Monthly Archives: January 2008

In Defense of Natural Dyes

There are a lot of misconceptions about natural dyes.  We hear them all the time.  Here are a few of the things we hear: Myth:  Natural dyes are not light fast. We use high quality dye extracts from Earthues.  They have been rigorously tested for lightfastness and are comparable or better than commercially available synthetic [...]

Upcoming Events

February will be a busy and exciting month!  We will be vendors at: Madrona Fiber Arts in Tacoma, Washington from February 14-17, 2008 and Stitches West in Santa Clara, California from February 21-24, 2008 with our friend Kristine of A Verb for Keeping Warm.  Look for us in booth 840. Both of these events have [...]


Welcome to the store blog for Tactile.  While we are busy getting the online store together we are also making luscious product, all dyed with organic and earth-friendly natural dyes. Yummy Merino-Tussah roving. Shiny Merino-Tencel roving. We have so much more to show you.  There are five different sock yarns, organic merino yarn, alpaca-wool yarn, [...]

Happy Birthday Maia

A very happy birthday Maia!  I look forward to many more years of being up to our elbows in dye pots and fueled by Vietnamese food. Your partner in dye, Brooke. P.S.  Maybe this year we will get a raise?

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