PurpleLamb

Handspun & Hand-Dyed Yarn, Art Batts, Ashland Bay Fiber

Arizona, United States · 157 Sales

PurpleLamb

Handspun & Hand-Dyed Yarn, Art Batts, Ashland Bay Fiber

Arizona, United States 157 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   PurpleLamb is about joy--the joy of creating using yarn that lavishes every sense. It’s about color and softness and texture running through your fingers as you create a work of art out of the work of art that is handspun yarn.

If it isn’t soft enough to wear next to the skin, it’s not something I’m interested in making. 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.

I find inspiration for color everywhere I look, but especially in the beauty of God's creation around me. All products come from a smoke-free but pet-friendly home (a dog and some gerbils).

Each art batt and skein of yarn is created with love and care so you can use it to create an heirloom to last a lifetime.

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Free shipping is available for all orders of $100 or more within the United States. Just use the coupon code "FREE100" when you check out.
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Come visit me at any of the following:

My Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PurpleLambFiberArts for shop announcements and great discounts. It would mean a lot to me if you would take a moment to "like" my shop page.

My Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/purplelamb0393/ for my own creations as well as beautiful yarn and fiber from other fiber artists and lots of great info on dyeing, batting (is that a word?), knitting, crocheting, weaving, fiber animals, equipment for fiber arts, and info on types of fleece and fiber.

My blog at http://www.PurpleLambFiberArts.Blogspot.com for tutorials, tips, ideas, musings, and (hopefully) inspiration and conversation on fibers, spinning, dyeing, batting (is that a word?), and weaving.

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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). That was my husband's work. ;-)

Enjoy and God bless!

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 6, 2016

PurpleLamb is about joy--the joy of creating using yarn that lavishes every sense. It’s about color and softness and texture running through your fingers as you create a work of art out of the work of art that is handspun yarn.

If it isn’t soft enough to wear next to the skin, it’s not something I’m interested in making. 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.

I find inspiration for color everywhere I look, but especially in the beauty of God's creation around me. All products come from a smoke-free but pet-friendly home (a dog and some gerbils).

Each art batt and skein of yarn is created with love and care so you can use it to create an heirloom to last a lifetime.

************************************************************************************
Free shipping is available for all orders of $100 or more within the United States. Just use the coupon code "FREE100" when you check out.
************************************************************************************

Come visit me at any of the following:

My Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/PurpleLambFiberArts for shop announcements and great discounts. It would mean a lot to me if you would take a moment to "like" my shop page.

My Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/purplelamb0393/ for my own creations as well as beautiful yarn and fiber from other fiber artists and lots of great info on dyeing, batting (is that a word?), knitting, crocheting, weaving, fiber animals, equipment for fiber arts, and info on types of fleece and fiber.

My blog at http://www.PurpleLambFiberArts.Blogspot.com for tutorials, tips, ideas, musings, and (hopefully) inspiration and conversation on fibers, spinning, dyeing, batting (is that a word?), and weaving.

************************************************************************************

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). That was my husband's work. ;-)

Enjoy and God bless!

Carla Hanson

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Carla Hanson

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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 found out for the first (but not the last time) that people who spin and weave are just the nicest people you could ever meet! At pretty much the same time, I decided I wanted to learn to spin too.

At first, I thought it would save money by spinning my own yarn since I knew I wanted to work with all natural fibers. Well, as you probably know, it didn't save money, but it certainly did make it possible for me to take weaving to a whole new level, creating unique items that could never be made from millspun yarn alone.

In the process of learning to spin, I realized that I actually enjoyed it 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. The variety of what is possible is so much greater with handspun yarn than it is with millspun yarn!

After I'd been spinning pre-dyed roving for awhile, I wanted to learn to dye wonderful colors, and learn I did. It's very rare for me to dye something just one color. I mean, you can BUY yarn that's just one color any old place, but you can't buy handpainted yarn practically anywhere but Etsy.

Next, I wanted fiber animals. You get the idea. I was working my way back one step at a time from finished product to where it all starts. I bought a trio of beautiful French angora rabbits and named them Odysseus, Penelope, and Lily.

More recently, I have started making art batts and hand-painted roving so that I'm not the only one who gets all the fun of spinning!

And most recently of all, I've taken up knitting. I suppose it might seem rather ironic that my latest endeavor is the one most people start with, but I started knitting because I wanted to understand how my customers use my yarn in a way I couldn't without doing it myself. Now I'm really enjoying knitting for its own sake. I especially like the fact that one can knit while sitting in a comfy chair, which isn't the case for weaving. :-)

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!

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  • 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 August 6, 2016
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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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 am using 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.

I will definitely ship within 2 business days, but most of the time I ship the morning after you place your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
My goal is to create something you will love and use for years to come. I am more than happy to make custom orders. You can convo me or send me a photo of something you want me to match. When I'm done making it, I'll post it in my shop as reserved for you, and you should only buy it if you love it. If not, just let me know.