We entered (and won!) a contest on Facebook! Welcome to all our new friends, the store is over here!
Thanks to all of your votes and shares, we blew away the 250 vote requirement – and it’s still going up! If I could find you all to thank you personally, I would. It means so much to be considered for a grant – I have some Big Plans for Griffin Dyeworks and a grant Read More
As you may have heard, John & Bjo Trimble are taking a step back and have passed Griffin Dyeworks on to their longtime friend and assistant, Theresa Wollenstein (aka me)! I have been helping the Trimbles with Griffin Dyeworks for twelve (!) years at workshops as well as managing their online store. If you’re wondering how these Read More
Update 1/16: We’re back up and running! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you encounter any problems. Our online store is having some difficulties, and it may be a few days before we’re up and running again — in the meantime, feel free to email us at email@example.com with questions or orders and we’ll Read More
The last possible day for ordering for delivery before Christmas is December 18. Our Dye Kits and Period Pigment kits would make excellent gifts for your crafter or painter who seems to have everything!
THINK SAFETY! This is not meant to scare you out of dyeing but is meant to prevent you and loved ones from really dying! Enjoy this wonderful craft by not getting careless. Always be prepared to deal with accidents. Call 911 if victim has a hard time breathing, is not breathing, cannot wake up, or Read More
As you’re checking out the dyes in our shop, you might have some questions! Here’s some general information about dyes in our catalog. BEST ON…: In product descriptions, a specific fiber may be listed as the best to use with certain dyes. However, most natural dyes work well on all natural fibers. Natural dyes do Read More
Griffin Dyeworks is branching out from dyes and roving to embroidery since we can tap into some amazing talent in that area. We have found some wonderful embroidery designs and are currently preparing kits of historical designs. Griffin Dyeworks has also self-published a truly informative book on the subject, written by Mary Jenkins, who is Read More
This is the plural of a very old low-tech Scandinavian fiber tool used in as a winder for making a center-pull ball of yarn. Norwegian: “Nest-stick”: nøste = nest; pinde = little stick; literally, ‘making a birds nest’. Also known as nøstie, nøsty, nøstepinne, nørstepinde, nystepinne, depending on which Scandinavian describes it. It’s also called Read More
We are not zoned to sell from our home in Monrovia, a small foothill town near Pasadena, so don’t try to visit our store. We don’t have one, though it would be great if we at least had a working studio and store – any million-aire investors out there? GDW ships from a mailbox where Read More