Welcome to Northwoods Dyeworks!

We supply both beginners and professionals who work with yarn, spinning, wet and needlefelting, silk painting and tie-dye with top-quality supplies and instruction


We are currently running classes by appointment. Most cost $35/hr for up to 4 people.

R U on Ravelry?

We are! Our username is “NorthernDyes” and our brand is listed in the yarn section under “Northwoods Dyeworks” Our shop is also listed in their directory.
Only a block from beautiful Lake Superior, we are located right along Ashland's Mural Walk. If you are visiting the Northwoods, be sure to stop in and see us!
Click here for directions

Winter Hours

Sunday:         Closed
Mon-Thurs:      Random & By Appt.
Friday:            Noon - 5pm
Saturday:       10am - 3pm

Please call the the week before to make arrangements if you need to come in Mon-Thurs. Thanks!

Northwoods News

What is up with your crazy hours???

Yeah, we have insane hours at our physical location. We know that. We genuinely feel horrible any time it means we miss you.

As you may know, we juggle several jobs and three kids, but that's not the real reason for most of the bizarre hours (although closing to pop girls off to Brownies when it's raining does happen from time to time!)

The Dyeworks is a functioning workshop & classroom, and several aspects of our business involve processes that we must dedicate our attentions to 100%. At times, they also produce noxious odors that we can't in good conscience expose our customers to (if I am wearing a respirator, you can't come in!)

Since our workshop and our retail shop share the location we often have to juggle the two sides of the business. When we can open the shop at the same time, we do, but it isn't always predictable... We maintain two days a week with hours that we will definitely be open so you can be sure to catch us.

If you are coming into town, you can generally call the shop to see if we are there, we might be open! As a rule, if we can't open the doors, we try not to answer the phone. Otherwise, call the week before to make an appointment. We are sorry when things don't work out, but we really do appreciate how flexible our customers are in understanding how tough it is to hold shop out of a running workshop! We love you more than you can imagine!

Do you follow us on facebook or Twitter?

We don't have regular sales very often. But when we decide spur of the moment to put all 220 at 40% off for 48hrs, we only blast to these two feeds. If you like impromptu sales, you want to follow us!

Yup, our website stinks... Since our business structure has shifted, we're revamping the entire thing ...while we continue dyeing, making wheels, and running the bricks and mortar shop.... We sincerely thank you for your patience!

Don't forget, we are a real downtown storefront, and you can stop in to see us Tuesday through Saturday at 417B Main Street West, Ashland, WI. We're right across from the movie theatre. Our phone number is (715) 682-0588. ** Note that we are closed Sun-Wed. (We are down at the shop some of those days, so you can always call us to check before driving in.) **

Northwoods Dyeworks
417B Main St West
Ashland, WI 54806
(715) 682-0588      
Email: info@northerndyes.com