Where Bright & Bold Come to Play!

| Ashby, Massachusetts
6,624 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Thank you for visiting and happy shopping!! XOXOXO - Gina


Last updated on Nov 2, 2021

Thank you for visiting and happy shopping!! XOXOXO - Gina


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Gina Boudreau

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About BeachBumYarn

Sales 6,624
On Etsy since 2013

Falling into the Indie Dyer world and loving it.

Being a stay-at-home mom, I love taking care of my children very much but, I wanted to still be able to use my creativity. I always loved to shop in local stores and found handmade items so charming and I wanted to be a part of that. I have always been an artist in many facets of the word so this was just another link on the chain.

With that said, handcrafted soap became my first love successfully selling many types in person or at craft shows. Doors began to open, I started connecting with more and more people with all different types of crafting interests. Being inspired, I found myself sitting in front of my Mac one day with a crochet hook and some yarn. "Crochet for Beginners' was playing on youtube. I had my eyes glued to the screen. It wasn't easy at first, and I actually didn't realize I HAD to count stitches until my 3rd week of practicing (lol). I became very comfortable with it and started to sell Amigurumi, hats, blankets anything that could possibly be made with yarn. I sold to mostly friends, and family until I was told about Etsy.

I opened my shop in the summer of 2013, primarily offering crocheted stuffed animals and garments, but as time went on, my ideas and interests expanded. I started to become curious about hand-dyeing yarn. I can honestly say, nothing gives me greater joy than to be an indie dyer. My background in the arts, and a second concentration in marketing/advertising, helped me propel BEACH BUM YARN (briefly FIBERWORKS) which is my one-of-a-kind hand-dyed yarn. I have been an indie dyer for almost 6 years now and I have never been happier or more comfortable in a career.

My dyeing style produces bright and vibrant colors. I tend to lean towards the fluorescents & eye-popping combos. I always look at a blank skein of yarn as a canvas waiting to be painted. Being an abstract painter as well, I incorporate my eye for the obscure and unique with all of my colorways.

The Process-Beach Bum Yarn Co. successfully operates on a pre-order basis. I have an in-home dye studio (which is actually a small room that I miraculously fit dyeing equipment into) and yeah it's a tight squeeze, but I make it work. I work orders chronologically that take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to ship. I pride my business on customer communication as well. I too, am a consumer and know the frustrations that can arise when dealing with unsatisfactory companies. I will always respond to your questions in a timely manner and make your order with love. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to read about myself and my shop.

Beach Bum Yarn is also carried at these locations

The Fiber Loft
9 Mass Ave.
Harvard, Ma. 01451

Ewe & You Fiber Arts
The Carriage House
261 Broad st.
Windsor, Ct. 06095

Warm Regards,
Gina, Owner of Beach Bum Yarn & Soap Shop

Shop members

  • Gina Boudreau

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Crazy Italian woman with a wonderful husband, and 2 very loving sons. Proud Firefighter wife and businesswoman. Lover of animals, wine, food, fitness, house music, and of course ART.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 12, 2021
Hello! Thank you for shopping at BBYCO! Items are ready-to-ship with the exception of one pre-order listing per month. Orders will ship out within 3-5 business days (ready-to-ship) via USPS 1st class. If an item is pre-ordered, the turnaround time is 1-2 weeks to complete. Mystery kits/ theme kits can take anywhere from 3-4 weeks to ship. Item is then shipped via USPS 1st class (3-5 business days) If priority is chosen, delivery time is anywhere between 1-3 business days.

******All images are taken outdoors in natural lighting****
** Neons tend to pick up natural light intensely***

********COVID-19 POLICIES*********
***PLEASE BE AWARE****Although I have decided to offer worldwide shipping, shipping times and delivery are still extremely slow. PLEASE BE PATIENT. The world is still healing. Delivery services are under stressful times. Your package will arrive later than usual. ****** I am not responsible for duty/customs fees if applicable in your country. Please refer to your laws and know your post office rules and regulations before ordering. ******* With yarn/dye sources having occasional difficulty receiving their shipments, there will be times when dye lots and bases change temporarily. The substitutes will be the closest match possible. Thank you!*******************************

All images are taken to project the most realistic portrait of items being sold. Monitors can depict colors and shades differently.

Yarn is processed in a professional, clean, smoke-free, and pet-free environment.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I do not accept returns on yarn, *unless the error is mine (shipping out the wrong base, color by mistake).
If a return is inevitable, once the yarn is received by me and is in the same state as it was shipped out, (if you have caked the yarn I cannot refund or return) you will then be granted an even exchange or return.
I cannot refund if the yarn has been tampered with, has been exposed to smoke, animal hair, bugs, or has been partially worked up. Yarn needs to be in its twist with the original tag.
If under extraordinary circumstances, your order is damaged during transit, I will work with you to resolve the issue. This would result in an even exchange, and I will cover the return/shipping fees.
Please message me if there is a problem other than what has been stated.

Unfortunately, missing or late packages are not something I can control. Once handed off to the USPS, your order is in their hands. I will also do my best to check tracking and update you as much as I can with late shipments. If the item is lost or missing, I will then work with the USPS and start a search for missing mail.

Thank you :)
Payment is due upon purchase. Paypal, direct check out, or echeck are accepted methods of payment. Etsy gift cards are accepted.

I cannot accept checks by mail or verbal orders. Orders cannot be worked on until payment is made.
All ready-to-ship order under a pound will ship via USPS 1st class (3-5 business days)
When a pre-order listing is available, orders under a pound will ship in 1-2 weeks via USPS 1st class (3-5 business days)
all items over a pound are shipped priority

****INTERNATIONAL ORDERS-Custom fees are the responsibility of the customer receiving items.***
Please be patient as your order travels within the mailing system.

I am not responsible for lost or missing packages. I will do my best to work with you to rectify the situation.
Additional policies and FAQs
Yarn Care-
It is recommended to soak yarn in a lanolin-based solution using luke warm or cold water. Dry flat. I do not recommened putting any finished pieces or yarn in a dryer. SW Merino or SUPERWASH Merino has indeed been treated to withstand a washing cycle, please use the most delicate setting. Indie dyed yarn will not look all the same. Yarn is hand-worked. Images of yarn (for ready-to-ship) are what will ship out. Images of yarn for pre-orders will be dyed as close to the image as humanly possible.


Worsted-100% SW Merino
218y/100gr(substituted with White Sands Worsted 8PLY 100% SW Merino/218y/100g)

75/25% Sw Merino

Santa Cruz Sock
75/25% Sw Merino/Nylon

Santa Barbara Sock
80/20% SW Merino/Nylon

Diamond Head Silk Sock
80/20% SW Merino/Silk

Las Salinas Shimmer
90/10% SW Merino/Lurex

Bumpkin Island Bulky
100% SW Merino