After running an online store with commercial yarns for three years, it was time for something different. Something more satisfying and where I could give things a personal twist. This has resulted in De Draadzaak. In my webshop you will find hand-dyed yarns, both plant-based and wool.

Hi! I'm Wendy, the Jill-of-all-Trades behind De Draadzaak. I have a down-to-earth personality, with a soft spot for chocolate, a big love for knitting simple socks and respect for animals and the environment.

I started De Draadzaak with plant-based yarns. There are many crocheters and knitters who are allergic to wool, but would like to work with beautiful hand-dyed yarns. More and more people are also opting for a vegan lifestyle and for many, wool does not suit that lifestyle. I have mastered dyeing vegetable yarns such as bamboo, cotton and linen and yet I still knew there was more to dyeing yarn. That’s why I started dyeing wool since the summer of 2023.

Dyeing plant-based yarns and wool is completely different from each other: different dyes, different techniques and different options. It keeps things exciting and varied! It's difficult to describe my dye style, but I like it when colour combinations aren’t too obvious. I naturally gravitate towards autumnal tones.

Although De Draadzaak is an online shop, I occasionally try to show my yarns at markets and fairs, so people have the opportunity to see and feel my yarns. This year I participated again in the Weversmarkt in Hoorn (26 July) and the Knitting Days in Zwolle (13 & 14 October), and there’s some plans in the making for 2024! Keep an eye on the agenda for new dates. Once every 5 to 6 weeks I make a video for YouTube (in Dutch) in which I talk about my craft projects, shop updates and news about the Draadzaak.

Please take a look around. Do you have any questions? You can always send me a message via Instagram, the what's app button at the bottom of this page or via I would like to help you!

Best wishes,

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