About GDW

Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts was founded in 2002 with the idea that the knowledge of using natural dyes should be shared freely! We strive to bring you the best quality ingredients at a fair market price (which isn’t easy, when wars and trade embargoes can affect things), and we promise to always do our best to answer your questions on dye use and history.

In 2015, the original owners, John & Bjo Trimble, passed the business on to their longtime partner and dye apprentice, Theresa Wollenstein. Theresa is a former project manager in the video game industry, who has been dabbling in various fiber arts since girlhood. Aside from Griffin Dyeworks, Theresa is a work at home mother of two.

In 2022, Griffin Dyeworks re-incorporated a non-profit corporation! We are working on our 501(c)3 status, fundraising plans, and more for the future.

Griffin Dyeworks is an educational non profit focused on teaching historical textile arts skills and techniques, providing affordable space for educational workshops, and redistributing donated sewing and art supplies to the community for free or low cost.