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Deep Dyed Yarns Spin Sets

Gradient Yarn spun with a Spin Set

Each Spin Set contains 3 ounces of Merino with one ounce per color.  There are several ways they may be spun.  I recommend 2 set be purchased when using a spinning wheel or if using spindles, purchase 1 spin set and divide each color in half.

The first method is that a spinner can use 2 sets spun in the exact sequence on 2 bobbins.  For example, if the set consists of Blue, Green, and Yellow, One bobbin would be spun Starting with Blue as the first color, Green as the second color, and Yellow as the third color.  The second bobbin would be spun Starting with Blue as the first color, Green as the second color, and Yellow as the third color.  Finally, the singles from both bobbins are plied together to create a hand-spun gradient yarn.

The second method is to split the fibers lengthwise and spin in a sequence of (color 1, color 2, color 3)* repeating from (to) until all fiber is used.  Then spinning a second bobbin in an alternate sequence of (color 2, color 3, color 1)* repeating from (to) until all fiber is used.  Then plying the  2 singles together.  A spinner may also elect to spin the same sequence for each bobbin.

The third method would be to  split the fiber lengthwise and spin in sequence for the first bobbin (color 1, Color 2, Color3)* repeating to end. On the second bobbin the spinner would spin in order all of color 1, all of 2, all of color 3.  This would be plied together for a softer gradient than in Method 1.

The fourth method is chaos spinning in which all three colors are held together and spun in a manner the universe dictates on both bobbins which are then plied together.  The spinner can allow as much or little control in color selection as they like.

Shawl above was hand spun and knit by me.  The pattern is High Desert by Romi Hill and is available on Ravelry.

Peach Pie Spin Set
Peach Pie Spin Set


February 20, 2024 — Stephanie Buford
Vacation has Commenced

Vacation has Commenced

Deep Dyed Yarns at SAFF

It has been one amazing year here at Deep Dyed Yarns!  There have been quite a few life changes, injuries, joys, and a few heartaches too for me.  I survived them all and am moving forward with determination in my heart.

It needs to be said that none of these things would not have been possibly with out the love and support of family, friends, and customers!  I appreciate and love each and everyone of you so very much for being there to listen and support me along the way.  I could not have done that without a single one of you!  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

Now on to the Knitty Gritty news of now.  I am taking a long over due vacation and will be out of town until Thanksgiving.  Nothing will be shipping until after Thanksgiving as several items might have to be dyed to order when I return from the sunshine state.  Please keep that in mind when ordering ;)

Also, a 12 Days of Christmas mini set has been added to the site and will ship at the same time as the 12 Days of Christmas fiber set! 

November 08, 2019 — Stephanie Stratton
The 12 Days of Christmas Fiber Club

The 12 Days of Christmas Fiber Club

The 12 Days of Christmas box is lovely for yourself or have me send one to a fiber loving friend as a surprise holiday gift.  Fabulous for group Spin-Alongs, felting, spinning, playing with color, and fiber crafts.  The colors might or might not be repeatable.  Some will be unique one of a kind dye jobs for the 2019 12 Days of Christmas Club, others might be holiday themed or join the current Deep Dyed Yarns line up.  
October 01, 2019 — Stephanie Stratton
January 19th Spin-In at Deep Dyed Yarns

January 19th Spin-In at Deep Dyed Yarns

Come one and all! You are cordially invited to come and join in the gathering of fabulous makers of gorgeous things.  If you do not know who the fabulous makers are, please take the time to look in the mirror and give yourself a smile.  You are a fabulous maker!  

January 19th from 12pm until 5pm or later if y'all want to stay and have more fun!

Deep Dyed Yarns
605 N Main St
Nicholasville, KY 40356
The building parking lot is on HIGH STREET and we will be in the little red metal building behind Tickled Pink.

What to bring:
Your spinning wheel/spindle and a smile. Maybe a chair or pillow if you do not like folding chairs or IKEA chairs.



December 28, 2018 — Stephanie Stratton
2019 Festivals and Events

2019 Festivals and Events

2019 is chock full of fun Festivals for Deep Dyed Yarns and I CAN NOT wait to get the show on the road!


5 Distaff Day Trunk Show at Yarn & Y'all - Greenville, SC
18-20 Trunk Show Rabbit Hutch - Englewood, OH
19 Deep Dyed Yarns Studio Spin-In  - Nicholasville, KY
24-26 January Spin-In - Destin, FL 

5 Trunk Show WildSkeins - Hickory, NC
8-25 Trunk Show Firefly Fiber Arts Studio - Chicago, IL

13-14 The Fiber Event at Greencastle Indiana

18-19 Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival - Lexington, KY
24-25 Middle Tennessee Fiber Festival - Dickson, TN

7-8 Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival - Franklin, IN

27-28 Fiber Christmas in July - Oklahoma

16-18 Michigan Fiber Festival - Allegan, MI 

21-22 A Wool Gathering - Yellow Springs, OH
26-28 Fiber in the Sip - Vicksburg, MS

4-6 Kentucky Wool - Falmouth, OH
18-19 Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival - Corydon, IN
25-27 Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival (SAFF) - Asheville, NC




The Big Giveaway!

The Big Giveaway!

The Big Giveaway.

Time to let the cat out of the proverbial bag. Deep Dyed Yarns is having a massive Giveaway on January 1, 2019 for our customers.

The Prizes aren’t 100% ironed out yet, but so far there will be at the very least the following prizes:

$100 Gift Certificate
$50 Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate
$10 Gift Certificate
Grab Bags
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How to enter your project ...

1. Work on a project with your Deep Dyed Yarn or Fiber.
2. Enter the project with our yarn into the Ravelry database with a picture and LINK TO THE DEEP DYED YARN used in the project.
3. Sit back and wait for January 1, 2019.

Enter your project on Instagram with hashtag #deepdyedyarns

December 02, 2018 — Stephanie Stratton
2018 December Studio Hours!

2018 December Studio Hours!

2018 Studio hours!
December 01, 2018 — Stephanie Stratton
Lots and lots of UPDATING!!!

Lots and lots of UPDATING!!!

Deep Dyed Yarns has been from the Atlantic to the Pacific to Gulf of Mexico so far this year.  Oh, It was hard and it was FUN!!!  And, I needed a little bit of time to just get back to myself.  
July 25, 2018 — Stephanie Stratton
The Fiber Event at Greencastle

The Fiber Event at Greencastle

Had a lovely week end in Greencastle Indiana at the Fiber Event.  The weather was gorgeous and the days were absolutely PURR-fect!

Thank you to all the wonderful customers and the amazing staff of The Fiber Event.  You guys Rock!


Big Tom & Sand Piper Sport


Buddy & Glammy yarns

Lunabudknits Trailer

And to top off the trip, the cherry blossom trees at the shop were in full bloom when I parked the trailer at the shop!

April 25, 2016 — Stephanie Stratton
Holiday Thank You

Holiday Thank You

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We would like to thank you for the fabulous year at festivals, online, and in our brick and mortar shop.  

Without you, we wouldn't be able to keep bringing out new colors, yarns, and fibers. THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!

Please use code  'THANKYOU' for free shipping on all of your purchases through the end of the year!


November 26, 2015 — Stephanie Stratton