TheWoolPainter

Small-batch hand painted and spun yarns, AB, Canada

Lethbridge, Canada · 327 Sales

TheWoolPainter

Small-batch hand painted and spun yarns, AB, Canada

Lethbridge, Canada 327 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(203)

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Ashley

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Note from shop owner I'm taking a little break to re-charge- therefore the shop will be closed until Thursday, June 29.
I can still be reached, please feel free to send me convo if you have any questions about your order or other questions.

Ashley

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Last updated on Jun 10, 2017

I'm taking a little break to re-charge- therefore the shop will be closed until Thursday, June 29.
I can still be reached, please feel free to send me convo if you have any questions about your order or other questions.

Ashley

Ashley

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(203)
Megan Battersby

Megan Battersby on Jun 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Gorgeous! Received this item really quickly. Can't wait to use it!

Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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the colours and material are just perfect!!! thank you so very much!!

Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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wonderful yarn to work with!!! i will so be back for more!!

Linda

Linda on Apr 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars
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great yarn, lovely dye lot and fast shipping

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About

Exploring art through fiber

After completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts program in 2005, my artistic focus began to shift to mediums that could practice from my own home. I began to get involved with a number of local craft & art groups and eventually I learned how to spin and dye yarn. I also found that many of the people that were practicing this art were very rigid in their approach; so I began to develop methods and experiment in my own practice. The result of this exploration is unique yet functional art yarns and pieces.

The process behind most of my hand dyed and spun yarns is often spontaneous. I take color inspiration from the landscape around me but also keep the color wheel in mind. The results are never repeatable, ensuring that each piece, whether a skein of yarn, a knit hat or a bundle of fiber is truly one of a kind. One of my favorite parts of the dyeing and spinning process is to watch how hand dyed or hand carded wool blends together when it is spun. It's never boring and the results are unpredictable!

My tools include 2 vintage spinning wheels- an Ashford Traditional and a Lendrum original. My country spinner is still in the repair shop and I hope to get her up and running very soon. I also own a vintage hand crafted drum carder that I can blend fibers on. My arsenal of dyes are all food grade and I do all my dyeing in my home. If it's not safe to be in my home, then it doesn't enter it!

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  • Ashley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Handspinner

    I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge. I love spinning, dyeing, knitting and crocheting yarn! I've been an etsy seller since 2008 and it's enabled me to share my passion with others around the world!

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Last updated on February 2, 2017
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I take etsy checkout and paypal; payment must be received within 24 hours of purchase or the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
I try to keep shipping as low as possible; therefore I use no unnecessary or extra packaging and utilize clean, recycled materials. My shipping rates include postage, packaging, and my time processing & preparing the item for shipment. I ship within 1-3 business days after receiving your payment. I ship with Canada post, which usually takes 2 weeks to the US, and generally 1-2 weeks in Canada, International shipping times vary.

If it turns out postage costs less than what I have listed for a shipping charge (over and above $1.00), I will gladly refund you the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Everything in my store is handmade with love by me, with that in mind, each item is unique and one of a kind. Please make sure you read the descriptions of sizes, measurements, materials, and washing instructions, etc before buying to make sure the item is appropriate for you. I can not be held responsible for a buyer's neglect to understand this information. The best idea is to message me with any questions or misunderstandings before I send you the item/you purchase it.

In the case that your item comes to you damaged, please message me, and we can resolve the issue. If there are any other concerns, please contact me and I will do my best to resolve the issue. In extreme cases I may be able to offer an exchange or credit.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am a non-smoker who lives in a smoke free, animal-friendly home.

I strive to use high-quality, local, and upcycled materials; I do not use cheap, scratchy acrylic yarns!

I will sometimes do custom orders- please contact me if you have an idea. payment must be made prior to the item being made, and custom orders usually may take additional time.

Handspun yarn: typically comes in 3 foot skeins in order to reduce shipping costs. All handspun yarns have been washed & set with a biodegradable yarn soap.