WildPlums

free spirited fiber art supplies

Oregon, United States · 1933 Sales

WildPlums

free spirited fiber art supplies

Oregon, United States 1933 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(1088)

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I'm Amanda and I live in sunny central Oregon with my husband Dustin and our 3 little ones, Lucy, Lincoln and Alden.
I love working with natural materials; some of my favorite things to do include spinning and hand dyeing, and I am perfectly content to spend long amounts of time with my hands deep in fiber of any kind. I love cleaning up and dyeing raw fiber, fresh from the farm. I am endlessly inspired by nature, children, beautiful colors and things from long ago!
I hope you enjoy looking around!

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Last updated on May 14, 2016

Welcome!
Free shipping in the U.S. when you spend $100 or more! Enter FREESHIP when you check out.

I'm Amanda and I live in sunny central Oregon with my husband Dustin and our 3 little ones, Lucy, Lincoln and Alden.
I love working with natural materials; some of my favorite things to do include spinning and hand dyeing, and I am perfectly content to spend long amounts of time with my hands deep in fiber of any kind. I love cleaning up and dyeing raw fiber, fresh from the farm. I am endlessly inspired by nature, children, beautiful colors and things from long ago!
I hope you enjoy looking around!

Amanda Cowell

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Amanda Cowell

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1088)
Tina Tiainen

Tina Tiainen on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic! Just what I was looking for, and the shipping was much faster than expected!

Imallwrappedup

Imallwrappedup on Sep 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful fiber; love the extra sample as well! Fast shipping and packaged very well.

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About

I'd been knitting for years but spinning was always something I wanted to try. One day I was browsing Craigslist and found a low priced Ashford Traditional, told my husband I was going to go buy it, to his surprise, and brought it home. My daughter christened it "Rosehip". I'd never tried spinning before I bought my wheel but learned to spin from many, many books, YouTube videos, and trial and error. It felt like I was home. I've tried many things in my life but nothing ever *fit* like knitting, and then spinning, and finally learning how to process raw wool and dye fiber. 3 wheels later and now I have my "forever" wheel, a vintage Lendrum with a super bulky plying head, a vintage Fricke drum carder, a set of ridiculously sharp wool combs and cupboards/drawers full of fiber. My ultimate goal is to move from our little neighborhood onto my own piece of land and have my own flock of sheep and a few other fiber animals. It'll happen.

I love the "free spirited-ness" of fiber art, especially in the magic that happens in the dye pot when colors do what they want, in the wild naturally curly locks of certain breeds, and in the act of spinning itself when you're able to let go and let the fiber guide. I also love the connection that spinning gives to people; the connection to the land, animals, farm, and farmer, the connection to history and the past, and the connection to other fiber artists - when you can talk to someone who does what you do too and they understand everything you're saying!

I am so happy to have the opportunity to share my joy with my customers, and truly hope it shows. Please let me know if there's anything special I can do for you!

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  • Amanda

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    Hello! I am a homeschooling mama to 3 beauties, a creator, a fiber art lover, a homebody, a vintage aficionado, a nerd, a nature lover. I love doing what I do and hope it shows.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 5, 2016
Thanks so much for visiting my shop! I enjoy sourcing quality fleeces from small U.S. farms, local preferred, and washing them myself to make their true beauty shine. I use acid dyes to dye washed fiber and top in small batches in my kitchen. My art batts are all hand carded on my vintage drum carder in my studio. I spin my yarn on my vintage upright Lendrum, and love to knit for friends and family in my free time!

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Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy's direct checkout for debit and credit cards. I can take a money order as well, just send me a message with any questions.
Shipping
I ship between 1-3 business days of order placed. I use USPS first class mail for anything up to 16 ounces and USPS Priority for anything over 16 ounces. Please message me if you need something fast and I will be happy to work with you! I always package nicely.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please message me with questions or concerns, I want you to enjoy your purchase!
If something you purchased didn't meet your expectations, was damaged in shipping or was otherwise unacceptable, please contact me within 7 days and you can return your item for an exchange or refund. Shipping is non-refundable. Please note that all computer monitors show colors differently, but I try to represent colors as accurately as possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that many fibers that I use come from small farms and will occasionally have small pieces of vegetable matter, but I try to describe each item as accurately as possible. All items are made/stored in my non-smoking, pet friendly home. I use a gentle detergent to wash my fiber and dyed fiber may have a slight vinegar smell due to how I set the dye.