AlaskanNancy

Fireweed Dyeworks

Alaska, United States · 1860 Sales

AlaskanNancy

Fireweed Dyeworks

Alaska, United States 1860 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Nancy

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Announcement   July 27 update: I've just added 4 skeins of Russian Rainbow and one skein of a brand-new colorway--self-striping Fireweed. The Fireweed is a lower price because I accidentally snipped a strand while reskeining.
I have been busy traveling, having guests and doing yardwork. I also have been dyeing "souvenir yarn" for two LYSs--the yarn that I always looked for on trips but rarely could find: Yarn that represented the colors found in that particular country or area. So I've been dyeing Midnight Sun, Lupine, Fireweed, Glacier Cruise, Alaskan Wildflower and Dog Sled Team. These have shown up in the shop in the past; perhaps I will put a few in the shop in the future. As always, convo me with requests/comments.

Warning! There is a blog out there with "alaskannancy" in the url and it is NOT by me! My blog is www.fireweeddyeworks.com.

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2016

July 27 update: I've just added 4 skeins of Russian Rainbow and one skein of a brand-new colorway--self-striping Fireweed. The Fireweed is a lower price because I accidentally snipped a strand while reskeining.
I have been busy traveling, having guests and doing yardwork. I also have been dyeing "souvenir yarn" for two LYSs--the yarn that I always looked for on trips but rarely could find: Yarn that represented the colors found in that particular country or area. So I've been dyeing Midnight Sun, Lupine, Fireweed, Glacier Cruise, Alaskan Wildflower and Dog Sled Team. These have shown up in the shop in the past; perhaps I will put a few in the shop in the future. As always, convo me with requests/comments.

Warning! There is a blog out there with "alaskannancy" in the url and it is NOT by me! My blog is www.fireweeddyeworks.com.

Nancy

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Nancy

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Colorful Yarn from the Frozen Far North

I learned to dye at a workshop at Inua Wool Shop in Fairbanks, Alaska, in about 2005. Cheryl Potter, owner of Cherry Tree Hill Yarn, was visiting her sister there. We hand-painted yarn. After I made 2 more skeins at home, I began dyeing self-striping yarn, learning everything I needed from the Internet. Soon I was dyeing yarn for Inua Wool Shop. A year later I moved to Anchorage and started my etsy shop. I also dye for two local yarn shops--primarily hand-painted Alaskan colorways.

I also do other things: I teach and take German classes at the university, dye fabric, refashion clothing and quilt.

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    I love to dye and to combine colors, primarily in the context of textiles.

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Last updated on July 23, 2013
I dye only the type of high-quality yarn that I personally use for my knitting projects. I use commercial dyes for long-lasting brightness.
I love dreaming up and then dyeing new colorways. The reason I sell yarn is so that I don't have to knit up what I've dyed before I dye more! I also love providing knitters with yarn that they enjoy knitting.
Be advised that there is often some light/dark variation within a given color segment. If it is excessive, I will tell you in the description.
My home is cat-free, smoke-free, and perfume-free. I have a small dog.
BUY NINE SKEINS AND GET THE TENTH FREE! I was keeping track of the number of skeins each customer had purchased over the months since my shop opened, but I am handing over that task to customers. If you want the tenth skein free, TELL ME that your purchase is the tenth skein. I will issue a refund for that tenth skein through Paypal.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment is via Paypal. I expect payment to arrive within hours of the order, and of course before I ship. If payment does not come within 24 hours of the order, I will relist the item.
Shipping
The morning after I receive an order and payment, I ship the customer's item(s) via first-class U.S. mail, which is supposed to take 4 business days, but has taken anywhere from 3 days to a full week. I usually ask for delivery confirmation and can give you that number so you can track your package if you ask me. If it's a large order, I may include insurance at my own expense. If a package should get lost in the mail (which has not happened yet) and I haven't insured it, I will of course send you replacement yarn at my own expense.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be 100% satisfied and will do all I can to ensure that you are. I will happily exchange yarn or issue a refund if you request it. Please contact me if you have any concerns after you receive your yarn.
Additional policies and FAQs
Buy 9 skeins and get the 10th skein free! You keep track of your skeins and let me know when you're due a free one.