Heike Bostelmann on 19 Apr, 2017
as described, can't wait to get started
Leah Kane on 11 Mar, 2017
This is most beautiful coloured yarn! Love it
cathg on 06 Mar, 2017
Can't wait to knit this. Beautiful yarn, thank you
cathg on 06 Mar, 2017
Love this very much, thank you!
Exciting and unusual fibre blends
I decided to start Owl of Athena Fibre Arts to sell the things I love spinning and knitting. I want to offer blends that inspire and engage fibre artists – something just a bit out of the usual. I love working with new fibre blends and I’m so inspired by all the possible combinations. At the present time I have two ranges of fibre blends available: the Olympians range – 12 blends named for each of the major ancient Greek Gods; and the Nymphs range – 5 blends named for some of the ancient Greek nymphs, usually spirits or minor deities of a specific location or natural element. I hope you’ll enjoy browsing through the blends in the shop.
One of my other aims in starting the shop was to offer some blends of fibre that would be great for socks. I love to spin for socks and often there aren’t that many fibres which are appropriate for socks. Most spinners have their own criteria for sock fibre – I’ve aimed to offer a range of fibre blends in the hope that there will be something for everyone. Some are softer, some are more hard wearing – I hope you will find something that calls your name. As always spinning and knitting technique have a huge influence on the resilience of a sock yarn, so please keep this in mind if you are spinning for and knitting socks.
Where are all the classical names from?
I named the shop Owl of Athena because of my love of classical mythology and because during my undergraduate degree I majored in Classical Studies. The Owl is one of Athena’s symbols and Athena – as well as being the goddess of War – is also the goddess of handcrafts! (This explains why you really shouldn’t get in someone’s way when there’s knitting or spinning or crafting on the cards)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I love custom orders! Please contact me via Etsy convo if you have a custom spinning or dyeing request. Processing times for custom orders will vary depending on workload but I will always keep you up to date on when you can expect your order.
Custom orders need to paid for before I start work on the order. I will send you a photograph of the finished item to make sure that you are happy with your order before I post it.
DOMESTIC (AUSTRALIAN) SHIPPING - flat rate!
All Australian orders are shipped via Australia Post Parcel Post which includes tracking. All Australian shipping is a $9 flat rate for any size order. Express Post upgrades are available. Please refer to the Australia Post website for Express Post shipping times.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - flat rate!
All my international mail is sent via Australia Post Air Mail.
Flat rate shipping costs will vary depending on your location but there is no additional cost for extra items. Please see the shipping tab on individual items to see the cost of shipping to your country.
International customers should be aware that they will responsible for any possible additional taxes or customs fees relevant in their country.
Please keep in mind that all my items ship from Australia. International delivery times will vary but will usually be several weeks. Orders to the USA usually take between 6 and 12 business days. Please be aware that sometimes parcels are delayed in customs which will add to delivery times.
If you feel that your order is taking an unusually long time to arrive, please contact me via Etsy Convo. Please check with your local Post Office to ensure they are not holding your parcel before making contact as this will greatly help in the query process.
Tracking is included with Australia Post Parcel Post by default.
Tracking is not included on international orders. If you would like your order tracked, please select the upgrade option at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you wish to return an item I will be happy to offer a refund, less shipping costs, once the item has been returned in original condition.
I love working on custom requests but because of because of the nature of custom items, 30% of the purchase price is a non-refundable deposit in the case of cancellation or return.
Additional policies and FAQs
One of my aims in starting the shop was to offer some blends of fibre that would be great for socks. I love to spin for socks and often there aren’t that many fibres which are appropriate for socks. Most spinners have their own criteria for sock fibre – I’ve aimed to offer a range of fibre blends in the hope that there will be something for everyone. Some are softer, some are more hard wearing – I hope you will find something that calls your name. As always spinning and knitting technique have a huge influence on the resilience of a sock yarn, so please keep this in mind if you are spinning for and knitting socks.
Please convo me if you’re interested in a custom handspun or hand dyed fibre or yarn order. I’ll be pleased to discuss your idea with you and offer you a quote for price and turnaround time.
All items are created in my smoke-free, cat-friendly studio, although I do my best to keep my feline companion away from the fibre and yarn!