Red Wine DK weight, handpainted yarn "Bloody Mess " shawl yarn sock, slate blue, pink, red, red-violet, navy, purple, wine, salmon


No worries, we're neither pessimistic or morbid. This yarn needed a funny name because it's creation has such a funny story. We would tell it, but it's long and involves an art history lesson involving pointillism. Suffice it to say, because of Laura's academic history, she, uh… misunderstood a client's request. The resulting yarns were gorgeous, but at the time, she kept scratching her head, calling it all a "bloody mess". :D

— Approximately 300+ yards
— 4.4 oz
— 80% Polworth
— 20% Silk 3-ply
— approximately 330 yards per skein
— Gauge 7 sts/in, US 0-3 needle
— dyed with professional acid dyes
— rinsed in Kookaburra Delicates Wash

Colorway: slate blue, pink, red, red-violet, navy, purple, salmon, brown

Photographed in varying lights--because monitors all display colors differently.

All shipping rates are first class and parcel post. Convo for expedited rates :)

We rinse all our yarns with a rain shower head until the water runs clear. That said, you may still experience some color in the water the first (and perhaps even the 2nd) time you wash your knitting. Without going into all the many things that cause this, we simply want to reassure you that this is no cause for alarm.

Wash in cool water with wool wash, not Woolite, please 💜
FYI: We're cat and dog friendly people, but we have yet to ask them to help with our business ;)

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wholesale availability

We have a handful of wholesale accounts, but at this time, we are not looking for more. We thank you for your interest :)

Custom and personalized orders

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 :)

Does your roving come in one, continuous piece?

Not always. Let us know if this is important, and we will make it happen.

Why is the shipping so high? Can you fix it?

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

You forgot my felting needles. Will you send them?

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.

Why does it take 10-14 days to mail a batt?

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