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About Melissa, Founder & Chief Indie Dyer


Dye is Cast Yarns was launched in 2016 by Melissa Martinez. Melissa is a life-long  fiber fanatic, lover of color and the needle arts. She learned how to crochet and knit from her grandmother when she was about 8 years old and her hands haven’t been idle since.

Melissa Martinez of Dye is Cast Yarns

Her Fiber Arts Journey…

Throughout the years Melissa has been a maker crocheting cloche hats and other accessories for sale, a knitwear designer writing and publishing knitting and crochet patterns under the name Acts of Knittery, and most recently the owner and indie yarn dyer for Dye is Cast Yarns


Dye is Cast Yarns are hand dyed in very small batches using professional quality acid dyes in a smoke-free environment.

What’s our inspiration? Everything! But mostly it’s nature, space, the supernatural, the macabre, puns, retro and pop culture and other odd bits Melissa comes across in her daily life. We love experimenting with and mixing bizarre color combinations.