by Dye Mad Yarns


First seen in Chester's Skein Society June 2023 and now part of our permanent collection is Fireflies! 

At 2022’s Great Lakes Fiber Festival, Kelley found a beautiful bump of a navy fiber with green silk neps from Hidden Valley Farms called Fireflies and we fell in love with it. We knew we want to do something similar on finished yarn, so this yarn is inspired by… Fireflies! Or lightning bugs, depending on where you’re at. 

So a bit on these enchanting little beetles. Yes beetles! Our US bound little buddies tend to like the warmer, wet states, but do find homes in the midwest and northeast as well. Due to the usual suspects (light pollution, habitat loss, pollution and pesticides), more than 130 species are considered threatened or endangered, and there’s unfortunately a pretty good chance that these magical little creatures will die out in our lifetimes. So make sure to take a minute to enjoy them while we can. Ashley’s dog Indy asks every night during summer to go outside and see them. 


Hattie Floof: 50g, 459 yards, 72% mohair/28% silk (lace weight)
Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Adelaide MCN: 100g, 437 yards, 80% super wash fine merino/10% cashmere/10% nylon
Tortie Sport: 100g, 287 yards, 80% alpaca/20% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chubby Trevor: 115g, 136 yards, 100% superwash merino
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 82 yards, 100% Superwash Merino, single ply
Piper Fiber: 85% Polwarth Wool/15% Tussah Silk, approximately 4oz braid of fiber for spinning, felting, etc