nikkislipp

dye studio + repurposing workshop

Mississauga, Canada | 1600 Sales

nikkislipp

dye studio + repurposing workshop

Mississauga, Canada 1600 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (752)
Nikki Slipp

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Announcement    Back in the Canadian 🍁 workshop again, and getting ready to dye up more colourful 🌈 fluff 🐑 for the summer 🌞 ...including all my dyed-to-order gradient yarn sets! Check out my instagram (@nikkislipp) for new yarns, fibres, undyed supplies, and shop updates. 😄 Happy knitting, spinning, making! 💕

Announcement

Last updated on May 23, 2019

Back in the Canadian 🍁 workshop again, and getting ready to dye up more colourful 🌈 fluff 🐑 for the summer 🌞 ...including all my dyed-to-order gradient yarn sets! Check out my instagram (@nikkislipp) for new yarns, fibres, undyed supplies, and shop updates. 😄 Happy knitting, spinning, making! 💕

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About

Shop members

  • Nikki Slipp

    Owner, Creator, Shipper

    I'm a knitter, crocheter, spinner, indie dyer, all-round DIY-er and crafty problem-solver. I find inspiration in just about everything, and believe that every colour combination tells a story.

  • Faye Slipp

    Assistant

    Helps out with transportaion and shipping--also has her own shop for jewellery, accessories, and vintage items at fayeslipp.etsy.com!

Shop policies

Last updated on February 6, 2019
Welcome to my little shop!

All yarn and fibre is hand-dyed by me in my little basement studio. I am mindful of the impact that our crafting supplies have on the environment, so I have chosen to use fibre that is not superwash treated, when I can, not only to prevent those chemicals from being released into the environment, but also to lessen the fibre's carbon footprint. My main fibre and yarn lines are unfortunately not local to me, as they are from Australia and the UK, but by choosing not to have it superwash treated, I've saved it a detour half way 'round the world just for that process. I occasionally also like to obtain smaller batches of local and UK rare breed fibre, to support small sheep growers' operations. My favourites to spin? Definitely Wensleydale, Polwarth, and any wool with a bit of mohair blended in...I promise I'll share it with you whenever I get my hands on some.

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I take care to use the absolute minimum of new materials in my dyeing process and packaging. I reuse, thrift, and repurpose as much as I can; I've even modified my dying procedures to make sure that I use absolutely no disposable materials (except for the occasional cotton swab to test colours--if you have any ideas for alternatives to doing this, I'm all ears!)

Every package I send out contains a nifty little surprise pack of fun items to thank you for buying handmade and supporting my small business endeavours. Just some little things that I love, like snacks, stickers, supplies, mini diy's, thrifted items, repurposed stationery...it's always changing because I'm always coming across fun little things or thinking up crafty ideas of things to share. I'm not going to tell you what it is when you order...the surprise is part of the fun!

I do everything I can, short of standing on my head, to take photos that are colour accurate (greens and purples ain't easy, I'm telling you!), but please remember there's no accounting for some monitors, and I might occasionally miss the mark a bit.

I try to keep my wool clean and smelling like, well, wool and vinegar. I wash it with a tiny amount of dishwashing detergent, and store it in airtight containers with a block of lavender-scented cedar. My studio is pet-free, though it is in a workshop full of other crafty projects, so you might occasionally get a bit of thread from my mom's sewing. Or a bead. Or half an abandoned paper maché sculpture. At least I can say for certain that it's a heck of a lot cleaner than when it was on the sheep.

If you have any questions at all about my materials, processes, or anything else, go right ahead and convo me anytime!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Other than giving you information about my processes, I don't mean to have a lot of small print. It's just yarn, for heaven's sake. I want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchase, and if you're not, please let me know. I appreciate the feedback if there's anything I can do to improve my service.

Knock on wood, but if a package ever gets lost in the mail or there's a problem with your purchase, just get in touch with me right away, and I'll do everything I can to fix the issue.
Shipping
I use Canada Post, as well as the United States Postal Service, through Chit Chat's Express to ship my orders.

Shipping times:

Canada:
local, 2-3 days;
regional, 3-5 days;
national 4-9 days

USA: 2-8 days

International (air): 4-20

I will be happy to arrange for international tracking or expedited shipping on your order! Just convo me and I would be happy to arrange it. Keep in mind that there will be a bit of a surcharge for that :)

For destinations outside the US and Canada, please be aware that your country's customs agency may delay your package, or require you to pay extra charges for taxes or duties.