About Us

As a hairstylist, I dye high quality yarns using layers of rich color to create unique fiber that will inspire you to create your own magical masterpiece!

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I'm Johanna and I am obsessed with yarn and color. I live in a 110 year old house in the Historic Northeast of Kansas City, Missouri with my amazing and talented husband and our three rambunctious cats. I've been a hairstylist for over ten years, creating rich multi-tonal colors for my clients and when I couldn't find exactly what I wanted for a knitting project one day, I decided to dye my own. From that first dip of my toes in these dye-filled waters, it was a short quick leap into full-on color obsession! 


My goal with my hand-dyed yarns is to create rich, dimensional colors that shift and glisten from every angle. I love combining unusual colors, and creating vibrant multi-hued skeins with luster. Each skein that I create is lovingly hand-dyed with professional high-quality acid dyes and non-toxic GMO-free citric acid. (If that sounds scary, don't worry...it's a safe product found in many foods, naturally occurs in citrus fruit, and is non-allergenic!) The colors are brilliant and fade-resistant.


Profile pic 2While I stock a variety of already dyed skeins in the shop that are ready to ship right away, I love to create skeins especially dyed for you! Many of my products can be purchased in larger quantities in the Dyed to Order section of the shop. When working on a larger project, this helps to ensure that your skeins are as close a match as possible. Some of my special skeins are only available currently as a dyed to order yarn so be sure to check out that section of the shop! If you need your yarn more quickly than the 2-3 week estimate, please message me at info@potionyarns.com before placing your order so I can check my availability and inventory to see if I can ship it out any quicker. While I can't always accommodate a rush order, I definitely will when I can! And don't forget to check out the Mad Science Lab where you can find limited edition colorways, tests of base yarns and dye recipes that will not be recreated. There are several discounted skeins available in the Science Lab as well so be sure to check back regularly to see the newest listings!


Hand dyed yarn is a precious and beautiful thing with a life all it's own. While each colorway is carefully documented to be reproduced accurately, the nature of hand-dyed yarns and techniques I've developed mean that there may be slight variances between the skeins. If using more than one skein to complete a project, I advise alternating skeins every couple rows to create an even flow of color. This is part of what I love about hand-dyed yarns...each skein is a unique work of art!


Profile pic 3I hope that my yarns will inspire you to tackle that next big project, learn that new technique, try that scary new skill, and empower you to create your own magic every day! I want to help you discover and cherish the magical power and unique beauty inside yourself and encourage you to share that with the world!