Our Story

Welcome to Chrysalis Yarn Co. We're excited to have you here, and hope you'll allow us to join you on your creative journey.

My name is Melinda Dyan. I'm Founder, Dyer, and Designer here at CYC.  

About 17 years ago, I taught myself to knit and crochet from a book I found in my high school library. Admittedly I’ve only been dyeing yarn or creating patterns for a much shorter time, and I have a lot left to learn, but my loving and supportive family encouraged me to follow my dreams. That's when we all decided it was time to embark on this hand-dyed journey together.  

CYC was founded on core values of Family, Support, Inclusivity, and Diversity. We hope to create an environment where people from all walks of life can learn about, experience, and enjoy fiber arts. As such, we are especially excited to feature and/or collaborate with BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ creators.