PurpleLamb

Hand-Dyed Yarn, Handspun Yarn, & Fiber to Spin & Felt

Cottonwood, Arizona | 975 Sales

PurpleLamb

Hand-Dyed Yarn, Handspun Yarn, & Fiber to Spin & Felt

Cottonwood, Arizona 975 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(326)

Announcement   I'm offering free shipping within the U.S. thru Christmas!!! Please sign up for my weekly newsletter for secret sales and more at www.purplelambfiberarts.com.

Purple Lamb is about joy--the joy of creating using yarn and fiber that lavish every sense. It’s about color and softness and texture running through your fingers as you create a work of art out of artisan yarn or fiber. I find inspiration everywhere, but my focus is on fabulous modern colorways inspired by the classics.

Most everything in my shop is soft enough to wear next to the skin. Soft is my thing. I use merino, silk, alpaca, angora, and a few other really soft fibers so you can make wearable art that you’ll really want to wear.

FOLLOW ME
Come visit me at my website at www.purplelambfiberarts.com for tutorials, tips, and ideas about fibers, spinning, dyeing, carding, knitting, and weaving as well as my weekly newsletter with secret coupons for subscribers only!

You can also find me here:
www.shop.purplelambfiberarts.com
www.facebook.com/purplelambfiberarts
www.pinterest.com/purplelambfiberarts/
www.instagram.com/purplelambfiberarts/
On Ravelry as CarlaPurpleLamb. I'm a yarnie there.

INFO ABOUT MY BANNER
The original photo of the lamb above came courtesy of alistaircunningham.com, whose photography is amazing. However, the lamb was not originally purple (surprise, surprise).

Happy fiber artistry and God bless!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 13, 2018

I'm offering free shipping within the U.S. thru Christmas!!! Please sign up for my weekly newsletter for secret sales and more at www.purplelambfiberarts.com.

Purple Lamb is about joy--the joy of creating using yarn and fiber that lavish every sense. It’s about color and softness and texture running through your fingers as you create a work of art out of artisan yarn or fiber. I find inspiration everywhere, but my focus is on fabulous modern colorways inspired by the classics.

Most everything in my shop is soft enough to wear next to the skin. Soft is my thing. I use merino, silk, alpaca, angora, and a few other really soft fibers so you can make wearable art that you’ll really want to wear.

FOLLOW ME
Come visit me at my website at www.purplelambfiberarts.com for tutorials, tips, and ideas about fibers, spinning, dyeing, carding, knitting, and weaving as well as my weekly newsletter with secret coupons for subscribers only!

You can also find me here:
www.shop.purplelambfiberarts.com
www.facebook.com/purplelambfiberarts
www.pinterest.com/purplelambfiberarts/
www.instagram.com/purplelambfiberarts/
On Ravelry as CarlaPurpleLamb. I'm a yarnie there.

INFO ABOUT MY BANNER
The original photo of the lamb above came courtesy of alistaircunningham.com, whose photography is amazing. However, the lamb was not originally purple (surprise, surprise).

Happy fiber artistry and God bless!

Carla Hanson

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Carla Hanson

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Updates

Choose Your Yarn Adventure going on now at www.shop.purplelambfiberarts.com/pages/yarn-giveaway
I'm making more art batts in my Sunken Treasure colorway with merino wool, muga silk, teeswater locks, and angelina. Yum!
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About

How Purple Lamb Got Its Start

I started my shop on Etsy in 2011. It was the natural next step for my love of all things fiber that began when I learned to weave in 2003. I found a wonderful weaving shop and fell in love with the process of playing with color and texture and shape.

Within a couple of months I decided I wanted to learn to spin too and discovered that I loved spinning even more than weaving. It's so relaxing and just so amazing to watch a hunk of fiber slip through your fingers and become a smooth, even-textured yarn or fat, slubby, wild yarn. There is just no end to what can be spun!

After I'd been spinning pre-dyed roving for awhile, I wanted to learn to dye wonderful colors, and learn I did. As the years went on, I began dyeing commercially spun yarn as well as fiber. Mostly I used the millspun yarn as warp and handspun as weft, but eventually I decided to take up knitting as well, and now I love that too.

Once I was spinning and dyeing more than I could possibly use, it was time to share it here on Etsy. I'm constantly pushing the bounds of what is possible with yarn and color and texture. I sometimes lay awake at night figuring out how to create a colorway that exists only in my mind.

I love what I do so much and feel privileged to be able to share it with you.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you find something here that inspires your next project. Feel free to convo me with any questions or comments or ideas or a request for custom work. I'd love to hear from you!

Shop members

  • Carla

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Carla is a homeschooling mom of 7 wonderful bunchkins and a person who leaps at the chance to spend every waking moment dyeing, spinning, and weaving. If only she didn't have to sleep....

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2018
Welcome to Purple Lamb! My goal is to provide you with soft, high-quality yarns and fiber. Each item is made with care, and many items are one of a kind.

I want you to really enjoy what you buy here. I want it to make you smile every time you spin or felt my batts or knit, crochet, or weave my yarns. I believe that I am not just selling a product--I'm providing you with a multi-sensory experience of texture and color and softness.

If I have made you smile, please let me know. If not, let me know that too.

God bless,
Carla

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept 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
Returns and exchange details
My goal is to create something you will love and use for years to come. If you are not satisfied for any reason, please let me know. I offer a full refund for any product within 2 weeks so long as the item comes back to me in its original condition. The buyer is responsible for paying for return shipping.
Payment
I accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and all that good stuff. If you have your heart set on one of my one-of-a-kind creations but can't afford it just yet, send me a convo. If I can, I will reserve it for you for up to 2 weeks.
Shipping
I use calculated shipping, so just click on the shipping tab, punch in your postal code, and you can see what it will cost to ship using a variety of different methods. If you purchase multiple items, you will save on shipping overall.

Calculated shipping is usually quite reliable, but once in a while it gets a little wonky. If the shipping cost looks higher than it should be, feel free to contact me before or after the purchase. You can be assured that I will refund the overage if it is more than $1, and I'll do it even if you don't ask.

Unless it's a custom order, I will definitely ship within 1-2 business days, but most of the time I ship the morning after you place your order unless it's a custom order.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs


What's your customer service philosophy?

I am keenly aware of the fact that without my customers, I don't have a business. I do everything in my power to represent my fiber goodies accurately, to ship quickly, to communicate well, and to just take good care of my customers. It seems to be working as I have a lot of repeat customers.

Do you gift wrap?

I package every order as though it is a gift. My yarn comes packaged in tissue paper, and my art batts come in organza bags. Both are placed in boxes, taped like mad, and shipped to you. Because of this, I don't feel like I need to charge you extra for gift wrapping. It's just part of my service.

I'm buying something from your shop for a friend or family member. Can I include a message?

Of course! Just let me know what you want to say in the note to seller, and I will happily include your note in the package.

If I see something in your shop that is sold out or I need a hand-dyed yarn colorway on a different yarn base, can you make it for me?

The answer is a definite maybe. I do make a lot of things that are repeatable, but some of my items are one of a kind. It depends on whether I can get or make the materials for that item. By all means, send me a convo and ask, and if it can be done, I'm happy to do it.

If I order a skein of your yarn and then come back later to get another skein in the same colorway, will it look the same?

Unless they were dyed in the same batch, the different skeins will likely look like they came from different dye lots. If you let me know that you need more to finish a project, I'll do everything I can to match the yarn as closely as possible, but the best option is to be sure to get as much as you need for the project when you order. If you think you might need more than I have in stock, convo me. If I make all the skeins at once, then you know they will match. If worst comes to worst, though, try to save some of the yarn from the first batch when you realize you don't have enough so you can "fade" it into the second batch.

What is the best way to contact you with questions?

The best way to contact me is here on Etsy using the convo button. I check it multiple times a day. If you try to catch me on social media, it can be hit or miss, but you can definitely find me here.