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Oregon, United States 74 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Note from shop owner I'm moving to Tuscon, so the shop will re-open in late January, have a great holiday season and Happy New Year!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 23, 2014

I'm moving to Tuscon, so the shop will re-open in late January, have a great holiday season and Happy New Year!

Brandy Foster

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Brandy Foster


Yarn is art

I grew up the daughter of an artist, a sculptor, who held firm notions about what was art and what wasn't. Art was realism, naturalism, cowboys and horses that were exquisitely detailed for accuracy. I never even tried to draw or paint or sculpt, because I was afraid of never measuring up. In fact, I never embarked on any endeavor I believed I might not excel at. I learned to knit 8 years ago, at about the same time my daughter was born, and when we moved here, to Corvallis, Oregon, it seemed that all the knitters were also spinners, so I bought a drop spindle, and then a Fricke e-spinner, and I set about to spin perfect yarns-the interesting thing about that was, spinning is not like knitting, it takes practice, but I loved it so much I didn't care that my yarns weren't perfect in the beginning. I began to realize that the whole point of spinning yarn when you can buy it a lot cheaper, is the imperfections and variations, the little bits that are too thick or two thin, it creates a much more organic and personal yarn. No two spinners create identical yarn-and from there, through a friend who moved here a few years ago, I discovered art yarn techniques and all the cool things you can add in to a batt, and then I realized, my yarn was piling up, and I would never get to knit it all, but I couldn't just give it away or I wouldn't have money to buy more fiber, so I started an etsy shop. I think I end up paying myself abot 5$ an hour for spinning-but I've found my art-the thing I love and need to do every day. It's meditative, the colors and textures flowing through my hands. It's metaphorical-the way so many different fiber colors and types can be spun together to create a beautiful thing. I hope you can share the joy I spin with.

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    I am a full time mother and fiber artist. I love almost all fibers and spin and knit because it keeps me sane, and because I just can't help it.

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Last updated on October 21, 2011
Welcome to my shop. I love to spin and dye and knit, and I love to share the fun with you. I appreciate your feedback, it always helps to know what you love and/or don't like about your purchases. I believe that these yarns are a valuable gift of warmth and time. I am happy when I am spinning and dyeing, and I believe that shopping on etsy means that you value the time and effort that go into creating a one-of-a-kind yarns. If you aren't familiar with handspun yarn, you should be aware that it tends to vary a little in thickness throughout the skein, that sometimes there are wee nepps (bumps) in the yarn, and sometimes even a tiny bit of vegetable matter. If you want uniformity you will probably be happier with factory spun yarn. I spin on a Fricke e-spinner due to a disability that doesn't allow foot treadling, and I dye in my kitchen, which is why I primarily use food dyes. I believe in the value of local and organic food and fiber, and in support of that belief, will hand-deliver your product if you live within 20 miles of me!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept Paypal only at this time. You must pay or cancel within 24 hours of your purchase.
I will ship within 2 business days of receipt of payment, with the exception of vacations which will be posted. I ship USPS First Class Mail. If you require expedited shipping or insurance you will need to pay another 2$ for this service, please notify me in your notes to seller.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund your money and pay for return shipping in cases where you feel the item was misrepresented or defective in some way. If you just don't like it for some reason, I will refund your money but you must pay return shipping. If you have a problem with something, please let me know, I want happy customers! Although I try to use color-accurate photos, your monitor may be slightly different than mine, so be aware of that when shopping.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to consider custom orders for spinning and knitting. Please pm me with requests.