SereneFiberArts

Artisan Yarn & Patterns

Louisville, Kentucky · 419 Sales

SereneFiberArts

Artisan Yarn & Patterns

Louisville, Kentucky 419 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   If the shop looks empty, that's because I have moved all of my in-stock yarn, as well as woven wall hangings and paintings to www.etsy.com/shop/amandajfrench

Artisan handspun & hand-dyed yarn made in small batches. Crafted in Louisville, KY, USA.

Here on Etsy I will continue to sell my knitting and crochet patterns.

BLOG: serenefiberarts.com/blog
INSTAGRAM: amandajfrench

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 3, 2016

If the shop looks empty, that's because I have moved all of my in-stock yarn, as well as woven wall hangings and paintings to www.etsy.com/shop/amandajfrench

Artisan handspun & hand-dyed yarn made in small batches. Crafted in Louisville, KY, USA.

Here on Etsy I will continue to sell my knitting and crochet patterns.

BLOG: serenefiberarts.com/blog
INSTAGRAM: amandajfrench

Amanda Jasmine French

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Amanda Jasmine French

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Sandra

Sandra on Dec 14, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely yarn and as pictured, can't wait to use it :)

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About

Hand-dyed and handspun yarns crafted in small batches in Louisville, KY

My journey into the world of yarn began at a young age, when my grandmother and I would spend our afternoons together as a child. She taught me to crochet at the perfect age of 8, when my sense of awe and wonder for the world of creating with my hands had begun.

I picked up knitting around the age of 18-19 and didn’t really like it at first since I found it very difficult and it was hard adjusting from a single hook to two needles. However after a break, I decided to try it again in 2014 (I also picked up tapestry weaving on a simple loom this same year) and haven’t put the needles (or the loom) down since.

After many tried, and quite a few dropped hobbies, I have learned my true passion: the fiber arts. I love to spin up soft, fluffy clouds of natural fiber, and I also love to dye these fibers to make a truly unique work of art. I am an artistic dyer who sees the undyed yarn or fiber as a blank canvas ready to be painted with color (but I do also love the natural colors of wool as well)

I like to consider myself an artisan rather than running a business, since this is a truly personal investment to me grown from lots of love for my craft. I keep my batches small and one of a kind, with an eye for color, texture, and the little details that make working with artisan yarn so much fun. By purchasing from me you are supporting an independent artisan with a true passion for what I do.

Dyeing Process

I choose to use low-impact acid dyes for the majority of my dyeing. The dyes I am transitioning to are free from heavy chemicals and I have always used sustainable dye practices to have a low impact on the environment. The acids I use to activate the dye and create color fastness with the yarn are vinegar or citric acid depending on the batch (both of these acids are edible). I exhaust my dye baths fully so that no dyes escape into our water supply and rinse finished yarn with a gentle, pH balanced wool wash before setting them outside to dry naturally (my yarn may have an earthy smell when you receive it, that's just the Kentucky air for you).

Many of my colorways and handspun skeins are limited edition. This is because I use a many-layer color process to get the intricate colors you see. I often do not take notes while dyeing as I find it distracting and it ruins part of the joy of creating art with dye. Even my solid colors are custom-blended to get a nice depth of color and are difficult to recreate. I rarely repeat colorways, and do not generally dye the same colorway on multiple bases, so if you see a colorway you like, stash it and figure out your project later on or it just may be gone when you come back - this is part of the excitement with my shop.

If you ever have any questions, comments, or suggestions, you are welcome to reach me through one of my social media sites (private messages are the best way since I do not always see all of my comments), or you can email me at serenefiberarts [!at] gmail.com.

I LOVE seeing what you make from my yarn, fibers, and patterns. If I can inspire you in any way, that makes me so happy! Feel free to share project photos with me and I'll be happy to repost them to share with my audience! Use hashtag #serenefiberarts on Instagram and Twitter.

Shop members

  • Amanda

    Owner, Indie Dyer, Spinner

    Fiber Artist from Louisville, KY. Dyer, Spinner, Weaver, Crocheter, Knitter.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 2, 2015
Welcome to my pattern shop! For artisan handspun & hand-dyed yarn + my blog, visit: serenefiberarts.com

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Payment
I accept Direct Checkout (Credit/Debit Card/Paypal payment made safely through Etsy) No checks/money orders.
Shipping
Since I am now only selling my knitting and crochet patterns here on Etsy, these items are able to be digitally downloaded immediately after purchase so shipping will not be an issue.
Refunds and Exchanges
Digital download items are non-refundable.

My listings clearly state that it is a digital download you will be receiving and not the finished item. I will no longer be processing refund requests based on negligence to read before buying.

If you come across any mistakes (I do tech edit and test my patterns, so hopefully there won't be any! But sometimes typos slip through~) or if you have any questions about a pattern you have purchased, you are welcome to contact me and I will help you :)