Hand Dyed Yarn: Featured Indie Dyer of the Month

Featured Indie Dyer of the Month: Irish Artisan Yarn

Throughout August we are super excited to present to you a luscious collection of beautifully hand painted luxury fiber 4 Ply weight yarn from the incredibly talented Tara of Irish Artisan Yarn.

We have four subtly variegated colorways and one undyed neutral up for grabs for a limited time during August only, on a lustrous 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk base in a standard 4 Ply / fingering weight. Tara has very generously included her gorgeous Natica Cowl pattern in her collection (which you can download for free!) to use with her fabulous yarns.

An award-winning textile designer specializing in beautiful woven items, Tara started Irish Artisan Yarn after receiving requests from knitting and crochet enthusiasts that wanted to make their own collectible pieces.

 Her colorways are greatly influenced by the stunning Irish Landscapes where Tara grew up and where her family still live. All of Tara’s yarns are small batch hand painted and dyed resulting in unique limited-edition skeins that sell out fast…so get yours quick!

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Irish you were here…

Tara loves to get out and meet her customers by exhibiting at yarn festivals and shows throughout the year. Next up is Yarnfolk in Co. Antrim on 3rd August and Yarndale in North Yorkshire on 28th-29th September.

Why not follow Irish Artisan on Instagram and Facebook for more gorgeous yarnspiration and to share your IAY projects with her?


Feeling inspired?

After many months of mouth-watering hand dyed yarns from hand-picked Indie Dyers, we won't be surprised if you are feeling inspired to try yarn dyeing out for yourself.

Why not buy one of our Acid or Procion Dye Intro Packs to get you off on the right foot? You can also buy extra undyed yarn and combed top bases here to supplement your kit.

Check out our handy video on hand dyeing yarn here.