Announcement   Welcome to LYDIA yarn. I recently made a huge move across country and I will be listing items as they are dyed and re-stocked. For now please enjoy these pre-orders to get ready for some exciting patterns coming out soon! ~Angela

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Last updated on Jul 2, 2017

Welcome to LYDIA yarn. I recently made a huge move across country and I will be listing items as they are dyed and re-stocked. For now please enjoy these pre-orders to get ready for some exciting patterns coming out soon! ~Angela

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LYDIA: Luxury Yarns Dyed In America

Hello! My name is Angela and I am the owner and dyer at LYDIA yarn LLC. I grew up in a small business family and have always dreamed of owning and operating my own business. I think that entrepreneurial spirit combined with wonderful craftsmanship can blossom into something really beautiful.

I have an employment background in large manufacturing so I am very comfortable with lean production systems. This experience helps when it comes to running any type of business that produces products for retail. I also have an education in management and business and that really comes in handy when it comes to running the daily activities of a business from an accounting and procedural point of view. I just wish I had LYDIA yarn when completing my MBA because of all the business plans I had to write then. I could have saved so much time!

I love the feel of good quality yarns and it is so easy to tell when something was made really well. I think of luxury as the yarns that are made out of rare and amazing feeling materials such as Cashmere or Mink but I also think of luxury when looking at yarns that were made really well. The animals were well taken care of and the coat has an amazing healthy feel to it. The processing of the yarn and the materials used were well thought out and the finished product is sturdy and will last a lifetime.

In my spare time I started getting into dying when taking classes with friends at the Charleston Museum. I learned about different techniques and processes that can be used from natural materials, such as leaves and walnut shells, to chemically processed materials, like pre-reduced indigo and powdered acid dyes. I found the entire process fascinating. After experimenting on my own with dyes and discovering effects I could create, I started to research the market for this yarn. I found a whole world out there and a community of people who do this for a living; it was exhilarating to discover this.

There are some exciting events in the works now. LYDIA will soon be offering kits with yarns and patterns unique to the LYDIA brand offered together. These kits are a wonderful thing to buy as a crafter because you have a whole project, including materials, right there in your hands. I know I like the kits as a consumer because I can really imagine what the finished project will look like. You can also look forward to more unique yarns being offered such as; mink, yak, camel and organic merinos.

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    Hello! My name is Angela and I am the owner and dyer at LYDIA yarn LLC. I love the feel of good quality yarns and I hope that I can offer that to you!

  • Roscoe

    Morale Focal

    Roscoe is the Shop Morale Focal, he is always hard at work licking toes and making sure everyone is happy and productive. His sunny disposition and big smile always make the LYDIA team smile big.

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Shop policies

Last updated on July 2, 2017
Hello, thank you for visiting LYDIA yarn, at LYDIA we are passionate about yarn and the colors that make them come alive. We will do everything we can to make your experience with LYDIA yarn a great one and that you walk away with your new favorite yarn.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
Please contact us within 14 days of receipt if you have ANY concerns about your purchase, we will do all we can to reasonably leave you satisfied with your purchase.

Yarns and fibers must be shipped back unused with original band intact.

Patterns are non-refundable.
Payment
At LYDIA we accept PayPal as payment or direct Etsy check-out.

Please note that coupon codes are not accepted on custom orders and purchases will be returned that use codes on these orders.
Shipping
Shipping is First Class on domestic items under 13 ounces and Priority on domestic orders over 13 ounces. Insurance can be provided for an additional cost, let us know if you are interested in this option.

Please check shipping info for international pricing.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you sell wholesale?
YES! However I have all of the spots filled at the moment and are not accepting any additional stores. If you are interested in carrying LYDIA in your shop please contact me for additional information and wait-list.

Why does my Skein look slightly different than in the photos?
Some skeins are re-skeined, this is a process where the yarn is wound into a new skein, it helps distribute the colors, most photos of the yarn are not re-skeined.

Can you wind yarn into balls?
Yes we can, please just ask.

Care Instructions for your yarn;

Our intention is that your experience is a wonderful one and you will always enjoy using our products from first receipt to several years from now when you are still enjoying the amazing garment made with LYDIA yarn.

All yarns produced by LYDIA are dyed using high quality commercial grade dyes, unless advertized otherwise, the dyes are acid based. This means they will last longer than other dyes and the color will set stronger limiting the "bleed" of color out of your yarn and onto other items nearby.

Here are a few tips and guidelines to help extend the life and vitality of your yarn;

*It is possible that your yarn may bleed a small amount during first washing, this is normal and is more likely with darker or intense colors. The bleed should rinse out on first washing. When you wash your garment for the first time be sure to wash it alone with a gentle soap intended for wool or hand knits.

* All garments made with LYDIA yarn should be hand washed and laid flat to dry. It is not recommended that any yarn be put into a machine, even with the superwash label. LYDIA yarns are not machine washable.

*Color variations are likely and can add to the charm of kettle dyed yarns. All yarns are dyed in small batches with no more than 5 skeins in the same dye lot. However, even then there may be variations in color from one skein to another. It is recommended that the quantity of yarn needed is purchased together and alternating skeins are used when knitting or crocheting larger garments.

if there are any questions or concerns at all about your purchase, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can assist in anyway possible.