hand spun yarns & textile arts and crafts

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About akjBawa

Sales 146
On Etsy since 2012

yarn as an art piece

I wonder if a yarn is just material or may be a Piece of art by itself?

Shop members

  • akjBawa

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photographer, Illustrator

    Designer, Maker, Photographer and Owner

Production partners

  • Alexandra Gütermann

    Gutach im Breisgau, Germany

    Alexandra hat das Buch über die Werbegeschichte der Firma Gütermann geschrieben

Shop policies

Last updated on August 31, 2018
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Welcome to akjbawa etsy store.

The english policies concerne purchase contracts out of Germany.
The policies for Germany are listed separate.
Die AGBs für Deutschland sind getrennt gelistet.

for Europe there is existing an online-platform to arragne quarrels out of court:

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I accept return and exchanges.
Just contact me within 14 days of delivery.
Ship items back to me within 30 days of delivery.

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Items returned in new condition will receive a refund (less shipping cost).

The following items can’t be returned or exchanged: custom or personalized orders
The supply follows payment in advance -
Accepted payment options are bank transfer or PayPal.

I expect payment via paypal within 48 hours of purchase. If you are choosing the bank transfer please inform me to extend my waiting time.
If no payment is made and I've got no message from you within 2 days, the sale will be canceled, and appropriate feedback will be left.
Processing time
I will ship in 3-5 business days after receipt of money transfer.

It is possible that I combine shipping and adjust shipping costs on larger orders.
Contact me first before you push the purchase button, please.

I will ship with tracking number (delivery confirmation).
I do not include insurance (except the fees for Canada include already delivery assurance) in the shipping price, and unfortunately I cannot be responsible for damage or loss to a package due to the Post office. I recommend insurance on large orders. If you'd like insurance on your package, let me know.
The additional price for delivery assurance for most countries starts at 4,50€, depending on value of sent goods.

Shipping days are Monday or Tuesday and Friday or Saturday, and occasionally one more day of the week. If you need something rushed, please inform me.

Estimated shipping times:
Europe 2-4 business days
Canada, Japan, USA 3-7 Business days
not guaranteed

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

It is possible that I ship to countries not yet listed, please ask.
Additional policies and FAQs
The additional decorative items on my artFotos are not part of the purchase.
You are buying only the article as described in words. Additional Fotos (exept the first one showing the article), are only there for information about color (comparison), and how a yarn will look like if used in a project.

Every effort is made to properly convey the correct color and structure of the yarns, fiber and handmade items. Please keep in mind, that some monitors will show colors differently, whilst I try my best to show the true color of any of my items, it is of course possible, that the color is different to what you expected.

Care instructions
In spite of professional finishing, and although the utmost care is being taken in spinning a durable yarn, handspun yarns, especially unplyed and artYarns are not as solid as industrial spun yarns.
All handspun yarns or items made from handspun yarns, should be washed carefully (and if possible by hand) in warm water with very little agitation. Due to the nature of handspun and especially artYans , great care should be taken when working with them. You should avoid hard pulling (tensile stress), rubbing (friction) and agitation to rejoice in them for a long time.

Plantdyes and natural dyes

Natural dyes are living colors. The hues can change depending on sort of light, season, weather and in contact with acids or alkalis.
Natural dyed yarns should be washed careful, seldom or not at all. Don’t use bleaching detergents.
Plant dyes follow a natural aging process. They are never 100% lightfast.
You can conserve your yarncolors by avoiding direct radiation (f.e. not to dry them in sunlight) and storing them in the dark.
The hues of the dyed colors depend on used sort of water, location of plants and season of harvest.
They are not reproducible . Every dyeing process is unique.

Privacy policy
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact Information
• To communicate with you about your order
• To fulfill your order
• For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
For extrajudicial settlements of consumer disputes, the European Union has launched an online platform ("ODR platform"): https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr