amandajfrench

Handspun, Hand-dyed Yarn & Woven Art

Taylorsville, Kentucky · 612 Sales

amandajfrench

Handspun, Hand-dyed Yarn & Woven Art

Taylorsville, Kentucky 612 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(246)

Announcement   Handwoven textile art + artisan yarn for weavers.

If my shop is looking pretty empty, that's because I've moved most of my inventory over onto my own website! Visit www.amandajfrench.com for art yarn, weaver's yarn packs, hand-dyed yarn, and woven art.

Sign up for my email newsletter for the latest shop updates at http://eepurl.com/dy1d-v

I first started spinning and dyeing yarn in December of 2013, and started selling my yarn in April of 2014 (originally under the brand Serene Fiber Arts), I also learned to weave that same year. Today, most of my days are spent weaving wall hangings out of boldly textured and colored fibers and spinning/dyeing one of a kind yarn.

To follow along on my journey, I post behind the scenes photos on Instagram: @amandajfrench

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 10, 2018

Handwoven textile art + artisan yarn for weavers.

If my shop is looking pretty empty, that's because I've moved most of my inventory over onto my own website! Visit www.amandajfrench.com for art yarn, weaver's yarn packs, hand-dyed yarn, and woven art.

Sign up for my email newsletter for the latest shop updates at http://eepurl.com/dy1d-v

I first started spinning and dyeing yarn in December of 2013, and started selling my yarn in April of 2014 (originally under the brand Serene Fiber Arts), I also learned to weave that same year. Today, most of my days are spent weaving wall hangings out of boldly textured and colored fibers and spinning/dyeing one of a kind yarn.

To follow along on my journey, I post behind the scenes photos on Instagram: @amandajfrench

Amanda French

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About

my fiber philosophy = BOLD colors + TEXTURE

My journey into the world of yarn began at a young age, when my grandmother and I would spend our afternoons together as a child. She taught me to crochet at the age of 8, when my sense of wonder for creating with my hands had begun.

Not long after graduating with my degree in Graphic Design in 2012, I decided to teach myself to knit as well. I began spinning yarn with a drop spindle late 2013, and that progressed into learning to dye my own fibers, and then spinning got serious when I purchased my first spinning wheel in April of 2014.

I am now a full-time fiber artist. I spend my days spinning and dyeing OOAK yarns, weaving wall hangings, and doing a bit of knitting, crochet and watercolor painting.

My yarn philosophy is texture + bold colors. I love experimenting with techniques and putting together colors you'd never think would go together. I'm not one to recreate the same thing over and over, as I love to explore new territory. Therefore, all of my work is unique and will likely never be replicated.

I live my life authentically and find beauty in passion and spontaneity. My dream is to inspire others, whether through my woven art being a pop of inspiration on your walls, or through you weaving your own art with the yarn that I provide.

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  • Amanda French

    Owner

    Spinning and dyeing fibers since 2013. Weaving since 2014. I've been working with yarn and art in some form most of my life. This shop is my own creative outlet and I hope it adds value and inspiration to the field of textiles.

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Last updated on Oct 22, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I do accept commissions for woven art occasionally. Note, however, that I will NOT copy another artist's work. I expect some level of artistic freedom with my commission requests. Until I have more space for a large-scale loom, the largest I can weave is 17" wide. I do not do any custom orders/batches of yarn, as I like to make this on a whim with the dyes and fibers that I have. I do not repeat any yarn upon request, with the exception of my Antler yarn.

Can I mix/match mini skeins from yarn packs with another pack?

Sorry, but no. I put a lot of time and effort curating, photographing, and listing these packs. Mix and matching between packs will make me have to take down all the listings and spend my time again relisting everything with new photos/details.

Care instructions

All wool yarn is better hand-washed cool with a gentle wool-wash and allowed to dry naturally. Superwash yarns supposedly can be machine washed, however I personally wouldn't throw something I spent hours making into a machine that could eat it, so I do not recommend it.

Wall hangings can sometimes look a little rough after shipping. They can easily be set back to normal with a quick brush-through with your fingers. Keep wall hanging out of direct sunlight, some of the natural dyes I use will fade if left in the sun. Acid dyes usually don't fade much, so it depends on the piece. Spot clean with a damp cloth.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Weavings will come gift wrapped in tissue paper. Yarn comes either tissue wrapped or in a cello bag, depending on the contents of the order.

Please let me know if you are sending a package as a gift (in the note to seller at checkout) and I will be happy to send a personalized note for you if desired, leave out the receipt, and gift wrap your order.

Wholesale availability

I am not offering wholesale or bulk discounts at this time.