We're Dyeing to Work With You!
At KnitCrate, we know that dyeing yarn is a passion, process, and an art: it's also a lot of work. We appreciate the excitement and fun that independent yarn dyers bring to our fiber-loving community members, and have recently restructured how we collaborate with dyers to make sure partnerships with KnitCrate are lucrative and rewarding. We offer some different ways to collaborate that can help dyers of any level get their yarn into the hands of knitters and crocheters.
How We Can Collaborate
The Independent Project
Under our Indie Dyer Custom Dye Program, we ask dyers to custom dye an exclusive line of yarn for the KnitCrate’s Member Central Shop. KnitCrate sends you an agreed upon amount of Dyer Supplier yarn at no cost to you (you do not pay for the yarn at all, and we also pay for the shipping to you and back to us). We agree on the colorways and you go to work on making magic happen. While some projects may allow for a slightly higher budget, on average our budget for these projects is $5 per skein as a dye fee. Our orders typically range between 50 to 500 skeins depending on the project, and our goal is to provide dyers with a steady stream of repeat business. KnitCrate has always strived to make hand dyed yarn more accessible to people. This project allows dyers access to a large quantity of quality yarn without having to spend their own money to do so, promotion to our large community of knitters and crocheters, and keeps costs within a set budget making the yarn accessible to groups of people who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Additionally, KnitCrate Members receive an automatic 50% discount on all yarns in the Member Central shop, which drives the most traffic to this shop and the most sales for your brand.
Our Artisan Pop Up Shop is where yarn is purchased at traditional wholesale rates. We understand some dyers may want to keep things a little simpler and use their own bases, and this program allows us to do just that. Under this program, pricing would be your traditional keystone wholesale price (typically 50% retail), and order volumes range between 50-100 hanks at a time. The Artisan Pop Up Shop carries the yarn at retail prices and offers customers more luxury yarn options.
We know that you are an artist, and what you add to a yarn goes far beyond where it begins. That's why we've partnered with select mills to produce a range of high quality, cruelty-free (mulesing-free) yarn bases that are ideal for dyeing with natural or acid dyes! Find a wide range of bare yarn through our sister store Dyer Supplier!
KnitCrate showcases the work of dyers who use Dyer Supplier yarns by sharing their skeins with our large KnitCrate audience via the monthly Dyer Highlight Features.
Each month we invite our dyers in the Dyer Discussions group and via our Dyer Supplier newsletter to dye colorways that match up with the KnitCrate theme. We then compile these into an email and send them out to the thousands of KnitCrate newsletter readers and subscribers who can't wait to discover new yarn dyers and brands! You can learn about this program by joining the Facebook group (see below) or our Dyer Supplier newsletter (on the Dyer Supplier site).
Dyer Discussions Group
Join our Dyer Discussions group on Facebook and become part of the KnitCrate indie dyer community! Remember to answer the questions when applying for membership so we can approve your membership to the group--this is a business oriented group only.