Play for A Purpose 2023

by Dye Mad Yarns


Each May kicks off one of my favorite charity events - Play For a Purpose benefitting St. Jude! During the Play Live season, streamers come together to stream games and crafting to raise money for kiddos at the hospitals. Amazingly, since 1962, treatments invented by St Jude have pushed the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%. No child ever receives a bill for treatment and nearly 75% of the costs of operating the hospital comes from public donations! 

Now for the fun part! The Yarn! Our first official Play for a Purpose yarn is based on this years logo, with bright colors on a black background. I had SO MUCH FUN dyeing this one and we were both really excited to see that it looks like the skating rinks when we were kids. It's UV reactive and lots of fun - I've been waiting to show this to you all since it was still absorbing dye in the pan. 

Since this is a preorder (we have a lot going on in the next few weeks!), you can expect your yarn by the 2nd week of June. A portion of the proceeds will go to our donation page and you can also donate directly to enter a raffle for a sparkly version and some other goodies. 

You can read more about that and donate here!


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
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, 76 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% nylon, single ply
Piper Fiber: 85% Polwarth Wool/15% Tussah Silk, approximately 4oz braid of fiber for spinning, felting, etc