Fireweed Dyeworks

Anchorage, Alaska 2157 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (1081)


Fireweed Dyeworks

Anchorage, Alaska | 2157 Sales

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AlaskanNancy is taking a short break


Note from shop owner If you wish to receive an announcement when the shop reopens, follow the instructions for submitting your email address. My shop will reopen in early November.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Sep 18, 2019

If you wish to receive an announcement when the shop reopens, follow the instructions for submitting your email address. My shop will reopen in early November.


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About AlaskanNancy

Sales 2,157
On Etsy since 2009

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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Shop members

  • Nancy

    Owner, Designer, Creator

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

Production partners

  • Rebecca

    Palmer, AK

    Rebecca made the bag.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 13, 2018
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.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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.
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.
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.