UPNorthYarns

Nature-inspired Hand Dyed Yarns

| Powers, Michigan

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Announcement    Welcome to UP North Yarns. I hand-dye luxurious natural fibers/yarns in the colors I see abounding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I gain inspiration from nature, the amazing colors in all four seasons, gorgeous hues from my flower beds, the Great Lakes, and all over the UP.

Traveling? Check with the local yarn shop - they may be a stockist - I provide my yarns to several Michigan and Wisconsin LYS's.

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Last updated on Aug 25, 2021

Welcome to UP North Yarns. I hand-dye luxurious natural fibers/yarns in the colors I see abounding in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I gain inspiration from nature, the amazing colors in all four seasons, gorgeous hues from my flower beds, the Great Lakes, and all over the UP.

Traveling? Check with the local yarn shop - they may be a stockist - I provide my yarns to several Michigan and Wisconsin LYS's.

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Monica Thoune

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Monica Thoune

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About UPNorthYarns

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On Etsy since 2016

My love of nature and science inspires the colors I use to dye yarn.

I am inspired by nature, which provides me myriad color choices when dyeing animal fibers/yarns. There is so much beauty surrounding me in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. These yarns are my translation of the beauty of nature into a skein of yarn you will enjoy in your creations.

I dye with traditional acid and fiber-reactive dyes as well as natural dye materials from many plants. I forage from Spring until the snow flies, gathering plant stuff that I use to dye yarn. It starts with dandelions and ends with goldenrod and fall mushrooms.

Shop members

  • Monica Thoune

    Owner, Science Geek, Yarn Twister

    I find my inspiration for dyeing animal fibers/ yarns from nature. There is so much beauty surrounding me, which I transfer onto yarns.

Production partners

  • StitchingPlaza

    San Diego, CA

    I love GeorgAnne's project bags so much that I am now carrying a limited quantity of her bags. GeorgAnne is responsible for the fabric choice and construction of the bags. The bags carry her business information.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Ethically Sourced Yarns

Yarn suppliers' website information regarding sourcing of animal fiber:

Where are our fibers sourced?
• Bluefaced Leicester is 100% British, coming from small farms all over the UK.
• Merino fibers come from various sources (not Australia). We specify that none of our merino fibers are to come from farms practicing mulesing.
• Superwash Merino comes from Argentina and Uruguay.
• Non-superwash Merino is Peruvian Merino.

Color variation of monitors:
All monitors are different - yarns may look slightly different. I include the colors in the description of the yarn.

Care:
I recommend hand washing superwash yarns for longevity of the garment.

Please wash item separately the first time. Dry flat.

Custom and personalized orders

• I'm happy to dye a custom order for you. We will discuss in detail your wishes. I will create a RESERVED listing for {your name} and provide that link to you. Once you have paid in full within (24 hours), I will complete your order and ship it to you, usually in less than one week.

• I use USPS First Class or Priority in the USA. Default shipping is First Class.

• There are international shipping options, and upgrades are available by contacting me at time of sale. Insurance, confirmation, or international customs are extras that the buyer is responsible for and a customs form will be on the shipping label.

Return Policy

I do not accept returns on yarn unless the error is mine (shipping out wrong base, color by mistake). If you find that you do have a problem with it, please message me and I will try to resolve the problem as best as I can.