I'm Rin, the creator and dyer behind Modus Operandi Fibers. I love gardening, science, data, and of course, yarn, knitting, color, and creating.
Over 10 years ago, I began learning and working in farming with organic gardening practices. After years at a data-driven desk job, I wanted to incorporate gardening and creating back into my day to day. I wanted to do something that made me feel fully present and at peace.
So, I began dyeing yarn with natural dyes and plants from my garden. I fell in love. The gardening, science, experimenting, and creativity fulfilled my soul in a way I had not felt in a long time. Modus Operandi Fibers became a space to grow fully into myself, and then it became my business.
I love sharing the beauty of and process behind naturally dyed yarn, especially with those new to working with naturally dyed items. By providing a wide array of bases, from superwash merino to rustic highland wool, I hope to have a little something for everyone, expanding the reach and love of naturally dyed yarn.
Thank you for being here. I hope you enjoy what I've created, and I can't wait to see what you create with MO Fibers naturally dyed yarn.
Creativity can be self-affirming, healing, and connect us to others. How we approach and practice our work and art is both personal and collective.
All of us learn differently, and need different resources or support. There are many ways to learn and practice natural dyeing and gardening. They take time and patience, trial and error, enthusiasm to learn new and historical methods, respect for indigenous and traditional practices, and willingness to experiment.
Natural dyeing and naturally dyed yarn is for everyone. From non-superwash to superwash, beginning knitters to advanced crocheters and weavers, and both new and advanced natural dyers, natural dyeing is a fun way to play and add a new layer to your craft.