PhileasYarns

Hand dyed yarn inspired by love for travel & adventure

York, United Kingdom · 323 Sales

PhileasYarns

Hand dyed yarn inspired by love for travel & adventure

York, United Kingdom 323 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(114)

Shop owner

Sylvie

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Announcement   WELCOME TO PHILEAS YARNS! I hope you'll enjoy your experience exploring this shop, and discovering the world through my travel inspired colourways. We like to focus on colours here! Yarn bases are listed within each listings; go and have a peek!
**FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER £35 ** Enter coupon code PHILEASFLYINGFREE at check out. (Offer valid for local and worldwide shipping)

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 3, 2018

WELCOME TO PHILEAS YARNS! I hope you'll enjoy your experience exploring this shop, and discovering the world through my travel inspired colourways. We like to focus on colours here! Yarn bases are listed within each listings; go and have a peek!
**FREE SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER £35 ** Enter coupon code PHILEASFLYINGFREE at check out. (Offer valid for local and worldwide shipping)

Sylvie

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Sylvie

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(114)
Fiona Wilson

Fiona Wilson on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn makes me so happy..the four is just amazing. And such fast delivery. I'm so pleased with it. I will sure be back.

Renee

Renee on Jun 2, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is so soft and the color is vibrant and saturated! Lovely yarn and I can't wait to start working with it.

karenbarkers

karenbarkers on May 13, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful yarn and a fantastic service. Sylvie helped me decide on a colourway for a sweater quantity of yarn and kindly dyed it to order so that the skeins were all dyed in the same dye lot. I received the yarn quickly and well packaged. It's already on the needles and it is knitting up beautifully.

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Updates

Summer has arrived at Phileas Yarns! sunnyicecreambikini
Please welcome Passenger, a 80% British BFL 20% Bamboo sock/fingering yarn. Passenger comes in four exclusive summery colourways! Amalfi, A House In Barbados, Zanzibar, and Medina.
I hope you like it! relaxed
The Reynisfjara shelves have been replenished! Both in Explorer Sock and Globetrotter New Merino 4ply.
Now, uploading all the new photos is taking longer than I expected, but all is going to look fabulous by tomorrow I promise!... wink

About

Phileas Yarns combines a love for wool and knitting, and a passion for travelling

I've opened my little shop on 2nd October 2015, at 20.45. Phileas Yarns has been named after the famous fictional globetrotter Phileas Fogg (from Jules Verne's Around The World In 80 Days), and it just has to be so that I stepped into my journey on the same day and at the same time this gentleman set off on his.
I have started to develop a range of hand dyed yarns when I realised I had an endless source of inspiration from my other passion - travelling. I have been about a fair bit, and I've always been struck by colours in various places and their meanings. Most of my colourways are inspired by adventures I have had, but a couple will be from sheer wanderlust and an ever-growing bucket list.
Phileas Yarns focuses on colours! My hand dyed yarn consist mostly of semi solid colours, a lot of which rather bold and bright, but all beautiful. But I do like to veer off the beaten tracks now and then, and here it comes to shape with capsule collections, with exclusive colourways on an exclusive yarn base.
The yarns I choose to dye on all have a high wool content, with a fair few 100% wool.
I have had the privilege to have my yarn featured in some gorgeous original designs, by talented people such as Clare Devine and Rachel Gibbs.

Find me on Facebook and Twitter as Phileas Yarns; and Instagram as sylvie_phileasyarns

Shop members

  • Sylvie

    Owner

    Hello! I am Sylvie, and I am the wandering mind and busy hands behind Phileas Yarns. My shop is born out of two passions, travelling and knitting. When I'm not doing either of these two things, I'll be baking, sewing, reading or being with friends.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 28, 2018
Dear shoppers,
Please make sure you take a moment you read through the policies and information below. I just want to make sure we are on the same page here; honesty makes good friends...

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: 24 hours 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:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Refunds : Up to 14 days after receiving your order. Such is the law in the UK. From cancelling your order, you have 14 days to send the goods back (at your own charge); then it can be again up to 14 days until the refund is processed.
Shipping
Items will be dispatched upon confirmation of payments.
Phileas Yarns is based in York, UK. We do ship worldwide. Shipping rates below
UK : £3.50
Europe : £4.50
World Zone 1 (USA/CAN) : £5.50
Wolrd Zone 2 (AUS) : £6.00

UK orders are dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class
International orders are dispatched with Royal Mail International Standard
Additional policies and FAQs
Washing : Hand wash only, in cold water and dry flat. You can use wool soap, or shampoo can do as well (I use baby shampoo when washing the yarn coming off the dyeing pot).
Some colours will bleed when washed. You can use white vinegar to stabilize the colours if you are washing several hand dyed colours at one time.

Photography : I endeavor to photograph the yarns with getting the colours as right as possible. But please be aware that colours rendition do vary from one computer, tablet or phone screen to another. When you get your yarn, it might look slightly different from the picture.

The laws of hand dyed yarns : because of the process of hand dyeing yarns, a skein may be looking slightly different from another (even within a same batch), and a dye lot may be lighter/ darker than the next. It may not look like it when you hold the skeins in your hands, but once knitted up it's all different business... I recommend you alternate your skeins every two or three rows/rounds to ensure a lovely uniformity in the colour and that your garment will look beautiful.

Gauge : I find gauges very subjective. I for one pretty much never gauge as a yarn or pattern recommends, and end up going down a needle size. Please follow the gauge instructions on your chosen pattern and the yarn weight it calls for. Any question, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me; I'm here to help!

Custom orders : if you'd like a jumper or cardigan worth of yarn, please get in touch and I will dye a fresh lot or two for you, depending on how much you require. It will help with colour consistency (see "The laws of hand dyed yarns" above).
Available with Explorer Sock and Explorer Sport (dye lot = 400g); Wanderlust DK, Wanderlust 4ply, Passenger and Wanderer Aran (dye lot = 500g).

Allergy : If you are severely allergic to cats, please note that Phileas Yarns HQ is home to a cheeky feline friend who, despite my best effort to keep her away from it, may manage to leave a hair or two on the yarn. She likes to think her job is to run quality surveys of the yarn I dye for you!

Miscellaneous : I am a French native speaker. Having lived in the UK for over 10 years now, I am fully bilingual. Si vous avez quelconques questions a propos de la laine Phileas Yarns, n’hésitez pas! Je vous assisterez du mieux que je peux...