Archives for February 2014

Stained Fingers Dye Camp 2014

Marit Aug Dye CampWho wants to come to camp?

Stained Fingers Dye Camp is back for 2014.  Come to our home studio and frolic with yarn, fibre and colour.



New dates! July 28-31 – space available – Apply by clicking here.

Waiting list only:
– July 21-24 (with optional add-on open studio day: July 25)
– August 11-14 (with optional add-on open studio day: August 15) note: the Fibre Fling (annual open house) is August 16

What is Dye Camp?

  • 4 day course, starting with basic dyeing techniques, and allowing for lots of playing and experimentation. Learn how to mix colours and repeat results. Learn a variety of dyeing techniques including kettle dyeing, hand painting, ombre dyeing, dyeing gradations and more.
  • maximum 7 students per course, with very individual instruction and direction. (so if 4 people want to work on entirely different ideas? It can be done) This course is equivalent to private lessons, with lots of one-on-one instruction
  • returning students are welcome! We will spend some time with you to talk about what you’d like to work on in your time here.

Our home studio in Haliburton ON (approximately 3 hours north of Toronto)

$500 course and materials (+HST)
Additional Studio Day (optional) $50 + HST

A number of payment options will be made available to you. (monthly, deferred payment, pay now now now!)

Yarn (with the exception of yarn for samples) is not included in the material fee. Yarn may be purchased from us or you may choose to bring your own. Please do not bring yarn from other dyers to “overdye” (out of respect for their work). A price list will be provided early so that you’re aware of what’s available to you and how much to budget.

Travel and accommodation is your responsibility. There are B&B’s, motels, a bigger hotel and some small cottage resorts/rental cottages, etc. We will send you information about local accommodation, along with recommendations and information about local amenities. We can also link you with other students who wish to share accommodation and travel.

If you have further questions prior to registration, please ask here or email me directly at



Yarn Update Feb. 19/14 Pt. 2: Most Everything Except Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock!!

Welcome back!!

Okay, time for Part Two of today’s yarn updates – lotsa goodies have been piling up in the CHUM (Clandestinely Hoarded Unreleased Multitudes) bucket for the past several weeks, so as the sharks say, in the water y’all!!

To order, you can go to the SHOP page and select NEW! This will also list any of the Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock skeins left from this afternoon’s update!!! And don’t forget, sign-ups are now open for the 2014 Smart-Ass Knitters Club – Yeah Baby!!!

Awright, have at ye!!!

Yarn Update Feb. 19/14 Pt. 1: Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock!


Here’s the first of two updates today! Part 2 will be online at 9:30 p.m. e.s.t. – different colour ways, different yarn bases!

But for now, here’s a wack o’ Merino Silk 4-Ply Sock!!!

To order, you can choose by selecting the 4-Ply yarn base page, or by going to the NEW page. And don’t forget, sign-ups are now open for the 2014 Smart-Ass Knitters Club – Woot Woot!!

Okay now, enjoy!!