BlackSheepGoods

Handspun Yarn, Natural Fibers & Breed Specific Wools

Mission, Canada
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Handspun yarn in OOAK colorways, made from natural fibers and breed specific wools and wool blends.
Sorry, we do not take custom dye requests.

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~USA - Free *UNTRACKED* shipping on all orders (tracking can be added at the checkout for a nominal fee)
~Canada - $8 USD flat-rate *TRACKED* shipping (FREE shipping on orders of $100 USD or more)
~Everywhere else - $5 USD flat-rate *UNTRACKED* shipping (to add tracking, convo me prior to purchase for a price quote)
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Handspun yarn in OOAK colorways, made from natural fibers and breed specific wools and wool blends.
Sorry, we do not take custom dye requests.

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About BlackSheepGoods

Sales 699
On Etsy since 2011

Luxury handspun yarn, breed specific wools and handmade wearables to delight your inner artist.

I began my journey into fiber arts after an injury at work forced me into an early retirement. Had that not happened, I might never have discovered my love of fiber; so I am very grateful for the way things turned out. :)

I first taught myself to knit and crochet in 2005 as a way of filling time and keeping myself busy. A few years later that love of knitting and crochet evolved into a desire to spin my own yarn, so I borrowed a few books from the library and taught myself to spin on an inexpensive wooden drop spindle. It wasn't long at all before I moved on to purchase my very first spinning wheel; a Lendrum single treadle that I have fondly named Lucille.

Since then, I've acquired a finicky old Cowichan-style wheel (named Ruth, after my late grandmother) for spinning bulky art yarns, and a Babe e-spinner (Bertha) for plying larger skeins. Professional acid dyes have helped me further expand my knowledge by venturing into hand dyeing.

Later on, one thing led to another, and I started collecting looms and teaching myself to weave. First was a 32" Kircher rigid heddle loom, then a 25" Schact tapestry loom, a 45" Leclerc Fanny floor loom, and most recently, a smaller 22" 4-shaft table loom (handmade by a local artisan) which I am just starting to play with. I may eventually share some of my woven items in the shop as well.

Everything I create here, I put my whole heart and soul into. I love working with fiber, it calms and soothes my mind, and allows me feel connected to the earth and to generations past in a very tangible way. There's something very organic about working with wool and creating beautiful, useful things with one's own hands; I am proud to be able to share these things with you, as I put a lot of love in every skein of yarn I create and every stitch I knit/crochet/weave.

Thank you so much for stopping by my shop of handcrafted artisan yarns. I hope you find the absolute perfect yarn to create your own one-of-a-kind heirloom. :)

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  • Tammy McDow

    Owner, Fiber Artist

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Last updated on May 16, 2018

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After you have added an item to your cart, and before you check out, on the right hand side underneath the payment options, you will see a blue link that states "apply shop coupon code". Click this and a box will pop up where you can type in the code. Click "apply code", just below the box, and your discount will be shown. Then simply check out as usual.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a coupon code, it MUST be entered during checkout. Please note that I cannot honor coupon codes after the transaction has been made (this includes coupon codes that are entered into the "notes" section of the transaction). Coupon codes are not valid towards the purchase of gift certificates or custom orders.

Yarn grist and weight information

For yarn weights, I use the defaults set by the Yarn Craft Council of America.

All my yarns use these categories and standards (keeping in mind that within each category there is a variety, for example, a yarn at 850 YPP is a Bulky weight (albeit on the lighter side), as Worsted weight yarns don't start until you reach 851 YPP. Please check each listing's yarn information to determine if it will be suitable for your needs. :)

Weight, WPI, YPP (in that order)

Cobweb: 35+, 3501+
Lace: 25-34, 2401-3500
Fine Fingering: 23-24, 2201-2400
Fingering: 19-22, 1601-2200
Sport: 15-18, 1401-1600
DK: 12-14, 1101-1400
Worsted: 9-11, 851-1100
Bulky: 7-8, 401-850
Super Bulky: 0-6, 400 and under