Announcement   Learn more about Modern Fiber Lab on my "about" page. I have a lot of additional links!

I am honored and thrilled to have been featured on the Martha Stewart Living blog series "Meet the Maker" recently:


Learn more about Modern Fiber Lab on my "about" page. I have a lot of additional links!

I am honored and thrilled to have been featured on the Martha Stewart Living blog series "Meet the Maker" recently:

Sonya Yong James

Contact shop owner

Sonya Yong James


No reviews in the last year
View all 84 reviews


I see fiber as a basic common thread throughout the organic world.

Modern Fiber Lab specializes in all handmade products made from various animal and plant fibers from sustainable sources. I source all of my fiber from shepherds primarily in the United States. Everything here is a direct link to the natural world.

I work primarily with wool fibers and various felt techniques. Felt offers an extraordinary range from two dimensional design to sculptural forms for both interiors and personal ornament.

No other material is as versatile. Felt is utilitarian, decorative, and completely renewable.

The appeal of felt is its connection to the earth and to the living animals that they come from. To touch felt is to feel centuries of historic tradition, to feel an organic thing that lives in harmony with the earth and with the people that nurture it.

Felt is in touch with the past yet remains innovative and is open to reinterpretation.

I am working currently in three different series using wool felt. One, a series, that uses hand wet felting to make throws, rugs, and wall pieces, another series using felted wool roving for vessels and floor covers and also large sculptural pieces.

If you have any questions please fell free to refer to my shop policies or contact me.

Enjoy the beauty of fiber.

All designs are the copyright of Modern Fiber Lab.

More Modern Fiber Lab:

Instagram: sonyayongjames

Shop members

  • Sonya Yong James

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on August 9, 2012
Welcome to the Modern Fiber Lab shipping and store policy page.

If you have any questions about the items or shipping please feel free to contact me at any time.
My mission is to make well crafted sculptures and pieces and I fully guarantee the quality of my work.
I believe in good customer service and I welcome communication throughout the process of purchasing any of the work. Please don't hesitate to contact me, it is important to me and it is my hope that when you receive your order you are completely delighted and satisfied with all aspects of the transaction.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
Refunds or exchanges must be made within 3 days of receipt and the buyer will be responsible for the costs of shipping incurred.

If an item arrives damaged, please let me know immediately. An image of the damage is also appreciated for the purpose of insurance claims.

I will issue a refund as soon as I receive the item.

It is my goal to provide you with a positive shopping experience and a hand made item that you will truly love. If for whatever reason, you are not happy with your purchase please contact me directly so I can find a solution to the problem. In the past several years I have never encountered any problems but I want all customers to shop with complete confidence. It is extremely important to me that all clients and customers are satisfied with their purchase.

Thank you so much for your consideration in advance.
Immediate payment through Pay Pal is always appreciated. If you want to send a check or money order please contact me after checking out.

Cancellation must be made within 24 hours.

If I do not receive payment within 24 hours I will cancel the transaction.
I will ship to your Etsy address. If you want me to ship to a different address, please notify me in "message to seller" or in an email.

Depending on the piece I ship either UPS Ground or USPS. Larger pieces are sent via UPS while much smaller pieces are sent through the US Postal Service. All orders are very carefully packaged, however I am not responsible for theft or damage to packages once delivered. If you do not want UPS or USPS to leave a package at your door, you must contact me to alert the shippers that a signature is required for delivery.

Upgraded shipping is available by request. The customer is responsible for the extra shipping fees.

International shipping is sent via International Priority USPS, and will take 6-10 business days in transit. Please note that international orders can be charged import tax, for which the buyer is responsible.
Additional policies and FAQs
I welcome all wholesale inquiries however I do not accept consignments.