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« on: November 09, 2006 10:40:13 AM »

So, I am trying to branch out with the dying yarns thing, and I'm wondering. Where do people get their natural yarns from, for the best prices? I mean, Henry's attic stuff, Knitpicks and so forth are great, but are there any good sources for high quality very inexpensive stuff? I am kind of on a budget, having just joined the ranks fo the stay at home moms, and putting the yarn store thing on hold till the kids arein school, still looking to keep my hand in by doing hand-dyed yarns for sale. Any advice for where to get dyes/yarns, and what types of things sell best would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007 02:24:36 PM »

I was wondering the same thing!
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007 05:05:50 PM »

I have pondered the same question... I hope someone answers!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007 07:50:35 PM »

I bought some from stickchick.etsy.com.  I have not tried my hand at dying yet but thats the plan.  I bought some wiltons today but I'm going to try to post a pic tomorrow to make sure its the right stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007 08:07:45 PM »

I buy mine from knitpicks and Michaels.  Knitpicks undyed yarn is good. It is already in a skein.  You don't have to round the yarn into a skein. 

At Michaels, I bought the Paton Merino style "natural" colorway.  You do have round it into a skein to dye.  Sometimes, you can get it on sale for like $4 a ball.  And you don't have to wait for it to get here.

With dye, I use Koolaid (sugarfree type) and easter egg dye.  They both work great.  There is tutorial in craftster that shows you how to do either.
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2007 08:50:58 AM »

If you aren't buying wholesale, I like these sites:

http://www.wool2dye4.com
http://www.catnipyarns.com

Hope that helps.
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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007 10:23:12 AM »

Paradisefibers.net has large cones of undyed yarn fairly cheap. They even have merino-bamboo and merino-tencel sock yarns in 3 lb cones.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007 10:22:36 AM »

Knitpicks.com is good for undyed wool yarn. They have all sorts of weights and and the yarn is pre skiened. Paradisefibers.net has some undyed blends as well.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007 05:20:38 PM »

Does anyone have any good wholesale site reccomendations?  I'm looking for ginormous lots.   Huh
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007 05:49:25 PM »

Alot of the spinners get their wool from Sheep Shed Studio and they sell yarn on the cheap too. If you email them, Carol is very nice and I'm sure she can work something out with you.
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