HeartsDesireFiber

Dyed and Undyed Yarns, Fibers and Select Batik Fabrics

Rochester, New York 2455 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (548)

HeartsDesireFiber

Dyed and Undyed Yarns, Fibers and Select Batik Fabrics

Rochester, New York | 2455 Sales

HeartsDesireFiber

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HeartsDesireFiber

Announcement    Hearts Desire Fiber sells premium quality yarns, fibers and fabrics from around the world. We stock dyed, raw and undyed natural yarns that can be used for dyeing, knitting, crochet and weaving your next artwork or garment. Our fabrics are carefully selected for their design and quality of fabric. We only work with companies that guarantee that their manufacturing process creates as little an environmental footprint as possible. We also have started carrying yarn with the OEKO-TEX® 100 Certification to insure you that the yarns you bring into your home are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.

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Last updated on Mar 12, 2018

Hearts Desire Fiber sells premium quality yarns, fibers and fabrics from around the world. We stock dyed, raw and undyed natural yarns that can be used for dyeing, knitting, crochet and weaving your next artwork or garment. Our fabrics are carefully selected for their design and quality of fabric. We only work with companies that guarantee that their manufacturing process creates as little an environmental footprint as possible. We also have started carrying yarn with the OEKO-TEX® 100 Certification to insure you that the yarns you bring into your home are certified free of harmful chemicals and are safe for human use.

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About HeartsDesireFiber

Sales 2,455
On Etsy since 2010

In the Beginning

Why have I started this store? I was one of the fortunate tapestry weavers who used Paternayan Yarns. Mr. Paternayan, as I called him, was wonderful. He and his glorious staff made sure that every whim was satisfied. When I got tired of splitting the persian yarn they offered the colors I was using in crewel. Maybe that is why, even to this day, I miss them. They were part of my studio. A big part. They never got an order wrong and the colors were dead on.

Fast forward to present day. I have personally tried every "tapestry" type of material and most of the companies leave a lot to be desired. One, I will mention no names, consistently sent the wrong colors and the yarn was so poorly made that half of it was left on the studio floor to be swept into the trash. When I talked to them about mailing the wrong colors, their standard response was hysterical laughing. This reaction became the standard. I am unsure why a business would respond to questions about wrong colors or sending cut fabric that is supposed to be 9 shades and is visually only two or three with laughter. A very unusual marketing tactic. Maybe that is why I am taking a hiatus from public work for a while. I put a tremendous amount of time in creating my large format pieces and fighting material problems on a massive scale is too much. I have found a small non-profit mill that creates the yarn that I will use in the future. I was excited to find them and I wish them well. They are small, but are eager to supply me with materials as I move forward into residential size work. I will now be hand dyeing all of my materials but to be able to work with this yarn and this company makes any effort worth it. This yarn has "heart."

But enough about my "yarn" problems. I initially created "Hearts Desire Fiber" to assist a couple of friends, my "Maggie May's" as I call them, in closing down their studios. It's still not over but with every effort for a friend comes a "gift". I found that not only was I interested in selling yarn but I was finding other sources of materials that are pushing my work in other directions. The initial learning curve was steep but I am glad that I was interested in pushing my limits and creating new partnerships with creative and dynamic sources. One benefit, no one laughs and all the materials are of excellent quality. So maybe this is what was suppose to happen. I still yearn for Paternayan Brothers and JCA and every time I think about what was, I get sad. But hopefully, that will in time fade. I have a few more months to go on my final public piece and then ............. who knows!

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My blog is at http://www.heartsdesirefiber.com

Shop members

  • Laurie dill-Kocher

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on April 9, 2019
I have been a fiber artist and textile lover since I was a child. My mother took me with her when visiting her textile friends and together they would spend endless hours talking about the joys of purchasing the right fiber. From that experience, I learned why items wear badly. Because of this, I decided that I as an artist would spend that extra amount of money to use a fiber that would last longer and look better doing so. This is why I stock yarns and fiber that is of the highest quality and will last. I hope that you will love them as I do.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Nothing is refundable if it has been altered or damaged in any way. If you purchase a quilt pack of strips, fat quarters or anything packaged and you open it, THE SALE IS FINAL. Shipping costs are not refundable.
Shipping
Because of a change in USPS policies, as of August 28, 2016, any packages undelivered and returned to sender will be charged a return shipping fee.

I usually ship within 1 business day of receiving your payment. If I am unable to ship within that time frame I will contact you immediately. Shipping within the US is via USPS and reflects the cost of postage and packaging. All packages shipped include a tracking number and you will be able to see that number in your purchase history in Etsy as soon as I ship the item. I am not liable for the loss of a package once tracking has confirmed that it has entered the postal system. Please contact me before placing a large order if you have any concerns about costs of shipping or would like to specify a method or add postal insurance. Shipping charges are not refundable.

CUSTOMS AND IMPORT TAXES
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
WEIGHT OF YARNS AND FIBERS
Concerning the weight of any yarn or fiber, I do check my scales every month and always make sure that at least the minimum amount is in the package. My fibers and yarns are sold by weight and they can absorb moisture and may weigh slightly differently depending on your climate or location.