Every Skein a Story

South Boston, Massachusetts

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Last updated on Apr 5, 2019

Acquire a masterfully crafted one-of-a-kind yarn for creating your own fiber art piece--or commission a unique yarn of your own!


Bethany Powell

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Bethany Powell


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About gossamersong

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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 April 5, 2019
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.

Let's collaborate create a yarn themed on something you love, or colors you can't get enough of. Just message me to start!

You'll put down 20% of the estimated cost up front. Usually materials are 60% of 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!


I am currently open to trades for fiber, yarn, or materials.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
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.
I am currently accepting only PayPal (or credit cards via PayPal), except in cases of trades.
Your item ships within 3 business days, now using Priority Shipping to get your yarns to you faster!
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.