Handspun yarns, hand dyed yarns, BFL, Merino Wool

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Handspun yarns, hand dyed yarns, BFL, Merino Wool

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Wallflower Yarns

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Wallflower Yarns

Announcement    Blue Faced Leichester, Merino Wool, and more handspun and hand dyed in bold colors perfect for any project are what you will find here at Wallflower Yarns.


Blue Faced Leichester, Merino Wool, and more handspun and hand dyed in bold colors perfect for any project are what you will find here at Wallflower Yarns.


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A Waltz of Color in Every Skein

Wallflower Yarns grew from my passion for fiber arts. I have been fascinated with yarn since I was a young child and have been amazed with the choices of colors available.

My fondest memory was during a family vacation to Greenfield Village near Dearborn, Michigan. My father was a huge fan of anything history so most of our vacations were to historical places. During this visit to the village, they were doing demonstrations at the mill. A lady dressed for the time period was prepping silk worms for spinning. I remember watching her in fascination, wondering how they were going to get string out of that tight cocoon. To my amazement, she was able to get it started and began spinning it into a tiny thread. My parents urged me forward so we could see other things, but my attention was still drawn to the lady.

On another visit, we were fortunate enough to be there when they were spinning wool from their sheep. I watched in fascination while the ladies spun their wool. From then on, I was determined to learn how to spin wool on my own wheel. This past year I was fortunate enough to get plenty of sales in my crochet shop to be able to afford my own wheel and have been spinning every type of wool I can get my hands on since.

From spinning, I naturally turned to dyeing my own yarns. I enjoy spinning the hand dyed rovings that are available, but wanted to control the colors better. I used Kool Aid to dye my first batch of yarn and was totally hooked and started looking for more vibrant dyes so that I could make brighter colors.

I wanted a shop that was different from others that I have admired so I blended my passions for reading and history with my passions for spinning and dyeing. Each colorway is named in a way that represents the era that I love to read about. You will find Lords and Ladies among the mix as well as names of dances from that time period.

I hope you enjoy visiting my shop. Please take time to read through the descriptions so that you could see why I chose the tagline "a waltz of color in every skein"

Shop members

  • Kristina Smiley


    Crochet Design Artist, Fiber Enthusiast, Color Mixer, and Dreamer

Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2013
Welcome to Wallflower Yarns where you will find "A Waltz of Color in Every Skein"!

Here you will find hand spun and hand dyed yarns that each come with their own story that blends my passion for fiber arts with my passion for literature. Take a stroll through the garden of listings, read their enchanting descriptions, and most of all enjoy your time visiting my shop.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Sales are final on all custom made-to-order requests. All other items may be returned for a store credit only refund of the item price minus shipping costs. Shipping costs are not refundable. The item must be returned within 7 days of receipt in new unused condition. International customers - please contact me within 7 days of receiving your order for further instructions.
I accept credit card or debit card payments through Paypal. (You don't have to have a Paypal account, just click pay with credit card on the log-in page. It's easy.) I also accept payment through Etsy's Direct Checkout. Contact me if you have any questions! ** Please note that Indiana residents will be charged the state's required 7 % sales tax.**
Purchases for made to order items will be shipped within 2 - 3 weeks of payment confirmation and ready to ship items are shipped between 2 -3 business days after I receive payment confirmation. I ship my items through the US Postal Service and utilize their flat rate option for shipping confirmation. I have listed an approximate cost for shipping on each item based on the item size and weight. If you desire a different option for shipping, please message me. Also, please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred on international purchases.
Additional policies and FAQs
Unless otherwise stated in the item description, all yarns are spun on my Vespera espinner. I kettle dye my yarns using Kool-Aid and other natural dyes. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding either process.

Wholesale available - contact me for more information.