TheWoolPainter

Artisan Yarns & Textiles

Lethbridge, Canada · 370 Sales

TheWoolPainter

Artisan Yarns & Textiles

Lethbridge, Canada 370 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(232)

Shop owner

Ashley

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Announcement   Here you will find unique, one of a kind hand painted and spun yarns, as well as the occasional knit, crocheted, felted or sewn accessories. I use techniques such as handspinning, kettle dyeing, crochet, knitting, upcycling, repurposing and felting.

Looking for pattern ideas for my yarns? Message me for details, I'd be happy to make some suggestions.

Join my facebook and instagram pages for ideas, hints, tips, tricks and secret sales.

All items are handmade by me in Alberta, Canada. Local customers, please message me if you'd like to pickup in person and save the shipping fees!
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Please take a moment to review my shop policies before your purchase!
Don't be afraid to get in touch if you have any questions.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 24, 2017

Here you will find unique, one of a kind hand painted and spun yarns, as well as the occasional knit, crocheted, felted or sewn accessories. I use techniques such as handspinning, kettle dyeing, crochet, knitting, upcycling, repurposing and felting.

Looking for pattern ideas for my yarns? Message me for details, I'd be happy to make some suggestions.

Join my facebook and instagram pages for ideas, hints, tips, tricks and secret sales.

All items are handmade by me in Alberta, Canada. Local customers, please message me if you'd like to pickup in person and save the shipping fees!
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Please take a moment to review my shop policies before your purchase!
Don't be afraid to get in touch if you have any questions.

Ashley

Contact shop owner

Ashley

Gooseberry.  Handpainted Striped Bulky Yarn

Gooseberry. Handpainted Striped Bulky Yarn

$13.08

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Lovebird.  Handpainted Fine Merino Top

Lovebird. Handpainted Fine Merino Top

$24.52

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Set of LARGE Handmade Luxury Pompoms

Set of LARGE Handmade Luxury Pompoms

$12.26

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Pebble.  Handpainted Wool Yarn 2 Ply DK weight

Pebble. Handpainted Wool Yarn 2 Ply DK weight

$16.35

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Meadow.  Handpainted Textured Wool Yarn

Meadow. Handpainted Textured Wool Yarn

$14.71

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Natural Undyed, Handspun Fine Merino Art Yarn

Natural Undyed, Handspun Fine Merino Art Yarn

$18.80

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Morning Frost.  Handspun vegan yarn WOOL FREE

Morning Frost. Handspun vegan yarn WOOL FREE

$44.95

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Silverwood.  Handpainted Super Bulky Yarn

Silverwood. Handpainted Super Bulky Yarn

$13.89

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Sweetheart.  Handspun vegan yarn WOOL FREE

Sweetheart. Handspun vegan yarn WOOL FREE

$35.96

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Barnwood.  Rustic Handspun Hemp Yarn

Barnwood. Rustic Handspun Hemp Yarn

$13.89

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Lichen.  Handpainted Wool Yarn 2 Ply DK weight

Lichen. Handpainted Wool Yarn 2 Ply DK weight

$16.35

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(232)
Naustasia

Naustasia on Jan 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful colors and it's so very soft!

Naustasia

Naustasia on Jan 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped quickly, super soft, colors are so pretty, spun nicely, one of my favorite sellers! She has such beautiful yarns

Naustasia

Naustasia on Jan 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The colors are great! Another great purchase

Naustasia

Naustasia on Jan 8, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The texture is great and the colors are wonderful as always

Naustasia

Naustasia on Jan 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

More great colors and a wonderful yarn to knit with

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About

Exploring art through fiber

After completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts program in 2005, my artistic focus began to shift to mediums that could practice from my own home. I began to get involved with a number of local craft & art groups and eventually I learned how to spin and dye yarn. I also found that many of the people that were practicing this art were very rigid in their approach; so I began to develop methods and experiment in my own practice. The result of this exploration is unique yet functional art yarns and pieces.

The process behind most of my hand dyed and spun yarns is often spontaneous. I take color inspiration from the landscape around me but also keep the color wheel in mind. The results are never repeatable, ensuring that each piece, whether a skein of yarn, a knit hat or a bundle of fiber is truly one of a kind. One of my favorite parts of the dyeing and spinning process is to watch how hand dyed or hand carded wool blends together when it is spun. It's never boring and the results are unpredictable!

My tools include 2 vintage spinning wheels- an Ashford Traditional and a Lendrum original. I also own a vintage hand crafted drum carder that I can blend fibers on.

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  • Ashley

    Owner, Maker, Handspinner

    I love spinning, dyeing, knitting and crocheting yarn! I've been an etsy seller since 2008 and it's enabled me to share my passion with others around the world!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2017
Thanks for taking the time to check in about my policies!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Everything in my store is handmade with love by me, with that in mind, each item is unique and one of a kind. Please make sure you read the descriptions of sizes, measurements, materials, and washing instructions, etc before buying to make sure the item is appropriate for you. I can not be held responsible for a buyer's neglect to understand this information. The best idea is to message me with any questions or misunderstandings before I send you the item/you purchase it.

In the case that your item comes to you damaged, please message me, and I can attempt to resolve the issue (in saying this, I've never had a package damaged or lost!). If there are any other concerns, please contact me. If you receive your item and for some reason you are unhappy with it, I can accept returns provided the buyer pays for the return shipping. Please contact me prior to proceeding. Thanks!
Payment
I take etsy checkout, payment must be received within 24 hours of purchase or the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
I try to keep shipping as low as possible; therefore I use no unnecessary or extra packaging and utilize clean, recycled materials. My shipping rates include postage, packaging, and my time processing & preparing the item for shipment. I ship within 1-3 business days after receiving your payment. I ship with Canada post, which usually takes 1-2 weeks to the US, and generally 1-2 weeks in Canada, International shipping times vary.

***Canadian Customers: if at all possible, I will attempt to ship your parcel through the lettermail stream, which makes it much cheaper! However, there is no insurance or tracking included with this service. If you would prefer to have shipping with insurance and/or tracking, please get in touch!

If it turns out postage costs less than what I have listed for a shipping charge (over and above $1.00), I will gladly refund you the difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am a non-smoker who lives in a smoke free, animal-friendly home.

I strive to use high-quality, local, and upcycled materials; I do not use cheap, scratchy acrylic yarns!

I will sometimes do custom orders- please contact me if you have an idea. payment must be made prior to the item being made, and custom orders usually may take additional time.

Handspun yarn: typically comes in 3 foot skeins in order to reduce shipping costs. All handspun yarns have been set & soaked with clear water.