hand-dyed yarn & art by kelli


Gallery Collection Spring 24

Coastal Picnic

A mini-collection of colorways inspired by coastal treasures, warm summer afternoons and golden times spent with loved ones.

Coming April 5th at Noon EST

The Red Pansy 2024 Clubs

Camera Roll Mystery Club

A monthly mystery yarn club featuring colorways inspired by photos I have taken in my journeys. Some of these photos were taken at home, some at museums and some while visiting places far away...this collection is for the small and big joys we experience along the way and I hope that you enjoy the colorways that come from mine!

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Customs & Commissions

Custom orders and Commissions are available when listed as OPEN above. If you are interested in using my work for a project of yours and my customs are open, here are some details on how to order:

Custom Order

A custom order is for an existing colorway that I have already created that you want on a specific base and quantity.  My existing colorways may be shown on my site gallery or on Instagram/social platforms @theredpansy



A commission order is for a colorway idea that you have and would like to see my artistic interpretation of.  This may be based on a photo, on a song or poem, or even just an idea.  Please be as descriptive as possible when detailing what you are looking for.

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Placing an Order

If you have read the customs info page, my customs are listed as open and you are ready to move forward with your order, please fill out this contact form to get started! Please read details carefully before submitting your request.

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Inspired by Nature

Some of the best inspiration can be found in the natural world all around us. From crisp autumn leaves to pastel fluffy clouds, I love showcasing colors found in nature.

Inspired by Art

Art is a communication of feelings, thoughts and interpretations of the world around us. I love creating interpretations of other artist's works and finding my own versions of their creations.

Inspired by Literature

Literature can bring whole new worlds of imagination and emotion alive within us. I am inspired by characters, places and emotions brought to life in writing. Poetry, Romance, Fantasy... you name it!

When I started getting back into knitting after a ten year hiatus in 2019, indie-dyed yarn was relatively new to me. I fell in love with The Red Pansy’s Ballerina colorway and it became one of the first purchases I made from one of these indie dyers. I’ve been impressed with Kelli’s drive to constantly improve and when I recently made my second purchase from her shop, I was even more blown away with her artistry and customer service.


I've been buying Kelli's yarn since 2018, and she has remained one of my favorite dyers ever since. While I primarily buy her yarn for her unique colorways that never fail to impress, I have always appreciated her customer service skills, the reliability of her service, and how accurate the skeins are to the photos she takes. Custom dyes always arrive quickly, and pre-orders have quick turnarounds!