gossamersong

Every Skein a Story

Oklahoma, United States · 75 Sales

gossamersong

Every Skein a Story

Oklahoma, United States 75 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(51)

Announcement   yarn that plays with the storytelling power of color. *FLASH SALE ON NOW!*

My yarn is lofty, one of a kind, and full of impressionist strokes of color. I go for a moment-by-moment experience--as you knit my yarn, it is fresh stitch by stitch and tells a story with you.

Feel free to inquire about custom work, fiber trades (yarn, roving, or knit goods), and making a once-in-a-lifetime project.

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2016

yarn that plays with the storytelling power of color. *FLASH SALE ON NOW!*

My yarn is lofty, one of a kind, and full of impressionist strokes of color. I go for a moment-by-moment experience--as you knit my yarn, it is fresh stitch by stitch and tells a story with you.

Feel free to inquire about custom work, fiber trades (yarn, roving, or knit goods), and making a once-in-a-lifetime project.

Bethany Powell

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Bethany Powell

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(51)
bngbod

bngbod on Dec 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

This custom-spun yarn is lovely. Arrived in excellent condition in timely manner.

paulamcguire2000

paulamcguire2000 on Sep 22, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

lovely yarn--spun very evenly! Quick shipping too!

Anonymous on May 17, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This has been wonderful yarn to knit with. It does form subtle stripes of long color repeats, which was unexpectedly lovely. There is some pilling, so I would not use this on high-wear areas or at very loose gauge.

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Updates

Free Shipping this weekend only to end the sale! Several yarns reduced a SECOND time in price!

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Ridiculous bargains in my Etsy flash sale! All yarns marked down, and a coupon code on the GossamerSong Facebook fan page makes them an even crazier good deal.

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ARMAND DK silver gold purple handspun art yarn
US$15.00
Next feast of color yarn: Savitri! Inspired by a friend's retelling, this yarn has sari silk, bamboo, and a dash of glitter to unite the bold red and blue.
(Link is to different shop listing: this one still being made!)

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About

Stories in Color, All Twisted Up

I am crazy about stories.

I wouldn't probably say this to introduce myself, in person. I'm shy about my loves. But I spend most of my time coming up with stories, thinking about my favorite stories...trying to figure out what I love about them.

I publish a little poetry, and it usually errs on the side of telling a story.

The first time I realized I wanted to spin, for my own sake, was when I saw a fleece of Jacob's Sheep wool that, instead of the usual brown and white, was a marbled grey, white, and black. It was a Gothic set of colors, the white beautiful because of the black. As I spun it, the different proportions of the three shades seemed to be have such dimension, and personality.

A ballroom at midnight. A harlequin, a rolling die.

The next epiphany was being given some sky-blue roving, with just a hint of green.

I paired it with light gray and white, like clouds and the shadows on them, intending it to look like sky-colors. Instead, to me, it seemed to call up the colors of the beautiful animated movie "Spirited Away".

I started buying colors to play with that idea, of the palettes of stories, of calling up scenes by just finding the colors that echoed them.

Sometimes I throw colors together and then find out what they make me think of. More often, these days, I go to find materials with an idea of what I want to make tribute to.

And it makes me crazy with excitement when someone else sees a story in what I've created.

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  • Bethany Powell

    Owner, Maker, Handspinner, Fiber Snob

    I started as a fiber artist when I started spinning Jacob Sheep fleece. I fell hard for how just slight differences in shade and color repeats made yarn look. When I got my hands on dyed fiber...well, I never stopped.

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Last updated on November 26, 2015
Welcome to GossamerSong!

I hand-create unique yarns by using fiber to evoke a story--a narrative down the length of the yarn, or a set of yarns that compliment each other.

COMMISSIONED WORK:
I create yarns themed on books and film, fantasy worlds, and folklore. I would love to collaborate with you and create a yarn devoted to your favorite hero, fictional place, or show. Just message me to start!

Starting with selecting the materials, choosing colors and textures, you can both guide the direction of the yarn, and decide on price-range for materials.

I take 20% of the estimated cost up front. Usually materials are more like 60% of the cost, so this gives me confidence to order your materials!

I love working with other artists' batts and hand-painted rovings. If you want me to spin something up for you, using it as the base of a project, feel free to start a custom order request, too!

TRADES:

I am open to trades. I love geekery, fiber, stationary, knits...I can't use much in the way of jewelry or scents, but when in doubt, feel free to ask.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
I am currently accepting only PayPal (or credit cards via PayPal), except in cases of trades.
Shipping
I will ship within 3 business days.

Message me requests for expedited shipping, and I'll find the rate for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund the money for returns via PayPal, including the shipping charge, on recieving the returned item, if it is in near to the same condition as when sent.
Additional policies and FAQs
Everything I make is one-of-a-kind. If the appearance of an item varies from picture to reality so much that you can't use it, I will accept a return.

I am more than happy to create yarn that compliments other skeins, even if I can't replicate it. I know some of my skeins are smaller: just contact me about it! I want you to be able to make something wonderful.


Please buy with the awareness that handspun is special for its character, not its uniformity. If something is unacceptable, however, I want to make it right.