Yarn Shop in Forest Park


If you live in Forest Park, IL or the nearby western suburbs, come to Dye Hard Yarns in Oak Park for all of your yarny, knitting and crochet needs.  Our yarn shop caries both hand-dyed and commercial yarn, knitting and crochet supplies, spinning fiber, small wooden weaving looms, knitting and crochet patterns &  books, fun project kits, project bags & totes, and so much more! 

Who we are:

Dye Hard Yarns is a small boutique yarn shop and community dye studio just east of Forest Park. We are located in the heart of the Oak Park Arts District on Harrison street between Austin and Ridgeland.

We are the home of indie yarn-dyers, hand-dyers, artisans, makers and small family businesses near and far. 

Get to know us:

Dye Hard Yarns wants to be your crafting home. Over the years we've come to realize, Fiber people are the best people! We love our knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, yarn dyers, and all fiber crafters in between. It's become our mission to help you achieve your project dreams. To build a community centered around joy, and a shared love for the fiber arts. 

Crafting supplies:

In our yarn store we carry knitting needles from Chiaogoo. You'll find straight needles, double pointed knitting needles or DPNs, circular knitting needles in bamboo, wood, and metal and interchangeable needles from this quality, affordable brand. We also carry Chiaogoo crochet hooks. Their crochet hooks come in bamboo, wood, and metal head with in-line handles, plus they have a line of Tunisian crochet hooks that we just love!

We have a large selection of knitting patterns, crochet patterns, and 

Tunisian crochet patterns as well. Our many books, magazines and single print individual patterns are sure to capture your imagination and inspire your creativity. And we are more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect pattern for your new yarn.

Spinners will love our selection of spinning fiber. We have both dyed, and undyed natural spinning fiber for you to choose from.

We have small pop out weaving looms for those wanting to try their hand at weaving tapestries or other home décor items. These weaving looms come in various shapes and sizes.

Come visit us!

Residents of Forest Park or visitors to the area can stop by Dye Hard Yarns community dye studio and yarn shop in Oak Park, on Harrison street between Austin Ave. and Ridgeland. We are just east of Forest Park, conveniently located in the heart of the Art's District, steps away from the Austin Blue Line CTA train stop and bus line, and mere blocks away from the 290 expressway. There is plenty of on-street parking.

From fine yarn and knitting patterns to needles and notions, find everything you need to fill out your crafting supply tool box here.