LeftHandWoolCompany

Home-Grown Yarn and Spinning Fiber

Niwot, Colorado

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Announcement    August 2021

New: Clun Forest yarn and roving back in stock! SE2SE stickers available as always.

100% llama yarn and roving in beautiful natural colors.
We have lots of yarn and fiber at the Longmont Farmers Market every Saturday.

This quarter, 10% of sales will be donated to Sisters United, a Montana based non profit that helps Indigenous communities.
Previous recipients are the Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip. Navajo Water Project, Diné . Southern Arapaho tribe.

Home grown naturally dyed yarns listed. Naturally grown from the sheep to the plants.

I’m an official Fiber Provider for the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative. See livestockconservancy.org for more info. In addition to raising my own sheep,I source wool from local shepherds who raise heritage breed sheep as part of diverse, sustainable, and biodynamic farms. Animal welfare is of primary importance to me, and I make sure the sheep are well cared for.

Pure Colorado wool from small, much-loved flocks.

Left Hand Wool offers Colorado grown and processed yarn and spinning fiber from our own sheep and llamas, and some of their friends who live nearby.
Roving and yarn are made at local fiber mills, using careful, water-conscious methods and citrus-based soap. Currently we work with The Good Shepherd Fiber Mill in Parker, CO for processing. Batts are carded here on the farm. All dyeing is done here, using either natural plant dyes or acid dyes that meet the criteria for organic certification.
I'm a spinner, knitter, and weaver, and I try out all the fibers first myself, so I can accurately describe them. Everything I sell is something I would like to spin or knit with myself, and all products are unconditionally guaranteed.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 1, 2021

August 2021

New: Clun Forest yarn and roving back in stock! SE2SE stickers available as always.

100% llama yarn and roving in beautiful natural colors.
We have lots of yarn and fiber at the Longmont Farmers Market every Saturday.

This quarter, 10% of sales will be donated to Sisters United, a Montana based non profit that helps Indigenous communities.
Previous recipients are the Hibulb Cultural Center, Tulalip. Navajo Water Project, Diné . Southern Arapaho tribe.

Home grown naturally dyed yarns listed. Naturally grown from the sheep to the plants.

I’m an official Fiber Provider for the Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em initiative. See livestockconservancy.org for more info. In addition to raising my own sheep,I source wool from local shepherds who raise heritage breed sheep as part of diverse, sustainable, and biodynamic farms. Animal welfare is of primary importance to me, and I make sure the sheep are well cared for.

Pure Colorado wool from small, much-loved flocks.

Left Hand Wool offers Colorado grown and processed yarn and spinning fiber from our own sheep and llamas, and some of their friends who live nearby.
Roving and yarn are made at local fiber mills, using careful, water-conscious methods and citrus-based soap. Currently we work with The Good Shepherd Fiber Mill in Parker, CO for processing. Batts are carded here on the farm. All dyeing is done here, using either natural plant dyes or acid dyes that meet the criteria for organic certification.
I'm a spinner, knitter, and weaver, and I try out all the fibers first myself, so I can accurately describe them. Everything I sell is something I would like to spin or knit with myself, and all products are unconditionally guaranteed.

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Mary Vavrina

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Mary Vavrina

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About LeftHandWoolCompany

Sales 777
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What's in a Name?

If you want to know where your yarn and spinning fiber come from, you're in the right place. Everything I sell comes from and is processed in a 100 mile radius of Niwot, Colorado. All the fiber animals live here on our farm or on small family farms where they are well-cared for, with environmentally-conscious farming methods. That means treating the animals, land, air, and water with care. If you have any specific questions, please ask!

Why Left Hand Wool? Several reasons: We live near Left Hand Creek in Colorado, which was named for the Southern Arapaho leader Chief Niwot (an anglicized spelling of his name) which means Left Hand. A good book about the area and the Arapaho people is "Chief Left Hand", by Margaret Coel.

Shop members

  • Mary Vavrina

    Owner

Production partners

  • Eucalan

    Canada

    maker

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2019
If you want to know where your yarn and spinning fiber come from, you're in the right place. Everything we sell comes from and is processed in a 100 mile radius of Niwot, Colorado. All the fiber animals live on small family farms where they are well-cared for, with environmentally-conscious farming methods. If you have any specific questions, please ask!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
I offer an unconditional guarantee: Love it or your money back! I want you to be happy with your purchase, so if something doesn't meet your expectations, please message me right away to arrange exchange or return.
Shipping
Shipping is via USPS Priority or First Class mail. Tracking is usually available on domestic shipping, not always on international. If the shipping calculator overcharges you, I will refund the difference. I usually send packages out 1 day after receiving payment, excepting weekends and holidays. Recycling and reusing is important, so you may get an ugly-looking box but what's inside will be gorgeous!
Additional policies and FAQs
Q: What does "environmentally-conscious farming" mean? A: For us, it means careful water usage, avoiding industrial fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides, and managing livestock without relying on drugs and artificial remedies. It's more labor-intensive, but being careful with our resources is important.