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I'm a Surface Pattern Designer and Photoshop expert. I also bead and spin. Any or all of of my skills will show up in the listings here! Please ask if I can create something special for you.



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Last updated on February 16, 2011
Thanks so much for your interest in my work. As you can see by my tag line (fiber-y, bead-y, and Photoshop-y things), I have a bit of a split personality. Most of the shop is fiber. I also am happy to do custom graphics. When I get the chance, I also bead.

***Groups I belong to:

~~~~~~~~Member of the Phat Fiber Sampler Box~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~Member of the Fiber Indie eXperience Co-op~~~~~~~
Indie fiber artists working together... (so you can always get your F.I.X.)

F.I.X. on Ravelry:


I am:
Ravelry: prancingpixel
Twitter: prancingpixel
Learn Photoshop or Illustrator:

Mailing list: Send me a convo on Etsy to added to my mailing list. Please give me your email address and I will let you know about updates and any specials.
About the fiber:

I cannot dye any of my own fiber because of asthma, fibromyalgia, and absolutely no room in my house. Instead, I buy the very best that Etsy (and few non-Etsy shops) have to offer.

I am unfond of the smell of "farm" and I rarely use materials in my batts that contain that odor. Everything I buy has been carefully washed before I purchase it. However, you will find that some hay and other VM will probably still appear. Just pull it out when you spin; there should not be much. It probably won't fall out on its own (at least it never does for me), but there really won't ever be much of it. I am too much of a city princess to willingly use fiber that is filled with farm.


Batt Texture:
As a graphic artist, I work with colors and mix and blend them. As a bead artist, I use both color and finish on beads to get wonderful blends and effects. As a fiber artist, color and texture are again the key elements of my work. I am almost incapable of using colors and fibers without blending them!

I create batts that range from fairly smooth to very chunky. I am always happy to add or remove texture if you want something created (or re-created) just for you.

@Smooth batts might contain firestar, but any locks would be fully blended into the batt; these batts would allow you to easily spin fine yarns.

@Low Texture batts contain smooth fibers with some texture from silk noils or angelina or sari silk. They make slightly thicker yarns.

@Art batts are a mix of smooth and chunky fibers like locks, banana fiber, fabrics strips, beads, cut up yarn, or whatever else I dream up to stuff into the batt as I card. This type of fiber makes bulky art yarns.

WPI (Wraps Per Inch) Guide for Yarn :
18 or more wpi is lace weight
16 wpi = Fingering Weight
14 wpi = Sport Weight
9-12 wpi =Worsted Weight
10 wpi=Bulky Weight
<6 wpi =-Super Bulky Weight

About Color Matching:

I very carefully prepare my images. I white balance the camera, adjust the exposure, shoot in a "tent" setup with a Color Passport color checker from X-rite to get a color profile for the camera. If these images were going to print, they'd be spot-on perfect and dazzling. However, you're seeing them on the WEB and I have no control over the color you see.

I have two monitors; one is calibrated for prepress work (I am a graphic artist). The other also acts as my TV. It's totally NOT adjusted. The images that I uploaded look bright and vibrant on my UNadjusted monitor; they look like they went through an accidental bleach cycle on my calibrated monitor. I am hoping you see bright clear colors and not the bleached version.
General Information:

My products are handmade by me, and even when I use the same colors, each batt or yarn is individual and cannot be made exactly the same a second time.

***Custom Work***

I am happy to re-create any current or sold batt to the best of my ability, however, it will always look somewhat different than the original and might not contain all of the same fibers.

It can take me up to three weeks to ship a custom order, so if you need something sooner, please convo me to ask about timing.

Please convo me before purchasing a custom graphics listing. My listings are based on the expected numbers of hours to complete a task; not on the task itself. Therefore, to avoid surprises, we both need to know what is involved in the project in advance.
Returns and exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase, but as a very small vendor, I can only accept returns under extreme circumstances. I try to describe everything accurately so that you should know in advance what you are getting.

Please feel free to ask questions before you buy!
Payment via Paypal is expected within 24 hours of purchase.

Orders will not be shipped until payment is received. If payment is not received in 48 hours and no contact has been made from the buyer I will relist the item(s) in the shop.

I collect sales tax during the Paypal checkout for purchasers in the state of New Jersey
If my shipping fee exceeds the actual cost of postage by more than $1, I will refund the extra shipping via Paypal.

I try to ship within three days for all in-stock orders. Custom orders for batts or yarn or for custom graphics can take up to three weeks, depending my schedule or the need to order more fiber.

Please let me know if you need something more quickly or have other shipping needs and I will adjust the shipping costs.

I am not responsible for lost packages or shipping delays caused by the USPS. If you want insurance on your package, please let me know and I will send you an invoice for the insurance amount.
Additional policies and FAQs
I live and work in a non-smoking and non-pet household. I can't promise that all of my fiber comes from non-pet environments, but I would not use any fiber that smelled of smoke (and if I got some, I would send it back and not purchase from that vendor again)

All of the fiber I use is feltable (at least, it is not superwash). Please wash it with care in cool or lukewarm water and without agitation.

Because I don't do my own dyeing, I can't promise that all the dye in all of the fibers will be exhausted when you first wash it. That is one of the reasons for using cool or lukewarm water. If you are concerned, wash a small snippet of the fiber first to test it. If it bleeds, add synthropol to the wash water to set the dyes. I will not knowingly use dyed fiber that runs, but some if it might still give off some dye. Always wash separately to set the twist.