ThirdVaultYarns

Third Vault Yarns

London, United Kingdom · 324 Sales

ThirdVaultYarns

Third Vault Yarns

London, United Kingdom 324 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   The Shop will be back in action on Monday with the remaining skeins from the Yarn shop day trunk show. I'll be working to dye more fingering weight yarn over the next few weeks.

We sell hand dyed yarns, with colourways inspired by the world of Sci-fi and Fantasy, board games and books.

I am trialling a new standard postage option, with upgrades for tracked postage this year.
Please note that this postage option in the UK is Royal Mail 1st Class and for Everywhere else is International standard usually rated at 5-7 days delivery time (there could be delays due to customs).

There are shipping upgrades available to tracked postage. I recommend this option for orders over £30.

All yarns are ready to ship unless they specifically state dyed to order or are in the dyed to order section.

Announcement

Last updated on May 7, 2017

The Shop will be back in action on Monday with the remaining skeins from the Yarn shop day trunk show. I'll be working to dye more fingering weight yarn over the next few weeks.

We sell hand dyed yarns, with colourways inspired by the world of Sci-fi and Fantasy, board games and books.

I am trialling a new standard postage option, with upgrades for tracked postage this year.
Please note that this postage option in the UK is Royal Mail 1st Class and for Everywhere else is International standard usually rated at 5-7 days delivery time (there could be delays due to customs).

There are shipping upgrades available to tracked postage. I recommend this option for orders over £30.

All yarns are ready to ship unless they specifically state dyed to order or are in the dyed to order section.

Lola Johnson

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About

Third Vault Yarns inspired by Sci fi and fantasy, board games and books

I've been dyeing yarn for about four years but playing with design and colour for much, much longer. I started Third Vault Yarns as a way of combining my passion for colour and the inherent geek that is me.

I source my bases here in the UK where I am based and hope to eventually transition to having my yarns spun for me in the UK. I believe in supporting local businesses and organisations so where possible I always source local, that includes my dyes and other materials.

I use professional dyes to create my limited edition colourways and often come back to some favourites. As a result you won't always see the same colourways in my store, so if you fall in love with something it's best to get it there and then. I will occasionally do some custom dyes, so look out for those because they will be few and far between, but if there is something you really want that isn't in the shop I can always be contacted at ThirdVaultYarns [!at] outlook.com

* please note. I use a synthrapol rinse on my products in the initial washing stage

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  • Lola Johnson

    Owner, Creator, Dyer

    I'm a recent Masters graduate with an addiction to knitting and playing with colour, and a steadfast commitment to staying geeky with a general love of Sci fi and fantasy.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 13, 2016
Hi yarn lovers!

Third Vault Yarns is your geeky yarn companion, providing you with shiny science fiction and fantasy inspired yarns, for when you're travelling through space and time, on your way to work or simply enjoying a good cup of tea and a natter. Check us out and happy crafting!

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When ordering a custom item, all colours and arrangement are discussed, with examples of colours shown when possible. Payment must be received before the dyeing commences. There is a small surcharge for custom orders to accommodate the greater time commitment and the possible dyeing of test skeins.
Shipping
Most items will be shipped within 1-2 days of payment being received, with first class postage in the UK. Postage to the USA and elsewhere is sent standard class with options to upgrade to tracked and signed for which provides insurance for your items.

Shipping on Made to Order items vary so when ordering I will contact you to discuss the order and turnaround times.

There are different shipping options available:

United Kingdom
- Royal Mail 1st Class (standard shipping option) £3.35 - Non-tracked
- Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for £4.45
- Royal Mail 2nd Class £2.85 - Non-tracked

European Union
- Royal Mail International Standard £6.00 (standard shipping option) or combined - Non- tracked
- Royal Mail International Tracked £9.50 or combined

Everywhere else
- Royal Mail International Standard £6 (standard shipping option) or combined - Non- tracked
- Royal Mail International Tracked £10.50 or combined

All tracked services will receive tracking information with your dispatch notice, this is insured up to the value of your items. You can upgrade your shipping to one of these options.
Non- tracked services are insured up to £20 for loss or damage.

Please note that for UK purchases of more than one item shipping cost is automatically upgraded to Signed for postage, any overages are refunded on receipt.

For postage outside the UK purchases of 3 or more items are automatically upgraded to Tracked postage, please contact us or leave a note with your order if you wish to use only standard postage, overages are refunded on receipt.

Please note: For International orders there is the possibility that your country will charge you a tax or customs fee, unfortunately this is something that I cannot control and they are not an extra delivery charge that I receive.
Refunds and Exchanges
For made to order/ dyed to order items there is no refund available as it is a specially dyed/custom order.

For Ready to Ship Items, refunds are considered for certain items and in extenuating circumstances please contact me directly for consideration.

More information

Last updated on Jan 23, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Most of our yarn bases are superwash yarns, and therefore more resilient, however to extend the life of your final product (your knitting, crochet, weaving, your hard work), we recommend that you hand wash these yarns in cool to warm water and dry flat to extend their life and prevent felting.

There may be some variation from skein to skein, even within the same dyelot. So for best results within your projects, alternate skeins every few rows as this will help to blend the colours.

All skeins undergo a 4-5 step washing process but some colours are prone to a small amount of bleeding in their first or second wash, due to this we recommend washing separately in cold water with a gentle detergent or wool wash.

Shipping Methods

Within the UK our Standard shipping option is
- Royal Mail 1st Class £3.35 - Non-tracked
Which can be upgraded to Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for - £4.45

Upgrades are done automatically when purchasing more than one item, though you can specifically select if you wish to upgrade your shipping at checkout.

For postage outside the UK Royal Mail International Standard is used which is £6 as a base rate, however the cost is determined by weight so a small additional cost is added per item, after posting the postage overage will be refunded.

There are tracked services available for postage outside of the UK which can be selected at checkout, again any overages will be refunded.

Our Bases

We have a selection of bases, detailed in our dyed to order listings, below are the yarn weights for each base.

All meterage is listed per 100g
Sw = Superwash

*Lace weight*
Interstellar 800m - Extra Fine Merino Silk Sparkle
Tesseract 600m - Sw Bluefaced Leicester Silk

*4ply, Fingering, Sock weight*
Companion 4ply 400m - Sw Merino
Selkie 4ply 400m - Sw Merino Silk
Hevelin 4ply 400m - Sw Merino Cashmere Nylon
Librarian sock 425m - Sw Bluefaced Leicester Nylon
Vortex sock 366m - Sw Bluefaced Leicester Nylon High Twist

*DK*
Echo Dk 210m - Sw Merino
Selkie Dk 212m - Sw Merino Silk
Sinaya Dk 212m - Sw Merino Cashmere Nylon

*Worsted, Aran*
Gytha 190m - Sw Falklands Merino
Space & Time 166m - Sw Merino & Sw Bluefaced Leicester

Custom and personalised orders

We welcome custom orders, please contact us by message and we can arrange to make some specially for you, whether it is bringing your fandom to life, combining your favourite colours or creating the perfect kit for your project.