About Fidley Dyeworks

Based in beautiful BC Canada, Fidley Dyeworks was created out of a love for family, yarn and colour. I work with several North American mills to bring you an interesting selection of high quality yarns. I dye all the yarn by hand, in small batches and can accommodate large or special orders with enough notice. 

I began dyeing yarn as a stress relieving hobby to complement my ever-expanding knitting adventures, When our second child was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2, we realized that daycare/afterschool care was no longer an option for him. So I left the working world to stay home and facilitate his home and school-based therapy programs. It has been an enjoyable and challenging journey into stay at home parenting, but I still needed a way to contribute to the family's finances. After making my first few yarn sales, I realized my favourite creative outlet could become a fun business venture,

After lots of hard work and plenty of support and inspiration from my dear family and friends, Fidley Dyeworks was born. My name is Kate and I hope you enjoy my experiments and adventures with colour as much as I do!

Please visit the Giving Back page to read how Fidley Dyeworks is supporting one of our favourite Autism charities.

2019 Fibre Market Schedule

I will be vending at the following 2019 Canadian Fibre Markets:

Fibre Frolic - Edmonton, AB - May 25, 2019 www.edmontonfibrefrolic.com

Knit City - Vancouver, BC - October 5 + 6, 2019 www.knitsocial.ca

Why Fidley?

I spend a lot of time traveling on BC Ferries to visit family and friends. On each boat, you can find a diagram of the engine and supporting machinery. There is a raised deck above the engine called the “fidley deck” that helps with venting the area around the smoke stack. For some reason, the word stuck with me and made me smile. And since dyeing yarn helps ventilate my stress levels, I thought it was fitting too :)