AlbaRanch

All Things Fiber, Yarn and Art.

Michigan, United States · 501 Sales

AlbaRanch

All Things Fiber, Yarn and Art.

Michigan, United States 501 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Alba Ranch is a husband and wife team of Fiber and Art. They are inspired and intrigued by texture, color and nature, particularly the unusual. They have raised most fiber animals and now concentrate more on the fiber and arts with some critter care. Melisa has been dubbed a "fiber freak" and "a mad scientist dyer cackling over her vat of dye in the corner" and she just loves to create! Charlie travels all over the world and has his camera and paint brush at the ready. Come see some of their work and stay tuned as Melisa enters her next phase of even MORE Wearable Art!

Announcement

Alba Ranch is a husband and wife team of Fiber and Art. They are inspired and intrigued by texture, color and nature, particularly the unusual. They have raised most fiber animals and now concentrate more on the fiber and arts with some critter care. Melisa has been dubbed a "fiber freak" and "a mad scientist dyer cackling over her vat of dye in the corner" and she just loves to create! Charlie travels all over the world and has his camera and paint brush at the ready. Come see some of their work and stay tuned as Melisa enters her next phase of even MORE Wearable Art!

Melisa and Charlie Morrison

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Melisa and Charlie Morrison

Art Batt, Sea Fairy 3 for spinning and felting
US$14.00
Art Batt, Sunrise 7 for spinning and felting
US$16.50
Art Batt, Sunrise 5 for spinning and felting
US$12.00
Art Batt, Sea Fairy 2 for spinning and felting
US$16.50
Art Batt, Christmas 1 for spinning and felting
US$13.75
Art Batt, Blue Ice 5 for spinning and felting
US$17.50
Merino UltraFine 15.5 Micron, Wool Top, 1 lb
US$75.00
Merino UltraFine 15.5 Micron, Wool Top, 8 oz
US$40.00
Merino UltraFine 15.5 Micron, Wool Top, 2 oz
US$15.00
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About

Shutter Bug and Fiber Freak

We are a husband and wife team of Fiber and Art. Melisa learned how to hand spin and weave in Aberdeenshire, Scotland where Charlie was born and where they lived for the first 6 years of their marriage. they came west to Colorado and their ranch tract of undeveloped land to start homesteading. Recently they have moved the entire Alba Ranch to MI only 5 miles from Lake Michigan. What a pallet of colors and various fun growing things to see for inspiration in the dye pot!

Melisa hand spins yarns in all sorts of fibers and weights and is a mad scientist dyer. She paint the dyes on the yarn and fiber with the same passion she used to reserve for her oil painting. It it so much fun creating and painting, her new medium is now fiber instead of a canvas. She is really starting to reach and grown with her wearables and will start making more jackets, coats, shawls and skirt. Keep on the look out for more of those. She is at her most happy when surrounded by fiber with lots of color and texture.

Charlie has been painting and doing photography for most of his life. His day job has him traveling all over the world in many countries seeing many things others can only dream of. He tries to have his camera and paint brush at the ready at all times to never miss THAT shot!

All of their items are individually created so there are no two alike. Even if there are multiples of a hand painted yarn skein, they will work together but still be individual and slightly different in each color vat and dye lot.

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    Shutter Bug and Fiber Freak on top of Skyline Drive in Canon City, CO

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Last updated on Jul 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Many of our items are hand painted and special dye lots. All are individually created so there are no two alike. Even if there are multiples of a hand painted yarn skein, they will work together but still be individual and slightly different in each color vat and dye lot.

We do not do custom dye lots for rovings, tops, yarns or wearable art and finished pieces. These pieces are already finished in a custom color, or left in their natural state.

We add to the stock offered for sale in various colors as stock is created. If you would like to see a specific color, we are open to suggestions and ideas for creating new colors and items. Please check back frequently for new colors and new art pieces as they become available.

Sizing details

We try to describe the size of each item as specific as possible in the listing. Actual sizes are used instead of commercial clothing sizes as that would vary depending on country.

If you still have questions about the size of a particular item, please ask before purchasing to ensure that the item will fit your size requirements.

Care instructions

Most of the hand dyed and hand painted items have been washed by hand in the dye and set process.

Occasionally a piece will still have a bit of dye in it that might bleed.

We recommend that items are hand washed in COLD water with LIKE colors to ensure color staying where it is supposed to. Do not wash wool fibers or items made from wool fibers in hot water with soap and agitation or the item will FELT.

Dry flat or line dry where appropriate, Do not dry in an electric dryer or item will FELT.

Returns and Sizing

Due to most of our items being hand painted, dyed, or natural colors, we do our best to describe color, sizing and items as true and with as much description as possible. We are not responsible for color variations in monitors, cell phones and video screens. Please ask questions prior to purchase to make sure you are pleased with your item.

We do not accept returns due to color variation in monitors, cell phone, or video screens.

Any returns accepted will be a case by case basis in our discretion.

Buyer must ship item back in clean and original condition. Buyer will receive refund after item is returned minus original shipping via original payment method.