Hi! I’m Casey, the dyer behind Iria Yarn Company!

I am an artist.  Anything I can get my hands on.  I left my full time job two years to take care of my two boys on my own, and chose to pursue my passion of fiber art.  I started crochet years ago, and in the last 3 1/2 years have found a love for dyeing yarn!

I have been a long time artist….as long as I can remember, in fact.  I was in awe of my art teacher in elementary school, who was also a jewelry designer.  Amazed by my art teacher in high school, she was amazing at every art medium she touched!  And I was a liberal arts major in college.  Undecided on what I wanted to do once I got out, I decided to leave and work full time until I figured life out, something I still regret to this day.  I have still kept my hand in art as much as I could throughout the years.  I have a love of painting and drawing, something that I just can’t let go of.   Five years ago I learned how to crochet watching videos, and instantly fell in love, I mean, it is wearable art!  About a year later I tried my hand at dyeing, again, instant love connection.  Painting + yarn… What could be better?  I started out like probably a lot of dyers do, just as a hobby, but that wasn’t enough for me.  I invested some money into acid dyes in various colors and couldn’t believe the amazing yarn that was coming out of my dyeing pot!!  That is when I knew, this is what I wanted to do!