Calling All Indie Dyers!

Edit 16th July : I’ve extended the deadline for my Indie Dyers opportunity to Friday 24th July as I wasn’t able to advertise the closing date last week due to various non-work issues.

And a huge Thank You to those of you who have already submitted an application.

Sarah x

Hopefully, many studios and workshops will be reopening over the next few weeks, so let’s restart this opportunity that was halted in March as lockdown began in Scotland.

Are you an independent dyer, working on your own? Would you like to see your yarns made into a Woolly Originals bag?

I’d like to offer three individual dyers the opportunity to have their yarn turned into a useable promotional product. Woolly Originals will purchase two skeins of your yarn at retail price, and then transform them into a Large size bag with a complimentary lining and handle fabric, similar to the ones shown in the photos below. There will be no charge for this. You will then have the chance to use your bag to highlight how your yarns could be used for colourwork. Woolly Originals will also promote your bag on social media.

If you’d like to apply, please email me at with a colour photo of your two chosen contrasting colour yarns. Please also include a short biography, your business and Instagram account names, details of your yarn, and the inspiration behind the colours. This offer is open to all dyers worldwide who work on their own. Applications from BIPOC or BAME dyers are very welcome. 

Please note that yarns should be 4-ply or fingering weight or equivalent; and not contain any mohair. Any merino wool content should be ethically sourced and non-mulesed. Single-ply yarns would not be suitable. The yarns should also be suitable for colourwork, e.g. perhaps one solid colour and one variegated or speckled yarn that would work well together.

If you are unable to access your dye studio, please still consider applying. I’d be delighted to see photos of previous yarns you’ve dyed, or sketches of future ideas. 

Closing date for submissions is Friday 10th July 2020. An announcement about the three selected dyers would be made on social media approximately two weeks later.

Thank you.  

Sarah x


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