NeatnikYarns

Big and bold hand dyed yarn created in Canada.

Edmonton, Canada On Etsy since 2018

NeatnikYarns

Big and bold hand dyed yarn created in Canada.

Edmonton, Canada | 267 Sales

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Angela Ashton

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Angela Ashton

Announcement    COVID-19 Update: Neatnik Yarns is open for business. My family is taking social distancing very seriously, and no one is showing any symptoms, nor have we been in touch with any known carriers of the virus. If/when this changes, I will let you know, and will close my shop temporarily until my household is heathy. Stay safe my friends.

Neatnik Yarns is all about colour and luxury, especially bright variegated colourways on soft, chunky yarn. My process involves dyeing yarn in micro batches, in such a way as to layer colours on top of each other. It is more time consuming than the usual method of using one application of dye, but it provides that depth of colour that I am addicted to.

What customers are saying about Neatnik Yarns:
"So pretty, these are such. beautiful. colors. Angela has such a knack for color combinations and has some of the most amazing bases, like this one [Tiger Lily Girl]. A favorite shop and seller, always a great experience!”

“Pluscious!! Incredible jumbo skeins, sooo thick and puffy and soft. Have never found the like here, this weight and yardage, so colourful. Fall in Love colourway looks amazing. Thank you!"

"Absolutely stunning!!!! The skeins are shipped vacuum sealed so as soon as you open the package they poof up!! The colors are true to pictures shown!! I love these!! Definitely will be a return customer!!”

Coupons & Discounts
*Coupons are not applied automatically - you must enter them at checkout.
*BULKORDER - for custom orders of three or more skeins of the same colourway (i.e. shawl and sweater quantities), you are entitled to receive 10% off.
*Message me if you need more skeins than are listed, as I keep undyed skeins on hand for bulk orders.
*Receive $5 off per skein (some conditions apply) when you pick up your order. (You will receive a coupon towards your next purchase for the amount, as this discount cannot be calculated at point of sale).

Need supplies?
Don't have a big enough crochet hook or knitting needles? Don't worry, I've got you covered. I now carry River John Needle Company hand carved birchwood crochet hooks and knitting needles in 10 mm and 15 mm. Check them out in my Hooks and Needles section!

Say Hello & Join Me...
e-mail: neatnikyarns [!at] gmail.com
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/neatnikyarns
Instagram: Instagram.com/neatnikyarns
Facebook: Facebook.com/neatnikyarns

Copyright blurb
My photos, designs, and products are all copyrighted and are my personal property.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Neatnik Yarns is open for business. My family is taking social distancing very seriously, and no one is showing any symptoms, nor have we been in touch with any known carriers of the virus. If/when this changes, I will let you know, and will close my shop temporarily until my household is heathy. Stay safe my friends.

Neatnik Yarns is all about colour and luxury, especially bright variegated colourways on soft, chunky yarn. My process involves dyeing yarn in micro batches, in such a way as to layer colours on top of each other. It is more time consuming than the usual method of using one application of dye, but it provides that depth of colour that I am addicted to.

What customers are saying about Neatnik Yarns:
"So pretty, these are such. beautiful. colors. Angela has such a knack for color combinations and has some of the most amazing bases, like this one [Tiger Lily Girl]. A favorite shop and seller, always a great experience!”

“Pluscious!! Incredible jumbo skeins, sooo thick and puffy and soft. Have never found the like here, this weight and yardage, so colourful. Fall in Love colourway looks amazing. Thank you!"

"Absolutely stunning!!!! The skeins are shipped vacuum sealed so as soon as you open the package they poof up!! The colors are true to pictures shown!! I love these!! Definitely will be a return customer!!”

Coupons & Discounts
*Coupons are not applied automatically - you must enter them at checkout.
*BULKORDER - for custom orders of three or more skeins of the same colourway (i.e. shawl and sweater quantities), you are entitled to receive 10% off.
*Message me if you need more skeins than are listed, as I keep undyed skeins on hand for bulk orders.
*Receive $5 off per skein (some conditions apply) when you pick up your order. (You will receive a coupon towards your next purchase for the amount, as this discount cannot be calculated at point of sale).

Need supplies?
Don't have a big enough crochet hook or knitting needles? Don't worry, I've got you covered. I now carry River John Needle Company hand carved birchwood crochet hooks and knitting needles in 10 mm and 15 mm. Check them out in my Hooks and Needles section!

Say Hello & Join Me...
e-mail: neatnikyarns [!at] gmail.com
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/neatnikyarns
Instagram: Instagram.com/neatnikyarns
Facebook: Facebook.com/neatnikyarns

Copyright blurb
My photos, designs, and products are all copyrighted and are my personal property.

Reviews

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(78)
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Updates

I’ve been dyeing the yarn that I spun last week when my new spinning wheel arrived. It is such a joy to be involved in the process from spinning to dyeing to making!
This crocheted cowl took me about an hour to make and used one skein on my jumbo Xanadu Merino. So many reasons to love this yarn!!!!!
This adorable Polar Bear Hat was crocheted using my bulky Boom Box Merino Blends in Fairy Baby. It took me about 2 hours. I was sad to say goodbye but it is going to a sweet little baby girl.
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About NeatnikYarns

Sales 267
On Etsy since 2018

You hand dye yarn now?

Like many, Angela, the human behind Neatnik Yarns, found her way to the fibre arts through a circuitous path. Growing up, she dabbled in knitting, but never got beyond the beginner scarf phase. Later in life, as a mom to two young boys, and desperate for something to do while watching Disney movies for the 100th time, she discovered crochet. In 2018 she happened to take a yarn dyeing class with established fibre artist Holly Aamot of False Holly Atelier and instantly fell in love with the process. Always one to search out the elusive bright, variegated colourways in local yarn shops, she immediately started playing with vibrant colours and creating variegated colourways of her own.

Although she is a lawyer by training, circumstances conspired to give Angela a break from professional life in the spring of 2018. She saw this as an opportunity to start Neatnik Yarns. Happy with her efforts, Angela started selling her yarn at the fall of 2018 and opened her Etsy shop in November of 2018.

Thank you for your support!

Shop members

  • Angela Ashton

    Owner

    I listen to music and do light organizing to relax. When I fell in love with dyeing yarn, Neatnik Yarns seemed the perfect name. It was between that and Mixtape Yarns, so I honour my love of music by naming most of my colourways after favourite songs

Production partners

  • False Holly

    Edmonton, AB

    Holly spins handspun yarn like nobody's business. She spins the yarn to perfection before I dye it.

  • Lismore Sheep Farm

    NS, Canada

    They make beautiful hand carved birchwood crochet hooks and knitting needles. The world needs more of these hooks and needles.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Feb 27, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Is your hair naturally curly?

Yes. I was born this way.

Care instructions

Hand wash gently in cold water (a wool soak like Eucalan is recommended) and dry flat. Although all of the yarn is washed, and then rinsed and soaked in Eucalan after it is dyed, it is recommended that you wash the yarn/finished product separately, as colours may still bleed on first wash. And even though superwash is, in theory, washing-machine safe, I still suggest you hand wash and lay flat or rinse and spin and then lay flat/block to dry.

Free shipping details

Shipping is now free for everyone. Small orders made within Canada will be vacuum-sealed and shipped as oversized letter mail with no tracking number or insurance. Any delivery issues that arise are the responsibility of the customer (I have not had any issues yet just so you know).

Larger orders will be sent by flat-rate box within Canada and expedited parcel to the United States and Internationally with tracking and insurance up to $100.

Shipping is done domestically with Canada Post and to the United States and internationally though a third-party provider (DYK Post) that ships from the United States.

My turnaround time is 3 - 5 business days for ready to ship / quick dye items and 2 - 3 weeks for custom and dyed to order items.

Custom and personalized orders

If you require more skeins than are listed or would like a colourway on a particular base, request a customization. I keep undyed stock on hand for this very reason. I can likely accommodate your needs.

A note about hand dyed yarn

Due to the nature of the hand dyeing process, each skein is unique. I have endeavoured to dye colorways as consistently as possible, but there will be variation between each skein. Your monitor/device also may display colours differently, so please allow some variation between what you see on your screen and what you see in real life.

If you are concerned that the transition between the skeins will be visible, your options are to alternate skeins, or to use two strands of yarn together.

How do I know which needles or hooks to use with your yarn?

First and foremost, you should look to your pattern instructions to determine which weight of yarn is needed and which size of needle or hook to use.

If there are no such instructions, the Yarn Craft Council has an excellent Standard Yarn Weight chart that you can check out at https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system

What’s the difference between untreated yarns and superwash yarns anyway?

Superwash yarn has been treated with a coating to prevent it from felting. What this means is that unlike untreated wool, it is machine washable. However, excess heat can still damage superwashed yarn.

Untreated yarn is just that – it has not been treated once it is washed and spun. It requires more care when blocking and washing. It is environmentally friendly as no chemicals are used, and had a much lower carbon footprint as less transportation is required. Untreated yarn takes dye differently, and often requires more time in the dye pot.

Bottom line: Given the time that goes into handmade items, I recommend hand washing gently in cold water and blocking to dry regardless of superwash treatment or not

What is acid dye and citric acid?

An acid dye is a dye that is typically applied to a textile at low pH. Acid dyes are mainly used to dye protein fibres, such as wool.

Citric Acid is a mild, odorless, powdered acid for use with acid dyes. It can be used in place of vinegar to help fix acid dyes and exhaust the dye bath.

Do you offer a discount for large orders?

Why yes I do! Sweater quantity orders (six or more of the same colourway) qualify for a 10% discount. Send me a message for a custom listing including the discount.