jwmfibers

Fine cards with hand woven insets of alpaca and llama.

Wellington, Colorado · 43 Sales

jwmfibers

Fine cards with hand woven insets of alpaca and llama.

Wellington, Colorado 43 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Judy Wolff-Mills

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Judy Wolff-Mills

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Last updated on September 22, 2016
Welcome to handwoven alpaca and llama! I hand dye and hand weave these treasures in my studio overlooking the Colorado prairie and the Rocky Mountains.

My unique greeting cards and stationery feature insets of hand woven fabric which provide the metaphors for the sentiments.

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Payment
Your PayPal payment is due at the time of your sale and begins order processing immediately. Order processing begins when I receive your money order, or when your personal check clears. Please convo me for details.

Turn-around-time on custom orders varies. I will convo you regarding shipping, and I will keep you up to date on the status of your order.
Colorado residents add 3.7% sales tax. Please convo me about special orders, if you need other payment options, or would like a lay-away.

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Shipping
I use USPS. Priority shipping delivers in 2 - 3 days within the US, and 2 - 10 days outside the US. Please convo me to discuss insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be aware that these items are hand dyed and handwoven; variations in color may also occur due to differences in monitors. All sales are final. However, please convo me if you have questions or concerns about your JWMfibers treasure. Your satisfaction is always important.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ:

WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT LLAMA & ALPACA FIBER?

Llamas and alpacas -- cousins whose history dates back forty million years -- produce fiber that is free of lanolin and other oils, hypoallergenic, lustrous, fine, and strong. Boasting insulation seven times that of sheep's wool, llama and alpaca garments are simultaneously warm and lightweight -- perfect for today's fashion!

WHAT IS SURI?

Alpacas and llamas produce one of two types of fiber The most common is "huacaya", a dense, fine, crimpy fiber that produces a woven textile that is lofty, soft, and full of life. More rare in both species is the "suri" (from the Aymara people of Bolivia meaning "straight"). The suri animal grows dazzling silky, lustrous fiber that sways around their bodies as they walk like a beaded curtain.

HOW HUMANE / GREEN IS JWMfibers?

I know the origin of 90% of the llama and alpaca yarns I use in my work. In many cases, I know the animals by name either because they are grazing in my pastures, or live on the farms of valued colleagues across the US. I custom order yarn spun from these fleeces from a mill 600 miles from my studio.

We shear our animals with hand shears as they stand in the chute, having breakfast or giving us the benefit of their advice. Shearing, a spring pleasure, is critical to the health of the animals since a full-fleeced animal suffers in summer heat and can die of heat stress.

My looms are foot-powered hand looms, and my dyes are acid-based and environmentally safe.

The Wolff-Mills family, like the llamas, thrives on a vegan diet.