Our speaker, Raya Budrevich, began her business Blissful Knits by dyeing yarn in her kitchen. As she explained, she has now graduated to a better set-up in her garage, taking over her husband’s former beer brewing sink to rinse the beautiful colors she hand dyes there.
She brought a large selection of skeins and arranged them in bowls like candy, as she described how she decided to become a hand dyer and how the business is growing. Raya also showed samples of lovely shawls she has designed that work well with these speckled and variegated yarns. Often, she sets them off with plainer grey or other solid-color yarns.