robinjedmundson

Handpainted Yarns and Fibers

Indiana, United States · 2482 Sales

robinjedmundson

Handpainted Yarns and Fibers

Indiana, United States 2482 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(798)

Announcement   For color accuracy, view on a large screen [brightest setting] directly from the Etsy site, not the app. Items in small photos appear darker and more intense than they are.

We spend a lot of time photographing our goods and checking for color correctness using professional software so that you get the best idea possible of what the item looks like. However, all screens are different and small photos do not give accurate representations. In addition, photos are no substitute for looking at the real thing in natural light. If a specific color is really important in your decision to purchase a piece, please contact us and we'll see what we can do to get you the most realistic idea possible of the colors in your pieces. If you receive a yarn and the color is not what you expected, please contact us for a return/refund before you give us a negative review.

I dye all of the yarns and fibers myself in my studio in southern Indiana. For a look at all my colors go to www.robinjedmundson.com and take a look at the Colors page.

If you need more information about one of our yarns, please convo me. I'm happy to answer your questions.

For more information about us, check out www.robinjedmundson.com and the blog www.rurification.com. In our other Etsy shop, www.rurification.etsy.com, you'll find our ebooks, and other stuff we're making on the farm.

The truth about all hand-dyed things is that we can't promise colorfastness. Different dye lots can have significant differences. Bright or dark colors may bleed. Never use hand dyed fibers, yarns or fabrics in projects where bleeding might cause problems. Convo me if you have questions about this.

No two hand dyed skeins are alike. Even skeins that were dyed the same day, with the same dye, right next to each other will be different. I take photos of a few representative skeins in each dyelot, front and back, but do not photograph every single one of my skeins separately nor do I do a separate listing for every single skein. Variation is expected of hand dyed goods. If you want your skeins to be identical, then you need to let me know when you order and I'll send the closest skeins I can.

If you are working with multiple skeins whose differences you want to minimize, then start your project with one skein and work up a couple of rows. Then do a couple of rows with another skein, alternating skeins. You do not have to cut the yarn each time, just switch on the same side every time and carry the yarn you aren't using up the side of the project. [You can anchor it with one of those little pinch-y office clips if you like]

Shipping: Because of the increase costs of shipping, we have now arranged for some items to be sent 1st class mail, even though it is much less reliable than USPS Priority Mail. Most items are mailed Priority Mail. Items lost in the mail will not be replaced or refunded.

International orders: After having a few international shipments disappear, we prefer to send international orders via Priority Mail via the USPS only. It's expensive but much safer. If you choose 1st class mail and your package is lost, we will not replace it.

We use 'green' packaging wherever we can. This means we use a lot of recycled bags to pack things in. Nice for the environment, not so nice for gifts. If you want gift card and nicer packaging, please convo me ahead of time to give me a heads up. Gift packaging might take an extra day or so to prep and send.

Member of the INCrowdteam, WEAVEteam and SHEteam.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

For color accuracy, view on a large screen [brightest setting] directly from the Etsy site, not the app. Items in small photos appear darker and more intense than they are.

We spend a lot of time photographing our goods and checking for color correctness using professional software so that you get the best idea possible of what the item looks like. However, all screens are different and small photos do not give accurate representations. In addition, photos are no substitute for looking at the real thing in natural light. If a specific color is really important in your decision to purchase a piece, please contact us and we'll see what we can do to get you the most realistic idea possible of the colors in your pieces. If you receive a yarn and the color is not what you expected, please contact us for a return/refund before you give us a negative review.

I dye all of the yarns and fibers myself in my studio in southern Indiana. For a look at all my colors go to www.robinjedmundson.com and take a look at the Colors page.

If you need more information about one of our yarns, please convo me. I'm happy to answer your questions.

For more information about us, check out www.robinjedmundson.com and the blog www.rurification.com. In our other Etsy shop, www.rurification.etsy.com, you'll find our ebooks, and other stuff we're making on the farm.

The truth about all hand-dyed things is that we can't promise colorfastness. Different dye lots can have significant differences. Bright or dark colors may bleed. Never use hand dyed fibers, yarns or fabrics in projects where bleeding might cause problems. Convo me if you have questions about this.

No two hand dyed skeins are alike. Even skeins that were dyed the same day, with the same dye, right next to each other will be different. I take photos of a few representative skeins in each dyelot, front and back, but do not photograph every single one of my skeins separately nor do I do a separate listing for every single skein. Variation is expected of hand dyed goods. If you want your skeins to be identical, then you need to let me know when you order and I'll send the closest skeins I can.

If you are working with multiple skeins whose differences you want to minimize, then start your project with one skein and work up a couple of rows. Then do a couple of rows with another skein, alternating skeins. You do not have to cut the yarn each time, just switch on the same side every time and carry the yarn you aren't using up the side of the project. [You can anchor it with one of those little pinch-y office clips if you like]

Shipping: Because of the increase costs of shipping, we have now arranged for some items to be sent 1st class mail, even though it is much less reliable than USPS Priority Mail. Most items are mailed Priority Mail. Items lost in the mail will not be replaced or refunded.

International orders: After having a few international shipments disappear, we prefer to send international orders via Priority Mail via the USPS only. It's expensive but much safer. If you choose 1st class mail and your package is lost, we will not replace it.

We use 'green' packaging wherever we can. This means we use a lot of recycled bags to pack things in. Nice for the environment, not so nice for gifts. If you want gift card and nicer packaging, please convo me ahead of time to give me a heads up. Gift packaging might take an extra day or so to prep and send.

Member of the INCrowdteam, WEAVEteam and SHEteam.

Robin Edmundson

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Robin Edmundson

Rayon Spiral, Hand dyed yarn - November
US$16.00
Rayon Spiral, Hand dyed yarn - Desert
US$16.00
Tiny Seed, Hand Dyed Rayon Yarn 300yds - Iris
US$7.00
Tiny Seed, Hand Dyed Rayon Yarn 100yds - Nepeta
US$3.00
Warbler, Hand-dyed cotton boucle yarn - Berry
US$10.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(798)
Marty Beverley

Marty Beverley on Jul 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful yarn. Very fast shipping and fair pricing. I would recommend this seller and look forward to getting some of her other beautiful yarns.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is for the bright person in me. I will love working with this.

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am just learning to spin cotton, and this is so beautiful!

Linda Johnson

Linda Johnson on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful colorway, and I am looking forward to spinning it.

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About

It all started with a crochet hook and a kid who woke up too early.

Robin started crocheting when she was 4. She used to get up really early [still does] so her mom taught her how to crochet and got her busy working on an afghan. Robin fell in love with fiber.

She learned to knit as a teenager, but that didn't go very well and it wasn't until college that she found someone who taught her how to knit comfortably - carrying the yarn in her left hand. [It's a crocheting thing.] She knitted all through graduate school.

In 1989, Robin got married and learned to spin. Her husband learned to weave. After a few years, she and her husband bought a place with 40 acres - just perfect for sheep. They had sheep for several years and that's when Robin learned to dye wool. A couple of years later, she taught herself to dye cottons and cellulose fibers, which is what she really loves to dye.

More than anything, Robin loves to combine colors. She teaches color theory, spinning, crochet, dyeing and weaving. She was a recipient of an Indiana Artist Grant and has won several awards from juried art shows and fiber festivals. She is really excited about weaving towels these days and you can often find the colors in her yarns transferred to larger blocks of color in her towels.

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  • Robin Edmundson

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Dyer, Weaver

    Robin is an award winning fiber artist. She dyes, weaves, gardens and homeschools on a beautiful place in southern Indiana. There is always something on the loom and something getting ready to go in a dyepot.

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Last updated on January 13, 2016
Welcome to Robin's world of color! Thank you for taking the time to look through our array of hand dyed yarns, fibers and weavings.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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We happily take Etsy Gift Cards, Paypal, MC, Visa and Discover.
Shipping
We use recycled packing materials whenever possible. This is good for the environment, but not so good for gifts. If you would like us to send a gift for you with nicer packaging, no invoice and a card, please convo me *ahead of time* to give me a heads up. It might take an extra day or so to mail things that need different packaging.

Items will be shipped as soon as possible after we receive payment for your purchase. Because of the increase costs of shipping, we have now arranged things so that you can choose 1st class mail, even though it is much less reliable than USPS Priority Mail.

Items lost in the mail will not be replaced or refunded.

We much prefer to use the US Postal Service [USPS] Priority Mail, which includes a delivery confirmation and tracking for you. [It's not the same as insurance, but it greatly lessens risk of loss.]

Shipping costs have almost doubled in the US since 2013. Please know, often the shipping that you pay us does not compensate us for the packaging or time it takes to mail your package. We're trying not to make a profit on shipping. [It is very difficult to figure shipping for an item when we have no idea what combinations of items someone will end up buying.]

If you order multiple items and want a bigger discount in shipping, you must convo me before you make your purchase. I would be happy to make a special listing just for you. However, once you have paid for shipping, it will not be refunded.

Occasionally an item is shipped but does not make it to the buyer. We're so sorry! Unfortunately, we cannot issue a replacement or refund if we can prove that the package was sent to you in good faith. The reasons we ship Priority Mail is so we can provide you with the shipping and tracking information for your package. We have not had any shipments go missing since we switched to Priority Mail.

We would be happy to arrange to have your purchase insured for an additional fee if you contact us immediately upon purchase and send additional payment.

Please note: International shipments can take months to arrive - even when sent via Priority Mail. You should receive tracking information when you get your shipment message from us through Etsy and be able to see when your package enters your country.

Sometimes international customers ask if we ship via UPS or FEDEX. We have found that those companies charge about 40% more for international shipping than the USPS Priority Mail costs. That is why we only ship using USPS Priority Mail.

If you have any other questions, please contact us. We're happy to help out.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely pleased with your purchase, we'll happily take returns or exchange your item for one you like better. You will need to pay for return postage and the item must come back to us in good condition, with the labels on, so that we can offer it for sale again.

If you cut the yarn or fiber, you cannot return it.