BIG, puffy, soft yarn, beautiful, soothing yet playful color ... it's all here :)
Working with thick and thin yarn can be odd at first, but pays off richly in terms of texture and interest. The simplest of designs can be made very dramatic by the selection of a yarn like this--this is "yarn for yarn's sake" — in the silkiest Merino/Silk combo.
We get asked -- all the time -- "What do you do with this yarn?", Let us answer that. It's what we do ;)
In answer to the first question, we always answer, "Almost anything that you can do with yarn--but BIGGER!" Seriously. We have clients that knit scarves, shawls sweaters, hats, use it for baby props, doll hair, baskets, crochet bags with these yarns--the sky, or rather, your imagination, is the limit.
Is there anything for which you might avoid using this yarn? Sure. It would make a terrible pair of socks ;)
— 5.75 oz
-- 100 yards
-- spun thick and thin
—Plied with handspun single of same fibers :D
-- handpainted at the roving stage
— 50/50 Merino/Cultivated Silk
— *will* wet felt w/ a little extra effort. And…. It's worth the effort ;)
— no sparkle was *intentionally* added. Umm… See what I did there? ;)
Colorway: purple/grey, red-violet, pink, violet, salmon (it's subtle, but it's there :)
FYI: We're cat and dog friendly people, but we promise not to ask them to handle your order ;)
When your new yarn arrives, it may have compacted from shipping. Open the skein, hold on one end and thwack it over an upholstered surface ( we mean chair or sofa :) to fluff it up again.
The last photo gives some scaled indication of the slub sizes and variation. This yarn was photographed after blocking. We block our yarn on a PVC yarn blocker with little to no weight.
* We often ship our yarn and fiber with lavender, cedar, or some mix of these. Please let us know if your allergies are an issue :D
We do our very best to represent our colors and textures, photographing them in a lightbox, in sunlight, with/without flash... Having said that, we hope that you'll understand that there are so many variables that will affect what you see (including monitors, climate and individual perception) and that some differences occur.
1-2 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
We have a handful of wholesale accounts, but at this time, we are not looking for more. We thank you for your interest :)
The ability to customize, personalize orders is the number one reason we work mostly on a "made to order" basis. We want you to have everything just as you need/want it! We understand that this makes our shipping times slower, but we hope you will agree that we are worth the wait :)
Not always. Let us know if this is important, and we will make it happen.
It's a long, convoluted answer having to do with the fact that we offer variations of weight in our batts and other items. We pay the extra shipping on larger batts, but we have no way of setting the shipping lower on the sample sizes, so we have to meet somewhere in the middle --which is often WAY too much if you are ordering a quantity of sample batts.
And yes. We can fix it, just message us. Or.. check out and leave us a note reminding us to refund your excess shipping. Either way, we understand. We hate overpaying for shipping too :D
If we forgot them, of course we will :D
But first... take a peek on the side of the foam. 99.99% of the time, they are there, just overlooked.
We dye a very large proportion (60-75%!!) of our wool, Firestar and Silk. We're really proud of the number of colors we offer-- and we only have plans to do more. We do this because it the work we love to do, it's one of many things that we think make our work worthwhile, special. Additionally, we do not want our batts sitting in inventory, compacting from lack of use. And then... what if you want to customize the batt? We do that too :D
We make our batts to order because we make them for you— and we make a LOT of them, so there is usually a line when you order as well. We think they are worth the wait and hope that you will too. Naturally, if you need something faster, let us know. We work magic, that's what we do :D