Hand Dyed, Handspun, and Hand Painted Yarns

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Hand Dyed, Handspun, and Hand Painted Yarns

3601 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner Happy Summer. I will be reopening the shop in late July. I will be checking emails every now and then. Thanks.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 15, 2019

Happy Summer. I will be reopening the shop in late July. I will be checking emails every now and then. Thanks.

Maryann neubert

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Maryann neubert


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New section to the store added today for Destash Craft Supplies. I have lots of beads, fabrics, and other making supplies I will be listing to clear out stuff I don't use much anymore. Today starts with some Hawaiian fabric.
New handspun art yarns! Selected yarns are 15% off until the end of the month.
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My journey

Hello there. I am a jewelry crafter, quilter, sewer, handspinner, knitter, and fiber handpainter and dyer, and extremely novice weaver. I have been creative all my life. A friend of mine once told me that one’s creative potential is infinite. Only in the past few years have I actually grown to believe that. I have been, let’s say, enchanted with art of all forms since I was younger.

My biggest passion has been textiles for as long as I can remember. I have been making handbags, skirts, quilts, and countless other sewing projects since junior high. I taught myself to knit when I was 17 and have been knitting ever since.

Since I’m a textile happy fool it’s only fitting that I have gone “back to basics” literally. I began spinning fiber in 2004 while still living in Tennessee. East Tennessee is still home to many traditional crafts so I had seen spinning wheels, hand cards, and floor looms long before I even thought about picking up a drop spindle. My first drop spindle cost me $5.00 at the Earth Guild in Asheville, North Carolina. The first week was very frustrating, the second week was -that’s all it is? By week three I was a spinning demon. I graduated to a spinning wheel a few months later- a Louet S17. I love this wheel- as untraditional as it looks- because it’s virtually maintenance free but also because I handpainted mandalas on the wheel. It might have come out of a kit, but it has my own unique touch to it. In 2013, it was joined by an Ashford Kiwi 2- painted in purple and green.

For handspun yarns, I hand dye all my own wools (except for those I use as natural colors)- sometimes in the spare bathroom or kitchen, sometimes in the summer outside via solar dyeing. I get the raw fleeces from farms across America- sometimes from Etsy sellers, off of Ebay, and a few farms I just regularly buy from once the wool clip comes in. I also buy commercially available wool roving for spinning from several stores, especially for fibers I can not obtain raw such as flax and bamboo.

What's the difference between fleecespun and handspun wools? Fleecespun wools are spun from wool locks- the yarn has some lumpy, bumpy texture to it. It also might have ends of locks sticking out, curls and crimps, etc. Handspun wools are spun from carded wools and have a more uniform, flat texture. When you knit a handspun yarn the stitch definition is very defined and crisp. Fleecespun yarns knitted highlight color and texture of the yarn and stitches are less defined. See my About page for a pic of a fleecespun shawl I knitted.

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  • Maryann

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I call myself a yarn artisan. Sometimes also the fiber history nerd. My friends call me the Spinning Gypsy. Been spinning for 12 years now!

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Frequently asked questions

Shipped from Wyoming, USA!

I will ship orders as quick as am can but please realize I live in a rural area, so with limited post office hours (open 4 hours per day, plus 2 on Saturday) it can be slow. I use USPS as it is the most convenient. Tracking info is always provided. Insurance is provided for any order over $50 in the United States.

For international shipping, USPS uses the customs number as "tracking" but it can be a little erratic if it's scanned or not. Insurance is provided for international orders over $100.

Holding items

I will generally hold items for limited time of a week or less. Please convo with the name (s) of your pics.


Yes, I accept returns in original condition. Please convo me within 14 days or delivery, the sooner the better. You have a total of 30 days from delivery to get it back to me, but once again, the sooner the better.

Custom and personalized orders

Please convo with your ideas. I have a lot of dyed wool and probably have the colors you have in mind.