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Dye Hard Needs Your Help

 

Dye Hard Yarns needs a new home and we're asking the community to help us. 

I will be moving our boutique to a larger space in the Arts District of Oak Park. The new location will afford us the opportunity to offer Studio space and equipement for other Indie Dyers, retail space to showcase their yarns, and Yarn Dyeing classes for the community. But I'm not stopping there. We currently offer retail space for a small selection of local Artists & Crafters. I want to provide studio space for Fiber Artists, expand our handcrafted offerings, and create an opportunity for locals to earn a living doing something they love.

Indie dye companies are small 1-2 person operations typically operating under less than ideal circumstances. Finding and affording the space, equipment, supplies, and time to dye is a struggle. Especially as many of us have full time jobs and families to take care of. I want to alleviate some of that burden.

Dyers and Artists will have display space and full studio access along with other perks. We'll have dye parties, Dye-a-longs for new pattern releases, and other community focused events. With a collective of dyers and artists, we'll have the opportunity to really engage people, help each other grow and learn, and expand our reach. It will be a place to create, to build community, and to sell our yarn and art while teaching others.

The Vision: A Dye studio and Artists space, Indie dyed yarn store, center for fiber arts classes, and community hub. 

Watch our video and read more on our GoFundMe campaign here.

And please share our campaign with others.