'Twas the day before gather here's 4th Annual Holiday Market and the 26 vendors were packing their wares to travel to Somerville's Uniun to share. From 11 AM to 6 PM you can shop, dance, and chow as well as talk with the awesome folks that will be attending one of the last holiday markets of 2014. We hope you enjoy one of our last vendor spotlights: Dirty Water Dyeworks.
In order to learn the story behind Dirty Water Dyeworks, we need to turn the clock back to a time when a young girl named Stephanie discovered her passion for knitting, yarn, fabric and fiber arts. Young Stephanie’s influential aunt and great-aunt fueled her passion by teaching her how to sew and knit<PREVIEWEND>. From that exposure she gained the confidence to tackle new techniques and projects on her own. Somewhere along the way, Stephanie took the plunge into the world of color and dyeing. She started out by dyeing yards of fabric and clothing - everything from underwear to towels. It didn't take long before she started to dye yarn. One of the things Stephanie loves most about dyeing yarn is that the color possibilities are endless. Color is everywhere, and Stephanie says she’s always on the lookout. When she spots something inspiring, she will usually take a picture for future reference. Sometimes when she’s dyeing, she’ll get an idea for a new colorway. “What would happen if I mixed a little of this and a little of that?” she’ll ask herself. She keeps a running list for future experiments. Aside for her gorgeous lines of yarn, Stephanie will also have a variety of knitting kits - cowls, hats, mitts - available on Saturday. These kits include yarn and a pattern - perfect for the knitter on your holiday shopping list. If you can't decide what your knitter wants, she'll also have gift certificates on hand.
For the knitters who want to treat themselves or the shopper looking for the perfect gift for the yarn connoisseur in his/her life, make sure to stop by the Dirty Water Dyeworks booth. Plus lots of other wonderful things from the 26 vendors that will be attending gather here's last big event of 2104. Enjoy a grilled cheese or an amazing latte and get your groove on while weaving with the gather here crafty team. And some lucky person will win a Bernina 215. So join us Saturday for fun times!