secretspinner

Secret Spinner

Cambridge, United Kingdom · 25 Sales

secretspinner

Secret Spinner

Cambridge, United Kingdom 25 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Shop owner

Jo Gough

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Announcement   Hello and welcome to Secret Spinner
**Please don't be put off by high shipping prices - Royal Mail have recently altered their prices and packet shipping policy. I'm currently trying to find a balance. If the shipping costs less than the amount you've paid, I'll refund it immediately. If it costs more, you won't have to pay any extra.**

Here you'll find handspun yarn that has been created with mindful kindness just perfect for that special project.

If you'd like to read more about Secret Spinner you can visit the blog at http://www.secretspinner.com or check out the new Etsy 'About' page :)

I am very happy to take custom orders so please feel free to message me.

Please remember that handspun yarn is unique and slight variation in gauge and colour is to be expected and is part of it's beauty and interest.

Announcement

Hello and welcome to Secret Spinner
**Please don't be put off by high shipping prices - Royal Mail have recently altered their prices and packet shipping policy. I'm currently trying to find a balance. If the shipping costs less than the amount you've paid, I'll refund it immediately. If it costs more, you won't have to pay any extra.**

Here you'll find handspun yarn that has been created with mindful kindness just perfect for that special project.

If you'd like to read more about Secret Spinner you can visit the blog at http://www.secretspinner.com or check out the new Etsy 'About' page :)

I am very happy to take custom orders so please feel free to message me.

Please remember that handspun yarn is unique and slight variation in gauge and colour is to be expected and is part of it's beauty and interest.

Jo Gough

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Jo Gough

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Gillian Susan Maycock

Gillian Susan Maycock on Sep 15, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived on time and is perfect for holding together the cardigan I made using Noro yarn. I love it as it is so original.

Anonymous on Sep 1, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

jo was very nice to work with & very helpful!

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About

Blending creativity and spirituality to produce unique yarn perfect for that special project. Mainly...

The story of Secret Spinner starts with a long time fascination with spinning and a huge leap of faith. For months I didn't tell a soul I was spinning, it was a secret that only my fiance and his mum knew about. Then I was given a wheel for Christmas in 2010 and I've not looked back.

Each skein I make is unique. It's given so much love during its creation and is spun in a meditative way that I know makes a difference to the experience of working with the finished yarn.

My yarns are for everyone who loves to work with something really special, that has had many hours of love and care put into it and will last for a lifetime if treated well. I love the diversity and unique quality that is found within a single skein of handspun yarn. All of my yarns have their own character and come to you with the story they have sung to me as they became.

More recently I've started to create my own knitting patterns and felted jewellery items, as well as crocheting brooches with the money raised being donated to a nominated charity each year in memory of a dear friend.

I'm always interested to see what my yarn has become and have a series of posts on my blog that show the story of some of my yarns after they left the Secret Spinner nest. I also have a waiting list for custom work, be it spinning or knitting and am always happy to chat about a new collaborative project.

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  • Jo Gough

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I’m a 30-something fibrephile engaged to a computer geek. Our house is untidy, mainly because most of the time it looks like a multicoloured sheep bomb just exploded in it.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2013
Greetings!
Thank you for stopping by and taking an interest in my shop. My name is Jo. I'm a knitter, spinner and fibrephile committed to Holistic living. Secret Spinner is the blending of these two passions, bringing to you yarn that is spun with care and mindful kindness, filled with love and positive energy! I specialise in spinning lace and fingering weight yarn using traditional and navajo plying methods. I aim to spin yarn that will not look out of place next to mill spun yarn. This will allow you to use it as an interesting embellishment or edging on a larger mill spun piece.

*Custom Spinning*
I have a waiting list for custom spun items. If there is a particular fibre you just love, or roving you don't feel you want to spin yourself convo me and we can chat about whether my style of spinning fits your needs - I'm always happy to chat :)

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept payment through Paypal only. Please submit payment within 2 days of your purchase, otherwise I will have to cancel the order. If for any reason you cannot make the payment in the allotted time, please contact me and we can work something out that works for both of us.
Shipping
Please don't be put off by high shipping prices - Royal Mail have recently altered their prices and packet shipping policy. I'm currently trying to find a balance. If the shipping costs less than the amount you've paid, I'll refund it immediately. If it costs more, you won't have to pay any extra. I ship the next business day after payment is received but if you need your purchase urgently please message me and I'll see what I can do. All UK orders are shipped using Royal Mail via First Class, all other orders are sent via International Airmail Small Packets. I will obtain proof of postage for all items shipped, however, if you wish to have your items sent with insurance or tracking please contact me to arrange for this as a supplimentary charge will apply depending on your country of residence.

DELIVERY ADDRESS INFORMATION : I will ship to the delivery address you have stored on Etsy, not the Paypal delivery address. Please make sure you select the correct delivery address when placing your order!


CUSTOMS: Please be aware that should your items be subject to customs charges or other sales tax added by the destination authorities I am not responsible for them.
Refunds and Exchanges
I understand that colours and textures aren't always what they seem in a photo, so if for any reason you want to return your purchase, send me a message and we can work it out. Refunds will be issued on reciept of the item in the condition it left me in.

Please talk to me before submitting neutral or negative feedback. I want your shopping experience with Secret Spinner to be the best it can be and am always happy to chat with you to resolve any issues you might have.

Please remember that all handspun yarn is by it's nature, unique, and colour and gauge will vary slighty between skeins and within the skein itself - such is the joy and beauty of having yarn spun by a human :) I do however, spin with the utmost care and attention to ensure each skein I produce is of the highest possible standard. Please also remember that this is a handspun yarn. As such it should be washed in cold water with non-biological detergent and should never venture near a washing machine. I cannot be held reponsible for fatal felting incidents or catastrophic shrinking if mishandled, which is why I do the laundry in my house :)

I pack all of my items carefully to ensure they reach you in the best condition possible. I DO NOT insure items routinely, however this can be arranged for a supplemental fee. I will endeavour to assist in any claim you wish to file with the postal service if damage occurs in transit but I am unable to refund the cost of damaged items if that damage is the result of carelessness on the part of the postal service.

Custom orders are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
CENTRE PULL BALLS - If you would like your yarn wound into a centre pull ball ready for working please let me know at checkout as I'm happy to do that for you.

PAYMENT IN INSTALLMENTS - I am willing to negotiate a payment plan for some items. Please convo me before purchasing to discuss terms. Any transaction made before discussing terms and agreeing installement plan will be reversed. I am willing to hold Items for up to 4 months providing regular payments are made. Item will be shipped when the final payment has been confirmed.

I ship worldwide. UK First Class mail aims to deliver the next working day and Royal Mail Airmail aims to deliver to the rest of the world within 7 working days - it can however take up to six weeks. Please be patient, but if you're worried that your items have gone astray do send me a message and I'll try and sort things out for you.

I am one person working in a pet free, smoke free home. If you wish to make a custom order, please understand that it will take some time. This being the case I am unable to offer wholesale prices.

PLEASE REMEMBER - Handspun yarns are unique and are not the same as mill spun yarns. A slight variation in thickness throughout the skein is characteristic of handspun yarn and is not considered a defect.