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OliverTwistsFibres

Hand Dyed Everything, Threads, Fabrics, Fibres, Yarn

Durham, United Kingdom · 13008 Sales

OliverTwistsFibres

Hand Dyed Everything, Threads, Fabrics, Fibres, Yarn

Durham, United Kingdom 13008 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(2314)

Announcement   ** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** Last ordering date for Christmas - delivery cannot be guaranteed.
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**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** CAPPED SHIPPING. The first shipping price you see is all you will pay, no matter how big the order. Orders will be be posted first class or 2nd class 'signed for' in the UK and International Standard/Tracked and Signed overseas.

We are also offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders over £85, which is approximately $105. Please quote Coupon Code FREESHIP at the checkout. (exceptions to this are large bulky items such as multiple bags of 500g silk fibres or 50 metre rolls of cotton scrim. Please ask for quotes for shipping on these items)

Jean and Walter welcome you to our shop, all our products are uniquely dyed by us. We have a large range of our own repeatable colours, but also dye many totally unique colour combinations.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** Last ordering date for Christmas - delivery cannot be guaranteed.
6th Asia, Japan, Eastern Europe
9th Australia, New Zealand
14th USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland
15th EU
16th Belgium, France, Ireland
20th UK

**IMPORTANT PLEASE READ** CAPPED SHIPPING. The first shipping price you see is all you will pay, no matter how big the order. Orders will be be posted first class or 2nd class 'signed for' in the UK and International Standard/Tracked and Signed overseas.

We are also offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders over £85, which is approximately $105. Please quote Coupon Code FREESHIP at the checkout. (exceptions to this are large bulky items such as multiple bags of 500g silk fibres or 50 metre rolls of cotton scrim. Please ask for quotes for shipping on these items)

Jean and Walter welcome you to our shop, all our products are uniquely dyed by us. We have a large range of our own repeatable colours, but also dye many totally unique colour combinations.

Jean Oliver

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Jean Oliver

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2314)
suespence51

suespence51 on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

All the threads I ordered are of superb quality. The colours are amazing, so subtle and beautiful. I'll certainly be back for more!

Pamela Courtenay Smith

Pamela Courtenay Smith on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

All items arrived promptly - and very good value for money. The colours are "delicious"

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Updates

Why not try our Hand Dyed Variegated Machine Cotton.
750 metre spools are £11.75 each but you can buy 3 for the price of 2
Simply put 3 spools in your cart and enter Coupon Code SUPERMACS3FOR2 in the appropriate box at the checkout.
Look at this wonderful tassel made by Kathy Andrews using our Yellow Ochre and Grey Happy Bags. See how it's made here.
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This is our shop layout at Wonderwool Wales
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About

Hand Dyed Everything, Beautiful Colours, Gorgeous Fibres, Embroidery Threads, Knitting Yarns, Weaving Yarns and Fabrics

My first attempts at dyeing involved a collection of new and old fabrics thrown into a dyebath, just to see what would happen. I still do this from time to time and never cease to be surprised by the results.

Following a City and Guilds in Embroidery and a Diploma in Art and Design (specialising in Textiles and Glass), Oliver Twists was born in 1998. Walter joined me in 2001 and we developed our range of hand dyed machine threads together. He wears many 'hats' and I don't know how I managed without him.

A love of textiles and mixed media makes me continually look for new materials to dye - Silk, Cotton, Viscose, Wool, Nylon, Paper, Wood, Beads, Metal, Plastic, Glass, we've tried it all.

Spending your days surrounded by colour is a nice way to make a living. I wouldn't want to do anything else.

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Shop members

  • Jean Oliver

    Owner, Dyer

    I am a compulsive dyer and collector. Introduced to Procion dyes by a lovely lady and quilter called Ruth Reed, my love of dyeing anything and everything began in 1985.

  • Walter Tapson

    Owner, Dyer, Everything Else

Shop policies

Last updated on October 27, 2016
Jean and Walter welcome you to their first foray into the Internet world. All our products are hand dyed by us in small batches and are totally unique. Some of our products are in repeatable colours, but we also have many 'one off' colour combinations.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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CAPPED SHIPPING. The first shipping price you see is all you will pay, regardless of the size of your order.

We are also offering Free Worldwide shipping on orders over £85 which is approximately $105. Quote Coupon Code FREESHIP at the checkout.

We are a VAT registered business.
VAT Registration Number GB 747 0015 55.
Orders from within the EU will include 20% VAT. If you require a VAT invoice please let us know and we will supply one with your order.

To view prices in your own currency, please go to the bottom of the page, click on the world symbol and change language and currency settings with the tabs.

You can pay for your order via Paypal, or using Etsy's Direct Checkout with a credit or debit card.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal:

You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. scroll down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Shipping
We operate a worldwide mail order service and aim to pick pack and dispatch orders within 2 to 5 working days.

We post all items by Royal mail 1st class or 2nd class 'signed for' within the UK which can takes 1 - 3 working days but could take up to 15 working days to arrive. If the item has still not arrived within 15 workings days please contact us.

For International postage, we use international standard and international signed for services, please allow up to 25 working days for delivery. Most of our international parcels are however, received within one to two weeks.

We post items Monday - Thursday and we do not post on weekends.

International orders over certain values (this can vary depending on your country) may attract custom fees and/or import charges. This is out of our control and any fees incurred are the buyers responsibility. It is illegal for us to mark the parcel as a gift or sample, unless it is actually a sample (ie. unpaid for).
Please check that what you are purchasing will be allowed through customs in your country, if items are returned to us due to being refused by customs, we will refund the cost of the item, but not the shipping fees.

We are trying out Capped Shipping at the moment, The first shipping price you see is all you will pay.
We are also offering Free Worldwide shipping on orders over £85 which is approximately $130. (exceptions to this are large bulky items such as multiple bags of 500g silk fibres or 50 metre rolls of cotton scrim. Please ask for quotes for shipping on these items).
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are in any way unhappy with your purchase please let us know and we will try to rectify the problem.

Some items are sold exactly as seen, others have only a representational photograph (eg. The pick and mix selection). We want you to be pleased with your purchases so please make sure you read our descriptions and shop policies so that you know exactly what you are buying.

If you wish to return an item, please contact us within14 days of receipt and return unused with original packaging. Postage is not refunded except where the item is faulty, damaged or not as described. The cost of the postage for returning the item is the buyers responsibility - we recommend that you use an insured/trackable method of return.
Additional policies and FAQs
All our products are dyed in a smoke free and pet free environment.

We thoroughly rinse and scour our products of residual dye, but they cannot be guaranteed colourfast.

We always try to portray our colours as accurately as possible, but please be aware that different monitors display colours in different ways. In our experience, the colours are best viewed on an Apple iPad in landscape.