Bold and bright spinning fibers on fine wool bases.

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Elizabeth Porter

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About hobbledehoy

Sales 11,184
On Etsy since 2006

A fluffy explosion. Sparkle!

In 2006, I dreamt up a way to earn money for college books. It had nothing to do with wool, and everything to do with squeaky new Etsy. Suddenly, I found myself face-to-face with handspun yarn on this site and dove straight into the fiber arts without coming up for air. Ever.

I love composing batts. Combining the right balance of color, texture, and contrast is what ignites my excitement in the studio. I dye and blend fibers full time, mostly overnights so I can wrangle two precious little ones during the day. My goal is to create a batt for everyone, from traditional spinners to the wild art yarnies. Felters too! If you live for a spinning experience that will surprise you, soothe you, or ignite your handspun customer base, please give a Hobbledehoy batt a whirl.

I dye nearly all of the fibers you see in my shop on my own using professional permanent dyes. I only use fibers soft enough for a baby's skin. If I wouldn't put it on my own child, I won't offer it for sale. The formula is simple: Soft fibers + quirky colorways + textural contrasts = one of a kind fiber bases for handspun projects worthy of heirloom statuses.

Let's make some wooly magic together.

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  • Elizabeth Porter

    Owner, Maker, Batt Wizard

    I've been experimenting with wool since 2006 when I first encountered the unique and magical qualities of handspun yarn. Since then, I've been elbows deep in a studio of rainbow wooly bits, blending and carding and dyeing to my heart's content.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Hello! I aim to provide a unique wooly experience by offering a variety of colorways on fine wool bases. I run Hobbledehoy out of two home studios - a dyeing room and a carding room, both in my house!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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
If you are dissatisfied with your order in any way, please contact me about a refund or exchange.

Orders that arrive damaged or that do not arrive at all will be promptly refunded.

Your satisfaction with your purchase matters to me, I want you to be thrilled with your Hobbledehoy fibers!
I currently accept payments through Paypal and Etsy Direct Checkout.
Orders currently ship within 1-3 business days.

I ship all orders USPS First Class, unless the package weighs over 16 oz.

All international orders are shipped 1st Class International.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contact me for consignment or wholesale queries.