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Last updated on Jan 19, 2021

Uniquely handcrafted items built by Raya



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About rayabuilt

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Blending colors in perfect chaos

As a teenager I came across one of my dad’s books; it was about Chaos Theory by James Gleick. What I took away from the book is the interconnection between nature and science, and a new appreciation of nature’s unpredictability. As my dyeing technique evolved over the last three years I began to see more and more of that chaos theory emerge. Using the low immersion dyeing technique I apply dye in small scale randomness to present large scale, visually pleasing patterns. This is what makes my yarns unique, and easily distinguishable, and are guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last bind off stitch to discover the full spectrum of color in your skein.

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  • Raya

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My passion for dyeing comes through in my double dipped and low immersion scatter-dyed colorways. Inspired by the great masters of impressionism we seek to create a new, fresh, and original way of looking at hand dyed yarns.

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Last updated on November 13, 2017
I employ different hand painting and dyeing techniques, and I favor bright, bold saturated colors, although as I evolve as a fiber artist, my aesthetic keeps changing. Right now my yarn collection features golds, vibrant greens and calming browns, the collection was inspired by the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Another source of inspiration is my never-ending curiosity; this is where my engineering background shines through as I see dyeing as big science experiment. One of my favorite moments is to watch the yarn soak up the dye at various strengths, the other favorite moment is to take the freshly dried yarn to a big window and explore the color variation.

I dye my yarn in colors that I hope will make people happy. Bubblegum pink meets its match with rich teal and Earthy sepia in my variegated colorway Phoebe. Esmeralda is a rich blend of greens, with a smattering of cobalt and a tease of sunshine. And Discotheque is a medley of green, blues, reds and golds--all the joy of the rainbow, but with a rock-and-roll, grown-up edge. I sometimes sell my work as sets of several complementary skeins to allow knitters and crocheters extra creative freedom.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
For in-stock items - please contact me within 7 days of purchase if you would like a refund. I will give refunds only to clean, unused, unwashed items.

For custom knit items - sorry but I cannot accept returns on custom items unless the item is defected.

Hand dyed yarns - please contact me within 7 days of purchase if you would like a refund. I will give refunds to original purchasers only.

Please allow for up to two weeks for your refund to be processed.

Everyone defines pooling differently. In general I think of pooling as a blob of the same color in an otherwise somewhat random color distribution. For example three of more stitches of red bunched on top of each other across three or more rows.
I make every effort to avoid bunching of colors, and employ various techniques to prevent the same color from appear over and over again in the same spot on the next row of your garment. But sometimes it is beyond my control as the way the yarn was dyed is a major factor in pooling.

Your complete satisfaction is my highest priority. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, issues or concerns.
Store feedback is always appreciated!
All items are listed in U.S. dollars. I gladly accept cashier's checks and PayPal. E-checks will need to be cleared before your items are shipped.
I encourage you to purchase shipping insurance. I cannot be responsible for lost or damaged packages once they are shipped. Depending on weight and size of item USPS shipping will be offered. Please contact me if you would like your items shipped with UPS or another mail carrier.

I will gladly ship internationally, please contact me for shipping quotes.

International buyers: There may be a VAT imposed by the destination country. These fees are outside of my control and must be covered by the recipient.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your initial deposit is non-refundable, a full balance is due before work has begun. Please allow for 2-4 weeks for the completion of your order. Most items will be done in the 2 week time frame unless otherwise noted.

I will take progress pictures of your garment, and will ask you for your final approval prior to shipping your item to you.