DYEING TO KNIT
Hi, I'm Michelle, dyer behind dyeing to knit!
I've been knitting and crocheting for as long as I can remember. My mum taught me to do both as a child. She made my school jumper every year, a hideous dark green (that was the uniform). Maybe that's where my love hate relationship with green came from! As a teen, I crocheted a bikini!! I don't think I'm brave enough to put it up here but I do have a pic. Even as an adult when I moved out of home, Mum made me jumpers every winter. They were always stylish and I used to get so many comments about them.
Dirty Lace Shawl using colourways Sweet Caress, Spiced Pumpkin and Vintage Denim
"I wanted the main colourway to look like Dirty Lace hence a technique of what I call 'dirty dyeing'. I love that it gives the shawl a vintage look."
2014, I discovered hand dyed yarn and my yarny addiction started!! I bought yarn from other Australian hand dyers and fell in love. Towards the end of 2018, I started playing with food colouring, then I decided to buy just a couple of dyes and this is how it all began.
Originally I was dyeing yarn for myself, then decided at the beginning of 2019 to open an Etsy Shop and see how it went, and that was the beginning of Dyeing to Knit. I created my own website in 2020, as it gives me much more flexibility to customise what I can offer to customers.
I'm always happy to do custom dyes, and I have a Dyed to Order listing on the website so customers can order exactly what they want, and select the base. I love creating different colourways, learning new techniques and putting colour combinations together.
It gives me so much pleasure to see my yarn out in the world and made into something special that will be part of your everyday lives.