WildandWolfy

Wild & Wolfy custom handspun designs

Livermore, Colorado · 76 Sales

WildandWolfy

Wild & Wolfy custom handspun designs

Livermore, Colorado 76 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(45)

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Kris

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Announcement   Welcome to Wild And Wolfy! These exclusive, locally sourced, wolf-hybrid fibers are ethically and sustainably collected from a pesticide-free environment. These unique fibers are collected by gentle hand brushing or naturally shed; no animal is ever harmed!

I have over 30 years experience cleaning, spinning, weaving and knitting many fine and exotic fibers. Each handcrafted piece is unique; colors and patterns only show themselves as the piece is carefully assembled.

The Wolf Sanctuary, source of this wonderful fiber, receives 20% of every sale to help with veterinary care, new rescues, and ongoing care as part of our commitment to "Live With The Earth". For more information on this excellent organization, please go to http://wolfsanctuary.co.

*Express shipping now available!*

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 20, 2018

Welcome to Wild And Wolfy! These exclusive, locally sourced, wolf-hybrid fibers are ethically and sustainably collected from a pesticide-free environment. These unique fibers are collected by gentle hand brushing or naturally shed; no animal is ever harmed!

I have over 30 years experience cleaning, spinning, weaving and knitting many fine and exotic fibers. Each handcrafted piece is unique; colors and patterns only show themselves as the piece is carefully assembled.

The Wolf Sanctuary, source of this wonderful fiber, receives 20% of every sale to help with veterinary care, new rescues, and ongoing care as part of our commitment to "Live With The Earth". For more information on this excellent organization, please go to http://wolfsanctuary.co.

*Express shipping now available!*

Kris

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Kris

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About

Who knew wolves were spinnable?

Wild and Wolfy started after a visit to the Wolf Sanctuary--www.wolfsanctuary.net. There, as a vet tech, I met several wolf hybrids, some of whom had been badly abused, and were now recuperating and living safely in sanctuary.

As a spinner and knitter, I was intrigued by their fur--so amazingly soft! Some of them love to be brushed. I was given some fur, and decided spin and knit a scarf, as a donation to the Sanctuary's fundraising dinner. It was a hit, and a partnership was born. I have done several scarves, and now 3 full 6 foot shawls for their fundraising dinners. Then I found out that they had tubs of fur stored, unsure what to do with it. Idea struck: open an Etsy shop, and help the Sanctuary, which has to, due to several natural disasters in recent years, find a new place to live, and continue the incredible work.

The fur is ethically sourced--no animal is harmed by the brushing--indeed, they enjoy it! Some see the brush, and come up, asking to be brushed "here". If they don't want brushed, they still shed out the winter coat naturally, and what the birds don't use, is gathered.

Wolf fur doesn't spin like sheep's wool, or goat, or camelid, or even dog. It takes an average of a week to get the fiber ready for spinning, with multiple washes, carding, picking out the "natural environment" that sticks to the fur--pine needles, pine cones, bits of bark, dinner, etc, then continue to the spinning. It is washed in an organic fiber wash, rinsed, washed again, then allowed to dry in a smoke free environment.

Design comes next, because not every skein is soft enough to be next to the skin--although Sigmund is amazingly soft!

All finished items are washed yet again, sun dried, and stored in a smoke free home until you request one of the special items!

Shop members

  • Kris

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm helping the Sanctuary find better, safer environs for their charges, by spinning, weaving, and knitting unique items. I now offer gift wrapping, and express shipping. Just add a note to your order. Thank you for visiting!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 15, 2016
Welcome to Wild & Wolfy! We're so glad to see you! The products listed here are from wolf hybrids, living in sanctuary near me. The sanctuary is hoping to move to a new, better facility, with more educational availability, and the ability to save more of these magnificent creatures.

20% of the sale price of the items offered here goes to the sanctuary, to help them continue their work.

Enjoy browsing, and finding a truly unique item for yourself or others.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or 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
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Refunds are only given if the order is cancelled before shipment. Each item is shipped with the proper wash to wash the item. Damage by improper washing and drying is not grounds for a refund.
Payment
I accept Paypal and Etsy gift cards. Paypal allows you to you use any credit card, and is completely safe. If you have ordered a custom order, I ask 50% payment in advance, as I put aside everything to work just on your order. Should, for some reason, you need to cancel, please let me know within 3 days of placing your order.
Thank you!
Shipping
I ship USPS Priority, and will send you the tracking number as soon as your order is processed. If you need it faster, please email me, and we'll work something out! Your tracking number will be sent via email with your order confirmation.