The Madwoman's Dyepot

Vancouver, Washington

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Last updated on November 12, 2012

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As a rather unique fiber artist, my fibers and yarns are done in small quantities and batches. Duplications may not be possible because of the nature of the dye methods, so be sure to pick up enough fiber to complete the entire object.

I am seriously interested in using only American products and fibers. I generally purchase wool and fibers from local sources here in the Northwest and use local mills to process some of them. The fibers that might be from overseas connections I have generally picked up from other sources (stash reductions and garage sales) rather than importing and adding to the use of fossil fuels in bringing items to the USA.

I use commercial dyes because of their low toxicity but will do some natural dyeing on occasion but without the toxic mordants and the challenges those bring. I prefer having finer control of what goes into my fibers.

Part of using local area fibers is to be able to promote some of the more unusual breeds which are being raised here in the NW. These include Romeldale, Wensleydale, Columbia and other breeds of sheep. These are incredible fibers and people who are not aware of them should see just the incredible effects you can get from the use of these wools.

My love of "art" yarns came almost from the first time I spun. I love how the fibers can be combined to create unique yarns which can make for incredible one-of-a-kind items.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
Sometimes pictures are not entirely accurate as far as color is concerned. I try my best but if fiber or yarn is received which is not acceptable, the item can be returned for refund of the cost of the fiber.

Spinning Wheel Policy
Spinning wheels must be returned within 10 days of receipt of the wheel. The wheel and other hard goods incur a 20% restocking fee. The wheel must be packed in its original box and arrive back in the same condition as shipped. Damage will be assessed according to replacement fees.
I take payment through Etsy using credit card or PayPal. Phone orders can be called in to me at (360) 607-0653. If you wish to pay by check or cashier's check, you can send via snail mail to PO Box 821397, Vancouver, Washington 98682. These will be delayed further by waiting until the funds actually are added to my account. Especially with money orders as they can be problematic. The items requested can be placed on hold for you until the money is received and cleared. They will then be sent our.
I generally ship within 3 business days (usually within 24 hours). Items going overseas will be sent (if under 2 pounds) by First Class International Mail or (if over 2 pounds) by Priority Mail. I try to find the least expensive way of shipping and will bill you accordingly.

Spinning wheels will be shipped from the BlueBonnet Spinning Wheel Company in Texas. Any delays with shipping will be communicated to at the time I place the order. They will be shipped via FedEx. Shipping and delivery notices will be sent via Email. Insurance can be added according to your desires.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 360-607-0653 or email me at madwomans.dyepot [!at] I will be happy to assist you in getting the information you need to make the best selection possible.