Raven Ridge Fiber Arts

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Last updated on Jan 5, 2021

My shop is temporarily closed. Please stop back on July 13.

Rickie van Berkum

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Rickie van Berkum


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About RavenRidgeFiberArts

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On Etsy since 2009

A Fiber Artist in Montana, creating colors inspired by Montana landscapes

The cultural and historical role of wool fiber and its creative possibilities fascinate me. As a fiber artist, I am captivated by and immersed in all aspects of wool production: shearing the sheep, preparing the fleeces, and spinning, dying, and knitting the yarn into richly textured and colored garments.

Like most women through the ages, I learned to knit at my mother’s and grandmother’s side. The tools I use daily are modern versions of the ones that have clothed humanity for millennia: the spinning wheel, the hand spindle, knitting needles, combs and carders. Knowing that my hands are skilled at tasks that were vital to my ancestors fills me with immense satisfaction and humility.

In my rural home in Western Montana, I am part of a vibrant fiber community of shepherds, weavers, knitters, spinners and fiber-mill operators who value self-reliance, hard work, mutual support, and love of the outdoors. I honor this connection by purchasing some of my wool directly from Montana based shepherds’ carefully tended flocks. These wool fibers are prepped for spinning and yarn production by family run businesses.

My love of natural processes thrills with the rhythms and textures that emerge from the complex evolutionary and geologic forces that have shaped our natural landscapes. These influences are carried into my studio where I interpret the subtle color palettes and textures of pine forest, soaring rocky cliffs and the expanses of the plains in my yarns, spinning fibers and art garments.

When I work with a shepherd and the flock that supplies the wool that will become a unique garment, I am profoundly aware of being part of a long, important tradition. I revel in taking the slow lane: creating the perfect colors, spinning a special yarn and creating unique garments that will honor and last for the ages.

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  • Rickie van Berkum, www.ravenridgefiber.com

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    In my Montana studio, I create elegant hand painted yarns and spinning fibers in colors inspired by Montana landscapes. My colorways reflect the subtle color palettes of pine forest, rocky cliffs and wildlife in my yarns and fibers.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 9, 2015
Welcome to the Raven Ridge Fiber Arts Etsy shop policies. We are a small fiber business based in NW Montana. We love to share our passion for all things fiber and are delighted that you have stopped by! Our goal is to ensure that you are as passionate about fiber things as we are, and the best way to do that is provide beautiful creations and excellent customer service. We would love to hear from you after you receive your item, as we like to know how our creations are doing in their new homes.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return in its original condition for a full refund (excluding postage) within 10 days of receipt. Please email me if you plan to return an item. Purchases made by redeeming a Gift Certificate may be returned for shop credit.
We accept PayPal and credit card purchases through Etsy.
My standard shipping method is USPS First Class or Priority, depending on package size. If you want something faster, please contact me and I will work out the cost. We will notify you once the item is shipped.

For orders of more than 3 items, the amount you are charged for shipping will be significantly higher than the actual cost. I will refund the difference.

All shipped packages are insured. Please contact me immediately if your package is late.

International Customers: I ship via First Class International which should take 6-15 business days, but this timing is not guaranteed. Please check with Customs in your country to see if an item will be allowed into your country and what the customs and additional shipping charges are. I am not responsible for any additional shipping or customs fees. Also, International packages cannot be tracked. Buyer is responsible for any and all fees levied by Customs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Digital purchased are not-refundable, sorry.