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Last updated on Nov 26, 2019

Welcome! Please fill your mug with Hot Cocoa, Relax and Browse through the The Golden Threads Shop!



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Ali R.

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Ali R.


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About TheGoldenThreads

Sales 520
On Etsy since 2014

Passion... Love... Enthusiasm... Creativity.. Fiber Arts

When I rescued an Angora Goat 10 years ago, I brushed her every day and had no idea what to do with all the wool I was left with. At the time, I didn’t know anything about fiber or handspinning. After researching ways to use her hair, I bought two dog brushes and made a spindle from some cardboard, a pencil, a cup hook, and an eraser. In the process, I fell in love with all things fiber and fiber arts. In the following years, I adopted an Angora Rabbit, upgraded to a homemade wooden spindle, then to electric spinner and finally to a wheel. Now, I get sheep’s wool from local farms and clean and dye the fleece for artists to spin. I make locks, fibers, rolags, and batts for spinners. I also spin yarn by hand and make finished products such as scarves, woven coasters, and one-of-a-kind items just for you!

The journey has had its share of challenges. Since starting The Golden Threads, I have left an unhealthy relationship and invested a lot of my energy into a traditional career. In the process of redesigning my life, I didn’t always get to work with fiber as much as I would like. Now, I have the economic stability I’ve always wanted, and I’m getting married to a man who treats me with respect, kindness, and love. I am excited to focus more energy on bringing you the best fibers for your work.

99% of my wool is sourced from small farms. I search for hidden gems throughout the world and turn them into materials for your next project. I especially love visiting small farms during shearing time. I love creating different colorways and blending fibers to offer to other artists. My products are perfect for spinning, felting, dyeing, weaving, knitting, and crocheting. The Golden Threads is committed to giving back, and frequently donates material to charities. Please send me a message with questions about any of my products or for inquiries about custom orders.

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  • Ali

    Owner, Creator, Fiber Enthusiast

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Last updated on November 2, 2016

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My Processing Times: 3-5 Business Days unless I am already shipping out several orders then I will also ship out your newly placed order. When washing fleece I try to do this on demand as my Studio Space is Very Limited, for washing please allow 5 days of extra dry time to ensure the fibers are completely dry meaning: 5-8 Days to ship washed fibers.

I will gladly ship to a "Giftee" and include a personal note if requested, just leave the info in the note to seller at Checkout.

Insurance: USA Shipping will always include the $50 insurance. If your order is more than $50 please message me, Ali, for an upgrade at your cost.

International Insurance: Most Int. Packages will go First Class without insurance unless you would like to upgrade to Priority in which case you will need to message me, Ali, for an upgrade at your cost.

Refunds: I do refund orders that have a $2 or more shipping overage.

Returns: I do not accept returns.

Lost or Damaged Shipments: Please Message Me as soon as you can when a shipment does not make it to you or in cases of damaged items. MOST items shipped are shipped with USPS and Include Insurance. If you ordered via International First Class Shipping, I am not liable for damages or lost items.

My Mail Provider: I use USPS almost Exclusively at this time.

Shipping Methods and Shipping Times: Most my items ship First Class which takes approximately 3 days in transit.

Expedited Service: If you would like Expedited Services, please message me, Ali, for an upgrade at your cost.

Where do I ship to? I am willing to ship anywhere in the Known Universe. If, however, you do not see an option to buy an item because your country is not in the specified countries in that listing please message me, Ali. We will work out the shipping costs. We can either create a special listing or I am willing to modify the listing/s.

IMPORTANT NOTE: International Buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes & Additional Postage Fees.

Happy Shopping!