Hand dyed yarns, scarves, and fabric

El Cerrito, California

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About BlueEarthDyeworks

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On Etsy since 2012

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For the love of fiber and people

I spent most of my childhood making something: sewing doll clothes, pressing autumn leaves, baking sand cookies, storing funny-colored liquids I called “experiments” in the kitchen cupboards to my mother’s greatest mystification. Being creative seemed – and still seems – to be the best marker of childhood to me. When I was around 8, my mother started teaching me how to sew, my grandmother to knit and crochet, my great-grandmother, who was then over 80, to embroider, my wonderful art teacher, Valmira showed me how to dye silk. Fiber and people have always been inseparable to me. When I have yarn or a piece of fabric in my hands, loving someone and making something for them, with them, or thinking of them seems just about the same thing to me.

Which is why I started Blue Earth Dyeworks and would like to share my yarns with you. I hope they will inspire you to make beautiful things and remind you of your favorite people.

Shop members

  • Vera

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Dyer

    I’m an art historian by day and seasoned baby soother by night. When I’m not doing either I make things: knit, crochet, sew, embroider, dye, paint. Fabric and fiber has been the love of my life since I made my first Barbie clothes.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
At Blue Earth Dyeworks, we love, silk, plant parts such as cotton or indigo, and the labor of many, many people from spi fabric, and love colors. We make beautiful products with the plants, animals, and people who have made it possible in mind. We use the animal hair of wool and alpacanners to postal workers to bring you gorgeous soft yarns and scarves. To show our respect, we'll never waste anything that can be used; we'll use the most earth-friendly materials and processes available, and we'll do everything to treat every person involved with respect and kindness. Because we know that good things and beauty only comes from good deeds.

We value your opinion as we value the beauty of yarns, fabrics, and colors. Which is to mean, a lot. We'd love to know what you think - the good and the bad. If you tell us, we can make the shop, and the things you buy it it, better.

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Returns and exchanges
If you find your item defective resulting from our fault, let us know. We want you to be in love with what we make! We surely are. We'll do everything we can to make it right, either by sending a replacement, or a refund.

If you have just changed your mind, you can send us a message, and then return your unused and unopened items for a refund minus shipping costs, within 30 days of receiving your order.

Customs Fees:
Returns and refunds are not available if item(s) are refused on delivery because of facing customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. Please be aware of the fees that you may be charged when receiving an international package from the United States.
We accept major credit cards and Paypal payments. Once we have received your payment, we will ship your items as soon as possible, and will notify you when your order has shipped.

If you need to cancel your order, you can do that before we ship it and we'll refund your whole payment. If you change your mind after your order has shipped, contact us immediately, and you can return unopened and unused items within 30 days or receiving it, for a refund, minus shipping costs.
We will ship every order, unless otherwise specified in the listing, free within the continental United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). Items generally ship First Class Mail or Priority Mail with Delivery confirmation. When your item has shipped, we'll send you an email with the online tracking information.

Items haven't arrived when you were expecting them? Let us know immediately. If it's been shipped less than 30 days ago, we''ll track it with the carrier.

Do you need your item shipped faster? with insurance? send us a note and we'll get you a quote for the cost of shipping.

A note on Customs Charges-
International customers are expected to be aware of all customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc imposed by their governments, and pay such charges at the time of delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
We are happy to custom-dye yarn or fabric for you. Contact us with a detailed description of what you would like, and we'll send you a quote. For all custom orders we ask you to give us 21 days between placing the order and shipping, so that we're able to give your beautiful things the attention they deserve.

We are able to offer discounts for wholesale orders and resellers. Drop us a message!