Announcement   All of the yarn in this shop has been dyed with natural materials (like goldenrod, tickseed sunflower, ironweed, cochineal, walnut, and more) most of which were harvested directly from our land! The majority of the yarn is hand-spun by us. Our fiber is sourced directly from nearby friends raising sheep. All of the woven items were hand-made on a rigid heddle loom.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

All of the yarn in this shop has been dyed with natural materials (like goldenrod, tickseed sunflower, ironweed, cochineal, walnut, and more) most of which were harvested directly from our land! The majority of the yarn is hand-spun by us. Our fiber is sourced directly from nearby friends raising sheep. All of the woven items were hand-made on a rigid heddle loom.

Laura Krugh

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Nature provides bountiful fiber and a rainbow of colors for lovely handspun, naturally-dyed yarn at Colorscape Studio.

After a couple of summers experimenting with natural dyes found in our own backyard (like goldenrod, mint, walnut, ironweed, tickseed sunflower, zinnia, and hollyhock), friends and family suggested offering these colorful skeins of handspun yarn for sale. And so, here they are! Colorscape Studio uses wool sourced from a friendly farmer in the countryside neighborhood of southwest Ohio. The raw wool is skirted, picked, washed, and carded at the Ohio Valley Natural Fiber Mill. It returns to us all fluffy, soft, and ready to spin. The vast majority of yarn is spun by hand on a foot-powered spinning wheel. The gentle whir keeps one's mind in a state of easy contemplation. Once a bundle of skeins are spun, then it's time to prepare the dye bath. Colors depend on what's blooming -- from mint in early summer to pokeberry in the fall we find that nature almost always has color to offer. While a large part of the materials we use to dye with are harvested on the farm, some natural materials (like cochineal, indigo, and madder root) are acquired elsewhere. Regardless, all dye baths are brewed over a wood-burning, half-barrel fire pit on the farm. Housed within the great outdoors we simmer blossoms, stems, and leaves to extract vibrant, unique colors. Yarns and sometimes unspun roving take a dip and cook for a while. Finally the freshly dyed fiber is rinsed and clipped on the clothesline to dry. Resulting colors range from earthy browns to brilliant reds, cheerful yellow, subtle greens, and much more! Some of the yarn finds its way into handwoven and knitted items on the farm. We hope that some will find its way into your hands and plans as well.

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  • Laura Krugh

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2015
I'm so glad you found yourself in my shop! Hopefully you've found the yarn or woven item you were looking for. All of the yarn is dyed using natural dyes - many of which were harvested from our land. If you have a particular color or style in mind, let me know, and we'll see what we can do!

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If for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase, please let me know and we'll see how we can remedy it. When necessary, I'm happy to provide a full refund (minus shipping costs).
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I accept credit, debit, and Etsy gift cards, as well as personal checks.
Shipping
I will ship the item 1 - 3 business days after payment has been received. I will send you an email once I've put your package in the mail to let you know it's on its way.
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I appreciate your business, and am more than willing to be in touch with you directly about your purchase.