BlueBarnFiber

Blue Barn Fiber Arts

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
15,639 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    At least one new yarn colorway is listed every Sunday at 12pm PST.

2/22: I'm going to need to have an unexpected surgery this week and some orders will be shipping out a day or two later than normal. I'll try to not get too far behind and appreciate your patience.

As of 2/6, we are very low on our bulky bases. If you place an order for bulky, we may have to contact you to try to substitute it for something else. This message will be removed when we get more in stock, which will likely be in March.

Most variegated yarns are going out within a few days, while most gradients are taking the full 2-3 week timeframe. As always, please let us know if you're in a rush to get your order so we can try to prioritize it.

As of 11/20,We have new bases which will be slowly added to our shop, including Belle (16 micron ultra soft SW Merino/Cashmere/Silk), Squishy Sock (ultra soft SW Merino/Nylon), and Squishy Worsted, Squishy Aran, and more! If you'd like to try one of our new bases and don't see it on the yarn that you're going to buy, just let us know and we can add it. I'm slowly adding them to each listing but it is time consuming.

COVID update: We are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep you safe, and we'll be continuing to work like normal despite the pandemic. We hope you all stay safe and healthy!

Due to international delays and us having to issue many refunds, we are temporarily restricting some sales to North America customers only. Once things go back to normal, we will re-activate the ability to ship world-wide.
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Welcome to our shop! We hand dye every order as it comes in, so let us know if you want something that you don't see, and we can make it for you! We also offer a wide variety of yarn bases for our hand dyed yarns, and can get other bases if you don't see exactly what you need. Just contact us! All of our variegated yarn colorways can also be made into gradients and vice versa.
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Blue Barn Fiber is happy to provide eco-friendlly, cruelty free fiber for spinning and felting & Handspun yarn. ButterSilk™, Seacell, Combed Top, Rose Fiber, Fiber Beans™, Hand Pulled Roving, Rolags, Teeswater locks, Mohair, Merino, Stainless Steel, Alpaca, BFL, Wensleydale, Tibetan Yak, Silk, Angora, Milk Fiber, Firestar, Bamboo, Mohair, Polwarth, Glow in the dark fiber, Angelina Fiber, and more! If you don't see what you want, just ask us. Chances are we can get it for you.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 23, 2021

At least one new yarn colorway is listed every Sunday at 12pm PST.

2/22: I'm going to need to have an unexpected surgery this week and some orders will be shipping out a day or two later than normal. I'll try to not get too far behind and appreciate your patience.

As of 2/6, we are very low on our bulky bases. If you place an order for bulky, we may have to contact you to try to substitute it for something else. This message will be removed when we get more in stock, which will likely be in March.

Most variegated yarns are going out within a few days, while most gradients are taking the full 2-3 week timeframe. As always, please let us know if you're in a rush to get your order so we can try to prioritize it.

As of 11/20,We have new bases which will be slowly added to our shop, including Belle (16 micron ultra soft SW Merino/Cashmere/Silk), Squishy Sock (ultra soft SW Merino/Nylon), and Squishy Worsted, Squishy Aran, and more! If you'd like to try one of our new bases and don't see it on the yarn that you're going to buy, just let us know and we can add it. I'm slowly adding them to each listing but it is time consuming.

COVID update: We are taking all of the necessary precautions to keep you safe, and we'll be continuing to work like normal despite the pandemic. We hope you all stay safe and healthy!

Due to international delays and us having to issue many refunds, we are temporarily restricting some sales to North America customers only. Once things go back to normal, we will re-activate the ability to ship world-wide.
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Welcome to our shop! We hand dye every order as it comes in, so let us know if you want something that you don't see, and we can make it for you! We also offer a wide variety of yarn bases for our hand dyed yarns, and can get other bases if you don't see exactly what you need. Just contact us! All of our variegated yarn colorways can also be made into gradients and vice versa.
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Blue Barn Fiber is happy to provide eco-friendlly, cruelty free fiber for spinning and felting & Handspun yarn. ButterSilk™, Seacell, Combed Top, Rose Fiber, Fiber Beans™, Hand Pulled Roving, Rolags, Teeswater locks, Mohair, Merino, Stainless Steel, Alpaca, BFL, Wensleydale, Tibetan Yak, Silk, Angora, Milk Fiber, Firestar, Bamboo, Mohair, Polwarth, Glow in the dark fiber, Angelina Fiber, and more! If you don't see what you want, just ask us. Chances are we can get it for you.

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Holly and Dan Madison

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Holly and Dan Madison

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About BlueBarnFiber

Sales 15,639
On Etsy since 2013

Indie dyed yarn and fiber in a wide variety of styles and colors. Everything we offer can be customized! Dyed with love.

As life long animal lovers, my husband and I dreamed up a business that would allow us to help animals, support environmentally friendly products, and allow us to express our artistic creativity. Blue Barn Fiber is the product of that dream.

I was an Environmental Science major in college, and I got the opportunity to delve deep into the textile and agriculture industry. I was taken aback by how terrible so many textiles are for the environment, and I was impressed by how truly eco-friendly wool is. This new love of wool opened up a whole new world for us, and we were hooked on all things fiber related.

Our business has grown to include a wide variety of eco-friendly and recycled fibers, as well as hand painted yarn, spinning wheels, and more. We are particularly fond of closed loop cellulose fibers such as Tencel, and SeaCell, and we were the first shop in the United States to offer Rose Pearl Fiber. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that the fiber that we offer in our shop is as eco friendly as possible, and we are constantly on the lookout for new and unique products. We do not buy wool from shepherds who practice mulescing, and we research our suppliers to ensure that they are ethical.

Any of the fiber and yarn in our shop can be custom dyed , with the exception of glow in the dark fiber (made from recycled materials) and Stainless Steel, as it is pure metal fiber.

We hope to someday start our own fiber mill and animal sanctuary farm. With our passion for the environment, paired with animal welfare, we will put all of our effort into not only having cruelty free products, but also a self-sustaining farm that will help improve the earth.

Shop members

  • Daniel Madison

    Owner, Shipping Department

    Wife's Assistant

  • Holly Madison

    Owner, Artist, Spinner, Fiber Expert

    Husband's Boss

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 29, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

We recommend hand washing all dyed fiber and yarn in cool water.

Although our colors are wash fast and treated with special dye fixative, hot water can sever the chemical bond between dye molecule and fiber, causing bleeding. Cool water will help prevent this from happening.

Wash-fast colors can sometimes have small amounts of excess color run off in the first couple of washings (especially blue colors or deep reds and pinks), so be careful when blocking your yarn for the first time. We only recommend using a mild, neutral soap such that is unscented.

Yarn Bases

Roo - 50/50 SW Merino/Silk 438yds
Slinky- 80/20 SW Merino/Silk 2-ply 400yds
Purrty - 55/45 SW BFL/45 Silk 438yds
I Knead This- 80/10/10 SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon 400yds
Belle - ULTRA fine 16 micron SW Merino/Cashmere/Silk - 75/15/10 437yds
Voo - 75/20/5 SW Merino/Nylon/Gold Sparkle 438yds
Shimmer - 90% SW Merino/ 10% Silver Sparkle 411yds
Peek-A-Boo - 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon 463yds
Squishy Sock- 85/15 Ultra fine SW Merino/Nylon 437yds
Schmoozie - 75/25 SW Merino/Nylon 463yds
Bright Eyes 75/25 SW BFL/Nylon 463yds
Schnitzel 100% SW Merino 4-ply, 437 yds
Slinky LACE- 80/20 SW Merino/Silk 875yds
Little Legs DK- Single Ply; 100% SW Merino 240yds
Regal DK- 50/50 SW Merino/SIlk 231yds
Chubby Worsted - SW Merino 218yds
Bulky- SW Merino 106 yards

When will my order ship?

Since having our baby, certain orders are taking longer than our usual 3-5 business day time-frame currently. Gradient yarn, large variegated yarn orders, and orders with multiple ounces of fiber in them fall into this category.

Normal sized orders typically ship within 3 to 5 business days, though often we can send smaller orders sooner. Unless a product is marked "ready to ship," it is custom dyed. Simple variegated yarn usually ships within a couple of days. Gradients can take a couple of weeks, depending on how busy we are. We'll keep your order updated with a new ship-by date if we expect delays and message you.

Please let us know if you are in a rush to receive your order, and we'll do our very best to get it made quickly for you.

Custom and personalized orders

Because most of our fiber and yarn is dyed to order, we are happy to customize it to fit your needs! Love a colorway, but want to see an extra color added to it? No problem! Just let us know. We also often have more yarn bases on hand than what you see as the default options, so contact us if you want to see something specific.

We also have a wide variety of fiber bases that we can choose from, aside from the default fiber choice in each listing.

Corona Virus Shipping policy

Shipping outside of the USA: We have been experiencing unprecedented delays with our international shipments and have had to refund several hundred dollars due to customs delays/lost items. We are sadly needing to temporarily close international shipments outside of North America and hope to turn them back on once things get better.

We know that times are scary right now with the threat of the COVID19. We want to assure all of our customers that we are taking all necessary precautions to keep you safe, and we will continue to work unless we get sick or come into contact with someone who is sick. I am in self-isolation at home with the baby and am confident that all orders you get from us will be safe for you to handle.

How to Use Our Yarn

By default, our yarn comes to you as a twisted skein. If you aren't purchasing ball winding (listed in our shop), you must wind the yarn into a ball yourself before using it.
**Don't skip these steps.**

To do this: Untwist the skein. You'll have a hoop. Find the ties, make sure the yarn is within the ties and there are no stray strands outside of them. There are always at least two ties per skein.

Place the yarn on a swift (the back of a chair, your knees, etc would also work but a swift is the best). Cut the ties, find one of the ends that was tied.

You can pull on an end once all of the ties are cut and the yarn is correctly sitting on the swift. You'll want to use a ball winder or ball it by hand. See YouTube if you need help.