March 28, 2022

Not a Tame Lion: Sunday Yarn Advents

A collage with various images in grey, gold, burgandy and white, with the text Not a Tame Lion: Sunday Yarn Advent

“He is wild, you know. Not a tame lion.”

-C. S. Lewis

Welcome to Narnia! This year the yarn Advent will be inspired by the magical world created by C. S. Lewis. Think dark, rich winter colorways!

You will receive a beautifully wrapped yarn calendar with several goodies/notions to open throughout the season of Advent. Everything will be Narnia themed. There will be four skeins for you to open every Sunday leading up to Christmas, and if you desire a little extra joy add on a skein to open Christmas! All the skeins will go together, color-wise, if you want to use them together in a project. The colorways will be inspired by the colors in the above mood board.

This will be an adventure you won’t want to miss!

Advent Includes:

1. Four Skeins of Pine Twist or Spruce Twist-Full 100 grams (462 yards) or mini 50 grams (230 yards).

2. One Narnia ornament from Jam and Bread Co.

3. One progress keeper from Little Bitty Delights.

4. A few extra surprises.

5. Optional Add-on: One 100-gram Skein of Pine Twist or Spruce Twist to open Christmas.

*These Advent calendars will mail out the first week of November.

February 3, 2022

The Great British Show Yarn Club: Victorian Week

  • Mood board for Victorian Week club-shades of pink, burgundy, and creams.
  • Lemon Drizzle Cake: A skein of gold, yellow, and green.
  • Strawberry Trifle: A skein of pinks and creams.
  • Lavender Rose Eclair: a skein of lavender and pink.
  • A creme brulee progress keeper.
  • A Blueberry Tart progress keeper.

Ready, set, bake!!!

The Great British Baking Show Yarn Club’s next installment has hit the shop. Victorian Week will be all things pretty and proper. You will not want to miss out if you are a fan of the romance of that era and baking.

This set includes one mystery fingering skein of my Balsam base (Merino/Cashmere/nylon) that matches the theme, and a yummy matching progress keeper made by Little Bitty Delights. The sets will mail out in April.

Spots are limited, so order yours today!

*Photos 2-6 above are GBBS colorways and progress keepers from past clubs.

January 9, 2022

New Cowl Design and Yarn: Eden!

  • A green, brown, orange, tan and gray striped knit infinity scarf.

Happy January 2022!!!

A new year deserves a new project, and the newest design by Eve Noelle Hildebrandt of Holly Dyeworks is the perfect knit to start in 2022! Eden is a gradient cowl that is inspired by the Garden of Eden, and beauty of creation.

Eden is a quick and easy project to throw on your needles! It is knitted holding two strands of sock/fingering weight yarn to get a DK gauge, but you can certainly trade that out for actual DK yarn if desired. The sample above is done in the Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Mini Skein Set from Holly Dyeworks, which is a beautiful fade of oranges to greens. The cowl can be knitted knitted long or short using 12 or six mini skeins.

The pattern is available through Ravelry, and the yarn on the Holly Dyeworks website.

Hurry and order your yarn and pattern today!

October 11, 2021

Something Wicked (and Sweet) This Way Comes

  • A trio of purple and green yarn.

It’s October, so that means new fall items have hit the shop!

Check out the three new colorways: Fletcher, Asheville Estate, and Asheville. If you are in search of yarn for a tri-color shawl look no further!

If you are a musical fan (or just want something a bit spooky) the Wicked Sock Set, the newest installment of the Backstage Lights Yarn Club, is also in the shop. These vivid colorways are inspired by the costumes and makeup of the lead characters: Elphaba and Galina.

And lastly: Sugar N’ Spice Blanket kits are now available! This new design is sweet & feminine; perfect for the baby girl in your life. This carriage/carseat sized blanket is fun to knit and doesn’t take an age to finish. The kits include two skeins of sock weight, a copy of the pattern, and a handmade stitch marker. Snag yours today!

*The individual pattern of Sugar N’ Spice will be coming to Ravelry soon!

August 2, 2021

The Great British Baking Show Yarn Club

  • A collage of desserts and the words The Great British Baking Show Yarn Club: Caramel Week

“Ready, Set, Bake!”

Welcome to The Great British Baking Show Yarn Club! This is my happy watch, and I can’t tell you how many hours of this show I’ve knitted though. I just had to create a club around this wonderful baking show.

The full club will consist of 4 themed installments: Caramel Week, Sweet Breads Week, Victorian Week, and Dessert Week. All the colorways will be a surprise each quarter, but you can look to the mood boards to see the colors I will pull from for all the themes. This is such a fun club you can enjoy all year long, and I can’t wait to share it with you! All pretty yarn, and no soggy bottoms in sight!

Full Club Includes:

4 Skeins of Balsam Base-85% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 15% nylon/ 452 yards/ 100 G/ Fingering

4 Little Bitty Delights Progress Keeper

1 Japanese Knot Project Bag

4 Surprises

This is a pre-order and the club will mail out mid October, January, April, and July.

Side note: You can purchase the individual club for the upcoming season as well if you would prefer to pick which installments you want to get. Everyone is different and I wanted give people multiple pay options.

*Last year’s 4 GBBS colorways are also available in the shop for a limited amount of time for anyone who would like to snag one or two up!

June 15, 2021

Backstage Lights Yarn Club

“There’s no business like show business!”

🎭New Yarn Club Alert!!!🎭

The Backstage Lights Yarn Club has come to Holly Dyeworks! Having majored in musical theater and having been a part of over 30 productions, this inspiration is near and dear to my heart. The shows I picked are personal favorites of mine (which was hard because I love a lot of musicals), some I’ve acted in and some I’ve seen on Broadway/professionally: Oklahoma, Wicked, Les Miserables, and Into the Woods.

I will be creating sock sets (one full skein and two minis) inspired by the setting and characters of each musical. These will not be mystery colorways, so you will be able to see what each yarn looks like before they mail out. This is a seasonal club so each yarn set will come out once per season: Oklahoma (summer), Wicked (fall), Les Miserables (winter), and Into the Woods (spring). I am offering the whole club (at a discount) and single installments depending of your preference.

Sign up for your “ticket” today!

March 23, 2021

Fresh Spring Yarn

  • A single skein of orange and green yarn.

New colorways and kits have come to Holly Dyeworks! Whether you are looking for yarn for a pullover or shawl these colorways are sure to inspire. Stone Knits just released a new pattern, Alice’s Easter Bunny Socks, this past week; and there are trio yarn kits available for them in three different colorways.

Add something pretty and fresh to your project bag this spring!

February 6, 2021

The Great British Baking Show Yarn Club: Pudding Week

Ready, Set, Bake! Its time for Pudding Week everyone!

This is the third installment in the second season of the Great British Baking Show Yarn Club, and it’s bread themed. You receive one fingering skein of Balsam Base (Merino/Cashmere/nylon) and one progress keeper. The colorway will be made up of light pastel colors. The Little Bitty Delights progress keeper will be a cup of creamy pudding that you will want to eat up. This set will be perfect for a spring project!

Includes:

1. One fingering skein of Balsam Base (See Base page for details)

2. One Little Bitty Delights progress keeper

3. One surprise

Remember this is a preorder and will ship out in mid-March, so please order separately from other items!

January 18, 2021

Fly Me to the Moon: Yarn and Mug Kits

  • A blue and purple mug with a crescent moon.

“Fly me to the Moon, and let me play among the stars. Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.”
-Fly Me to the Moon (1954)

The beauty of this love song has always made one feel dreamy, and it inspired this wonderful handcrafted set. One of the best couples out there is coffee/tea and yarn, and this yarn and hand thrown mug are made for each other. If you are in need of a bit of romance and comfort this February this kit is for you!

Kit Includes:

1. One skein of fingering yarn (Blue Spruce or Balsam Base)

2. One Jam and Bread Co. Pottery Moon Mug

3. One handmade progress keeper

*This is a preorder and will ship out in February.

November 16, 2020

Merry Yarn Update!

  • Purple, pink and green yarn peeking out of a bag with a print of colorful trees.

“Happiness and Cheer”

New festive colorways and kits have just landed at Holly Dyeworks just in time for the holiday season!

Christmas Time is Here Kits include one trio set of fingering minis (choice of sparkle or non-sparkle), one matching project bag, and one handmade progress keeper. Being inspired by the beloved Christmas song, by the same name, and the Charlie Brown holiday special the color pallet of this set is bright and cheerful. These are perfect as gifts for a crafty loved one or for yourself this holiday. There is a very limited quantity of kits, so snatch yours up quickly!

Visions of Sugarplums Sock Sets are a wonderful if you need a bit of magic! They will create lovely socks, or scarf if you prefer, for the feet of all of you dancers.

The new colorways: Munster Market, Cades Cove, Colorado, and Waltz of the Snowflakes are all great picks for pullovers, shawls, and whatever else tickles your fancy. These colors are available on multiple bases (various fingering and lace weight) ready for a wide range of projects. Whether you are a knitter or crocheter any of these colorways will put a smile on your face!

Thank you for supporting Holly Dyeworks and other small businesses this Christmas season!