Announcement mall batches of gorgeous artisan hand dyed yarn and silk. Colour, fibre, and pure joy; a little bit of magic for you and yours. An assortment of joyful rainbow beauty. Commissions welcome.
mall batches of gorgeous artisan hand dyed yarn and silk. Colour, fibre, and pure joy; a little bit of magic for you and yours. An assortment of joyful rainbow beauty. Commissions welcome.
lizziestevens21 on Jul 11, 2016
Arrived on time. Very happy with it. Beautiful colours
colour makes my soul sing
I started my shop to share a love of natural fibres and hand-dyed yarn. I have been the smallest of small scale indie dyers for a few years now, and am constantly inspired by nature and exploring the beauty of the small things in life.
My creative work supports our wild free bright adventures in unschooling. My four little daughters like to play with my crafting materials, and stand in the kitchen quizzing me about what I'm going to make next. A young and growing family is such an exciting time, and I love being able to work from home (and frequently, knit with a baby in arms).
A passion for colour is the centre of my yarn, silk, and fibre work. I also love natural materials and earth-friendly processes. My customers are absolutely cherished and many return over and over. I feel so lucky to be able to live this crazy colourful life and do all of these creative things that I so enjoy. :)
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I have enjoyed many different crafts for several years, but really found my passion when I broke my foot a couple of years ago and learned to crochet and knit. Since then, fibre crafts have taken over my life and my tiny house!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If the worst should happen and you find yourself unable to pay for a custom item, I would ask that you let me know as soon as possible, and if we cannot make an arrangement to suit both parties then I will list the item for general sale. Custom items with very specific personalisation are non-returnable.
I only accept paypal at the moment. I am happy to give you a little while to pay, please just let me know if you need more time, and I will keep your item listed as reserved for up to three months - only by arrangement! If you do not agree a time scale with me I will only keep your item reserved for four weeks.
I usually post midweek, but I will confirm as soon as I dispatch your item/s. :) If you need something to arrive urgently, again this can be arranged at the checkout. I always aim to ship within a week, or two weeks for custom silks. Custom yarns are currently taking longer to dry in the cold weather. If you are experiencing unusual delays after receiving shipping notification, please let me know - I want my customers to be satisfied!
I will ship to anywhere in the world. If you convo me I can confirm the exact price for your destination, but you will usually find that my flat rate overseas shipping is saving you money. Overseas shipping will likely take considerably longer than domestic, again, I can probably give you an estimate of when your items will arrive if you would like one. I cannot give guarantees unless you pay for tracking/insurance.
I expect packages to arrive with you within a week if you are in the UK, and within two if you are in the US. At busy times (around holidays!) it may fall outside of that.
I reuse packaging where possible, and you will find that your parcel does not contain a receipt unless you request one. This is to save paper and cost to you and the environment. You can access your receipt details and print them from the relevant page on Etsy. You will find your care instructions on your listing. I am beginning to phase in full yarn labels, but again, if you will definitely need this information in physical form then please ask me to include this in your parcel. :)
Refunds and Exchanges
If your item requires repair I can provide that service, and will endeavour to do so at my own expense if you cover postage. If you would like repairs to knitwear, sewn items, or jewellery, please contact me to arrange their return for this service. :)
Additional policies and FAQs
I am offering custom variations of any of the items in my shop right now, and will be adding new ranges all the time, as well as being willing to work on any custom knit or crochet project for you. If you can describe what it is you are looking for, or send a photograph or link to something you like, I am happy to discuss working for you to achieve just what you want.
All of my playsilks are tested and certified to fulfil up-to-date CE toy safety requirements. Mini silks are designated as suitable for children over 36 months as they may be a choking hazard if used unsupervised. Larger silks are suitable for all ages but I recommend supervision to prevent entanglement - use common sense! :) Dyes are professional milling dyes and non-toxic in the finished product. Silk is a non-flammable material, and self-extinguishes, but care should still be taken if using around candles. :)
Care instructions are usually included in my listings, but as back up for this:
- Silks are best hand-washed, they may be machine washed but this shortens their lifespan over time. Line dry. Some colour may leach on first washing.
- Hand knitted garments are also ideally handwash only, and drying garments flat helps preserve their shape.
- Unless otherwise specified, my yarns will felt beautifully in a washing machine. If you wish your finished garments to remain unfelted, use cool water only, turn off spin cycles, and avoid accidental tumble drying! :)