SouthernSkeinsYarn

Hand Dyed Yarns

Tallahassee, Florida
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Announcement    Small batch hand-dyed yarn. It’s the mixture of color + fiber + passion. Southern Skeins goal is to provide affordable hand-dyed yarn in all price points. Hand dyed yarn doesn’t need to be expensive to be a luxury. That is Southern Skeins’ mission. Each skein is hand dyed in my North Florida home dye studio by me with all the care and attention the yarn deserves and requires. No corners cut. No quality skimped. Go ahead and indulge your love for quality hand dyed yarns, you can afford it.

Visit www.SouthernSkeins.com to read the blog, sign up for the newsletter, and information on events. Or follow on social media @SouthernSkeins (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Ravelry)

All yarns include free shipping in the USA, sent via USPS mail with a tracking number.

When your “squishy mail” arrives I hope you find a delightful gift for you to unwrap and enjoy.

Thanks,
Jenna
Owner. Artist. Dyer.
Southern Skeins

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Last updated on Jan 27, 2021

Small batch hand-dyed yarn. It’s the mixture of color + fiber + passion. Southern Skeins goal is to provide affordable hand-dyed yarn in all price points. Hand dyed yarn doesn’t need to be expensive to be a luxury. That is Southern Skeins’ mission. Each skein is hand dyed in my North Florida home dye studio by me with all the care and attention the yarn deserves and requires. No corners cut. No quality skimped. Go ahead and indulge your love for quality hand dyed yarns, you can afford it.

Visit www.SouthernSkeins.com to read the blog, sign up for the newsletter, and information on events. Or follow on social media @SouthernSkeins (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Ravelry)

All yarns include free shipping in the USA, sent via USPS mail with a tracking number.

When your “squishy mail” arrives I hope you find a delightful gift for you to unwrap and enjoy.

Thanks,
Jenna
Owner. Artist. Dyer.
Southern Skeins

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A girl, yarn, and dye. Simple. Love what you do. Hand Dyed Yarn and Roving.

I love color. I love mixing colors and finding combinations that surprise me. It began in my early 20s with oil paints. I loved the way the colors would combine and new colors would appear and overlap.

Over the years and after several other artistic media, I developed a love of knitting and an addiction to squishy, soft, hand dyed yarns. I merged my love of color and yarn and now I make soft squishy yarn in beautiful colors that I knit with.

Yarn dyeing started out for me as a hobby and a way to fulfill my love of hand dyed yarn, and now I'm sharing my passion with you. I hand dye this yarn in my dream home - a log cabin in the Georgia mountains. My business is run out of my Florida location. I hope you enjoy your purchase as much as I've enjoyed creating it for you.

I owned a brick and mortar gallery in a trendy artist section of town until 2010. My dad was retired and the gallery was a great part time activity to keep him busy. After our gallery closed, I began selling at craft fairs. Now I'm selling on ETSY.

Why are my prices low? Sure I want to grow my business, but I also don’t like to charge more than I would want to pay for yarn. I want to set a fair price because I believe in treating people fairly, and the world always needs more of that. Besides, everyone should have access to hand dyed squishy soft yarn!

Thanks for taking a look! :)

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Last updated on December 25, 2020
I love playing with color. Mixing colors and creating beautiful yarn.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I do not accept returns or exchanges
Payment
We accept paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. :)
Shipping
We ship free to the continental U.S. yarn is shipped USPS first class mail for packages under 16 ounces (4 Skeins approx) and USPS flat rate (2 - 3 day) for anything over 16 ounces. All packages include a tracking number and are insured at the USPS minimum.

International Shipping: I do not provide free international shipping. Any customs charges are the responsibility of the customer to pay. Any returned packages that were refused delivery due to non payment of duty will be refunded minus the cost of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale / Trunk Shows: Please contact southernskeins [!at] gmail.com if you are interested in more information on a wholesale relationship with Southern Skeins. Or if you are interested in a trunk show.

Custom Orders: At this time Southern Skeins is unavailable for custom orders; but. We hope to revive this in 2021.

Pattern Designers: For yarn support inquiries or to partner with Southern Skeins in a pattern collaboration, please contact SouthernSkeinsDesigners [!at] gmail.com

Pattern Testers: For interest in becoming a pattern tester for Southern Skeins, please contact SouthernSkeinsDesigners [!at] gmail.com
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Last updated on Feb 2, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

I’d suggest delicate or handwash cold and lay flat to dry. Even if the yarn is superwash, I still suggest to err on the side of caution and hand wash in cold water. Sometimes colors may bleed the first time washed if it is a deeply saturated color or if the water you are using is hot. Cool water and a dab of hand soap is really all you need.

Which yarn bases do you offer?

All listed below are per 100 grams.

SOCK
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 430yds

Glisten: 75/20/5% SW merino, nylon, & sparkle. 2-ply, 430yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino. 2-ply, 400yds.

Single: 100% SW merino. 1-ply, 415yds.

Alpaca: 70/20 SW fine alpaca & nylon. 398yds.

SPORT:
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 328yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino yarn. 3-ply, 328 yds.

DK:
Southern: 75/25 SW merino & nylon. 4-ply, 245yds.

Merino: 100% SW merino. 4-ply, 231 yds.

Tweed: 85/15 SW merino & nylon NEPs. 4-ply. 231 yds.

Alpaca Cloud: 40/40/20% baby alpaca, merino, & silk. 1-ply, 250yds.

WORSTED:
Cashmere Sweater: 80/20 cashmere & SW merino. 3-ply, 181yds.

BULKY:
Bulky Singles: 75/25 SW merino & nylon, 1-ply, 76 yds.

Yarn color bleeding

Yarn can bleed the first time being washed - especially dark colors. However, to reduce the chance I fully exhaust the color from each dye pan and soak each skein after dyeing in a wool wash and then a clear water soak. If I see color running, I change the water and go through the steps again. Any bleeding you see should be minimal to nonexistent.

Are there knots in my yarn?

You should see 3 to 4 big loops that are tied with knots (loops are called figure 8 ties) around your skein. They are to keep your yarn from twisting into a big mess. They aren’t actually knots in the yarn. They are knots to keep the yarn straight and tangle-free.

Occasionally there might be a knot that came from the mill or such. I do the best that I can to keep that from happening; but, I’m human.

Large (Sweater or blanket) quantity

Yes! I do large quantities. If you don’t see that amount available of a color that you need, just message me and I’ll take care of it. I’m happy to do large quantities.

Why is my yarn not a solid color?

That’s because that is the beauty of artisan hand dyed yarn. We want to see the variations in light and dark. The depth variation adds beauty to your finished project. It is a hallmark of a hand dyed yarn to have tonal variances.

What is a dye lot?

A dye lot is the number of skeins dyed at one time in a kettle.

However, even skeins from the same dye pot can vary. It’s a hand made process. I take great care to ensure if you order multiple skeins of a color that they are both as close as possible. They will not match 100%. I don’t give my yarns dye lot numbers.

Yarn photos

I take photos of my yarn on my iPhone.

I use a white backdrop in front of a window. I only color correct the photos to get the picture to as close to the actual color as possible. I don’t use any filters on my inventory photos.

Yarn photos shown on a wooden background are taken on a table in my studio under natural room lighting.

Colors show differently on different monitors and screens. I try to get the colors as close to true as possible.

Where is the yarn sourced from?

My wool is humanely sourced from South America. It is mulesing (a form of animal cruelty) free.

My Farmstead Yarn is sourced about 15 miles from my house at a friend’s farm during the annual shearing of their animals.

Color variations

As with all hand dyed yarns, there will be some gorgeous color variations in each batch which is why I always batch multiple orders of the same color to the best of my ability and inventory.

Small batch hand dyed yarn is an art. It’s like cooking. No matter how careful you are with following a recipe exactly, there’s variations. Same thing applies to yarn. Once the dye is in the pot, the yarn may strike the color differently even in the same dye pot. Meaning one skein could have more or less of a color than the skein in the pot right next to it. If you are buying more than one skein I recommend alternating every few rows (most indie dyers recommend the same).