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 April 2011 word has been spreading through our happy customers/friends and the yarn stores who feature our work, about our fearless use of color, our unique color combinations, and our awesome customer service (we sold on Etsy for 6 years and had 3721 sales with 100% positive feedback before deciding to sell exclusive through our website and yarn stores).

We strive to create yarn that is both a work of art and a joy to work with! Each skein of natural high-quality mill-spun yarn is hand dyed in small dyelots in our home-based dye studio. We begin by hand-mixing a pallet of color and light-fast acid dye colors to create a one of a kind blend, then layer, dye, sprinkle, and paint sections of each skein to create semisolid, tonal, and variegated colorways. Wren's favorite technique is hand-painting- it's where her creativity and knowledge of dye colors shine.

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.

Our business has grown with us and come full circle- from the early days of Wren dyeing part-time in the kitchen (first alone, then with a baby on her back), to a full-time business with a dye assistant and a separate home-based dye studio, and now back full circle to the creative work Wren does part time while being a full-time mama. We look forward to seeing it continue to grow and change with our family!

Wren is the owner and designer behind Sunrise Fiber Co. She is a creative entrepreneur, a knitter, a maker, and a mama- located in western Oregon. She decided to become an indie dyer in 2011, after 5 years of selling knitwear and other handmade items in shops, at craft shows, and online. Her educational background is in Anthropology/Archaeology and Art, with some English Literature, Apparel Design, and Psychology thrown in for good measure. In addition to playing with color and knitting she loves spending time with her family, working with her hands, traveling, baking desserts, reading great books, decorating her house with thrift store finds, growing succulents & cacti, and drinking good wine.

Please be sure to follow us on Instagram (button below) to keep up to date and get to know us better. We also have a fun, supportive, and active Ravelry group that's been going strong since 2011, and we'd love it if you joined us there as well!