BWwoolery

Alpaca, an eco-friendly and renewable resource.

Fredericton, Canada · 192 Sales

BWwoolery

Alpaca, an eco-friendly and renewable resource.

Fredericton, Canada 192 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(59)

Announcement   B&W Woolery Hand Spun Yarns and Brigadoon Fiber Farm offer one of a kind Alpaca products. From hand spun yarns, hand woven apparel and more. Made organically and naturally to bring out the best in your projects.
Visit our Alpaca farm at www.brigadoonfarms.webs.com for home grown fiber, products and more from Brigadoon Fiber Farms.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 10, 2016

B&W Woolery Hand Spun Yarns and Brigadoon Fiber Farm offer one of a kind Alpaca products. From hand spun yarns, hand woven apparel and more. Made organically and naturally to bring out the best in your projects.
Visit our Alpaca farm at www.brigadoonfarms.webs.com for home grown fiber, products and more from Brigadoon Fiber Farms.

Rachel Dalton

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Rachel Dalton

Alpaca rug yarn, cored yarn, 100% alpaca, Aleeka
Alpaca rug yarn, cored yarn, 100% alpaca, Aleeka
$35.48
Alpaca rug yarn, cored yarn, 100% alpaca, Mira
Alpaca rug yarn, cored yarn, 100% alpaca, Mira
$72.61
Alpaca Headband Knitting Pattern, Seed Stitch
Alpaca Headband Knitting Pattern, Seed Stitch
$3.71
Alpaca Thrum Mittens Knitting Pattern
Alpaca Thrum Mittens Knitting Pattern
$3.71
Alpaca Thrum Mitten Kit
Alpaca Thrum Mitten Kit
$33.01
Alpaca sock, Calf High
Alpaca sock, Calf High
$24.75
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(59)
jwyse

jwyse on Apr 5, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was a wonderful gift for a friend. She was thrilled. I can't wait to see the finished product too.

lyndamee

lyndamee on Mar 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with the Drop Spindle Kit. Delivery was fast, and Rachel answered all my questions on a timely basis in a very friendly manner. I've never spun anything before, but I'm sure this spindle and the fibre will get me on the spindling path!!

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Updates

Our fiber is back from the mill and we're restocking all sizes! Our new felt is felted more densely than the others and are absolutely fantastic
A beautiful new baby girl on our farm. Wait for the baby alpaca yarn to come from this stunning white girl, Arabella!

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B&W Woolery... looking for more.

Hand spinning fibers is a centuries old craft. Providing warmth and comfort to people around the world. B&W Woolery follows in those footsteps and creates unique, organic yarns using the same techniques and tools used historically. All processing is done completely by hand.

Prior to the industrial revolution and the use of harmful chemicals in all consumer products, yarns were spun at home. Our yarns are spun in our homes, in front of the living room fire and bring this antiqued feeling of hearth and home to everything we do.

This craft has been passed down from one generation to another. Rachel was taught at a young age by a long time spinner in Nova Scotia.

Choosing to create breed specific yarns comes with the challenge of re-educating an audience who expects 'wool' yarn from a craft store. Creating and purchasing breed yarns ensures breed preservation. With the industrial revolution, yarns are produced in large factories with corrosive chemicals. They favor white yarns to later dye. This ensured that herdsmen tend to keep white sheep. Those beautiful breeds with colored fleeces are being bred out of existence to suit this expanding market.

Each variety of fleece is not simply 'wool'. Similar to paint, one would not just purchase 'paint' to touch up their car, paint their finger nails, and also paint their home. Breed specific yarns carry this distinction too. These breeds have been selectively breed for thousands of years to produce fleeces with very specific attributes and purposes.

We work with local farmers and herdsmen to find the best fleece we can within each breed. Or, the alpaca fiber is grown on our farm, Brigadoon Fiber Farm. Once the fleece is received, it is then skirted to remove all portions that are unsuitable for spinning. It's then washed in organic handmade laundry soap made for sensitive skin. washing is time consuming and has to soak and be gently massaged to remove the oils and dirt. This process is repeated up to 8x. The wool is then sun or air dried depending on the outside weather and finally hand carded, hand spun and dyed.

Check out www.facebook.com/brigadoonfiberfarm to see us on facebook or www.brigadoonfarms.webs.com to see all of our Alpaca adventures.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like something only you would think of!

Shop members

  • Rachel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Social Media, Owner, Spinner And Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on October 5, 2014
Welcome to B&W Woolery. We hope you have a pleasant day and browse. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send us an e-mail or convo. We'd love to hear from you.

Most importantly, my yarns are cruelty free! More information on how in my policies!

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
Payment can be made through Paypal, etsy gifts cards or direct checkout and must be paid immediately.

If visiting us at a local craft fair, we accept cash and most major credit cards
Shipping
If you live locally, belong to a craft group and would like to pick up your items we would be happy to oblige! Please enter code OTTAWAVALLEY4PU when checking out and let us know when you'll be by.

All pre-made yarns will be shipped in 1-3 days after payment has been completed. All shippments will be made with Canada Post through Paypal and can take 1 week (within Canada) and up to 2 weeks for everywhere else.

For all shippments leaving north America, the shipping prices are generalized quotes. I will check shipping prices and contact the seller prior to shipping. All additional shipping costs will be the sellers responsibility. If the charges are too high, a full refund of the shipping amount will be made.
Refunds and Exchanges
All returns must be made within 5 days of your receiving the item. Please remember that you are purchasing hand spun wool. There will be vegetation and each is unique. We do our best to give accurate measurements, weights and all information possible. If you've purchased the material and found that it's not to your liking we're very sorry you'd like to return it. The item may be returned and a refund will be made, minus original shipping charges and $5.00 restocking fee.

The item must remain in it's original wrapper, remain in skein form and not have been used in any way. (not frogged and re-wrapped). If the item is returned and smells of smoke, has been used, is stained or dirty we are unable to offer a refund at all.

Any return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer making the return.

We are also unable to take leftover yarn. If you have 200yds or only used a small portion from a skein there are lots of things you can do with this! you just can't return it :)
Additional policies and FAQs
If purchasing bulk orders of 3 skeins or more, we can offer bulk discounts of %15. Please include coupon code 'BULKINGUP3'

Larger projects do require more yarn and we understand that this can be costly. If you require a certain yardage over 300yds we can offer you a discount. This cannot be applied to pre-made yarns listed. We have a variety of fibers, colors and patterns that you may choose from. The first 150yds range from $25-40.00 depending on the fiber and pattern with each consecutive yard $0.10-0.20. As this is done on the bobbin we will spin as close to your required yardage as possible. This yardage may go over and all additional yardage will be included in the final price. Please send us a message here on etsy or at bwwoolery [!at] outlook.com for more information!

If you've stashed away your own fiber and would like it spun, we can do this as well! Dog fur, sheeps fiber, llama, alpaca - whatever! We can also blend colors or fibers or dye them $3/skien. This is a flat rate of 25.00 for the initial $150yds. Each additional yard is $0.07. We would be happy to spin the entirety of the fiber or to a specific yardage. We do require that these fibers be clean (in the very least skirted) prior to them coming to us. If you're unsure how to wash and process fibers, we'd be happy to do this for you. A processing fee will be added to your order per lb of fiber. $15 for cleaning and carding, or $10 for carding.

All custom made yardage will be spun over never under the required amount - we know what it's like to run out at the last row!!

HOW WE'RE CRUELTY FREE:

Most importantly, my yarns are cruelty free. I've met and personally snuggled with 80% of the sheep that create the fleece for my yarns. They live on small hobby farms that treat them more as pets than sheep! A few of them were orphaned at birth and actually spent their first few months living in the house with diapers until old enough to join the flock!! I know some very dedicated herdsmen. One of my farmers is a recently retired military member and tending to his small flock of 2 sheep and 2 alpaca is quite therapeutic. Shearing is done every year to prevent skin problems that can be caused by long matted fur.

The other 20% are sheep/llamas, alpaca, goats, bunnies from North America that are also from small herds that are equally well treated that I've obtained through trades and spin share programs. They just happen to be far away so I've not had the opportunity to meet them!

also spin for a llama/alpaca rescue and will be spinning a number of their fleeces this summer. I'll be donating a number of skeins to them for auctions and fundraising! Purchasing these skeins means I can donate and spin more, so they can save more neglected animals!