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Welcome to the Kangaroo Dyer's Etsy Shop! These luxurious yarns are hand dyed by Gail Callahan, the Kangaroo Dyer. Produced in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Gail's yarns are hand-painted using both traditional and innovative dyeing practices. Gail's eye for color and attention to texture come together to produce these original and elegant artisanal yarns.

Gail started out years ago producing quilts and bags as The Kangaroo Quilter and then hand-woven scarves as The Kangaroo Weaver. As The Kangaroo Dyer, Gail preserves both her signature and her commitment to quality hand dyed products. The kangaroo, like her human counterpart, is the only mammal that carries her young with her. Gail chose this trademark to symbolize her love for her children and the idea that they will always be with her.

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  • Female
  • Born on July 26
  • Joined July 5, 2006

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About

Welcome to the Kangaroo Dyer's Etsy Shop! These luxurious yarns are hand dyed by Gail Callahan, the Kangaroo Dyer. Produced in Greenfield, Massachusetts, Gail's yarns are hand-painted using both traditional and innovative dyeing practices. Gail's eye for color and attention to texture come together to produce these original and elegant artisanal yarns.

Gail started out years ago producing quilts and bags as The Kangaroo Quilter and then hand-woven scarves as The Kangaroo Weaver. As The Kangaroo Dyer, Gail preserves both her signature and her commitment to quality hand dyed products. The kangaroo, like her human counterpart, is the only mammal that carries her young with her. Gail chose this trademark to symbolize her love for her children and the idea that they will always be with her.

SHOP POLICY

Each skein or roving is created individually to an artistic image in Gail's mind and worked at until reality matches that image. In general, Acid dyes are used for animal products (wool, etc.) and Fiber reactive dyes for plant products (cotton, etc.) The beauty of hand dyeing is that no two dye lots are identical but you can inquire (Convo or kangaroodyer [!at] comcast.net) about larger quantities of similar dye lots.

In the United States, orders ship by USPS priority mail within 3 working days of receipt of payment. Orders to other countries will ship by first class international mail to save postage expenses. Please contact me if you wish other shipping arrangements and/or insurance for additional charges.

It is my goal to provide you with an enriching, artistic, and accurate fiber product that will bring enrichment for years to come. The pictorial representations try to show accurately the color variations on representative surfaces so that you will say, as others have, ‘this is better in reality than the pictures’. Refunds will be handled on a case by case basis primarily for a defective product.

Gail continues to work and teach at WEBS, America's Yarn Store (www.yarn.com) in Northampton, MA. She is grateful for the encouragement and support of the Elkins family and the entire staff at WEBS.

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