ChemKnits is creating Yarn Dyeing Videos and Tutorials
54

patrons

$241
per month
Hi, I am Rebecca from ChemKnits and I love to dye yarn. I publish at least two dyeing videos a week on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube Channel where I experiment with different ways to apply color to yarn. Most of my videos focus on dyeing wool based yarns with food coloring, but I have started expanding to include other natural fibers and commercial dyes.

My goal is to make dyeing yarn at home approachable and accessible to everyone. I am constantly exploring new techniques and materials so we can all learn from my mistakes and successes. Sometimes people ask me whether I love all of the yarns that I create. The answer is yes. When you approach a dyeing project with the attitude "I wonder what will happen if..." then it is easy to be delighted with the results. As a trained scientist, I also enjoy the more technical aspects of the craft, but my aim is to show that you can chose these technical details as a refinement to your creative fun.

In October 2017, I launched the Dyepot Weekly series of yarn dyeing videos and started consistently publishing at least two videos a week. I want to continue to produce high quality dyeing videos experimenting with a wide variety of yarn dyeing techniques, materials, and equipment.  Your comments and suggestions inspire the most amazing videos.  Become a Patron so we can create beautiful colors together!

Patrons of ChemKnits can receive some fantastic perks:
  • Access to the monthly Patreon Only Newsletter.
  • Early Access to one new dyeing video each month (The Dyepot PS Series). I will share the video in the monthly newsletter and Patrons will get to see the new dyeing project first! This video will become public when the next month's newsletter goes out, so at any point there is one video that only Patrons can see.
  • I release at least two videos a week on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube channel, however I usually film episodes weeks before they are released to the public. Patrons will get exclusive behind the scenes sneak peeks on a new dyeing project at least once a month. I will start a Patreon only livestream as I film a scene for an upcoming dyeing video. You can watch as I set up, film, and occasionally refilm the scene and chat with me between takes. Sometimes these livestreams will start with little notice, but the replays will be available for Patrons to watch later.
  • Text and/or Spoken Shout Outs in the early access dyeing video.
  • Patrons can get advance notice of ChemKnitsCreations Etsy restocks so you can be the first to access the yarns dyed in ChemKnits videos. I am first and foremost a teacher, and plan to have my focus be on creating new videos vs running a store. However, I am creating much more yarn than I could ever knit so this works out for everyone! 
  • Monthly Discount Coupons good for the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store.  

It is fun to look back at where I started. For almost 10 years, ChemKnits has been my lab notebook as I worked to learn new knitting techniques and explore other fiber based crafts. My earliest yarn dyeing experiments are written up with a lot of details so I could learn from and attempt to replicate my techniques. I started to film my adventures, and quickly moved to filming my first attempts at certain techniques. My fans and followers asked questions and offered suggestions, providing inspiration and helping me create an impressive list of videos I want to film. We continue to grow together to explore ways to create beautiful colors on yarn.   As I continue to film new dyeing experiments and revisit old favorites, I look forward to where we will end up in the future. Thank you for supporting my creativity and inspiring this journey!

Tiers
Cotton
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
  • Early access to one dyeing video each month.   I plan to make these Patreon Specials available to the public as I release a new episode, so no matter when you join you will always have early access to a video.  
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter.  
Wool
$5 or more per month 24 patrons
  •  Access to Patreon Exclusive behind the scenes videos. At least once a month, I will film an impromptu Patreon only livestream to give a behind the scenes look at the filming of a new ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube video.  You will get an exclusive sneak peek into a new dyeing project PLUS the opportunity to chat with me between takes.  See what really goes on behind the scenes as I film my videos.  When you become a Patron, you will have immediate access to all of the archived behind the scenes videos.  
  • You will get at least 24 hours notice of the exact restocking times for any ChemKnitsCreations Etsy Shop Updates.  
  • Each month you will get Early access to one dyeing video (see $1 tier)
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter 
Alpaca
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Your name listed in the "Fiber Patrons" scroll on the monthly early access video.**
  •  You will get at least 24 hours notice of the exact restocking times for any ChemKnitsCreations Etsy Shop Updates 
  • Receive a 15% off coupon for the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store every month.**
  • Get immediate access to all of the Patreon exclusive Behind the Scenes videos (see $5 tier)
  • Each month you will get Early access to one dyeing video (see $1 tier)
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter


** You must become a Patron before the first of the month to receive shout outs and coupons for that month (eg. become a patron by April 30  to be eligible for May coupons and shout outs.)  Coupons will be delivered via personal message on the 2nd of each month.

Silk
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • A verbal shout out in the monthly early access yarn dyeing video!**  
  • Your name listed in the "Fiber Patrons" scroll on the monthly early access video.**
  •  You will get at least 24 hours notice of the exact restocking times for any ChemKnitsCreations Etsy Shop Updates 
  • Receive a 25% off coupon for the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store every month.**  
  • Get immediate access to all of the Patreon exclusive Behind the Scenes videos (see $5 tier)
  • Each month you will get Early access to one dyeing video (see $1 tier)
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter


 **You must become a Patron before the first of the month to receive shout outs and coupons for that month (eg. become a patron by April 30 to be eligible for May coupons and shout outs.)  Coupons will be delivered via personal message on the 2nd of each month.  

Goals
$241 of $300 per month
When I reach $300 per month, I'll buy a blending board to explore a whole new way to play with color and yarn.  This is more affordable than a drum carder, but is a great way to explore preparing my own fiber for spinning.  Plus a whole new series of videos!  
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Hi, I am Rebecca from ChemKnits and I love to dye yarn. I publish at least two dyeing videos a week on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube Channel where I experiment with different ways to apply color to yarn. Most of my videos focus on dyeing wool based yarns with food coloring, but I have started expanding to include other natural fibers and commercial dyes.

My goal is to make dyeing yarn at home approachable and accessible to everyone. I am constantly exploring new techniques and materials so we can all learn from my mistakes and successes. Sometimes people ask me whether I love all of the yarns that I create. The answer is yes. When you approach a dyeing project with the attitude "I wonder what will happen if..." then it is easy to be delighted with the results. As a trained scientist, I also enjoy the more technical aspects of the craft, but my aim is to show that you can chose these technical details as a refinement to your creative fun.

In October 2017, I launched the Dyepot Weekly series of yarn dyeing videos and started consistently publishing at least two videos a week. I want to continue to produce high quality dyeing videos experimenting with a wide variety of yarn dyeing techniques, materials, and equipment.  Your comments and suggestions inspire the most amazing videos.  Become a Patron so we can create beautiful colors together!

Patrons of ChemKnits can receive some fantastic perks:
  • Access to the monthly Patreon Only Newsletter.
  • Early Access to one new dyeing video each month (The Dyepot PS Series). I will share the video in the monthly newsletter and Patrons will get to see the new dyeing project first! This video will become public when the next month's newsletter goes out, so at any point there is one video that only Patrons can see.
  • I release at least two videos a week on the ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube channel, however I usually film episodes weeks before they are released to the public. Patrons will get exclusive behind the scenes sneak peeks on a new dyeing project at least once a month. I will start a Patreon only livestream as I film a scene for an upcoming dyeing video. You can watch as I set up, film, and occasionally refilm the scene and chat with me between takes. Sometimes these livestreams will start with little notice, but the replays will be available for Patrons to watch later.
  • Text and/or Spoken Shout Outs in the early access dyeing video.
  • Patrons can get advance notice of ChemKnitsCreations Etsy restocks so you can be the first to access the yarns dyed in ChemKnits videos. I am first and foremost a teacher, and plan to have my focus be on creating new videos vs running a store. However, I am creating much more yarn than I could ever knit so this works out for everyone! 
  • Monthly Discount Coupons good for the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store.  

It is fun to look back at where I started. For almost 10 years, ChemKnits has been my lab notebook as I worked to learn new knitting techniques and explore other fiber based crafts. My earliest yarn dyeing experiments are written up with a lot of details so I could learn from and attempt to replicate my techniques. I started to film my adventures, and quickly moved to filming my first attempts at certain techniques. My fans and followers asked questions and offered suggestions, providing inspiration and helping me create an impressive list of videos I want to film. We continue to grow together to explore ways to create beautiful colors on yarn.   As I continue to film new dyeing experiments and revisit old favorites, I look forward to where we will end up in the future. Thank you for supporting my creativity and inspiring this journey!

Recent posts by ChemKnits

Tiers
Cotton
$1 or more per month 21 patrons
  • Early access to one dyeing video each month.   I plan to make these Patreon Specials available to the public as I release a new episode, so no matter when you join you will always have early access to a video.  
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter.  
Wool
$5 or more per month 24 patrons
  •  Access to Patreon Exclusive behind the scenes videos. At least once a month, I will film an impromptu Patreon only livestream to give a behind the scenes look at the filming of a new ChemKnits Tutorials YouTube video.  You will get an exclusive sneak peek into a new dyeing project PLUS the opportunity to chat with me between takes.  See what really goes on behind the scenes as I film my videos.  When you become a Patron, you will have immediate access to all of the archived behind the scenes videos.  
  • You will get at least 24 hours notice of the exact restocking times for any ChemKnitsCreations Etsy Shop Updates.  
  • Each month you will get Early access to one dyeing video (see $1 tier)
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter 
Alpaca
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
  • Your name listed in the "Fiber Patrons" scroll on the monthly early access video.**
  •  You will get at least 24 hours notice of the exact restocking times for any ChemKnitsCreations Etsy Shop Updates 
  • Receive a 15% off coupon for the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store every month.**
  • Get immediate access to all of the Patreon exclusive Behind the Scenes videos (see $5 tier)
  • Each month you will get Early access to one dyeing video (see $1 tier)
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter


** You must become a Patron before the first of the month to receive shout outs and coupons for that month (eg. become a patron by April 30  to be eligible for May coupons and shout outs.)  Coupons will be delivered via personal message on the 2nd of each month.

Silk
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
  • A verbal shout out in the monthly early access yarn dyeing video!**  
  • Your name listed in the "Fiber Patrons" scroll on the monthly early access video.**
  •  You will get at least 24 hours notice of the exact restocking times for any ChemKnitsCreations Etsy Shop Updates 
  • Receive a 25% off coupon for the ChemKnits Creations Etsy Store every month.**  
  • Get immediate access to all of the Patreon exclusive Behind the Scenes videos (see $5 tier)
  • Each month you will get Early access to one dyeing video (see $1 tier)
  • Access to the Patreon only monthly newsletter


 **You must become a Patron before the first of the month to receive shout outs and coupons for that month (eg. become a patron by April 30 to be eligible for May coupons and shout outs.)  Coupons will be delivered via personal message on the 2nd of each month.