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ThreeFatesYarn

Three Fates Yarns - hand dyed yarn and fiber

Salem, Oregon · 1826 Sales

ThreeFatesYarn

Three Fates Yarns - hand dyed yarn and fiber

Salem, Oregon 1826 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(461)

Announcement   The shop will be closed August 1-August 17th while we go on vacation.
Feel free to browse, but order fulfillment will not start again until August 17th.






All yarns listed are dyed to order, although I frequently have them on hand to take to shows. Most colorways are around and will ship the same week you order it. Shipping speed increases in the summer when the drying time is lowest.

If you order more than the quantity I have on hand, I will dye them to order as a batch so you get matched skeins.

I am working slowly on adjusting my listings to have seasonal color offerings, but if there's something you want from my gallery of semi-solid colorways, just ask. They can be viewed in flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hybrids06/sets/72157631803763038/.

Base:


Singles
Aether Singles, 30% silk, 70% superwash merino, excellent drape, 438 yards
Aquae Singles, 100% superwash merino, light and airy, 475 yards

Fingering Weight
Eponymous - 2 ply tight twisted 100% superwash merino, 400 yards
Terra Sock - 3 ply, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, workhorse sock yarn 463 yards
Aurai Sock - 70% superwash merino, 20% yak, 10% nylon
Helios -4 ply, 60% superwash merino, 20% yak, 20% silk, luxury, 380-400 yards

DK and heavier
Chione Sweater (DK/Light Worsted)
Incendia Sweater (Worsted/Aran)

Fiber
All fiber is done in non-repeatable colorways. I prefer organic and sustainably raised bases like polwarth and falkland merino and organic polwarth blended with silk. In addition, I dye BFL, merino and any of those blended with luxury fibers such as silk, yak, cashmere, angora, camel and also nylon.

Thank you so much for shopping at Three Fates Yarns. If you have questions, please contact me through conversations.



2016 Schedule:

April: World Wide Knit in Public Day, Salem Public Library, Salem, OR
June: Black Sheep Gathering Eugene, Lane County Fair Grounds, OR
July: Trunk Show at Northwest Wools in Multnomah Village, OR
September: Oregon Flock and Fiber Canby, OR
October: Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, Mt. Hood Armory, The Dalles, OR
November: Knit FIt! Seattle, WA
December: Crafty Wonderland, Portland, OR

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 22, 2016

The shop will be closed August 1-August 17th while we go on vacation.
Feel free to browse, but order fulfillment will not start again until August 17th.






All yarns listed are dyed to order, although I frequently have them on hand to take to shows. Most colorways are around and will ship the same week you order it. Shipping speed increases in the summer when the drying time is lowest.

If you order more than the quantity I have on hand, I will dye them to order as a batch so you get matched skeins.

I am working slowly on adjusting my listings to have seasonal color offerings, but if there's something you want from my gallery of semi-solid colorways, just ask. They can be viewed in flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hybrids06/sets/72157631803763038/.

Base:


Singles
Aether Singles, 30% silk, 70% superwash merino, excellent drape, 438 yards
Aquae Singles, 100% superwash merino, light and airy, 475 yards

Fingering Weight
Eponymous - 2 ply tight twisted 100% superwash merino, 400 yards
Terra Sock - 3 ply, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, workhorse sock yarn 463 yards
Aurai Sock - 70% superwash merino, 20% yak, 10% nylon
Helios -4 ply, 60% superwash merino, 20% yak, 20% silk, luxury, 380-400 yards

DK and heavier
Chione Sweater (DK/Light Worsted)
Incendia Sweater (Worsted/Aran)

Fiber
All fiber is done in non-repeatable colorways. I prefer organic and sustainably raised bases like polwarth and falkland merino and organic polwarth blended with silk. In addition, I dye BFL, merino and any of those blended with luxury fibers such as silk, yak, cashmere, angora, camel and also nylon.

Thank you so much for shopping at Three Fates Yarns. If you have questions, please contact me through conversations.



2016 Schedule:

April: World Wide Knit in Public Day, Salem Public Library, Salem, OR
June: Black Sheep Gathering Eugene, Lane County Fair Grounds, OR
July: Trunk Show at Northwest Wools in Multnomah Village, OR
September: Oregon Flock and Fiber Canby, OR
October: Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival, Mt. Hood Armory, The Dalles, OR
November: Knit FIt! Seattle, WA
December: Crafty Wonderland, Portland, OR

Stephania Fregosi

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Stephania Fregosi

Guinevere - terra sock
$25.00
Pink moon with hide and seek league - terra sock
$67.00
Sir galahad and yellow - terra sock
$70.00
Remewables - terra sock
$25.00
the fluevog effect - pattern not included
$25.00
Get lucky, not repeatable - terra sock
$25.00
Arthur - terra sock
$25.00
excalibur dark- terra sock
$25.00
Aching - terra sock
$25.00
City of Books - terra sock
$25.00
Tintagel - terra sock
$25.00
couch surfer - aether singles (dyed to order)
$26.00
Bridge swim - aether singles (dyed to order)
$26.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(461)
WingedSelkie

WingedSelkie on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Changed for Merlin, a deeper purple.

WingedSelkie

WingedSelkie on Dec 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Deep, deep blue! Perfect! Arrived quickly.

Jennifer Wujcik

Jennifer Wujcik on Oct 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Steph! The yarn is beautiful - yeah Powell's!! And I look forward to seeing you at Knit Fit!

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Updates

More ombre samples.

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Dyed up some ombres!

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terra sock - ombres and gradients, two of a kind
$35.00
Oregon flock and fiber 2016

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hand-painted polwarth mohair silk
$25.00
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About

Hand dyed yarns for knitters and other crafters

I'm the daughter of two semi-retired artists - one was a graphic arts designer and the other was a children's book illustrator. The end result is that I've always had a life long obsession with color and an on-again off-again relationship with crafts. I've been a potter, a paper maker and a book binder.

Once upon a time, I had a little free time. And as has been my practice since my late teens, I turned to knitting to fill it up. Heavily influenced by a life-long obsession with color, I decided to explore the creation of the colors of the yarns I worked with and began playing with a yarn dyeing kit.

Many of the products I sell are fine yarns, meant to be used for socks, gloves or mittens. Fine yarns are versatile enough to be used in a wide variety of projects, as long as you have the willpower to keep working on your project.

I love thinking about all the colors that people will wear on their feet, no matter the occasion or where they work. As a knitter, I love working with colors that I enjoy looking at. Yarn is eye candy. I'm finding this to be even more true as a spinner.


The Three Fates
The name comes from the Greek Goddesses also known as The Fates or the Moirae. They are Lachesis, Clotho and Atrophos and the closest thing I could think of to knitting goddesses in mythology. They are sometimes known as the spinner, the weaver and the cutter as they spin the thread of life, weave it into a tapestry and determine it's ending.

As crafters, we sometimes making heirloom quality garments meant to last generations and I love the idea of following the thread of someone's family story through a knitted garment.

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  • Steph Fregosi

    Owner, Maker, Dyer

    I hand dye all the yarns and fibers in small batches. I am sometimes asked how I get such a range of shades onto a semi-solid yarn. I use varying techniques to allow the dye to settle in an organic way and yet maintain the same shade every time.

  • Alicia Ragsdale

    Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on July 24, 2015
Three Fates Yarns is a woman owned and operated business located in Salem, Oregon.

I hand-dye, hand-paint and kettle-dye yarn and fibers for all textile artists, knitter, crocheters, weavers, felters and other crafters. I use light-fast and color-fast acid dyes because they are consistent and easy to work with.

I have one part-time employee who helps wind and tie yarn and an off-site contractor who occasionally assists with social media.

I do all of the dyeing at my house.


Social Media

Ravelry: Three Fates Yarns group: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/3-fates-yarns
Wordpress: http://threefates.wordpress.com
twitter: @threefatesyarns
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/3FatesYarns?fref=ts
instagram: three fates yarns


Wholesale Inquiries
All wholesale inquiries should be directed to me through a conversation on etsy or to the threefatesyarns at gmail dot com email account. Preference is being given to out-of-state accounts with orders over 50 yarns and clubs.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept paypal and in person payments via sell on etsy.
Shipping
Shipping will take place within the time period specified. Most items are shipped the same week ordered. Dyed to order items may take up to three weeks. The default is first class mail in the US.
Refunds and Exchanges
I handle refunds on a case by case basis.

You will get a refund certainly if:
You've gotten the wrong skein of yarn and you'd prefer the refund over the correct skein.
The skein is somehow defective.
Additional policies and FAQs
Environment and Packaging
The planet matters a great deal to me; that being said operating a retail yarn online business has a lot of environmental impacts.

Here's what I do.

Yarn and Fiber: Once a year I buy a fleece or processed roving from the west coast or pacific northwest. I get it processed locally and dye it and bring it back to you. This may increase over time.

Any new polwarth bought is an organic base. Any new falkland merino bought is sustainably sourced from the falkland islands. Both are available through Ashland Bay, an imported located about 60 miles from me.

I drive an electric car and take it to most in-state festivals. (FYI, the car is primarily charged at night.) I rent another car if I have to go to Seattle. All of the power at my home is purchased green power, which means that we're supporting the expansion of the green grid.

Recycled Packaging:
I reuse as many of the plastic bags that my products arrive in. That may mean an old label underneath a new one, or a slight tear in a bag. If you require or desire gift packaging, please say so and it will arrive in a nice piece of tissue paper inside a new bag.

I am changing over to eco-enclose packaging that is made from 100% post-consumer waste. I still have many bags in stock though, so I'm not sure whether you'll see them in January or June of next year.

Packaging Reuse:
One of my local Salem Etsy team members sells mirrors online. Whenever I have too much styrofoam, air packets, bubble wrap, etc., I send it to her for reuse.

Recycling:
All paper gets recycled.

Festival bags - any plastic bags given out during festivals are reused from the packaging the yarn and fiber comes in. They do not have handles. 3 out of 5 of the cities I do festival business have plastic bans, so if you are coming to visit, I recommend bringing your own!