UPNorthYarns

Luxurious, Nature-inspired, Hand Dyed Yarns

Powers, Michigan On Etsy since 2016

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UPNorthYarns

Luxurious, Nature-inspired, Hand Dyed Yarns

Powers, Michigan | 1,232 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to UP North Yarns. I hand-dye luxurious natural fibers/yarns in the colors I see abounding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I gain inspiration from nature, the four seasons; gorgeous hues from my flower beds; the Great Lakes, and even the amazing colors I see in the rocks I collect from all over the UP.

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Last updated on Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to UP North Yarns. I hand-dye luxurious natural fibers/yarns in the colors I see abounding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I gain inspiration from nature, the four seasons; gorgeous hues from my flower beds; the Great Lakes, and even the amazing colors I see in the rocks I collect from all over the UP.

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About UPNorthYarns

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My love of nature and science inspires the colors I use to dye yarn.

I am inspired by nature, which provides me myriad color choices when dyeing animal fibers/yarns. There is so much beauty surrounding me in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These yarns are my translation of the beauty of nature into a skein of yarn you will enjoy in your creations.

I dye with traditional acid dyes (citric acid or vinegar) as well as natural dye materials from many plants. I forage from Spring until the snow flies, gathering plant stuff that I use to dye yarn. It starts with dandelions and ends with goldenrod and fall mushrooms.

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  • Monica Thoune

    Owner, Science Geek, Yarn Twister

    I find my inspiration for dyeing animal fibers/ yarns from nature. There is so much beauty surrounding me, which I transfer onto yarns.

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Last updated on Apr 22, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Ethically Sourced Yarns

Yarn suppliers' website regarding sourcing of animal fiber:

Where are our fibers sourced?
• Bluefaced Leicester is 100% British, coming from small farms
all over the UK.
• Merino fibers come from various sources (not Australia). We
specify that none of our merino fibers are to come from farms
practicing mulesing.
• Superwash Merino comes from Argentina and Uruguay.
• Non-superwash Merino is Peruvian Merino.

Color variation of monitors:
All monitors are different - yarns may look slightly different. I try my best to put the colors in the description of the yarn.

Care:
I recommend hand washing superwash yarns for longevity of the garment. Please wash item separately the first time. Dry flat.

Custom and personalized orders

• I'm happy to dye a custom order for you. We will discuss in detail your wishes. I will create a RESERVED listing for {your name} and provide that link to you. Once you have paid in full within (24 hours), I will complete your order and ship it to you, usually in less than one week.

• I use USPS First Class or Priority in the USA. Default shipping is First Class.

• There are international shipping options, and upgrades are available by contacting me at time of sale. Insurance, confirmation, or international customs are extras that the buyer is responsible for and a customs form will be on the shipping label.

Return Policy

I do not accept returns on yarn unless the error is mine (shipping out wrong base, color by mistake). If you find that you do have a problem with it, please message me and I will try to resolve the problem as best as I can.