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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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« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007 06:16:27 AM »

I'm still seriously having trouble finding a wholesaler for superwash yarn.  I guess it's a trade secret  Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007 07:13:13 PM »

not reading this whole thread as i am not a yarn dyer- but i do dye hemp fabric- and boy is it NICE.

a little dye goes a long way and curing times are very short since the hemp takes the dye awesome-ly.

www.hemptraders.com for hemp yarn.
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2007 04:27:54 PM »

i haven't ordered from them (yet, haha) but www.dharmatrading.com seems to have a decent selection of yarns for dyeing.

here's a link to their undyed yarns: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/2298399-AA.shtml
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2007 09:28:43 AM »

A fairly good one for wholesale is http://www.paradisefibers.net.  I believe this is where Scout J of Scout's Swag gets her undyed yarn.
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2007 05:43:48 PM »

I know you mentioned finding a source outside of Henry's Attic - but I have to say, I went in on a very large order with an ebay buddy once...and got a damned good deal on a ton of yarn from there - much of which I am still skeining up and dying. It was a few years ago, so I am not sure if they have changed in pricing or wholesale ordering.

I do know that the cotton chenille sells really well for me (anything that resembles Colinette yarn sells well for me) both as skeined yarn and knit up as sweaters or scarves etc.

I am also a www.dharmatrading.com fan for dyes and really trust them - I have not tried their yarn, however, I do think their shirts etc are way overpriced.

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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2007 06:52:14 AM »

I currently check out www.wool2dye4.com and www.discountyarnsale.com I'm really digging the Henry's Attic yarns right now.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2007 07:09:20 AM »

HA rocks...I could not agree more. What is your fav type of HA yarn right now?
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2007 06:57:20 AM »

I really love the Kona Superwash sock yarn. It looks so thing and meh but then you dye it and it puffs up to a wonderful texture, and it grabs dye so well.
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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2007 10:05:32 AM »

Just wondering if anyone has ordered directly from Henry's Attic lately? I used to when I had someone to share the massive order with...but have not in a while and have no idea where my contact info is for them or what the minimum order is now - I think it was $500 when I bought last... Huh

I might just see if anyone wants to go in on a large order with me...tho, the last thing i need is more yarn Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2007 10:45:12 PM »

I just made an order; give me a couple weeks and I'll hopefully be ready to make another. Smiley

I think they upped the initial order to $500, and the re-order is  $200.. I'll double-check when I can find the paperwork I got from them last time.
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2007 07:16:11 AM »

That would be wonderful christy_cooper...$200 for the re-order isn't bad actually.

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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2007 07:34:17 AM »

Oh, can I get in on this order too? I can't seem to justify the 500 dollar first order.
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2007 05:31:17 AM »

Hi All,

For undyed yarn in the UK, I can reccommend Jeni at Fyberspates - http://www.fyberspates.co.uk/.  She doesn't list the undyed on her site, but if you mail her to ask she'll send you prices, etc.  I just got some beautiful superwash DK bluefaced Leicester from her and it takes dye (and retains it) so well.  Also while I'm recommending UK stuff, Kemtex are great for the dyes - http://www.kemtex.co.uk/.
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2008 09:57:02 AM »

I have found a place in Cleveland, TN.  R&M Yarns has a brick and mortar store or you can order online at www.rmyarns.com.  I've ordered several times and since we used to live there, I like to stop by when we go for a visit.  they just started carrying superwash sock yarn and I've used the new zealand wool.  Good prices.  Hope this helps. 
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2009 06:21:42 PM »

KnitPicks! I'm amazed at how soft their Bare line of yarns is. And as someone else mentioned, it comes ready to dyeno need to wash in soap or tie off ends. Just wet and go.

When I come across lots of undyed at the local shops, I buy there as well.

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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2011 07:22:19 AM »

I've just been given some by a friend who's mum has goats, sheep and an alpacca!!!
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2011 12:50:59 PM »

I recently bought some excellent wool, silk and bamboo from Paradise Fibers:

http://www.paradisefibers.net

I am a newbie (I had never dyed my own roving before), but their fibers seem to be high quality. Their prices compared favorably with other sites.
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