woadSPINDLE

ecoethical fibercraft

Colorado, United States · 128 Sales

woadSPINDLE

ecoethical fibercraft

Colorado, United States 128 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   {eco-ethical art yarns}
+ handspun with rescue wool and various natural luxury fibers
+ hand dyed with low-impact and foraged plant based dyes

You can come squish these beautiful yarns and knits in person at the:
+ the Corner Studios in Lyons, CO
+ various craft shows throughout the year ~ see woadspindle.wordpress.com for details

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 14, 2016

{eco-ethical art yarns}
+ handspun with rescue wool and various natural luxury fibers
+ hand dyed with low-impact and foraged plant based dyes

You can come squish these beautiful yarns and knits in person at the:
+ the Corner Studios in Lyons, CO
+ various craft shows throughout the year ~ see woadspindle.wordpress.com for details

Desirea Holton

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Desirea Holton

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About

scads of skeins of high craft fiber collages

My craft is currently centered around creating small batches of handspun fine gauge art yarn and the small knits I make from them.

My knits are a mix of reclaimed luxury fiber yarns and my handspun. Each is unique because I don't follow any specific pattern unless I'm trying to repeat something I've made in the past.

The handspun starts with raw natural fibers like wool, alpaca and silk, minimally processed with Castile soap and vinegar, then dyed and blended together into a melange of colors and textures.The base of each micro-batch is a super soft combination of Colorado alpaca and rescue wool from the sheep at Homestead Wool and Gift Farm in Monroe, Wisconsin. Its a mixed flock, so I'm often able to purchase heritage breed fleeces and other interesting fibers like curly horsefiber and llama. Any silk that I use is either tussah or reclaimed.

My dye process involves low impact synthetic dyes and locally foraged plant dyestuffs like sage, tickseed coreopsis and pokeberry. The result is a fine gauge, eco-ethical art yarn like nothing anybody else makes.

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  • Desirea Holton

    Owner, Yarn Artisan

    Art school drop-out, radical historian, T'ej maker and knitter turned spinner of fabulous art yarns.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 7, 2013
*I use only tussah silk and cruelty free wool, alpaca and camel in my yarns. I avoid bleached fibers and use low-impact dying methods The finished yarns get a soak in lavender castile soap.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment
*I prefer Paypal, though any reasonable method of payment will be considered including money order or trades.
Shipping
*For regular shipping I ship as soon as the day I am alerted to the purchase by Etsy, but occasionally it takes me up to 2 days to get it to the post office.

* I use as many recyclable/reuseable materials as I can without compromising the safety of the purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
*I accept returns as long as the yarn is unused and unblemished and I am contacted within 15 days of purchase. I will refund the purchase price upon return.
Additional policies and FAQs
*All of my yarns are one of a kind, but if you see a sold one that catches your fancy I will try to make a similar one just for you.

*I am more than happy to do wholesale orders, just convo me and we can set something up.

*Did I mention I'm also open to trading? Some of the items I like include recycled glass, art prints, kids toys and clothes, vintage housewares and narwhals.