Blogs about Weeks Dye Works

Happy Anniversary, Weeks Dye Works!

- January 23, 2014 by Create & Decorate

Everyone enjoys hearing news about a happy occasion—this year marks the 20th anniversary for Weeks Dye Works!

If you enjoy having a needle and thread in your hand to embroider and appliqué with, then chances are you have used product and floss from Weeks Dye Works. Specializing in hand over-dyed fibers, the company is also known for its environmentally friendly, American-made craft products. From embroidery floss and pearl cottons to 1-ply wool, sewing thread and linen and wool fabric lines, the family-owned and –operated company has grown from humble beginnings to become a worldwide presence in the quilting and needlearts industries. Read more...

Raggy Garden

- October 19th, 2011 by Lynette Anderson

Phew, after two washes in the machine and a tumble in the dryer my 'Raggy Garden' quilt looks realy great. I have used soft blues, mauves and greens in this little quilt . It has cotton batting and its come out so soft and snuggly, perhaps I need to make another one this weekend!

However I have to be honest and say that I have in fact already started another little project!! The MrGnome button who is only a prototype is very cute but he is has too many fiddly flowers on him at the moment and no one wants to paint more of him! Read more...

Little Blue Bungalow

- March 22nd, 2011 by Belinda

I have always been a fan of Weeks Dye Works...not only do they have quality hand dyed products for stitchers, quilters, knitters, crocheters, and crafters - they also have fabulous, consistent, and colorfast fibers! Did you know that Weeks Dye Works is the first hand over-dye company to be certified a "Green Company" by American Textile Specialties?...or that all their dyes are organic and environmentally safe and made in America? These are just a few reasons I adore their floss, linen, wool fabric, pearl cottons and sewing thread; so when they asked me for a free chart they could post on their website, I just had to design something new and special. Read more...

My brain is humming

- January 27th, 2011 by Nanette

I received an order of hand dyed wool fabric this week from Weeks Dye Works. I love this stuff! I use it to make my pincushions. I love the fact that it is soft, but that the dye process has already felted the wool. It won't easily unravel when you try to stitch it. I also love that their dyeing process creates a mottled effect. The colors aren't equally saturated throughout the piece, which gives your project some character.

I'm a designer; I take fabric, textiles and fibers and develop projects. I have always loved making stuff for around the house. In the past year or so, I've spent more time designing things that could be sold or projects that I could use to teach. So besides the pincushions, I have another idea to use Weeks Wool. Read more...