Hey! I'm Erin, Owner of Hinkston Handmade. I've been dyeing on and off since 2007 finally transition to a full time indie dyer in 2015. Here we primarily dye self striping yarns but we also dye spinning fibers as well as non striping yarns. All yarns are dyed in small batches using professional dyes in my home studio in rural Kentucky. Although I use recipes for my colorways I approach the dye pots intuitivly, as an artist. I am a dyer first and foremost, all other forms of fiber art, though well enjoyed, are secondary.
I never know where inspiration will come from. Inspiration has shown up in the fabric of someone's skirt, a pair of funky shoes, a line from a poem or movie or simply the quiet grandeur of nature. I gravitate towards colorways that are either emotionally evocative or have a theme or story behind them and sometimes i even name the individual stripes in a self striping yarn. Its so much fun!