I had a beautiful morning at the Dye Studio today! The snow was melting, the birds were chirping and each color seemed to brighten up the February landscape just a little bit more…

Dripping wet Ivory Rug Yarn

Dripping wet Ivory Rug Yarn

Persian Lilac B, 2-ply Tapestry, Yarn fresh out of the dyepots

Persian Lilac B, 2-ply Tapestry, Yarn fresh out of the dyepots

A beautifully rich dyelot of Caramel C, 2-ply Tapestry Yarn

A beautifully rich dyelot of Caramel C, 2-ply Tapestry Yarn

Pinon C, 2-ply Tapestry Yarn, ready to be rinsed

Pinon C, 2-ply Tapestry Yarn, ready to be rinsed

2-ply Tapestry Yarn (Persian Lilac B, Caramel D & E) drying in the New Mexico sun

2-ply Tapestry Yarn (Persian Lilac B, Caramel D & E) drying in the New Mexico sun

Pinon D & E, 2-ply Tapestry Yarn drying in the sun

Pinon D & E, 2-ply Tapestry Yarn drying in the sun


This morning was spent in Arroyo Seco at our dye studio so I could collect random items for our shop displays and also show you Teresa’s beautiful dye process.

So Teresa is the girl on the left and her ma, Lorelei, on the right

First the yarn is counted out into how many skeins are needed in a particular colour

Then its soaked in the fire-heated water for a wee bit

Chupa, is very meticulous about measuring out the correct amounts of dye…

The time the yarn spends in the dyepot depends on how dark the colour will be, our cloud for instance only takes around 10 minutes, whereas the black is left overnight.

After its allocated time, the yarn is pulled out and left to dry,

and voila!

-Hannah