LunaGreyFiberArts

colorful. modern. yarn.

Colorado, United States · 1740 Sales

LunaGreyFiberArts

colorful. modern. yarn.

Colorado, United States 1740 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(719)
Shop owner

Jackie

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Announcement   Luna Grey yarn is artfully kettle dyed or hand painted in sunny Western Colorado. "Like" us on Facebook for exclusive offers and behind the scenes stories. Custom orders are welcome and can normally be completed within a week.
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My colorful yarn is a fun way to add some excitement to your next fiber project. All yarn is hand-dyed in small batches in my home studio. Please stop back often as I will be adding new yarn several times a week.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 16, 2016

Luna Grey yarn is artfully kettle dyed or hand painted in sunny Western Colorado. "Like" us on Facebook for exclusive offers and behind the scenes stories. Custom orders are welcome and can normally be completed within a week.
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My colorful yarn is a fun way to add some excitement to your next fiber project. All yarn is hand-dyed in small batches in my home studio. Please stop back often as I will be adding new yarn several times a week.

Jackie

Contact shop owner

Jackie

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(719)
Lauren and Jonny

Lauren and Jonny on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

great communication with seller, beautiful product and shipped quickly- thank you!

Lauren and Jonny

Lauren and Jonny on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

great communication with seller, beautiful product and shipped quickly- thank you!

Lauren and Jonny

Lauren and Jonny on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

great communication with seller, beautiful product and shipped quickly- thank you!

Lauren and Jonny

Lauren and Jonny on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

great communication with seller, beautiful product and shipped quickly- thank you!

Lauren and Jonny

Lauren and Jonny on Aug 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

great communication with seller, beautiful product and shipped quickly- thank you!

Dorothy Cavell

Dorothy Cavell on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Soft and beautifully colored! I've been hunting for a subdued honey color for a while now, and this is perfect!

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About

colorful. modern. yarn.

What got you started? How long have you been dyeing yarn?
On a whim, I picked up a couple jars of dye at the Wool Market in Taos, New Mexico several years ago. I promptly scoured my stash to find every skein of natural/undyed yarn I owned. I really had no idea what I was doing and admittedly ruined a few skeins of yarn during my trial runs. Over time my yarn became more consistent. People began asking where I got the yarn. When they heard I had dyed it myself, they asked if I could dye some for them. Everything sort of took off from there.

Do you have a favorite colorway?
You know, I think I have a new favorite colorway every week! I am partial to blues and greens, so those combinations tend to be my favorites. My latest favorite is "Tidepool". It's an eerie mix of teal green, olive, and gray. It reminds me of the tidal pools we saw on a trip to Cape Ann, MA years ago. I am not a big fan of pink or purple. Probably due to the fact that I have two boys and am always knitting things for them in shades of brown, gray, blue and green.

What do you do when a colorway doesn't work out the way you planned?
Sometimes the most popular colorways are "accidents". The beauty of hand dyed yarn is that you can over dye the yarn if you do not care for the color you have created on the first try. Really great, interesting colorways can be creating by "layering" color - - gray layered over red or purple layered over blue are both beautiful combinations.

I have learned a lot during my first year of dyeing. While I have never had formal training in understanding the color wheel, I have learned that some colors always work well together, like blue and green. While others....Well, not so much. Living in Colorado means that I am surrounded by Denver Broncos fans. My first attempt at dyeing orange and navy blue yarn (Broncos team colors) was a total flop. Who knew that when blue and orange overlap they make a muddy brown?

What is your favorite part about operating Luna Grey Fiber Arts?
While my background is not in art, I have found that I am happiest when I am working on some type of creative endeavor. Dyeing yarn is deeply satisfying as it allows for so much freedom of expression. And, as a knitter, I love being surrounded by beautiful yarn!

I also love that I have so much flexibility with my business. As an at-home mom of two young boys, this is a must. While running a busy yarn business, I am still able to drop off and pick up my kids from school, volunteer in the classroom, chaperone field trips, be home with them when they're ill, etc. It works really well for our family.

What's next for Luna Grey?
My business started in my kitchen. Which was fine - - for a while. However, for safety reasons, it really wasn't ideal. A few months after I opened my Etsy shop, my parents bought the house directly across the street from ours. Their new house had a huge, unfinished walk-out basement. While touring the home, I had a lightbulb moment. The space was absolutely perfect for a permanent dye studio. They ended up purchasing the home and my new studio was born. It's a great space filled with lots of natural light and high ceilings. I really am so lucky that everything worked out the way it did. The space has really allowed me to grow my business faster than I ever imagined!

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  • Jackie Vlcek

    Owner, Designer, Fiber Artist

    I am a botanist turned at-home mom to two active, bright little boys. On those rare occasions that I find myself with a little free time…I love to knit, spin and dye yarn. I dream of living on a sheep farm and opening a fiber retreat here in CO.

  • Brian

    Official Yarn Winder

    A carpenter by trade, Brian has fallen into the prestigious role of yarn winder. He can also take credit for designing and building Luna Grey's studio space.

  • The Boys

    Colorway Namers

    The boys, ages 7 and 11, are the official colorway namers. They come up with some great, creative names for much of the yarn in my shop.

  • Luna

    Namesake

    Retired racing greyhound. Lover of peanut butter biscuits and ear scritches. Crossed the rainbow bridge June 12, 2016.

  • The Girls

    Inspiration

    We raise chickens and bees on our 1/2 acre lot in the city. They bring us such joy and provide endless hours of entertainment.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2016
Hi There! Thanks so much for visiting my shop. I find such joy in creating one of a kind hand dyed yarn. I use professional grade dyes that yield bright, vibrant, colorfast results.

I hope you find something you love in my collection!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment via Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Paypal or Etsy gift certificates.

Orders shipping to the state of Colorado, USA will be charged 2.9% Colorado state sales tax.
Shipping
• I will ship to the address mentioned in your Etsy purchase (not on PayPal). Please ensure that your Etsy shipping info is correct.

• If you have any special requests regarding your order (such as wanting your yarn wound into a center pull ball), please leave a message in the "Message to Seller" box at the time of purchase. If you have any questions before you order, please contact me, and I will do my best to get back to you promptly!

• Rest assured that your order will be beautifully and safely packaged. Your yarn will come wrapped in tissue paper tied with lovely charcoal gray and white twine from fellow Etsy seller, TheTwinery. I ship in polyolefin mailers. They have proven to be strong, tear and water resistant.

• I ship via US Postal Service - which I have found to be the most economical. I ship First Class for orders under 13 oz which generally means about 3 - 5 business days travel time within the US. I ship Priority Mail for orders over 13 oz. International shipping times depend upon location, of course. Shipping times are estimates only - I am not able to guarantee shipping times once a package in en route, as this is out of my control.

• For International Buyers: Any taxes or import duties are the responsibility of the buyer and have not been included in the shipping charges.

• Please note that I cannot be liable for packages lost or stolen while in the hands of of the USPS. Let me know if you would like to purchase insurance for your order.

• If you need your package sooner, please contact me. Express shipping is available by request for an additional fee.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your yarn, please contact me within 14 days of purchase. I stand behind my product and will do my best to find a solution. I want you to love your yarn : )

Yarn that smells of smoke cannot be returned (Thanks for understanding.)
Additional policies and FAQs
My primary website can be found at www.lunagreyfiberarts.com

I welcome wholesale orders. Retail yarn shops may apply for a wholesale account here http://www.lunagreyfiberarts.com/pages/wholesale-application

Convo me regarding wholesale or consignment orders. In addition to my Etsy shop, my yarn is currently available at the following yarn shops...
Colorful Yarns - Centennial, Colorado USA
Georgetown Yarns - Georgetown, Ontario Canada
Itsy Bitsy Yarn Store - Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Canada
Knit Knook - Conifer, Colorado USA
Unwind Local Yarn Shop - Glenwood Springs, Colorado USA

My wonderful logo was created by fellow Etsy seller, Kelly Devries of RootDown.