Month: November 2015

It’s the Holiday Season…Let’s have a Sale!

Are you ready for amazing news from Lady Dye! Here we go…

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1. We have launch our Podcast! Check out the FIRST EPISODE HERE!

After much thought, I believe it’s important for me to address the issue of diversity in the yarn industry and one way I will be doing that is through podcasting. That is correct we have launched our podcast titled “Lady Dye: The Yarn Vibe.”

2. Introducing our new TAGS which will be EXCLUSIVELY sold online at ladydyeyarns.com. We are offering our TAGS in worsted (45 yards) and fingering weight (50 yards)

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, our TAG Bundles are on sale for 20% OFF! Our TAG Bundle includes 11 colorway TAGs in a set (495 yards or 550 yards). Click here for WORSTED and FINGERING to order.

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3. Please join us in Brooklyn, NY for the Bust Holiday Craftacular at the Brooklyn Expo Center from December 19th and 20th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. We are thrilled to showcase our yarns in NYC! For more information on the Bust Holiday Craftacular CLICK HERE.

 

Podcasting! Moving Forward with Diverse Representation in the Yarn Industry

By Diane Ivey
CEO of Lady Dye Yarns, LLC

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Lady Dye: The Yarn Vibe
PODCAST EPISODE #1

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post regarding the lack of diversity in the yarn industry. I was inspired by Viola Davis’ Emmy winning award speech for which she discussed the lack of roles for women of color in the film industry.

Her words of inspiration allowed me to reflect on my own experience as a minority business owner in the yarn industry. When I wrote the blog post, I wanted to share my opinions and feelings on what was going on in the industry. Since then, I have received many compliments and words of encouragement from so many people regarding what I wrote. But the biggest question that many people had for me is, “What will you do next?”

After much thought, I believe it’s important for me to address the issue of diversity in the yarn industry and one way I will be doing that is through podcasting. That is correct we have launched our podcast titled “Lady Dye: The Yarn Vibe”

This podcast is not to “complain” or focus on the “negative” aspects of diversity in the yarn industry, but to have:
1. An honest discussion about the current representation of diversity in our industry
2. To highlight diverse populations of people from designers, dyers, bloggers, and knitters.
3. And finally, sharing the rich cultural history of textiles from around the world and the impact it has had in our present industry.

I am so honored to have as the first guest, McKenzie Mullen.

McKenzie Mullen has spent the last two years working and teaching at yarn/fabric stores and has recently migrated from Oakland, California to Boston, Massachusetts. Her passions are knitting and sewing garments to create a long-lasting handmade wardrobe. She identifies as fat-positive, latina, queer, and femme and is currently in grad school to decolonize archives.

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