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What are Maki?

When I started Play at Life Fiber Arts in 2009, I named my long color repeat yarns Maki because they looked so much like sushi rolls when wound into their center-pull ball.

Most of my Maki are gradients, the line where the colors shift is blurry. There are two exceptions: Loud and Proud and Rainbow in the Dark are both striping Maki, the line where the colors change is sharp like a traditional self-striping yarn.

Right now, I am only able to dye Maki on lace and fingering weight bases. Gradient and striping sets are available on sport, DK, and aran weights though!

Base info:

Mirth: my alpaca blend base line available in Heavy Lace (hand wash only)
Wishingstar: my silk blend base line available in Fingering and Lace
Scrumpet: my sw merino/cashmere/nylon base line available in Sock and Light Fingering
Pounce: my untreated BFL base line currently available in Fingering (hand wash only)
Telyn: my tencel blend base line currently available in Fingering
Jest: my high twist base line available in Sock, Sport, and Aran
Boundless: my 4ply base line available in Sock and DK

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I love color! I specialize in dyeing yarn and fiber in long color repeats, but I do enjoy working with hand paints and semi solids as well.

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I currently accept Paypal payments only.
If your order has qualified for FREE shipping;
I will refund the shipping amount via PayPal.
If an e-check is used through Paypal then I will ship when the check has cleared.
If three or more days have passed without payment since the date of the order (excluding e-checks), I reserve the right cancel the order.
If you need other arrangements, please contact me through Etsy Conversations.


I am currently shipping most orders via USPS First Class Mail.
Larger orders will be sent via Priority Mail.
If you would like signature confirmation or insurance please Convo me; I cannot be held responsible for packages once I have handed them over to USPS.
If you need an item faster, Priority Mail or next day air shipping is available for an additional fee.
Currently, orders are shipped on Wednesdays only.
A confirmation email will be sent when your package is shipped.
International buyers are responsible for for all costs incurred including taxes, tariffs and custom fees.

Refunds and Exchanges

Please contact me immediately with any concerns you have with your order.
A full refund will be provided if the item is returned in its original condition within 10 days of purchase.
Should a package get lost, I will try my best to remedy the situation.

Additional Policies and FAQs

All reclaimed yarn is measured with a yarn meter.
All yarn and fiber comes with a tag listing its Specifics.
I am currently using the Ravelry Standard Yarn Weights chart to measure WPI for reclaimed yarns.

Kinky yarn? Reclaimed and Gradient yarns are dyed in blank form. I do soak and hang the reclaimed yarns to relax out much of the kink, but there will likely be some remaining. You may want to go down a needle size for your project. In general, the kink should not affect your finished project unless you are working at a very loose gauge or using very open, lace stitch patterns. Gradient yarns are unravelled while still damp and will have a very slight kink (much less than the reclaimed yarns.) Since most sock projects are worked at a tight gauge, this should not affect your finished object.

Knots happen! I often find knots when I reclaim yarn or yarn will break when I am unwinding reclaimed yarns. Milled yarn breaks coming off the mill equipment and gets joined with a knot before it even gets to me sometimes. Most reclaimed yarns can be wet spliced and this is generally what I do when I find a knot or break in reclaimed yarn. Yarn that has more than one knot will be discounted.

Dye lots can vary greatly from lot to lot!

Need more yardage? Contact me for information on a custom Maki order
Yarns available
Heavy Lace

Wishingstar Lace, 80/20 merino/silk, 2ply, 625yd/100g, not machine washable


Jumping Joy, 75/25 sw wool/nylon, 4ply 400yd/100g
Jest, 80/20 sw merino/nylon, 2ply, 400yd/100g
Pounce, 100% BFL, 2ply, 435yd/100g, not machine washable
Boundless, 75/25 sw merino/nylon, 4ply, 460yd/100g
Scrumpet, 80/10/10 sw merino/cashmere/nylon, 4ply, 435yd/100g
Telyn, 50/50 sw merino/tencel, 3ply, 370yd/100g
Wishingstar Sock, 50/50 sw merino/silk, 4ply, 430yd/100g

Last Updated December 19, 2011