About us

Knitting has always been very common practice in my family, but I had no interest in it until I walked past a yarn store when I was 18 years old and was captivated by all the colourful yarn. And so I began my journey into knitting, and eventually I came to love working with animal fibres. 

When I could not find exactly the type of yarn I was looking for in South Africa, I offhandedly said to my boyfriend, Max, "I want to dye my own yarn" and he said "Let's do it". Thus was Dreamspell Dyeworks born.

My aim is to create interesting, fun, and beautiful colourways that will bring a little magic into the everyday life of anyone who works with my yarns. My yarns are sustainably farmed and mulesing free. They are soft and gorgeous to knit with, hand dyed in small batches by myself, in Langebaan, South Africa. 

If you buy Dreamspell Dyeworks yarn, you're supporting a little family of two humans and two dogs. My hope is that you will love my yarn as much as I do, and that it brings you happiness to create, wear and share it.

All my love,


Our team

Lara Wahl picture

Lara Wahl

Owner and Dyer

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Maximilian Stotz picture

Maximilian Stotz

Quality Assurance