RavelingRose

Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Recycled Luxury Yarn

48 Sales

RavelingRose

Hand Dyed, Hand Spun, Recycled Luxury Yarn

48 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting Raveling Rose, which has been "on hold" for way longer than I anticipated.
I am in the process of renewing the shop, and anticipate re-opening March 1, 2017!
Thank you for your patience.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 14, 2017

Thank you for visiting Raveling Rose, which has been "on hold" for way longer than I anticipated.
I am in the process of renewing the shop, and anticipate re-opening March 1, 2017!
Thank you for your patience.

Becky Schaefer

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Becky Schaefer

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Pat Frank

Pat Frank on Oct 17, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Top quality, beautifully done - better than I expected. Will buy from RavelingRose again.

Deb Leary

Deb Leary on Jul 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Scrumptious yarn and great service!

Jill

Jill on Jun 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Turns out this yarn was no longer available and in apology the seller send me a pack of her cashmere mini skeins. Wonderful customer service. And the mini skeins are so lovely! Each one is perfect and such beautiful colors.

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About

Discovery Through the Process of Unraveling

As an avid knitter, I frequently unraveled my own sweaters, recycled the yarn and knit up a different pattern. The unraveling took on a life of its own both during and after art school, and in 2012, I opened a small yarn company, selling primarily at local fairs and markets.

The more I work with reclaiming and recycling yarn, the more aware I become of the back story, the history that each yarn carries. From the sheep, the goat, the silk worm, the rabbit comes a material that is processed, a yarn that is spun, a garment that is knit, marketed and sold, worn, and then, astoundingly, discarded.

Each discarded machine-knit sweater that I work with is unraveled, scoured, plied and dyed; all fiber, roving, or top that I've collected is spun, combined. This process isn't one I control, but rather, a joyously unpredictable one. That excitement of discovery is now yours, as you continue the yarn's story.

I dye outside when weather permits or in the greenhouse, the spinning in the studio, and, as you'd imagine, the raveling - everywhere.

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  • Becky Schaefer

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    A childhood in Japan, an academic training in textiles and a rich circle of friends met through knitting and spinning have deepened my appreciation and love for the traditions and techniques that bind cultures together.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 29, 2014
Renewal is the driving energy behind my work. Taking what is discarded and unappealing and creating a material that is beautiful to see, touch and manipulate is a joy I hope to share.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you need to return an item for any reason, a full refund of the purchase price will be issued upon receipt of the returned item in its original condition. Shipping cost cannot be refunded. Please let me know if you have any issues with the yarn, and I will work with you to accommodate your concerns.
Payment
Payment may be made by Paypal or through Etsy's direct checkout. You can pay by credit or debit card on either, even without an account. Please pay within 3 days of purchase.
Package will be shipped when payment has cleared.
Shipping
Shipment will be via US Postal Service, First Class for packages up to 13 ounces. Packages weighing 13 ounces or more will be shipped Priority Mail.
Package can be insured upon request. Please contact me, and I will send a revised invoice.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some notes on "upcycled" yarn:
I don't leave knots in the yarn, but use the twist of plying to join pieces. In some cases, the join will be noticeable as a slightly thicker section in the yarn.
I have no clue about the original chemicals or dyes used in the factory processed yarns, but take great care in scouring all yarn. This usually, but not always, takes care of any unattached dye. Some "bleeding" might occur, and I suggest you always wash the finished item separately.

Some notes on handspun yarn:
Evidence of the hand is part of the joy of renewing and creating. You will not find machine-perfect yarn, but rather, yarn that is truly unique.