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A ChemKnits video series experimenting with innovative ways to dye yarn using food coloring, acid dyes, natural dyes, and more.
A ChemKnits video series experimenting with innovative ways to dye yarn using food coloring, acid dyes, natural dyes, and more.
109 backers pledged $3,775 to help bring this project to life.

Sock Blank Special Unlocked!

Posted by Rebecca Brown (Creator)

We did it!  We unlocked our last stretch goal!  Thanks to your support, I have reached 300% of my original goal. Thank you!  

I am not going to create a new stretch goal, but you can still help out by sharing the Dyepot Weekly Kickstarter Campaign with your yarn loving friends.  I have so much fun doing episodes where I dye multiple skeins of yarn, which is something that you have all made possible.  Additional funds will go towards more yarn so I have plenty of blank canvas for your videos.  

New Sock Blank Reward! 

Backers who select the Sock Blank Special Reward ($49) will get a CUSTOM hand dyed 100 g sock blank of yarn (2 - 50 g balls). You pick the colors and whether you want a random pattern, a gradient, stripes, or a surprise. I will wind the sock blank into two 50 g balls of yarn, unless you prefer to have me send you the dyed blank so you can watch it transform into some two-at-a-time socks or mittens as you knit or crochet. (Please note that “Stripes” might have some blending between rows, they won’t be clean, distinct stripes.)    The dyeing will be featured either in a LIVE Sock Blank Special or in a bonus episode of Dyepot weekly.  Backers will also receive shout outs in the Kickstarter Thank You video, and on the ChemKnits website.  

Upgrade Your Yarn Base (Bronze and Silver Sponsors)

Bronze and Silver Sponsors can add $10 to their pledge to upgrade their yarn base to a two strand sock blank! I will wind your sock blank into two identical 50 g balls of yarn or send you the knit blank so you can unravel it yourself. (Gold Sponsors can already choose sock blanks so don't need to add to their pledge.)

Bonus Episodes

Even if no one selects the reward, I will film a LIVE Sock Blank Special so everyone wins!  I am really excited to play with commercially produced sock blanks after winding my own on a hand crank knitting machine.  

Dip Dyed Yarn in Different Wilton Icing Colors
Dip Dyed Yarn in Different Wilton Icing Colors


Filming in Progress

I have been a busy dyer.  I have filmed 6 different episodes of Dyepot Weekly and 4 of them are edited and ready to go.  It looks like I will start releasing sponsored videos in mid November.  I am planning to work hard to get everyone their yarn as fast as possible.  

Pick Your Own Backers - Stay Tuned

I have not yet scheduled a time for the Pick Your Own Album to go up on Facebook so you can pick out your yarns.  I will send an update with details shortly after the campaign closes so you can mark your calendars.  I just received the labels I need to put care information on the yarns so now I just need to start photographing!  


Right before I clicked the "Launch Project Now" button I took a big deep breath.  In my biggest dreams I didn't imagine that we would be where we are today.  I am so excited to film these videos and go on so many dyeing adventures with you.  Thank you for your support!  

Marie Hahn, Barbara Lowell, and 2 more people like this update.


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      Marie Hahn on

      Hooray! I knew you'd reach this last stretch!! Congratulations!! I am so pleased to know that you will be able to bring us so many more new and exciting experiments!! I can only imagine how wonderful it must feel to you!! Thanks again for taking the initiative with this campaign--Awesome accomplishment!!