aspenmoonarts

Hand Dyed, Handspun, and Hand Painted Yarns

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aspenmoonarts

Hand Dyed, Handspun, and Hand Painted Yarns

3228 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   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.

Project changed? Decided the color doesn't go with anything in your closet? Feel free to return it within 21 days of receipt. You will be refunded the purchase price minus shipping. Return shipping is at your cost. Please email me when you mail it back so I know it's coming.

My other store is http://www.aspenmoonstudio.etsy.com. It is dormant right now.

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2016

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.

Project changed? Decided the color doesn't go with anything in your closet? Feel free to return it within 21 days of receipt. You will be refunded the purchase price minus shipping. Return shipping is at your cost. Please email me when you mail it back so I know it's coming.

My other store is http://www.aspenmoonstudio.etsy.com. It is dormant right now.

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CLEARANCE!!! I need to make space for new yarns! Use the coupon code CLEARANCE40 to get 40% off your yarns. Valid through Wednesday, April 20th. 
Handspun yarns freshly off the bobbin. Stay tuned for them to be listed in a future shop update.
New hand painted cotton chenille yarns! Soft and fuzzy.
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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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    I call myself a yarn artisan. My friends call me the Spinning Gypsy. Been spinning for 10 years now!

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Last updated on September 8, 2014
Hi there! I'm just a fiber addict who decided I needed an outlet for all the creative energy that surrounds me.

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I accept Direct Checkout, Paypal and money orders from repeat purchasers.
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I usually ship two to three times a week for US and International customers, more often if I have a backlog of 3 or more orders. I live in a very rural area, so allow around 2 more days extra for delivery (priority mail here takes 4 days).

For domestic orders, I use tracking/delivery confirmation on all orders. You will receive a notification from Etsy with the tracking info, and it will also be on your "Purchases and Reviews" page. Insurance is optional for small orders not sent via Priority Mail, but recommended. For larger orders (weight over 1 pound), I generally send via Priority Mail, in some instances I do sent Parcel Post (very large orders). Anything sent via Priority Mail or Parcel Post is insured by me, no extra cost to you.

For international customers, customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer. Please, please, please know what your country's limit is before you buy. The order is sent via United States Postal Service. They're experimenting with some sort of tracking, but this service is not guaranteed. Please also allow up to 6 weeks for your order to arrive.
Refunds and Exchanges
Project changed? Decided the color doesn't go with anything in your closet? Feel free to return it within 21 days of receipt. You will be refunded the purchase price minus shipping. Return shipping is at your cost. Please email me when you mail it back so I know it's coming.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will do custom/special orders in most cases. Please convo me with the specifics of your request so I can quote a price and give you an idea of a timeframe for completion. Orders over $25.00 require a 50% deposit.