fiber Festival
Riverhead, New York
Saturday, May 20, 2023
10am to 4pm
This is the event that got me started, and it's still one of my favorite to vend at. Come for the yarn, stay for the fiber animals, demonstrations, and delish baked goods!
Kings County Fiber Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2023
10am to 5pm
Fall fun at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Come see some of the best local dyers, as well as demonstrations, and walk around beautiful Park Slope.
Wool and Folk Festival
APPLICATION PENDING - Subject to approval
Stone Ridge, New York
Friday, October 20, 2023
New location this year, at the Stone Ridge Orchards!
New England Fiber Festival
West Springfield, Massachusetts
Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5
9am to 5pm Saturday
9am to 3pm Sunday
Eastern States Exposition
Our first time vending here. We love shopping here, so we can't wait to sell yarn here.
A Simple Guide to Buying Indie Dyed Yarn
Hand dyed yarn is a beautiful and unique way to add a personal touch to your knitting or crochet projects. But with so many different yarns and dyers out there, it can be tough to know where to start. Here's a guide to buying hand dyed yarn, from choosing the right yarn for your project to finding the perfect dyer.
**What is hand dyed yarn?**
Hand dyed yarn is yarn that has been dyed by hand, rather than being mass-produced in a factory. This means that each skein of hand dyed yarn is unique, with its own individual color scheme and pattern. Hand dyed yarn can be made from any type of fiber, including wool, yak, alpaca, silk, linen, and more.
**Why buy hand dyed yarn?**
There are many reasons to buy hand dyed yarn. First, hand dyed yarn is simply beautiful. The unique color schemes and patterns of hand dyed yarn can add a touch of personality to any project. Second, hand dyed yarn is a great way to support small businesses, like Tina's Toasty Toes! Many hand dyers are small, independent businesses that rely on sales of their yarn to make a living. Finally, hand dyed yarn is often more sustainable than mass-produced yarn. Many hand dyers use natural dyes and recycled fibers, which helps to reduce the environmental impact of yarn production.
**How to choose the right hand dyed yarn for your project**
When choosing hand dyed yarn for your project, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. First, consider the type of fiber you want to use. If you're allergic to wool, for example, you'll want to choose a yarn made from a different fiber, such as alpaca. Second, think about the weight of the yarn. Some yarns are better suited for certain projects than others. For example, a light, airy yarn would be ideal for a shawl, while a heavier yarn would be better for a sweater. Finally, consider the color scheme of the yarn. If you're not sure what colors to choose, try looking at color palettes online or in magazines. Remember to look at the yarn weight and fiber suggestions in your pattern- it's a great starting point!
**Where to buy hand dyed yarn**
There are many places to buy hand dyed yarn. You can find it online, at yarn shops, and even at some craft stores. When buying hand dyed yarn online, be sure to read the seller's reviews to make sure you're getting a quality product. If you're buying hand dyed yarn from a yarn shop, ask the staff for recommendations. They'll be able to help you choose the right yarn for your project. We may be a little bit biased, but we think Tina's Toasty Toes is the perfect place for all of your indie-dyed yarn needs!
**Tips for caring for hand dyed yarn**
Hand dyed yarn is a beautiful and unique product, but it's important to care for it properly to keep it looking its best. Here are a few tips for caring for hand dyed yarn:
* Hand wash your hand dyed projects in cold water with a wool wash made especially for hand knits.
* Do not use fabric softener, as this can dull the colors of your yarn.
* Lay your hand dyed projects flat to dry.
* Do not dry your hand dyed projects in direct sunlight, as this can fade the colors.
Hand dyed yarn is a beautiful and unique way to add a personal touch to your knitting or crochet projects. With so many different yarns and fibers out there, there's sure to be a perfect skein of yarn for your next project. So start exploring our website and see what you can find!
We asked Bard, Google's AI Chat to Tell us About Using Hand-Dyed Yarn, and the Results Were Pretty Impressive!
Note, because of some inaccuracies provided by the AI bot, we edited this post. We do not condone or participate in providing misinformation! :) The inaccuracies provided by the chat bot pertained to the durability and usability of hand-dyed yarn. All Tina's Toasty Toes yarn is durable, soft, easy to work with, and (in our somewhat biased opinion) GORGEOUS.
We asked Bard to write a 2000-word blog post on using hand-dyed yarn for crafting, and here are the (edited) results:
Hand-dyed yarn is a beautiful and versatile material that can be used for a variety of crafts. It can be used to knit, crochet, weave, and even felt. Hand-dyed yarn is available in a wide range of colors and patterns, so you can find the perfect yarn for your project.
One of the best things about hand-dyed yarn is that it is unique. No two skeins of hand-dyed yarn are exactly alike, which means that your finished project will be one-of-a-kind. This makes hand-dyed yarn a great choice for gifts or for projects that you want to be special.
Hand-dyed yarn can be used to make a variety of crafts. It is a popular choice for knitting and crocheting, but it can also be used to weave, felt, and even make jewelry. If you are looking for a way to add a personal touch to your crafts, hand-dyed yarn is a great option.
Hand-dyed yarn can be more expensive than regular yarn. This is because it is a more labor-intensive process to dye yarn by hand. However, the unique colors and patterns of hand-dyed yarn make it worth the extra cost, and working with an indie-dyer can be rewarding for both you and the dyer.
If you are looking for a beautiful and unique material to use for your crafts, hand-dyed yarn is a great option. It is available in a wide range of colors and patterns, and it can be used to make a variety of projects. With a little care, hand-dyed yarn can create beautiful and lasting crafts.
Here are some tips for using hand-dyed yarn in your crafts:
Join Tina's Toasty Toes for some fibery fun at Knit Long Island on Small Business Saturday (November 28. 2020). Meet the dyer and check out all of the fantastic hand-dyed yarn! Tina will be there from 11am to 5pm. Due to the pandemic, masks are required at all times, and shopping appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-ins will be accommodated as local restrictions allow.
Knit Long Island
1353 Old Northern Blvd
Roslyn NY 11576
For more information on this fun event, check out our Facebook Event Page. To make a shopping appointment, please call 516-625-KNIT.
We've teamed up with Amy Snell, the Devious Knitter, for a Christmas Sock-ing class! She'll teach you everything you ever wanted to know about knitting socks in the form of a Christmas Stocking. Amy will teach you how to knit a sock without a pattern, plus lots of other great skills, including:
Tina's Toasty Toes has an exclusive, optional yarn kit for the class consisting of two 50-gram skeins of a special worsted weight yarn base in your choice of two colors: Cardinal Red, Forest Green, or Highland Natural. To see what you can make with these kits, check out the photos below.
Through October 31st, the only way to purchase the kit is to sign up for the class. After October 31st any leftover kits will be made available to the general public. You must purchase your kit by October 31st to ensure delivery prior to the class starting.
For more details and to register for the class, click here.
Tina's Toasty Toes is super excited to announce that we will be vending at the Fiberworld 2020 Show! What's Fiberworld? Well, I am glad you asked!
Fiberworld is an immersive, web-based fiber show that has been designed to feel as much like being at an in-person show as possible.
It is an online environment, where teachers teach classes to students who are watching and learning from home (or anywhere else) and vendors can talk directly to attendees while in their virtual booths. It incorporates the delightful randomness of taking a break to knit on a project, while someone else sits at the next table and looks over their new purchases and you strike up a conversation and make a new friend from across the country.
Fiberworld keeps traditions of having marquee Hosts from the fiber industry, giving talks and wandering the halls to talk with attendees and fashion shows where designers and vendors show off their latest and greatest. It also includes new things, like more opportunities for interesting talks from a wider variety of speakers on a wider variety of topics and fashion shows that anyone, anywhere can participate in. The virtual aspect allows more people from all around the world to meet; for those whom in-person shows present physical or financial barriers, it is a new chance to participate more fully.
Fiberworld is also more than a fiber show. It encompases lifestyle as well. The mission addresses our audiences’ whole selves -- crafting and everything else outside of crafting: education, wellness, justice, environment, family. This redefines what we used to think of as "domestic" interests, to a more expanded view of our circles of influence: our community.
There is a star-studded line up of hosts, vendors, teachers, and more. To get marketplace tickets, sign up for classes, or just to find out more, visit www.fiberworld2020.com
Fabulous new shawl knitting kits are here courtesy of knitwear designer Casapinka! The Hug Shot Shawl is a beginner friendly knit shawl that uses two skeins of fingering weight yarn. The pattern comes free with the purchase of any of the shawl kits now through June 7. Visit the pattern kits page for more information!
The fantastic new crochet shawl pattern from Rachy Newin Designs is here, and Tina's Toasty Toes is offering kits!
There are two types of kits available. Both kits include one skein of hand dyed yarn and a high quality, color laser printed version of the crochet pattern. The printed pattern also includes a Ravelry download code, so you can add the pattern to your Ravelry library as well.
The first kit is the Melted Crayons colorway version of the shawl, as shown in the photos above. To purchase that kit, go to this page and add it to your cart. The photos above show the shawl on our Toasty Yak Toes fingering weight yarn base. That's what gives the colorway it's warm, rich gray background. The Melted Crayons colorway is available on all of our bases, but only Toasty Yak Toes has a gray background. All others will have a creamy white background. The kit listing here allows you to choose your yarn weight and base, and prices will vary depending on the base you choose. Visit the link for complete details. Buying the kit saves you $2 over buying the yarn and the pattern separately, with no need for a coupon code.
Don't like the Melted Crayons colorway? That's OK. We've got you covered. You can make your own shawl kit by putting the pattern in your shopping cart and then choosing any other skein of yarn. The pattern page has a coupon code on it for you to use to take $2 off of your yarn, giving you the same savings as if you'd bought the kit above. To use the coupon code you must place both the pattern and the yarn in your shopping cart. The pattern is not available on it's own from Tina's Toasty Toes (but you can get it directly from Rachy on Ravelry) and the coupon does not apply to yarn alone. Orders that come in that do not meet these requirements will be canceled.
Join us for a Crochet Along!
The Crochet with Rachy Facebook Group is doing a crochet along with this gorgeous crochet pattern. Visit or join the group to take part in this fantastic event. The event starts on June 15, so order your kits before June 5 to ensure that you receive your yarn and pattern in time!
We are excited to share that The Knitting Store in Oceanside, New York will be hosting Tina's Toasty Toes for a trunk show! Join us on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10am to 4pm.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: 2 Poole Street, Oceanside, NY
We hope to see you there!
Tina's Toasty Toes Updates
This is the place to be when you want to find out what's going on in the dye studio. News and updates will appear here. So stop by often! You never know when a coupon code or two might show up!