bostonwoolworks

Boston Wool Works

Boston, Massachusetts · 129 Sales

bostonwoolworks

Boston Wool Works

Boston, Massachusetts 129 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(9)

Announcement   Hand-woven, hand-dyed, and recycled yarns and accessories, hand-crafted in small batches in New England.

**We're happy to save you shipping and arrange local pickup in Boston at any time -- send me a message to set it up. Thanks for visiting!**

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 28, 2017

Hand-woven, hand-dyed, and recycled yarns and accessories, hand-crafted in small batches in New England.

**We're happy to save you shipping and arrange local pickup in Boston at any time -- send me a message to set it up. Thanks for visiting!**

Siobhan Kelleher

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Siobhan Kelleher

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(9)
Nancy Dee

Nancy Dee on Feb 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really happy with this!! Got it all balled up fairly smoothly the day I got it and I'm looking forward to working with it soon!

Christina Lewis

Christina Lewis on Feb 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful yarn, fast shipping, friendly seller! This is my first time buying recycled yarn and I'm so glad it was such a positive experience. Thank you!

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Updates

Some new (made from old!) bags in the shop, including this beauty! The original sweater had this great mix of diamonds on one side and stripes on the other, perfectly paired with a great belt. To get this in time for Christmas, order before Dec 20!
Just posted my upcycled cashmere hats! Three different levels of slouch/bun or ponytail room, a variety of colors, and lovely on ladies and gents!
Last day for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $200! Stock up now!
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About

Wool is in my blood.

My grandmother was a seamstress, knitter, crocheter, rug hooker, and tatter. She could draw a pattern from seeing a stylish young lady walk past her apartment. My mother made most of our clothes growing up (including my green silk wedding dress!), knit like a maniac, and took up weaving in her later years.

When Mom got sick she didn't want us to visit her all the time out of pity, so I asked her to teach me how to knit so that I could be close to her. I was so proud of my first work on my sweater, and she took one look and said, "It's backward. Rip it out." Sounds harsh, but she was right - I was twisting every stitch!

Since then I've been constantly knitting, spinning, weaving, "murdering" sweaters for their delicious yarn, dyeing yarn and fabric, and sewing; often designing my own patterns from scratch based on what I want to create.

I've really enjoyed creating these items, and hope you do, too! Please let me know if there's something you'd like that you're not seeing. I have lots of tricks up my sleeve!

While you're at it, check out my blog at http://www.bostonwoolworks.com for behind-the-scenes updates, upcoming events, and to sign up for my email list!

Shop members

  • Siobhan

    Owner

    I'm a knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer, and harvester of yarn and fabric from undeserving sweaters. I love everything about fiber and hope you enjoy my products! Let me know what you think, or if you would like me to make something custom for you.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Aug 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

For yarn, hand wash with a no-rinse wool wash such as Eucalan, Soak, or Unicorn Wash.

For hand woven accessories or upcycled neckwarmers made of wool, alpaca, or wool blends, hand wash preferably using a no-rinse wool wash such as Eucalan, Soak, or Unicorn Wash, roll in a towel to squeeze out extra water (don't wring or twist!) and air dry. They can also be washed with Woolite, but it's not quite as gentle so don't use too much. If needed, you can use a steam iron (don't press) or clothes steamer to get out wrinkles.

For upcycled coasters, wash with mild dishwashing liquid (like Dawn), rinse, press out excess water in a towel, and air dry flat.

For handwoven towels, just wash & dry normally in a machine with your regular laundry.

Sizing details

Sizing is indicated on individual items, but let me know if you need something larger or smaller -- I can often custom-make an item for you in your size!

Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to take custom orders, but do require 50% deposit up front and the balance of payment prior to shipping. I also cannot take returns or exchanges on custom orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please let me know if your purchase is a gift and I will wrap accordingly and remove any price tags.

Wholesale availability

I’m an approved Etsy Wholesale seller. Please contact me through an Etsy convo or at info@bostonwoolworks.com for more information.