dyeingforcolour

Fibres for spinners, felters, hookers

Trenton, Canada · 10578 Sales

dyeingforcolour

Fibres for spinners, felters, hookers

Trenton, Canada 10578 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(5218)

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Pat

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Announcement   ~~ WHAT'S NEW? ~~ May1 2017

Tax free May! No taxes or the month of May, hooray spring!

New Colourways of Border Leicester listed today!

We are now pleased to offer flat rate shipping. Per order, not per item. $10 per order to Canada, $8 per order to the US.

FALL SHEARING OF KID mohair just in. Long white locks, very little veg, really good quality. Lots of new colour ways coming soon

New 1 ounceMohair and Border Leicester

NOTES ON SHIPPING
I have gotten another unhappy comment on shipping, so please let me say this. When you receive your package, it will be stuffed, packed, rammed and crammed, even vacuumed down into the smallest possible package. Postal costs are based on dimension as well as weight, and this is one way we keep your mailing costs down.

You asked for it so I made it. Small 1 ounce packets of crimpy shiny Border Leicester locks, carefully washed and hand chosen for the lock integrity. Use for wet or needle felting. Only $3 per package..

Note From Pat regarding locks
Please understand that these locks, both dyed and natural, come from farm animals. They live in barns, they eat hay, they throw feed all over themselves and each other. Often, they spend winters in the barns. I don't own any livestock, I buy all the fibre I sell from farmers. I usually get it in the mail, and I work very hard to get as much veggie out as I can; but I cannot ever, ever get it all. Occasionally I am lucky enough to find covered sheep, but that is rare. A poll I once held here on Etsy was unanimous that everyone wants the lock structure intact as much as possible with their locks, so that is what I do. To get it ALL out I could put it through my industrial Picker that is part of my custom fibre mill, but that is clearly not what people are looking for.
If you cannot tolerate any amount of veggie in your fibre, you probably will not be happy with buying fibre in lock form. Please take this into consideration when ordering.

***** Customers please note *****
.
I am happy to ship internationally,also.
Welcome to Dyeing for Colour. I work outside the box in terms of colours, and colourways, and hope you enjoy what I make as much as I do. I offer Seawool, Bamboo/Superwash, dyed Merino rovings, loose fibre, sample packs, dyed fleeces (Cotswold, Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, Mohair); rovings in Bamboo, Soysilk, Tussah Silk, and Firestar.
I have found a new supplier of mohair (angora) and the kid that I have and will continue to get is the absolute best, softest, cleanest quality around.
If you would like to play with one of my more exotic fibres, but you don't have a carder (and don't like hand carders - like myself) it's easy to work it into your project. Spinners; keep your silk, soysilk, bamboo or mohair next to you, and every so often just add a tiny touch, just a few fibres, to your main colour as it goes on the wheel. Keep it varied, and it gives a beautiful touch of shine and interest, using very little fibre and with no preparation. Felters and needlefelters; add several thin layers of feltable fibre and silky fibres on top of one another, then pull them apart between your hands, lay one on top of the other, do it again. Think of shuffling cards. Felt as usual. It works by allowing the wool fibres to grab each other around the non-feltable, and keep them in place.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 29, 2017

~~ WHAT'S NEW? ~~ May1 2017

Tax free May! No taxes or the month of May, hooray spring!

New Colourways of Border Leicester listed today!

We are now pleased to offer flat rate shipping. Per order, not per item. $10 per order to Canada, $8 per order to the US.

FALL SHEARING OF KID mohair just in. Long white locks, very little veg, really good quality. Lots of new colour ways coming soon

New 1 ounceMohair and Border Leicester

NOTES ON SHIPPING
I have gotten another unhappy comment on shipping, so please let me say this. When you receive your package, it will be stuffed, packed, rammed and crammed, even vacuumed down into the smallest possible package. Postal costs are based on dimension as well as weight, and this is one way we keep your mailing costs down.

You asked for it so I made it. Small 1 ounce packets of crimpy shiny Border Leicester locks, carefully washed and hand chosen for the lock integrity. Use for wet or needle felting. Only $3 per package..

Note From Pat regarding locks
Please understand that these locks, both dyed and natural, come from farm animals. They live in barns, they eat hay, they throw feed all over themselves and each other. Often, they spend winters in the barns. I don't own any livestock, I buy all the fibre I sell from farmers. I usually get it in the mail, and I work very hard to get as much veggie out as I can; but I cannot ever, ever get it all. Occasionally I am lucky enough to find covered sheep, but that is rare. A poll I once held here on Etsy was unanimous that everyone wants the lock structure intact as much as possible with their locks, so that is what I do. To get it ALL out I could put it through my industrial Picker that is part of my custom fibre mill, but that is clearly not what people are looking for.
If you cannot tolerate any amount of veggie in your fibre, you probably will not be happy with buying fibre in lock form. Please take this into consideration when ordering.

***** Customers please note *****
.
I am happy to ship internationally,also.
Welcome to Dyeing for Colour. I work outside the box in terms of colours, and colourways, and hope you enjoy what I make as much as I do. I offer Seawool, Bamboo/Superwash, dyed Merino rovings, loose fibre, sample packs, dyed fleeces (Cotswold, Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Wensleydale, Mohair); rovings in Bamboo, Soysilk, Tussah Silk, and Firestar.
I have found a new supplier of mohair (angora) and the kid that I have and will continue to get is the absolute best, softest, cleanest quality around.
If you would like to play with one of my more exotic fibres, but you don't have a carder (and don't like hand carders - like myself) it's easy to work it into your project. Spinners; keep your silk, soysilk, bamboo or mohair next to you, and every so often just add a tiny touch, just a few fibres, to your main colour as it goes on the wheel. Keep it varied, and it gives a beautiful touch of shine and interest, using very little fibre and with no preparation. Felters and needlefelters; add several thin layers of feltable fibre and silky fibres on top of one another, then pull them apart between your hands, lay one on top of the other, do it again. Think of shuffling cards. Felt as usual. It works by allowing the wool fibres to grab each other around the non-feltable, and keep them in place.

Pat

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Pat

Romney and Alpaca Rovings, all Natural 1 Oz
$2.00
Mohair, Yearling 1ounce Rainbow Yearling
$2.00
Romney and Alpaca Rovings, all Natural 1 Oz
$2.00
Mohair, 5 inch staple Autumn Blaze 137
$2.00
NEW Mohair, Yearling 1 ounces, 5 inch staple Edna
$2.00
Border Leicester lamb locks, 1 ounce, Mandarin
$3.00
Border Leicester lamb, 1 ounce , Washed White
$3.00
Border Leicester lamb locks, 1 ounce, Baby Blue
$3.00
Border Leicester Locks 1 ounce, Balsam Stand
$3.00
Border Leicester lamb locks, 1 ounce, Baby Blue 2
$3.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5218)
barbararose

barbararose on Apr 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks and the color is great. Many thanks.

Rhed Threads

Rhed Threads on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent fibre variety, good colors.😊

Rhed Threads

Rhed Threads on Apr 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loving the color combo. 😊

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Updates

Yesterday's plying.

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Sunny day for dyeing some pencil rovings this morning.

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SALE Superwash Pencil roving, white 4 ounces
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Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2016
I am here to have a good time, and make fun things for others to enjoy also. If you aren't happy with what you get, be sure and let me know so I can try to make you change your mind.

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Payment
All payments made before shipping.
Shipping
All orders to the US are shipped for a flat rate of $7, and orders to Canada are shipped for a flat rate of $10. Excluded are the very heavy Extreme Yarn Skeins.
Shipping days are Monday, and Friday, excluding Holidays.
I Please watch your Etsy invoice for the 'shipped' box to be checked off, as they are done the day of shipping..
For my International (not USA) customers, please note that although Etsy allows only one shipping cost, the actual cost varies widely. All packages are shipped Airmail; however I reserve the right to send things surface if the cost of shipping is significantly higher than paid.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds available at any time; purchase must be in condition it was received in, buyer pays return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale enquiries welcome, custom orders welcome if time permits.