Announcement   We are Ginny and Jonny, parents to eight children living on a little homestead in Virginia. Ginny dyes playsilks and eco-friendly American sourced yarn with natural dyes. She also makes goat's milk soap using goat milk from her family's little herd. Jonny loves to work with wood and uses lumber he mills himself to create beautiful shawl pins and cutting boards. You can follow Ginny's blog at www.gsheller.com, or follow @ginnysheller on Instagram for shop update news!

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Last updated on Jun 8, 2018

We are Ginny and Jonny, parents to eight children living on a little homestead in Virginia. Ginny dyes playsilks and eco-friendly American sourced yarn with natural dyes. She also makes goat's milk soap using goat milk from her family's little herd. Jonny loves to work with wood and uses lumber he mills himself to create beautiful shawl pins and cutting boards. You can follow Ginny's blog at www.gsheller.com, or follow @ginnysheller on Instagram for shop update news!

Ginny Sheller

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5 out of 5 stars
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caolineblackwell

caolineblackwell on Jun 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing yarns!

caolineblackwell

caolineblackwell on Jun 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Such a beautiful blue-green. The color is amazing. This is a soft lovely yarn.

caolineblackwell

caolineblackwell on Jun 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a soft yarn. the neutral color is great.

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About

Naturally Dyed Yarns

Hi, my name is Ginny, and my husband Jonny and I have eight children. We live on the edge of the forest on a homestead in Virginia. Jonny and I both love to create using natural materials. He's a carpenter whose favorite toy is his sawmill, and I'm a knitter and a natural dyer of yarn and silk.
I currently work with only American sourced wool and alpaca yarns. All are minimally processed and from farms I feel good about supporting. Knitting is one of my favorite activities, and I love feeling good about the fiber that I knit with.
I use natural dyes that I purchase from reputable suppliers and I gather many of my dye materials by hand (sometimes with the help of many small hands). Natural dyes produce beautiful colors and I never tire of pulling skeins from my dyepots.
With a few exceptions, I always dye in batches of at least two skeins, and I encourage you to buy all you would need for your project at once because I cannot exactly reproduce any of these skeins. These are seasonal yarns: the flowers and berries that I used to dye them with are only available for a window of time. Available colors naturally change with the seasons.
Plant dyes can be very colorfast, some more so than others. The best way to preserve your yarns and the objects you create with them is to store them away from direct sunlight, and when washing, always use a gentle pH neutral wool wash.
Thank you for your interest in our shop!

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  • Ginny Sheller

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Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2016
Thank you for your interest in my naturally dyed yarn!

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are unhappy with your yarn, I will take it back as long as it is in its original condition and is in its original packaging and hasn't been exposed to smoke. You will be refunded the cost of the yarn less shipping.
Payment
I accept payment via credit card or Paypal.
Shipping
I usually ship via USPS, first class mail with insurance included. When it makes sense, I upgrade to priority. I will ship to your Etsy shipping address.