SarahElizabethFibre

Rugged Bohemian Luxury - Locks, Batts, Roving, Yarn

Rossland, Canada · 87 Sales

SarahElizabethFibre

Rugged Bohemian Luxury - Locks, Batts, Roving, Yarn

Rossland, Canada 87 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(25)

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Note from shop owner I have moved! You can find me at www.sarahelizabethfibreworks.com

Free Shipping on Orders over $145

- Locks, Batts, Roving, Yarn
- Ashford Products
- SpinOlution Wheels
- The Loome
- Black Sheep Goods Pop out Loom
- Lykke Needles
.. . and so much more!

Cheers,

Sarah

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 4, 2018

I have moved! You can find me at www.sarahelizabethfibreworks.com

Free Shipping on Orders over $145

- Locks, Batts, Roving, Yarn
- Ashford Products
- SpinOlution Wheels
- The Loome
- Black Sheep Goods Pop out Loom
- Lykke Needles
.. . and so much more!

Cheers,

Sarah

Sarah Elizabeth

Contact shop owner

Sarah Elizabeth

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(25)
Melissa Hrycauk-Brown

Melissa Hrycauk-Brown on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is a gorgeous colorway and it's so gorgoeus in person! Sarah does a wonderful job with color selection with her dyeing ❤️❤️

Melissa Hrycauk-Brown

Melissa Hrycauk-Brown on Jun 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So, so gorgeous in person! This is my favourite colorway from my purchase and it's so understated but the tonal depth is amazing 😍 Thanks so much Sarah!!

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About

A dream…a little shop and the chance to change the world.

Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works is a dream come true for me. After the birth of my daughter I was driven to create a business that would allow me to work from home and enjoy every precious (and sometimes exhausting) moment together. (read our story here)

With months of work behind me (and with years ahead of me… so exciting!!!!) the Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works Eco-Luxury brand has come into being. With a focus on sustainability, environmental consciousness, and consumption with awareness, my aim is to both inspire creators, wearers and admirers as well as to create change through action. I am proud to be a part of the slow fashion movement.

I aim to use only the highest quality fibres and yarns in my creations; from hand processed and dyed fibre supplies to one of a kind fashions, I have hand-selected my raw materials from all over the world. I work hard to make conscious purchasing decisions that recognize a need for strong local, regional and global trade practices that in turn promote resilient economies throughout the world. I focus on purchasing fleece from small scale farms, minimally processed fibre and yarns from eco friendly mills with good working conditions and, in general, from suppliers that have a strong focus on community. (read more about my suppliers here)

I want each and every customer to feel like they are a part of something bigger than just the fibre, yarn or fashion item that they purchase. A conscious purchase from Sarah Elizabeth Fibre works is a full circle connection; to the farm, to the fibre, to the mill, to the fabric, to the people involved in the process, to the natural world.

I hope that this approach will fuel change. Each of these steps taken together can produce change. Change in product origins, change in consumption patterns, change in resource use, and, ultimately, the ripple effect of a safer and more sustainable future.

Shop members

  • Sarah Elizabeth

    Owner

    I was born an artist. I became a painter. I fell in love with fibre while traveling across Canada. I am a mother. Here We Are.

  • Jaz

    Paperwork Guru, Upload Wizard, Sister

    Jaz is my adventurous sister who plays mini assistant behind the scenes and in betweens - helping out with admin, marketing, social media, studio organization, inspiration, this online shop, and keeping me accountable in these areas of my business.

  • Mike

    Production Assitant, Husband, Bookeeper

Production partners

  • Jaz Bear

    Rossland, BC

    Jaz is my adventurous and colourful sister who plays mini assistant behind the scenes and in betweens - helping out with admin, marketing, studio organization, inspiration, this online shop, and these wonderful collaboration pieces that we create both together and independently

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2017
My passion is natural fibres; hand processed using the traditions of years gone by and the innovations of the present. I am invested in sustainability, environmental consciousness and consumption with awareness.

I aim to use only the highest quality fibres hand-selected from small-scale fibre farms. All purchases are made consciously recognizing a need for strong local, regional and global trade practices that promote strong economies throughout the world.

Designed to inspire my products are created with purpose and fun. Each detail is meticulously thought out and care taken to ensure only the highest quality rovings, batts, yarns and finished products make it to the Etsy shelves.

I love to use unique fibre blends, stunning colour combinations and a touch of sparkle all as traceable to the source as I can get them!

I hope that my handcrafted fibre supplies set the stage for an amazing creation experience.

A Quick Rugged Luxury verses Pristine Fibre Note

My fibre is fabulous. (well at least I think so:)

It is rugged and luxurious, but it may not be for you, and thats okay!!!

Due to the nature of fibre animals: sheep, alpacas, goats, etc. fleece comes with all sorts of fun goodies, from straight up vegetable matter (hay, seeds, twigs, burs, etc.) to less desirables (eeekk...sheep poop!).

I do my absolute best during the skirting, sorting, washing, dying, picking, carding, spinning, knitting, felting stages to remove the absolute most amount of these unexpected treasurers. I generally get all the less desirables, it is the vegetable matter that is exceptionally tricky.

The more finished the fibre product you receive (handspun yarn) the less likely it will be that there will be any bits of hay or seeds. The less fiddled with, hand dyed locks for example, may have a touch more vegetable matter.

I always choose interesting and beautiful fibres even if means a slightly dirtier fleece to work with. If I consider there to be excess vegetable matter or dirt I will note it in the item description.

What type of Fibre Artist are you??? Hint: no wrong answer!

If you don't mind picking out a few of these bits and pieces throughout your fibre journey then; rock on and purchase.

If the idea of a little dirt and hay makes you twinge; consider carefully before purchase. Send me a note if your not sure and I can double check your selection.

If you absolutely detest fibre products that are not pristine; then please look elsewhere for your fibre goodies, no hard feelings. If you are at a loss for where to look, message me and I will do my best to recommend another fibre artist with less rugged luxury and more pristine fibre:)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
YOU make the dream of running my own business a reality. Every purchase made puts a gigantic smile on my face. Each and every purchase makes a difference in our lives as it supports my husband, my daughter and I in our modest lifestyle. I am beyond grateful for YOU as the ability to be my own boss allows me to spend time raising my daughter as well as pursuing my passion. What each and every purchase gives me is invaluable.

I hope you love my product as much as I do, however if for whatever reason it is not what you expected, your purchase* may be returned 30 days following the date of purchase for a full refund with no questions asked. You will be responsible for paying the shipping, but keep your receipt! If once the item is returned, in the original condition purchased, I deem it to have slipped through our rigorous quality control and there is something not quite up to our high standards then I will return the shipping amount to you in the form of store credit.

Purchases* returned after 30 days and before 90 days from the purchase date, in the original condition received, will be accepted back into inventory. A store credit will be issued minus a 30% restocking fee. Returns will not be accepted following 90 days.

*Returns are not available for custom orders.

Return policies are subject to change at anytime without notice
Payment
Payment is accepted through Etsy Payments and Paypal and is to be made at the time of purchase.

Layaway/Payment Plan
If you see something you absolutely must have, but don't have all the cash right now? Thats okay. I do layaway. Contact me for more info!!!

Sales Tax
Provincial Sales Tax is charged to Canadian Residents only at the rate determined by your province of Residence. Locks, Batts, Roving and Yarn are exempt from PST. International Customers will not pay PST on any items.

Government Sales Tax (GST) is included in all retail prices* for all customers, domestic and international, at a rate of 5%.
* With the exception of Spinolution products on which it is added at check out, only for Canadian Customers based on the province of Residence.

Payment policies are subject to change without notice at anytime.
Shipping
Flat Rate Shipping*
Canada : $13
USA: $13
International: $13

Flat Rate Shipping for Spinolution Wheels and Accessories
Canada $50 - includes up to $1000 worth of insurance through Canada Post
Additional Insurance $15 for up to $1500, $30 for up to $2000, $45 for up to $2500

Free Shipping within the USA on all SpinOlution Wheels!

*all prices are in Canadian dollars. Flat rate and Free shipping does not apply to spinning wheel parts such as bobbins, orfice bars, the pollywog accelerator etc.. I reserve the right to pass on additional shipping charges, significantly above and beyond the flat rate should it be necessary to do so (ie: higher then average shipping costs due to location). Please contact me if you are unsure and think your location may incur additional shipping charges.

I ship through Canada Post as quickly as possible. Delays may happen if I am away at a show, etc. I try to put this in my banner, but do not necessarily close my shop.

All Canadian and USA shipments will be sent with tracking and $100 worth of insurance.
It is up to the purchaser to request additional insurance.

All International Shipments will be sent Small Packet - International Air. There is no tracking with this service and coverage varies by destination, please contact me for further details or if your require coverage.

US and International Customers:
Duty is the responsibility of the purchaser. I fill out all customs forms truthfully and accurately. Duty varies based on the items you have purchased and your Countries import policies, please refer to those for guidance. Often duty is simply the tax you would pay if you purchased the same item locally. Please refer to Payment Policy for information regarding taxes charged to Canadian, US and International customers.

LOST or Damaged Packages
Are insured up to the included $100CDN and will be dealt with accordingly.

LOST or Damaged Wheels within Canada
Are insured up to the included $1000CDN and will be dealt with accordingly. The purchase of additional insurance is the responsibility of the purchaser.

LOST International Packages
Unfortunately it is incredibly cost prohibitive to have tracking available on small international orders. If your order is larger it may be possible to track your order at not much additional cost. I have often found that I can save on shipping if I ship more at one time. Please contact me for more information about layaway or custom orders if this interests you.
I will assume the risk for international orders up to $100 CDN. This means that if you item does not arrive within two months time I will replace what you ordered up to $100 retail value. I will only do this one time.

Updated April 17, 2017.
Shipping Policies and Prices are subject to change at anytime without notice.
Additional policies and FAQs
Questions?????
Do you have questions? Not sure about a specific terminology? New to fibre Arts? Just have no idea what I am talking about?

I am happy to answer questions of all types. There is no silly question! Question answers are no strings attached I am simply here to help in your fibre journey.

Custom Orders!
See something you like, but want it in a different colour? With no sparkle? I can do that for you. Custom orders require a minimum deposit, determined by the item you are having made and have a minimum of a three week turn around time. Often I can complete your order in less time, but in peak times there may be a bit of a wait.

Not that into Texture
Are you not the insane fan of texture I am? Want a batt more blended? I will do a second carding for free. A third carding will cost and additional $5. Second cards will be offered on hand pulled rovings for additional $7

Don't Spin
See a fibre batt, some locks or roving that you love the colours and texture of, but don't spin? I can spin it for you!!! Send me a quick note and I will set up a custom listing based on how you would like it spun.

Artists:)
Are you an artist? Are you looking to purchase materials for the creation of your salable goods? Please contact me for more information on my Artists Program.

All prices, policies, products, promotions and all information contained herein is subject to change without notice at anytime.