dyeingforcolour

Fibres for spinners, felters, hookers

Trenton, Canada · 9757 Sales

dyeingforcolour

Fibres for spinners, felters, hookers

Trenton, Canada 9757 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(5063)
Shop owner

Pat

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Announcement   ~~ WHAT'S NEW? ~~ July 8,2016


There will be no interruption of international shipping service from this shop, as if Canada Post strikes I will be driving packages to ship within the USA.

New 1 ounceMohair and Border Leicester!

We will from now on be carrying handspun of all kinds, still with our one-pay price for shipping no matter how much you buy.

BIG NEWS! We are now open for in person shopping, by appointment, and we do take credit cards. Guild or other large groups qualify for a discount,so bring your friends!

New Border Leicester in both rovings and locks,

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 Jul 8, 2016

~~ WHAT'S NEW? ~~ July 8,2016


There will be no interruption of international shipping service from this shop, as if Canada Post strikes I will be driving packages to ship within the USA.

New 1 ounceMohair and Border Leicester!

We will from now on be carrying handspun of all kinds, still with our one-pay price for shipping no matter how much you buy.

BIG NEWS! We are now open for in person shopping, by appointment, and we do take credit cards. Guild or other large groups qualify for a discount,so bring your friends!

New Border Leicester in both rovings and locks,

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

NEW Silk/ Seacell Pencil Roving 2 Ounces
US$10.00
Border Leicester lamb, 1 ounce , Washed White
US$3.00
Wensleydale locks, 2 Oz Calico
US$12.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(5063)
roseyandbasil

roseyandbasil on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks and quick delivery

roseyandbasil

roseyandbasil on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks and quick delivery

roseyandbasil

roseyandbasil on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I can hardly wait to try this out

roseyandbasil

roseyandbasil on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks and quick delivery

roseyandbasil

roseyandbasil on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks and quick delivery

roseyandbasil

roseyandbasil on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful locks and quick delivery

kbdc20131

kbdc20131 on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

J'ai recu trèes vite. Super douce et brillante

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backstagediva

backstagediva on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As always, absolutely the greatest!

backstagediva

backstagediva on Aug 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As always, absolutely the greatest!

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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
US$8.50

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.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
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.