TheWoolPainter

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

Lethbridge, Canada · 338 Sales

TheWoolPainter

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

Lethbridge, Canada 338 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(208)

Shop owner

Ashley

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Announcement   Here you will find unique, one of a kind hand painted and spun yarns, as well as the occasional knit, crocheted, felted or sewn accessories. I use techniques such as handspinning, kettle dyeing, crochet, knitting, upcycling, repurposing and felting.

Looking for pattern ideas for my yarns? Message me for details, I'd be happy to make some suggestions.

Join my facebook and instagram pages for ideas, hints, tips, tricks and secret sales.

All items are handmade by me in Alberta, Canada. Local customers, please message me if you'd like to pickup in person and save the shipping fees!
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Please take a moment to review my shop policies before your purchase!
Don't be afraid to get in touch if you have any questions.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 9, 2017

Here you will find unique, one of a kind hand painted and spun yarns, as well as the occasional knit, crocheted, felted or sewn accessories. I use techniques such as handspinning, kettle dyeing, crochet, knitting, upcycling, repurposing and felting.

Looking for pattern ideas for my yarns? Message me for details, I'd be happy to make some suggestions.

Join my facebook and instagram pages for ideas, hints, tips, tricks and secret sales.

All items are handmade by me in Alberta, Canada. Local customers, please message me if you'd like to pickup in person and save the shipping fees!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please take a moment to review my shop policies before your purchase!
Don't be afraid to get in touch if you have any questions.

Ashley

Contact shop owner

Ashley

Pearls.  Natural Undyed, Handspun Merino Art Yarn
Pearls. Natural Undyed, Handspun Merino Art Yarn
$16.44
Tangerine.  Handspun, Hand-dyed 3 ply Bulky Yarn
Tangerine. Handspun, Hand-dyed 3 ply Bulky Yarn
$19.73
Grape.  Handpainted 8/2 Fine Cotton Yarn
Grape. Handpainted 8/2 Fine Cotton Yarn
$18.91
Shasta.  Handpainted Vegan Yarn
Shasta. Handpainted Vegan Yarn
$13.57
Coral.  Handpainted Yarn 3 ply Aran Weight
Coral. Handpainted Yarn 3 ply Aran Weight
$14.80
Alpine Sunset. Handspun Merino Art Yarn 2 ply
Alpine Sunset. Handspun Merino Art Yarn 2 ply
$34.53
Jungle.  Handpainted Wool Yarn 3 ply Aran Weight
Jungle. Handpainted Wool Yarn 3 ply Aran Weight
$14.80
Marigold. Handpainted Wool Yarn
Marigold. Handpainted Wool Yarn
$10.69
Carousel.  Handspun self-striping yarn
Carousel. Handspun self-striping yarn
$18.91
Frost.  Handspun, Handcarded Art Yarn 2 ply
Frost. Handspun, Handcarded Art Yarn 2 ply
$14.80
Chinook.  Chunky Handspun Scarf
Chinook. Chunky Handspun Scarf
$34.53
Bubblegum.  Handpainted Wool Yarn Worsted Weight
Bubblegum. Handpainted Wool Yarn Worsted Weight
$14.80
Loess.  Handspun  Art Yarn Skeinlet- Waldorf Supply
Loess. Handspun Art Yarn Skeinlet- Waldorf Supply
$9.87
Midnight. Handcarded, Handspun Art Yarn
Midnight. Handcarded, Handspun Art Yarn
$12.33
Nutmeg. Handspun Art Yarn Skeinlet
Nutmeg. Handspun Art Yarn Skeinlet
$9.87
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(208)
Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on Aug 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

the colours you use are amazing! so love your yarn and it is incredibly soft and lush!!

Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on Aug 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

such adorable booties!! thank you very much for making it possible!! <3 the colour is perfect!

Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

i love your store! wonderful yarns and colors! i will be back! thank you very much!

Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

i love your store! wonderful yarns and colors! i will be back! thank you very much!

Pronzässin Godspeed

Pronzässin Godspeed on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

i love your store! wonderful yarns and colors! i will be back! thank you very much!

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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!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2017
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Payment
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.