...thread & yarn of a different color

Buford, Georgia · 2341 Sales


...thread & yarn of a different color

Buford, Georgia 2341 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

BreAlyThreads is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I will be on vacation from April 18-24. Shop will re-open on April 25th.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 18, 2018

I will be on vacation from April 18-24. Shop will re-open on April 25th.

Brenda Schmidt

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Brenda Schmidt


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  • Brenda Schmidt


  • Briley Lewis


Shop policies

Last updated on January 22, 2018
I offer beautiful thread and yarn to use for crocheting, knitting or whatever creative outlet you can think of.

My Gradient tied cotton yarn is not hand-dyed, rather the base yarn comes to me already dyed and I tie them together to create a gradient effect. It is a wonderful alternative for those who have sensitivity to animal fibers.

Not currently available...but has been available in the past:
My dyed crochet thread began as a hobby to have unique colorways for my own personal projects. The process is such that I am able to share these with others who have a desire for unique thread and yarn for their projects. I am not a professional dyer by any stretch of the imagination, just a dabbler, so the results are not always what I envisioned, but are always suprisingly delightful!

I occasionally venture into dyeing wool as well. This is mainly sock yarn, but I have been know to dye some DK weight in the past. Whenever I have some available I will list it.

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Updated: 7/7/17

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
For both refunds and exhanges, item must be new and unused. Used thread/yarn is not accepted for return or exchange.

Refunds - Accepted within 7 days of receipt, less shipping. Return shipping is also buyers responsibility. Please contact me prior to returning so that I am aware it is being returned and the reason. Refund will be issued upon receipt of item to seller. (Delivery confirmation recommended)

Exchange - Allowed within 7 days. Please contact me prior to return so that I am able to process the exchange and hold your new replacement item(s) pending the return of original item(s).

Items lost or damaged in shipping: These will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me so that we may work together to resolve the situation.

Updated: 1/22/18
Sales tax is charged to Georgia residents. I have made every effort to ensure that you are charged correctly based on your zip code. I regularly check for tax rate updates. If you feel you have been charged an incorrect amount, please let me know so that I may look into it and correct it if needed.

I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout, USPS money orders and cashiers checks. Your items will ship within 1-3 business days of receipt of cleared payment.

Please contact me if you have a Bre-Aly Threads & Yarn Gift Certificate and need help with redeeming it.
Etsy has the statement "VAT included (where applicable)" shown on all listings seen by buyers outside of the US and Canada. As a US seller it is ILLEGAL for me to charge VAT. Please be aware that if any taxes or VAT fees are due they will be charged to you at time of delivery. (Yes, I know this is a repeat, but I figure I will put it in both Payment and Shipping information so that it is not missed!)

I use calculated shipping rates to charge the correct postage for both domestic and international orders. If you feel it has miscalculated, please let me know and I will check into it.

U.S.A. - USPS First Class; Delivery Confirmation will be provided.

CANADA / ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL - USPS First Class International;Delivery confirmation is provided for shipments when available (this depends on the Postal Service). Items CANNOT be designated as gifts. Customer responsible for any related customs fees.

SHIPPING UPGRADES - If you would like to upgrade your shipping to a faster method, please send me a message prior to purchase so shipping costs and methods can be reviewed and mutually agreed upon before finalizing the transaction.

All items will ship within 1-3 business days of receipt of cleared payment.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions about my shop or items, please contact me. I am happy to send out 3-yard samples upon request if you would like to see certain colors or thread types before you purchase.

I do accept requests/suggestions for custom colorways and have listings set up for standard 100g balls of 3-ply and 4-ply custom Gradient Tied Cotton. I enjoy experimenting, I enjoy working with others to create beautiful color combos. As long as you don't need something quickly (I work full time and I do this evenings and weekends) and you have a sense of humor...I am pretty easy to work with.

Wholesale is available for yarn shops, with a minimum purchase required. If interested, please contact me at brenda(at) to receive information.

More information

Last updated on Jul 7, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Many people ask if a 3-ply color can be made into a 4-ply color (and vice versa). The answer is: sort of...
The cotton used in the 2-ply and 3-ply Gradients is different than the cotton used in the 4-ply Gradients, so the colors are also different. I can try to make a similar 4-ply colorway to a 3-ply colorway I have offered, but it will not be exact.
The other option is to make a 4-ply using 3-ply colors. This makes almost a heavy fingering or sport weight yarn. Similarly, making a 3-ply out of 4-ply colors will be more of a lace/light fingering weight. There is a cost difference when doing this, and I can work with you to let you know what the price will be before we move forward with your custom order.

Care instructions

For your finished piece, I recommend a light soaking in a gentle detergent or soak made especially for delicate items. Items can be blocked.
As with any fiber, it is important to test if you are concerned with the color bleeding after you make your item. Test a small swatch and see how it reacts.
Red and darker colors are always at risk for bleeding, so I encourage you to test any fiber I sell if this is a concern.


These will vary and once a color is gone, it can not be reordered. It is especially important to order enough of a 4-ply colorway if you have a project in mind. You can order solids of the colors used in a color way to extend the solid portions if you would like. Even common colors like black that can be reordered, may differ, depending on the manufacturer. There is not a vendor that I have found that offers a consistent inventory of colors in the weight used for the 4-ply Gradient colorways.


2-ply and 3-ply gradient colors can be duplicated. I am able to reorder the colors I have available, unless they are discontinued by the manufacturer.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale is available to yarn shops with a minimum purchase requirement. Please contact me to get details.