nikkislipp

dye studio + repurposing workshop

Mississauga, Ontario

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Announcement    >>>SHOP IS OPEN AGAIN! Read on to see what's new in the shop & what I'm working on! ✨✨✨
🎉Dyed to Order Gradient Mini Sets have their own listing, which lowered the shipping price! https://www.etsy.com/listing/940896038/gradient-mini-skein-sets-hand-dyed-to
🎀 Currently working on: permanent (dyed to order) hand dyed variegated and gradient fibre listings! Coming soon!
📣I have found out new information about 2 of my undyed supplies!
1. Undyed Organic 20.5 Combed Top, it turns out, is NOT untreated/feltable! It is an eco-superwash fibre,
2. The superbulky mega skeins are not milled in Canada like all my other yarns, they are milled and skeined in China! The size of these skeins can vary; 8 oz is the average, but they can be anywhere from 7-10 oz. Seriously, this superbulky has given me so many headaches, but it's soooo lovely and squooooshy, it's worth it. Oh, and the manufacturer raised the price. 😥😮😆 So I've had to adjust my price per skein as well. Still worth it, though!

Welcome to 2021, everyone! 🍩🍰🧁🍕🍔 Happy to be crafting with you! 😄💗💗💗 😄💗💗💗 With a bit of colour 💜💙💚💛💖 fibre 🐏🐏🐏 & thrift 🦔🐁🐸 we'll get through this year too! 💪👍😋

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💖 Covid and Shipping info:
>> My shipping provider has removed the Untracked International option from their service, due to all the difficulties with worldwide shipping last year. I've sadly had to raise my international shipping prices. 😅💔 Sorry my international peeps!
>> My local supplier has stayed open for business during the current lockdown in our area, but has asked for longer turnaround times on orders. I have kept my processing times the same for my undyed yarn and fibre supplies (3-5 business days) but I may occasionally need a day or two more. If this is the case, I'll let you know!
>> I am still only doing my supply and shipping runs once per week, so I'll need the full processing time on all orders.
>> I have increased my dyed-to-order listings' processing time to 2-3 weeks. I got a little overwhelmed with orders last year, so this will help me keep things in check! 😆
>> Small Canadian (lettermail) packets are still untracked, to keep shipping costs low. Contact me if you would like a tracking upgrade 😄

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Feel free to check in with me if you have any concerns about ordering 😄 Also, if you just want to look at colourful or floofy things to de-stress without buying anything because who knows what the financial situation might be going forward, that's okay too! I will be fine...I'm very lucky since I can still work while staying at home. You can support us indie dyers in other ways, too, with likes, favourites, reposts, mentions and reviews! 🥰 Come over to Instagram to see what I'm dyeing, knitting, and stress-baking 🤣🤣🤣

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Check out my instagram (@nikkislipp) for new yarns, fibres, undyed supplies, and shop updates. Tag your yarns and projects with #nikkislipp ...I love seeing what my yarns and fibre get up to when I send them out into the world 😄 Happy knitting, spinning, making! 💕

Stay safe and keep on crafting! 🎨🧵🧶✂💖
Thank you for supporting indie handmade 😍

Announcement

Last updated on 06 Feb, 2021

>>>SHOP IS OPEN AGAIN! Read on to see what's new in the shop & what I'm working on! ✨✨✨
🎉Dyed to Order Gradient Mini Sets have their own listing, which lowered the shipping price! https://www.etsy.com/listing/940896038/gradient-mini-skein-sets-hand-dyed-to
🎀 Currently working on: permanent (dyed to order) hand dyed variegated and gradient fibre listings! Coming soon!
📣I have found out new information about 2 of my undyed supplies!
1. Undyed Organic 20.5 Combed Top, it turns out, is NOT untreated/feltable! It is an eco-superwash fibre,
2. The superbulky mega skeins are not milled in Canada like all my other yarns, they are milled and skeined in China! The size of these skeins can vary; 8 oz is the average, but they can be anywhere from 7-10 oz. Seriously, this superbulky has given me so many headaches, but it's soooo lovely and squooooshy, it's worth it. Oh, and the manufacturer raised the price. 😥😮😆 So I've had to adjust my price per skein as well. Still worth it, though!

Welcome to 2021, everyone! 🍩🍰🧁🍕🍔 Happy to be crafting with you! 😄💗💗💗 😄💗💗💗 With a bit of colour 💜💙💚💛💖 fibre 🐏🐏🐏 & thrift 🦔🐁🐸 we'll get through this year too! 💪👍😋

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

💖 Covid and Shipping info:
>> My shipping provider has removed the Untracked International option from their service, due to all the difficulties with worldwide shipping last year. I've sadly had to raise my international shipping prices. 😅💔 Sorry my international peeps!
>> My local supplier has stayed open for business during the current lockdown in our area, but has asked for longer turnaround times on orders. I have kept my processing times the same for my undyed yarn and fibre supplies (3-5 business days) but I may occasionally need a day or two more. If this is the case, I'll let you know!
>> I am still only doing my supply and shipping runs once per week, so I'll need the full processing time on all orders.
>> I have increased my dyed-to-order listings' processing time to 2-3 weeks. I got a little overwhelmed with orders last year, so this will help me keep things in check! 😆
>> Small Canadian (lettermail) packets are still untracked, to keep shipping costs low. Contact me if you would like a tracking upgrade 😄

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Feel free to check in with me if you have any concerns about ordering 😄 Also, if you just want to look at colourful or floofy things to de-stress without buying anything because who knows what the financial situation might be going forward, that's okay too! I will be fine...I'm very lucky since I can still work while staying at home. You can support us indie dyers in other ways, too, with likes, favourites, reposts, mentions and reviews! 🥰 Come over to Instagram to see what I'm dyeing, knitting, and stress-baking 🤣🤣🤣

🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

Check out my instagram (@nikkislipp) for new yarns, fibres, undyed supplies, and shop updates. Tag your yarns and projects with #nikkislipp ...I love seeing what my yarns and fibre get up to when I send them out into the world 😄 Happy knitting, spinning, making! 💕

Stay safe and keep on crafting! 🎨🧵🧶✂💖
Thank you for supporting indie handmade 😍

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About nikkislipp

Sales 2,665
On Etsy since 2011

hand-dyed yarns and fibres + colourful accessories + thrifty and upcycled bits and bobs

Find me also on:
Ravelry >>>>> www.ravelry.com/people/nikkislipp
Pinterest >>>> www.pinterest.com/nikkislipp
Instagram >>> www.instagram.com/nikkislipp
Tumblr >>>>> www.nikkislipp.tumblr.com
Facebook >>> www.facebook.com/nikkislippyarns
Blog >>>>>>> www.nikkislipp.wordpress.com

Shop members

  • Nikki Slipp

    Owner, Creator, Dispatcher

    I'm a knitter, crocheter, spinner, indie dyer, all-round DIY-er and crafty problem-solver. I find inspiration in just about everything, and believe that every colour combination tells a story.

  • Faye Slipp

    Assistant

    Helps out with transportaion and shipping--also has her own shop for jewellery, accessories, and vintage items at fayeslipp.etsy.com!

Shop policies

Last updated on 06 February, 2021
Welcome to my little shop!

All yarn and fibre is hand-dyed by me in my little basement studio. I am mindful of the impact that our crafting supplies have on the environment, so I try to offer as many untreated or otherwise eco-friendly yarn and fibre bases as I can.

I take care to use the absolute minimum of new materials in my dyeing process and packaging. I reuse, thrift, and repurpose as much as I can (a fun, creative outlet for me, too!...have you seen my packaging?) I've even modified my dying procedures to make sure that I avoid the use of disposable materials (except for the occasional cotton swab to test colours--if you have any ideas for alternatives to doing this, I'm all ears!) I also reuse my dye water as many times as possible, and make sure to exhaust all dyes.

The "thrifty" in my tagline isn't just about environmental sustainability. I also try to offer lots of multi packs of mini bits of fibre & yarn to make my price points more accessible. Crafting is for everyone.

My main fibre and yarn lines are unfortunately not local to me, as they are from New Zealand and the UK, but it is milled in Canada! I occasionally also like to obtain smaller batches of local and UK rare breed fibres, to support small sheep growers' operations. My favourites to spin? Definitely Wensleydale, Polwarth, and any wool with a bit of mohair blended in...I promise I'll share it with you whenever I get my hands on some.

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Every package I send out contains a nifty little surprise pack of fun items to thank you for buying handmade and supporting my small business endeavours. Just some little things that I love, like cute stickers, stationery, little tools, supplies, mini diy's, thrifted trinkets, repurposed stationery, handmade stitch markers, or upcycled items...it's always changing because I'm always coming across fun little things or thinking up crafty ideas of things to share. I'm not going to tell you what it is when you order...the surprise is part of the fun!

I do everything I can, short of standing on my head, to take photos that are colour accurate (greens and purples ain't easy, I'm telling you!), but please remember there's no accounting for some monitors, and I might occasionally miss the mark a bit.

I try to keep my wool clean and smelling like, well, wool (that BFL smell is the sheepy-best!) I wash it with a tiny amount of dishwashing detergent, and store it in airtight containers. My studio is pet-free, though it is in a workshop full of other crafty projects, so you might occasionally get a bit of thread from a sewing project. Or a bead. Or half an abandoned paper maché sculpture. At least I can say for certain that it's a heck of a lot cleaner than when it was on the sheep.

If you have any questions at all about my materials, processes, or anything else, go right ahead and convo me anytime!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Other than giving you information about my processes, I don't mean to have a lot of small print. It's just yarn, for heaven's sake. I want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchase, and if you're not, please let me know. I appreciate the feedback if there's anything I can do to improve my service.

Knock on wood, but if a package ever gets lost in the mail or there's a problem with your purchase, just get in touch with me right away, and I'll do everything I can to fix the issue.
Delivery
I use Canada Post, as well as the United States Postal Service, and Asendia through Chit Chat's Express to ship my orders.

According to the Chit Chat's website, "The pandemic has caused unprecedented delays with shipping and our partner carriers are experiencing significant delays in transit times. Due to limited transportation availability and increased safety measures most carriers have removed any service guarantees. Delivery times are always estimated and never guaranteed."

Estimated Shipping Times + COVID-19 Delays
Canada: 2-14 business days (was 2-8 days)
USA: 3-14 business days (was 2-4 days)
International: 7-75(!) business days (was 4-20 days)
Estimated delivery times may be longer for remote addresses.

All small (under 2cm) packages to Canada are sent lettermail, to keep shipping costs low, but they are untracked.

All larger Canadian parcels, and all US packages are tracked. International packages no longer have an untracked option, due to Covid-19 upheavals, so I've had to increase international shipping prices. Sorry to my worldwide peeps!

I will be happy to arrange for expedited shipping on your order! Just convo me and I would be happy to create an extra listing for you.

For destinations outside the US and Canada, please be aware that your country's customs agency may delay your package, or require you to pay extra charges for taxes or duties.