our story

Welcome to Sunrise Fiber Co! We're an indie yarn company that hand dyes beautiful yarn in richly saturated colorways. Since our creation in 2011 word has been spreading about our fearless use of color, our unique color combinations, and our awesome customer service.

Each skein of natural fiber is hand dyed in small dyelots in our home based dye studios. We begin by hand-mixing a pallet of acid dye colors to create a one of a kind blend, then layer or dye sections of each skein to create semisolid, tonal, and variegated colorways. Our favorite technique is hand-painting!

Wren and Melody at the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon

Wren and Melody at the 2016 Rose City Yarn Crawl in Portland, Oregon

Where We Started

The name Sunrise Fiber Co. came from a beautiful memory of the sun rising over the desert. During college Wren went on a road-trip through the American southwest- camping, hiking, visiting archaeological ruins, and hitting up unique spots. One morning she woke up just before dawn, crawled out of her tent, and sipped her coffee while watching the sun rise over the desert. That beauty and simple joy is where we want our business and our life to grow from.

Since our creation in 2011 SFC has expanded from a part-time one woman show run out the kitchen to a full-time business with a separate home-based workshop and dye studio, in beautiful western Oregon.

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Meet Our TEAM

Wren is the owner and designer behind Sunrise Fiber Co. She is a creative entrepreneur, a knitter, and a single mama (to two little girls). She decided to become an indie dyer in 2011, after 5 years of selling knitwear and other handmade items in shops and online. Her educational background is in Anthropology and Art, with some English Literature, Apparel Design, and Psychology thrown in for good measure. In addition to playing with color she loves traveling, baking, and great books.

Melody is our super talented Dye Assistant. She has been helping us to dye yarn, design awesome new colorways, and come up with innovative dye techniques since early 2015. She works out of her home in a small town in the mountains of western Oregon, while also caring for her two little boys.