hand painted sock yarn & coordinating accessories

Wilmington, Massachusetts · 588 Sales


hand painted sock yarn & coordinating accessories

Wilmington, Massachusetts 588 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2016


Brianna and Bronwen

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Brianna and Bronwen

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#WIPWednesday: stitching up a birthday card while thinking about how pretty the yarn is. Then reminding myself that I dyed the yarn too! Sometimes being crafty is really fun :)
Having WAY too much fun with leftover scraps of our hand dyed yarn, using it to make adorable hand-stitched Valentine's Day cards! So many colors, beads and designs to choose from!
Time for a new WIP! It's Firefly Thursdays with Jayne's hat, a Rebel IPA, and casting on a new project in our Not All Necromancers yarn.
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A Mother, A Daughter, and Two Grey Dogs

Two Grey Dogs Designs (2GDD) is a mother-daughter collaborative between Brianna and her mother Bronwen. The original idea for this shop started when Brianna received a fascinating gift from her parents- several skeins of yarn each paired with coordinating jewelry.

At the same time, Brianna had begun experimenting with hand-painting yarn, and Bronwen had taken up jewelry-making. Then, they realized they could combine forces and create original, funky, creative gifts for others!

Bronwen now creates jewelry from locally-purchased (and often locally-sourced) beads out of her studio on the coast of Maine. Bronwen also hand-paints unique wooden beads for her pieces. Brianna dyes out of her home in the suburbs of Boston.

And the two grey dogs? Brianna's family has owned schnauzers for as long as she can remember (and before!). The latest duo of grey dogs are (Dropkick) Murphy, almost 8, and (Flogging) Molly, age 7, Brianna's standard schnauzers. In addition to being outrageously smart, funny, lively, dedicated, and compassionate, the contrast of their collars against their fur is what inspired Brianna to begin dyeing in the first place. It's only fair, then, that credit goes to the source, and Two Grey Dogs Designs is born!


Shop members

  • Brianna Olson

    Owner, Maker, Spare-Time Co-Owner, Dyemaster, Two Grey Dogs Wrangler

    Brianna is one half of the Two Grey Dogs Designs duo. She hand dyes all the shop's yarn at her home in Greater Boston, while working full-time in Boston. A knitter of 15+ years, a photo of her two grey dogs inspired her to begin dyeing yarn.

  • Bronwen Bamford

    Owner, Maker, Co-Owner, Jewelry Maker, Schnauzer-sitter On Demand (actually, Just A Hint Will Do It)

    Bronwen is the other half of Two Grey Dogs Designs. When Brianna's new colorway samples arrive, ta-da!, in her mailbox, she creates coordinating jewelry. Happy with paint but rather rubbish with needles, she's learning to knit while her beads dry.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 16, 2012
Welcome to Two Grey Dogs Designs! We are a mother-daughter jewelry-and-yarn team, interested in dyeing yarn inspired by people, places, and things in our lives, and creating unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry to complete any ensemble. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions, comments, or feedback you may have! Thanks!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
We currently accept PayPal, Direct Checkout and Etsy gift cards. Payments must be completed at the time of order; if up to 48 hours is needed to make payment, please let us know through a convo.
Items are packaged securely:
-Yarn is packaged in a plastic bag secured with sticker.
-Jewelry is packaged on an earring backer and placed in a sealed plastic bag
-Items are mailed in a bubble mailer

-Items are shipped within 2 business days of receiving a completed order.
-Items are shipped to your PayPal address, unless otherwise specified in a convo.
-Please ensure the shipping address is accurate and secure.
-Domestic items are shipped via USPS first class, tracking and delivery confirmation included.
-Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee.
-International shipping is available. International items are shipped via air mail, and buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Refunds and Exchanges
Damaged Items
If you receive a damaged item, you can choose to have the item repaired, replaced, or returned for a full refund. Photos of damaged items are required and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Return shipping will be covered by the seller.

Lost Items
Lost items will be refunded or replaced at no cost. Lost items will be confirmed on a case-by-case basis.

If an item is not to your liking, you may return it for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. You are responsible for shipping costs on undamaged returned items.
Additional policies and FAQs
All yarn, dyeing materials, and earring posts will be brand-new, never used. Most beads will be brand-new, never used; if beads are repurposed, they will be noted as such.

We will certainly take custom projects- we love the challenge of making your perfect yarn or earrings! If we are really in love with the finished project, we may make a variant on those products for the shop. You will be informed in advance, and credited either in the product description or name, should you choose.