Spinning Fiber, Handspun Yarn, Knitting bags, etc.

Auberry, California

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Sandy Risley


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Last updated on July 13, 2019
Welcome to The Lace Shepherdess. I am a shepherdess, spinner, knitter, soap maker. I dabble in many other things. I have been spinning for many years and it is really my first love. Currently I have a flock of Coopworth & Shetland sheep. Two llamas live here as well. I have the fleeces professionally processed. I am happy to make a reserved order for you if you wish more fiber than what is listed for sale. Most of the time there is more in stock. Just convo me to see how much is in stock. Occasionally I offer batts and roving that I process myself. I try to have very clean products, but sheep do live outdoors so you may find a bit of vegetable matter here and there. Usually it falls out while spinning or can be easily removed.

I have been making soap for many years as I have very sensitive skin. My soap is very mild. A castile type. I enjoy making knitting bags and various tools for spinning, wool combing and knitting. My creativity flows in many areas.

Handspun yarn is unique. Please allow for slight variances from skein to skein. Items come from a smoke free, pet friendly home. If you have dog or cat allergies my products may not be for you. Skeins will vary in size and weight.
I will be happy to wind skeins into center pull balls free of charge at your request.

My bags are wonderful for your knitting projects or even as a weekend tote. "X" stitching on the handles for added strength and layers of batting for extra padding. Snap closures on flaps. Buttons, usually vintage are decoration only. Lots of pockets too.

Threading hooks are used both for threading fiber through a spinning wheel orifice and also with a diz when wool combing. The hook will fit in very small holes. The hooks are approx. 3-3.5 inches long. Beads are hand selected by me. If you have a color choice please let me know.

I have hand crafted the Diz from cow horn. Holes in three sizes allow you to adjust the diameter of the roving you are pulling off of your combs, drum or hand carder.

Please note that all soap is hand made in small batches. (not melt and pour). There will be variations in size, appearance, color and shape. (see picture) I offer sets of three bars per order. I use only the finest food grade ingredients. I use olive oil for the base which makes a very mild bar. Some batches will contain goat milk. Some may contain ground oatmeal. I use the highest quality fragrance oils. Please note that soap batches take time to cure. If you have a special request and it is not in stock, it will take up to three weeks to process.

I do my best to take accurate pictures. Please keep in mind that colors will show differently on individual monitors.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
It is my wish that you are happy with your purchase. If for some reason you are not happy, please contact me within 3 days to give me the opportunity to make you happy.

All returned items must be in the original condition. (soap is not returnable). When the item is back in my hands you will be refunded the purchase price and shipping from me to you. (via PayPal). You are responsible for the shipping fees in returning the item to me. I recommend that you insure and use confirmation of delivery on a return package as I cannot refund your money if the package is lost.
Please be sure to finalize your payment within 3 days of purchase. Items will not ship until payment has cleared.

You do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal. Just choose the PayPal option during check out. When you see the "Pay Now" button, choose the 2nd option using a Credit or Debit card without having to sign up for a PayPal account.

If you need to cancel an order, please let me know right away. As in many cases your purchase is packaged and shipped the same day or the following day.
Now offering free shipping on orders over $35.00 in the US.

Orders are shipped USPS. Either First Class or Priority. I usually use First Class depending on size and weight.

If you would like an upgrade to Priority, please let me know in the message to seller when you order. This will increase your shipping fee. If you would like insurance, let me know that as well. Once again, your fee will increase.

Your order will ship as soon as possible within 3 business days after I have been notified that payment has cleared. Orders will not ship until I have confirmation of your address if your etsy and PayPal addresses do not match.

International Orders. Please read carefully.

International orders will be shipped USPS First Class International or Priority Mail International depending on size and weight. Please convo me before purchasing items so I may calculate shipping fees that will be the least expensive for you.Then I can make a reserve listing for only you so you may pay through PayPal.

International customers are responsible for all taxes, fees and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries.

I do not refund for lost packages. You must contact the mail service directly.

Should your item (s) arrive damaged or not be delivered, you will need to contact the U.S. Postal Service with the delivery confirmation number.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you need to get my attention or have an inquiry please either convo me here on etsy or email me. spinlace (at)
Thank you.
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We respect your privacy. The shop will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties with the exception of shipping providers. No commercial messages will be sent to you.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.
I collect your data....
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
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Information about my customers is important to my Etsy shop. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.