LollipopGuildYarns

Now found at www.lollipopguildyarns.com

Nottingham, United Kingdom · 503 Sales

LollipopGuildYarns

Now found at www.lollipopguildyarns.com

Nottingham, United Kingdom 503 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   You can now find me over at lollipopguildyarns.com.

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Last updated on Dec 6, 2017

You can now find me over at lollipopguildyarns.com.

Roxanne Driver

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Roxanne Driver

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About

Live Fast, Dye Yarn

I am a dyer, knitter and hooker. I also dabble in other makey bits!
I work at home, which is convenient for my small family.

I dye a lot of custom orders. So if you've seen an inspirational picture, or you just want me to re-dye one of my previous yarns, give me a shout.

I have a WordPress blog, where I like to share patterns and opinions, as well as previous yarn clubs.
If you fancy stashing my yarn on Ravelry, I am also registered as a Yarnie over there, so please look me up.
If you buy a single skein of yarn from me and you aren't sure what to do with it, then I've got a Pinterest board for that! In both knit and crochet. I actually have a Pinterest board for most things!
I get around the internet. You can find all my links on my Facebook page.

I ship worldwide. So if you don't see your location on the shipping list, give me a shout and I can add it to my list.

I don't really do "normal work hours", so if I'm awake and I'm not busy, I'll be able to answer any messages. This includes Sundays. I'm always on duty.
Although please be aware that I'm in the UK (GMT).

I have house pets, one dog and one cat. Although my work is done in the kitchen, where the animals spend very little time. The yarn is also dried in the kitchen.
We are all smoke free in this house (including my 6yo daughter, thank goodness!!).

I have previously dyed bulk orders for craft boxes and bloggers. Please pop me a message if you need my services, and we can chat.

B2B emails and messages:
I'm afraid I don't buy advertising space in magazines, I am pretty self sufficient like that.
I also don't give my work away to bloggers for "exposure". But I love it when bloggers buy my yarn, so if you do use my yarn and you blog it, please let me know!
I have a supplier, who I am extremely happy with, and I don't wish to receive promotional emails from any other bare yarn suppliers. If I find that I need a different supplier, I will search you out.
I am a one woman show, and as such I find it difficult to provide stock for yarn shops on a sale or return basis, however I am always open for conversation with yarn shop owners. So get in touch if you would like to stock my yarn.

Shop members

  • Rox

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am the brains behind Lollipop Guild. I started off trying to sell my crochet wares, and I then started yarn dyeing after an indie dyer friend persuaded me to, and I fell in love. It's not really a job, it's more like an itch that must be scratched!

  • Minky

    Official Yarn Dog

    I'm Minky. I'm a Jack Russell/Beagle cross. I have short white hair, and in the spring months I tend to shed! Rox tries to keep my hair out of your yarn, but please understand that sometimes my hair can sneak into your package when she isn't looking!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 15, 2017
Hello!
I am Rox! I put colour on yarn....OK, it's a little more technical than that, but not much! I dye a massive amount of sock and 4ply weight yarn, but don't let that put you off! I also carry thicker weights. I have a love for high contrast colourways and bold neons. But I also have a darker side.
As well as having in stock yarn, I can custom dye anything for you.
Everything is dyed at home, we do own pets but the house is smoke free. I take every care to ensure that pesky dog hairs don't get into your yarn!
Thank you for exploring my shop!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
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  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I only accept returns/refunds/replacements for the following items:
Stitch markers which fall apart/are not fit for purpose.
Skeins of yarn with more than 3 joins/knots in (this is fewer than industry standard).
Orders sent out to you by mistake/mixed up orders.

I cannot accept returns for unwanted items. If you make a custom order, I will endeavour to work with you to get it just right. This involves showing you photos and even re-dyeing before it is sent out. Once the yarn has left my possession, I cannot accept returns on custom orders except in the instance listed above.
I don't accept returns on yarns that bleed/colour run. Unfortunately, whilst I rinse everything fully and never send anything out that is still bleeding; some colours appear to run clear and then begin to bleed later on. This is because the dyes used have gradually been made safer over the years, and with that you lose some chemicals and colourfastness. I'm happy to discuss this with you, should you have a problem with bleeding. Obviously, there are degrees of bleeding and there are exceptions to this rule, so please do get in touch if you have a big problem.

If you have an undelivered order, please contact me so that I can sort that out for you.

If you have unwanted yarn from me, I know of an extremely good Facebook group (UK based) where you can sell your unwanted luxury yarn.
Payment
I accept card, PayPal and Etsy gift vouchers.
Shipping
Free UK postage on 3 or more skeins! Just add to your basket and pay, I will then refund your postage.

Single skeins will now be shipped as large letter, they will come untwisted in a plastic package. This makes shipping much cheaper for you. If you would prefer to get your skein twisted or caked, please let me know and I can invoice you the postage excess. Or, if you need help with twisting your skein, let me know and I can instruct you.

I try to ship within 2 working days but have listed as 3 days because sometimes life happens. I post via Royal Mail. Custom orders are listed as up to two weeks, but I will probably be able to do them sooner. I will liaise with you about your custom order and timings.
I am happy to ship outside the UK, and have listed prices that I believe to be accurate according to Royal Mail. If you would like me to ship elsewhere, let me know.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS:
I love to take custom dye orders, please message me either on Etsy or Facebook.
I may not have the yarn base you are looking for, but I will endeavour to find it for you.
Custom orders may take a week or two to get dyed and dried and out to you, please keep this in mind if you have an urgent request. But, if I am having a quiet period, I may be able to help you with a rush order.
I like to support other Indie dyers and fibre artists, so please don't ask me to replicate another dyer's work. If you like what they are doing, ask them to do it for you.
Once we have discussed your order, I will direct you through to my custom order listing or send you an invoice (whichever is easiest for you!). I won't be able to start work until payment is received.

WHOLESALE/BUSINESS TO BUSINESS ORDERS:
I am happy to discuss wholesale/shop orders if you own a LYS or craft shop. I supply to some designers and small businesses who create yarn boxes. So please get in touch if you are interested in working together. I am also open to collaboration work with other dyers.

ABOUT YOUR YARN:
I do not use scented soaps when washing my yarns, your order should arrive with you smelling of nothing but yarn.
I try to take every care to wash out the excess dye, but sometimes dark colours (and some pinks!) can be stubborn. If you have a yarn which is dyeing your hands, please give me a shout and I can help you sort it out.
No two skeins are exactly alike, even if they are from the same dye batch. So if you are working on something which requires more than one skein, you are best to alternate the two skeins throughout your work.
If you haven't used much hand dyed yarn before, you may not have the correct equipment to quickly wind your yarn into a useable state. Your yarn comes in a skein, which is a loop of yarn. It will ideally need to go onto a swift, so that you can ball it or cake it without it getting into a mess. If you don't own a swift, I am more than happy to cake it for you, and I don't charge anything for the service; however it may incur extra postage charges since it cannot be sent as large letter.

WHERE YOUR YARN COMES FROM:
I realise that some people like to know exactly what they are buying when it comes to animal products. I use one of the largest and most responsible undyed yarn suppliers in the UK, and I am a very proud supporter of their business. This information is taken from their website, if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask me and I will try to find answers.

"We work with our mills to make sure that we purchase fibres where the best farming practices are used, and we aim to source our fibres from the ones that fit our own and our customers standards.

Our Blue-faced Leicester is British, this comes from small farms all over the UK, and is purchased through the British Wool Marketing board on our behalf. The fibres are then scoured and Superwash Treated in the UK to the highest environmental standards possible.

Our Merino's come from various sources (not Australia), we specify that none of our merino fibres are to come from farms practising mulesing. Our Merino is mulesing free.

The non-super wash Merino is Peruvian merino, this comes from small herders in the mountains where sheep are their livelihoods, it's in their interest to look after their livestock, in order to receive the highest price possible for their fleece and guarantee themselves an income. Our Peruvian mill also provide education programmes to help herders get the best out of their animals.

The superwash Merino comes from Argentina and Uruguay and is sourced from many farms of varying sizes, from smaller to larger farms."