After running a webshop with commercial yarns for three years, it was time for something more satisfying and creative. As a result I present to you: De Draadzaak. In my webshop you’ll find hand-dyed, colorful plant-based yarns on bases made of bamboo, linen, pima cotton or a combination of those.

Hi! My name is Wendy, the Jill of all trades behind De Draadzaak. I'm the one who dyes your order, will take care of the packaging, I’ve chosen the tea to accompany your order and I will personally take your order to the parcel shop! Oh, and I'm also the one who installed the 1000 liter barrel in the garden to collect rainwater, because I use 90% rainwater for the entire yarn dyeing and rinsing process!

Why I chose plant-based yarns? This decision has a few reasons. There are already so many beautiful hand-dyed yarns on the market, I don't know if I have anything to add to that. Secondly: there are many crocheters and knitters who are allergic to wool, but would like to work with beautiful hand-dyed yarns. And third: more and more people are choosing a vegan lifestyle and therefore do not want to work with protein fibers. Whatever your reason may be: please be welcome, and take a look around. Do you have a question? Please feel free to drop me a message via Instagram, the what's app button at the bottom of this page or via I’m happy to help!

Dyeing protein fibers such as wool is more widely known than dyeing plant-based yarns. It’s also a very different process. For example, I don't use pans on a hot plate, I apply the dye in a different way and plant-based yarns don’t absorp the dye like wool does. That’s why applying speckels to cotton, for example, is so difficult.

Although De Draadzaak is an online venture, I try to attend to markets and fairs with my yarns so people have the opportunity to touch and feel them in real life. This year I hope to participate again in the Weversmarkt in Hoorn (July 26) and the Breidagen in Zwolle (October 13 & 14), -both in the Netherlands- please check the agenda regularly for final dates.

Have fun discovering my yarns and please don’t hesitate to send me a message if you have any questions.


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