Fireweed Dyeworks

Anchorage, Alaska · 1927 Sales


Fireweed Dyeworks

Anchorage, Alaska 1927 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on May 21, 2017

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Carol Quilici

Carol Quilici on Jun 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So, so lovely. The photo doesn't do justice to this colorway. Will be a stunning pair of socks! Thank you!

Carol Quilici

Carol Quilici on Jun 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Delightful yarn! I can't wait to make a pair of socks with this. For me! Thank you!


Julie on May 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love the colors and the shipping was very prompt. I am excited to knit this!

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Colorful Yarn from the Frozen Far North

I learned to dye at a workshop at Inua Wool Shop in Fairbanks, Alaska, in about 2005. Cheryl Potter, owner of Cherry Tree Hill Yarn, was visiting her sister there. We hand-painted yarn. After I made 2 more skeins at home, I began dyeing self-striping yarn, learning everything I needed from the Internet. Soon I was dyeing yarn for Inua Wool Shop. A year later I moved to Anchorage and started my etsy shop. I also dye for two local yarn shops--primarily hand-painted Alaskan colorways.

I also do other things: I teach and take German classes at the university, dye fabric, refashion clothing and quilt.


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  • Nancy

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I love to dye and to combine colors, primarily in the context of textiles.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 23, 2013
I dye only the type of high-quality yarn that I personally use for my knitting projects. I use commercial dyes for long-lasting brightness.
I love dreaming up and then dyeing new colorways. The reason I sell yarn is so that I don't have to knit up what I've dyed before I dye more! I also love providing knitters with yarn that they enjoy knitting.
Be advised that there is often some light/dark variation within a given color segment. If it is excessive, I will tell you in the description.
My home is cat-free, smoke-free, and perfume-free. I have a small dog.
BUY NINE SKEINS AND GET THE TENTH FREE! I was keeping track of the number of skeins each customer had purchased over the months since my shop opened, but I am handing over that task to customers. If you want the tenth skein free, TELL ME that your purchase is the tenth skein. I will issue a refund for that tenth skein through Paypal.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment is via Paypal. I expect payment to arrive within hours of the order, and of course before I ship. If payment does not come within 24 hours of the order, I will relist the item.
The morning after I receive an order and payment, I ship the customer's item(s) via first-class U.S. mail, which is supposed to take 4 business days, but has taken anywhere from 3 days to a full week. I usually ask for delivery confirmation and can give you that number so you can track your package if you ask me. If it's a large order, I may include insurance at my own expense. If a package should get lost in the mail (which has not happened yet) and I haven't insured it, I will of course send you replacement yarn at my own expense.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% satisfied and will do all I can to ensure that you are. I will happily exchange yarn or issue a refund if you request it. Please contact me if you have any concerns after you receive your yarn.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buy 9 skeins and get the 10th skein free! You keep track of your skeins and let me know when you're due a free one.