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Thank you for visiting Bumblebirch, your source for unique hand-dyed yarn and modern knitting accessories handmade in Portland, Oregon.

Feel free to message me if you're looking for something particular!


Last updated on Oct 19, 2015

** Sales have moved over to my website http://bumblebirch.com **
Thank you for visiting Bumblebirch, your source for unique hand-dyed yarn and modern knitting accessories handmade in Portland, Oregon.

Feel free to message me if you're looking for something particular!


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About bumblebirch

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On Etsy since 2008

Modern yarn for the modern knitter

Bumblebirch started as a creative outlet in 2008 and grew into a pleasant obsession by the fall of 2009. A line of simple handmade stitch markers has slowly grown into hand-dyed yarn, project bags, paper goods, and a seasonal Yarn + Tea Club.

My inspiration is eclectic; I love to see the modern contrasted with the classic, and I attribute this to my education in architecture, obsession with classic literature, and passion for the natural environment. Architecture training is also where I learned to be creative, communicate visually, and use both sides of my brain. My favorite part of school was graphic design, which is probably why I’d rather dye yarn fabulous colors rather than sit at a computer all day. I’m an ambitious crafter so it was an easy jump to making pretty notions and dying yarn for a living.

Bumblebirch yarns start over the pond in the UK, where they are lovingly grown and milled to the highest standards. Once stateside, I carefully wash and kettle dye the yarn in small dye lots on a stove in a community kitchen next to my studio. The yarn is hung to dry for a few days then twisted into tidy hanks. I hand-label every skein with the colorway name and dye lot number. Each skein is truly unique.

Shop members

  • Sarah

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Independent Dyer

    I'm in love with yarn! I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2006 and have called it home ever since. My home is filled with peace and laughter, thanks to my husband and our sweet little boy. I enjoy nature, books, food, knitting, and sewing.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 21, 2013
Welcome! Here you'll find all the details and some answers to frequently asked questions about Bumblebirch products. If you'd like to know more about the owner, please see my shop profile.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I am committed to high quality products and excellent customer service. I make every effort to describe items in accurate detail and hope the items you purchase are exactly what you desire and expect.

Bumblebirch will accept exchanges only on orders which were filled incorrectly and returned in original, unused condition. Please convo me to discuss any problems you have with your order.

If items arrive damaged, please photo-document fully and contact me directly within 3 business days of delivery to determine whether the items can be replaced. You will need to contact USPS to discuss insurance claims.

Bumblebirch may be unable to issue refunds for items damaged in transit, and in most cases I will be able to recreate another order for you.
Bumblebirch accepts payments through PayPal. PayPal accounts, credit cards and debit cards are all accepted forms of payment. I am unable to directly process card payments and will never ask for your banking account information.

If you have been instructed to hold for an adjustment or are unable to pay the bill immediately, I will send you an updated invoice, which is due immediately. You will receive 1 reminder and have up to 3 business days to pay in full after receiving the final invoice reminder. Upon non-payment, the order will be canceled and the item will be relisted.
Bumblebirch usually ships within 2 business days (Mon-Fri) following payment receipt unless otherwise noted in the shop announcement or product listing. Once payment is received in full, I will email you with the ship date. Unless you hear otherwise from me, the shipment will go out on the ship date specified.

Standard shipping will be USPS First Class for both Domestic and International and will include Delivery Confirmation when available. If you require Priority shipping, expedited shipping, and/or insurance, please convo me to make special arrangements for your order and I will add the items to your invoice.

If no shipping rate is offered for your region, please convo me about which items you would like and I will get a custom shipping quote for you. If you decide to place the order without waiting for a quote, I will send you an updated invoice with the corrected shipping.

All customs charges, fees and import duties are the responsibility of the buyer. An inaccurate content description on the customs form is fraud, so I will always state "Merchandise."

While all items are packaged with safety in mind, insurance is available at your request. Stationary will be wrapped in waterproof wrapping. Yarn is mailed in waterproof and tearproof tyvek envelopes.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Please allow up to 2 weeks for customized items to be designed, printed, dyed, assembled, and packaged. Most often I will be faster than this, but please leave time for your special items to be carefully prepared for you. If you need custom items faster, please convo me to discuss your options.

Bumblebirch will sometimes close for vacation. While I can receive convos and emails, invoicing and shipping will be delayed by the specified amount of time. This will always be posted in shop announcements.
Additional policies and FAQs
I would love to work with you on a custom order. If you see something that inspires you or would like me to create something special just for you, let me know!

Thank you and happy stitching!