HansenHandDyes

hand dyed luxury yarns

Hastings, Nebraska | 400 Sales

HansenHandDyes

hand dyed luxury yarns

Hastings, Nebraska 400 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Welcome to Hansen Hand Dyes! Treat yourself or your favorite fiber lover to a beautifully colored, hand dyed skein of luxury yarn.

HHD will no longer be wrapping yarn orders in tissue paper in an effort to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. While it's only a very small change it is something over which I have control. If you wish your yarn to be wrapped for a gift purpose please leave a comment on your order.

If you've knit a project with one of our yarns please share a photo on our facebook page www.facebook.com/HansenHandDyes we'd love to see your handiwork! And check out the blog to see what's going on behind the scenes. http://yarncave.blogspot.com/

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Last updated on Apr 19, 2018

Welcome to Hansen Hand Dyes! Treat yourself or your favorite fiber lover to a beautifully colored, hand dyed skein of luxury yarn.

HHD will no longer be wrapping yarn orders in tissue paper in an effort to reduce waste and be more environmentally friendly. While it's only a very small change it is something over which I have control. If you wish your yarn to be wrapped for a gift purpose please leave a comment on your order.

If you've knit a project with one of our yarns please share a photo on our facebook page www.facebook.com/HansenHandDyes we'd love to see your handiwork! And check out the blog to see what's going on behind the scenes. http://yarncave.blogspot.com/

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Hansen Hand Dyes

After a lot of years on the planet I realized I'm a small town girl at heart and have returned to my roots in Nebraska. I relocated to a little unincorporated village of 60 people right outside of my hometown of Hastings, Nebraska.

I'm a knitter who was drawn to knitting socks by all of the wonderful and colorful sock yarns available. Having accumulated a sizable stash over the years I thought it would be fun to start playing with color on my own and Hansen Hand Dyes was born.

I employ a variety of techniques in my dyeing from hand painting to immersion dyeing and a smattering of other things in between. Some of my colorways are repeatable, some skeins are truly unique (Happy Accidents), and some techniques will provide varied results and different layouts of colors within a colorway.

Of course, a love of yarn and knitting has piqued my interest into other fiber related activities. In 2015 I acquired a loom and expect to offer handwoven scarves in the shop on occasion. I also got sidetracked with beads (they're bright and pretty too) and began making stitch markers.

So, when I'm not dealing with the everyday things life throws at me you'll find me knitting, in the yarn cave mixing up dyes, weaving, or hunched over a desk with my glasses on my nose stringing beads on wire. Life is too short not to enjoy it.

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Last updated on August 26, 2016
Welcome to Hansen Hand Dyes, bringing you beautifully dyed yarns from my yarn cave in central Nebraska.

I've been knitting off and on for over 20 years and discovered knitting socks in 2008. I fell in love with all of the beautifully colored socks yarns out there. I thought it would be fun to try dyeing my own yarn but it just wasn't feasible in the 500 square foot apartment we were living in in Breckenridge, Colorado.

I moved back to my home community in Nebraska in 2010. After a lot of hem-hawing around my husband told me I'd never know if I enjoyed it if I didn't try it. He outfitted a dyeing area for me in one of our outbuildings, I lovingly refer to it as the yarn cave. As luck would have it, I really love dyeing yarn. So here I am.

I dye all of my yarns using professional acid dyes. I mostly dye fingering weight yarns but do on occasion branch out to different weights and compositions of yarns. I hope you enjoy my yarns as much as I enjoyed dyeing them.

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Returns and exchanges
It’s my hope that you’ll love your yarn. If you are not happy with your yarn please contact me.

Return requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If a return request is accepted the refund will consist of the price of the yarn only. Yarn must be returned in the same condition it was sent: unused, in skein form, and labeled. Return shipping is your responsibility.

Damaged Items: I am not responsible for items damaged or lost in transit.
Payment
Payments are due within 48 hours of purchase. If payment is not made within that time frame the sale will be cancelled and the item will be relisted for sale in the shop.

I do on occasion provide coupon codes for special promotions or repeat business. Such coupons cannot be used in conjunction with items already discounted or for custom orders.

Nebraska residents will be charged 7.5% sales tax.
Shipping
US orders will be shipped with delivery confirmation via USPS First Class or Priority Mail depending on the weight of the package. I do work a full time job and will try to ship your package within three business days of purchase.

Shipping overages of $1.00 or more will be refunded to buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
All Hansen Hand Dyes yarns are dyed with professional grade acid dyes.

Yarns are dyed in small batches and sometimes one skein at a time. Hand dyed yarns are unique and no two skeins are completely alike; even skeins dyed in the same batch will vary. If you have purchased multiple skeins of the same color I recommend alternating skeins every few rows to blend any differences that might exist in the yarn.

Different dyeing methods are employed in my hand dyes. For this reason you will see heathered effects, layered colors, random spots of color, and variances in depth and brightness of colors. These are characteristics of hand dyed yarns and make your skein unique.

Hand washing your yarn in cool water with a mild detergent is recommended. While all yarns have been thoroughly rinsed you may see some dye run off in the first few washes. Some colors will run off or bleed more than others; you can add a small amount of white vinegar to your rinse water to deter this.

While not desirable, joins, slubby under plied areas, and knots are part of the milling process and you may find them in a skein. I try to pull skeins with defects from my line but if you receive a skein that has an inordinate number or knots or has sections of grossly under plied areas please contact me.

Lastly, I am a cat owner. They are lovely, happy, and quite fluffy animals. While they do not help dye, skein, or package yarn it is entirely possible that a stray cat hair or two may come into contact with my yarns. Please keep this in mind if you have allergies.