JulieSpins

Handdyed yarn and luxury fiber

Massachusetts, United States · 14945 Sales

JulieSpins

Handdyed yarn and luxury fiber

Massachusetts, United States 14945 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   The update for 9/26 is live in the shop. I hope you find something you love! If you have a suggestion for a yarn or fiber you'd like to see, please let me know and it might appear in a future update. I enjoy providing a large variety of blends with silk and cashmere, yak and wool. I'm always on the look out for new yarns and new fibers to try and I've branched out into custom blends and yarns from a growing network of mills to bring special products to my customers. Thank you for visiting my shop!

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Last updated on Sep 26, 2016

The update for 9/26 is live in the shop. I hope you find something you love! If you have a suggestion for a yarn or fiber you'd like to see, please let me know and it might appear in a future update. I enjoy providing a large variety of blends with silk and cashmere, yak and wool. I'm always on the look out for new yarns and new fibers to try and I've branched out into custom blends and yarns from a growing network of mills to bring special products to my customers. Thank you for visiting my shop!

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MCN DK Handdyed Yarn - Silver Dove, 230 yards
US$29.00
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Stacy

Stacy on Sep 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The most beautiful pinks imaginable from magenta to rose to ballet slipper pink. And silky soft to the touch. Thanks, Julie!

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About

There really are no bad colors!

I began my fiber life as a spinner. I was a bit obsessed. I worked all day long at a demanding job (still do), and at night I would spin. I spun to relax and to do something useful at the same time. At 4 hours a night, 5 nights a week, I became a very good spinner, with way too much handspun yarn. It was good preparation for dyeing though, because I learned a lot about what makes good fiber a pleasure to spin.

In 2007 I dyed my first fiber. As a scientist by training, the chemicals and "labwork" is natural for me, but it has been the beauty of unexpected colors and combinations that has kept me going. I've learned that there are truly no bad colors. I love to experiment with different fiber blends, new yarns, and new techniques. I dye almost every day. Often I plan my dyeing for the evening on my commute home from work, and I lose track of time and work on my business late into the night. I love having a Post Office that is open for drop-offs 24 hours a day - I am the one who is there after midnight. My business seems to use a different part of my brain that has its own energy.

Every item I sell is dyed by me. I am the only artisan here. I am also the photographer, accountant, shipper, advertising agent, chemist, and whatever else my business needs. I applaud the success of my fellow dyers who have made the leap from one-woman-handmade-brands to companies that are carried by yarn stores coast-to-coast, but that is not my path for now. I deliberately limit my business to keep it healthy and in balance with the rest of my life.

Finally, my business has one guiding principle, which is to treat my customers as I would wish to be treated, by selling the best products I can find, dyed to the best of my ability, at a fair price. Thanks for listening.

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    I'm Julie, the owner/artist/everything at JulieSpins. I started JulieSpins in 2008. Dyeing fiber is a great pleasure for me, and I like being the one responsible for all aspects of my business.

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Last updated on May 29, 2016
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Wholesale availability

The time I have available for wholesale is extremely limited but at some points in the year I can fit in a wholesale order. Please contact me for details if you are interested in selling my yarn in your store to see if it might be possible. Unfortunately, I do not sell any spinning fiber at wholesale.

Can you wind my yarn into a ball or cake?

No, I am sorry, that is not a service that I can provide.