JulieSpins

Handdyed luxury yarn and roving, free ship $35 in US

Boston, Massachusetts 19962 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (8125)

JulieSpins

Handdyed luxury yarn and roving, free ship $35 in US

Boston, Massachusetts | 19962 Sales

JulieSpins

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JulieSpins

Announcement    The update for Monday, 9/16 is live in the shop. I hope you find something you love! If you have a suggestion for a yarn or fiber you'd like to see in the future, please let me know and it might appear in a future update. I enjoy providing a large variety of blends with silk and cashmere, mohair, baby camel, fine alpaca, yak and wool. I'm always on the look out for new yarns and new fibers to try and I've branched out into custom blends and yarns from a growing network of mills to bring special products to my customers. Thank you for visiting my shop!

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Last updated on Sep 16, 2019

The update for Monday, 9/16 is live in the shop. I hope you find something you love! If you have a suggestion for a yarn or fiber you'd like to see in the future, please let me know and it might appear in a future update. I enjoy providing a large variety of blends with silk and cashmere, mohair, baby camel, fine alpaca, yak and wool. I'm always on the look out for new yarns and new fibers to try and I've branched out into custom blends and yarns from a growing network of mills to bring special products to my customers. Thank you for visiting my shop!

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About

There really are no bad colors!

Why JulieSpins? I began my fiber life as a spinner. I was a bit obsessed. I worked all day long at a demanding job (still do), and at night I would spin. I spun to relax and to do something useful at the same time. At 4 hours a night, 5 nights a week, I became a very good spinner, with way too much handspun yarn. It was good preparation for dyeing though, because I learned a lot about what makes well-dyed fiber a pleasure to spin.

In 2007 I dyed my first fiber. As a scientist by training, the chemicals and "labwork" is natural for me, but it has been the beauty of unexpected colors and combinations that has kept me going. I've learned that there are truly no bad colors. I love to experiment with different fiber blends, new yarns, and new techniques. Often I plan my dyeing for the evening on my commute home from work, and I can lose track of time when beautiful colors are happening.

Unfortunately, Etsy no longer means "handmade," but you should know that every item I sell is dyed by me. I am the only artisan here. I am also the only untangler, photographer, accountant, shipper, advertising agent, chemist, and whatever else my business needs. I applaud the success of my fellow dyers who have made the leap from one-woman-handmade-brands to companies that are carried by yarn stores coast-to-coast, but that is not my path for now. From the very beginning I have deliberately limited my business to keep it healthy and in balance with the rest of my life.

My business has one guiding principle, which is to treat my customers as I would wish to be treated, by selling the best products I can find, dyed to the best of my ability, at a fair price. Thanks for listening.

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  • Julie

    Owner

    I'm Julie, the owner/artist/everything at JulieSpins. I started JulieSpins in 2008. Dyeing fiber and yarn is a great pleasure for me, and I like being the one responsible for all aspects of my business.

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

I do sell my yarn at wholesale to several yarn stores but my capacity to add more wholesale accounts is very limited, since this is a one-woman business. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in setting up a wholesale account for your store, and I will let you know the terms and availability. It varies across the calendar year. Thanks for understanding.

Can you wind my yarn into a ball or cake?

No, I am sorry, that is not a service that I can provide.

Shipping Info

If you are outside the US and the shipping charge you pay is more than the exact cost, I will gladly refund the extra. It is impossible to estimate accurately.

I ship packages to customers within the US by USPS. Under 16 oz. I use First Class, heavier packages usually go by Priority Mail. If the dimensions of the package exceeds normal limits for Priority Mail, I will send the package by USPS Parcel Mail. Spinning fiber is bulky, and if you buy lots of braids at a time, the shipping cost can jump dramatically, like from $10 to almost $40 for the same weight to the same destination, because of the dimensions of the package. Under those circumstances I may switch to USPS Parcel Mail, or split your package into two shipments.