wildwoven

Woven wallhangings, añañuca fair trade yarns & supplies

Rhayader, United Kingdom · 126 Sales

wildwoven

Woven wallhangings, añañuca fair trade yarns & supplies

Rhayader, United Kingdom 126 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Did you know that all of my yarns are Fair Trade and the majority are hand spun especially for me in Chile? I am a supplier member of BAFTS (The British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers). If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me, or visit my website: www.ananuca.co.uk.

DON'T FORGET! FREE UK P&P ON MOST ITEMS IN MY SHOP

Can't see a colour combination that you like? I am very happy to make bespoke kits and weavings. Message me to discuss your preferences.

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Last updated on Sep 20, 2018

Did you know that all of my yarns are Fair Trade and the majority are hand spun especially for me in Chile? I am a supplier member of BAFTS (The British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers). If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me, or visit my website: www.ananuca.co.uk.

DON'T FORGET! FREE UK P&P ON MOST ITEMS IN MY SHOP

Can't see a colour combination that you like? I am very happy to make bespoke kits and weavings. Message me to discuss your preferences.

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Over the coming weeks I'd like to introduce you to some of my amazing suppliers in Chile. This is Cecilia, a talented indie dyer. Cecilia dyes many of the yarns used in my kits as well as the pompom yarn. Her colour combinations never cease to inspire me!
20% YARN CLEAROUT SALE NOW ON!
Its been lovely catching up with my wonderful yarn suppliers in Chile this summer. Jessica has been especially busy spinning & dyeing new yarns for me. So now I need your help to make some space before this lot arrives ;-)
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About

Passionate about all things woolly!

For as long as I can remember I have loved working with wool and textiles. I learnt to knit as a young child, sewed most of my own clothes as a teenager, and watched my mother learn to spin the wool from our own sheep. But growing up in a fiercely academic household I was persuaded that this passion could only ever be a hobby....
Fast forward a few years and I knitted my way through a degree before heading to South America with my backpack, determined to indulge my long held fascination with indigenous textiles.
Whilst there, I fell in love with the landscapes and people of Chile and vowed to find a reason to return…
…I devoted my postgraduate studies to deepening my understanding of the region and then headed back to Chile to undertake doctoral research amongst rural communities in the south. By this time I was a committed environmentalist, and was interested in the contribution that organic farming practices could make towards sustaining rural livelihoods, but I have to confess that it wasn’t long before I reverted to type, and became far more fascinated by what the women were doing…
I was bewitched by the alchemy that women could perform with some roughly spun wool and a few leaves in a dye pot over a simple wood fire, before skilfully weaving thick, utilitarian rugs and blankets on a loom built from scavenged branches. But I also saw how through poverty and isolation they were often exploited by those who came to buy their goods, only to re-sell them at much higher prices in regional markets.
At the same time, I was struck by the irony that Chile is one of the world’s major wool producers, shipping much of its prized merino wool crop directly to the UK for processing and use in the fashion industry….
I realised that I was far too hands-on for a career in academia, but instead knew that I wanted to try to find a way to help these women to add value to the abundant wool resource that surrounded them…and so in 2009, my 'day job' business, añañuca was born….

Whilst in Chile I learnt to weave, both traditional 'Mapuche' weaving, and decorative tapestry weaving, which I also teach back here in the UK.
I love the rich textures of handspun wool, and enjoy the spontaneous creativity of decorative tapestry weaving, which I consider to be weaving without rules! And being quite a sentimental person, I love how this style of weaving lends itself to incorporating found or treasured objects - I am incapable of going for a walk without picking up a leaf or a stick, or a pebble, which sooner or later will find its way into one of my weavings.
'wildwoven' started out as a little piece of me-space. Somewhere to sell the weavings that have started to clutter up the house. Then people started to ask for the yarns that I was using...and so in my shop I decided to put together a carefully curated selection of some of my very favourite weaving yarns and tools. I am fortunate to have access to a vast array of colours and textures, from fine yarns to thick and shaggy art yarns in both natural dyes and conventional 'acid' dyes. If you have a project in mind but cannot see quite what you are looking for, I would be delighted to help create a bespoke selection just for you - please do not be afraid to ask!

Shop members

  • Liz Beasley - textile artist

    Owner, Maker, Designer

Production partners

  • Cecilia

    Chile

    Indie Dyer

  • Community groups/indigenous associations

    Chile

    Artisan spinners and natural dyers

  • Handspinners & Indie Dyer

    Peru

    Natural dyeing of handspun cottons

  • Ivonne

    Concepción, Chile

    Ivonne is a talented basket weaver from central Chile who I have known since 2009. She weaves traditional Mapuche style baskets which are great for storing yarn or sewing notions.

  • Jorge

    Chile

    Wood carver

  • Luis

    Chile

    Wood carver

  • Marcia

    Chile

    Textile Artist and Designer from the Island of Chiloe.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2018
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I hope that you will enjoy browsing my products as much as I enjoy working with them! If you have any questions, or any special requests, please do get in touch - I really do want to help! And I shall endeavour to respond within a few hours - I am rarely far from my phone, even when out feeding the animals or waiting for the school bus! Except on a Sunday - when I may tune out for a while ;-)
For my 'day job' I run a small fair trade business (añañuca) supporting spinners and weavers in Chile. I am a supplier member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers), so you can rest assured that all of my weaving yarns are sourced directly by me, adhering strictly to fair trade principles. If you would like to know more, why not visit my website: www.ananuca.co.uk.
Oh, and I also have a new Etsy sister shop selling home furnishings, made by me using handwoven textiles from Chile: ananucainteriors.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
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)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I hope that you will love your purchase, but I understand that sometimes something just isn't right.  If you wish to return something I will be happy to offer an exchange or refund. Please contact me by email at liz.ananuca [!at] gmail.com within fourteen days of receiving your goods to arrange a return. Returned items will only be accepted unused, undamaged and in perfect condition within twenty one days of the purchase date. Please obtain proof of posting from the Post Office. Goods are returned at the purchaser's own cost. The delivery charge and any import duties paid on the original order are non-refundable.  Refunds will be issued in the same way that payment was made. For example, if you paid by card the refund will go to the same card that the payment was made on.

Cancellations: I have a four hour cancellation window. This is because I aim to ship orders as quickly as possible, sometimes on the same day that the order is received.
Payment
Payment via Paypal
Shipping
UK Delivery:
Free UK Delivery on all orders over £12: items will be sent by Royal Mail Second Class or courier.
Want something fast? I also offer:
Royal Mail 1st Class signed for: £4.50
Royal Mail Next Day Delivery: £7.60
If you choose either of these options at checkout, items will require a signature on receipt.

EU Delivery:
All orders are shipped using Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (3-5 days):
Yarn orders up to 2kg: £8.75 + £1.45 for each additional item.
Orders which include weaving frame: £11.60 + £4 for each additional item.

United States Delivery:
All orders are shipped using Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (3-5 days):
Yarn orders up to 2kg: £10.15 + £2.75 for each additional item.
Orders which include weaving frame: £15.10 + £5 for each additional item.

PLEASE NOTE: If your order exceeds the 2kg weight limit I will email you with a quote for delivery, this is due to the potentially high cost of international shipping above this weight.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR MULTIPLE ORDERS (EU & US): It can be very difficult to precisely predict shipping costs for orders that involve several items. If you are concerned that your shipping total seems excessively high, please contact me and I will weigh your package and give you an accurate quote.

I WILL REFUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT ANY OVER-PAYMENT IN SHIPPING COSTS ONCE THE ITEM HAS BEEN SHIPPED. I will consider as over-payment any amount in excess of £1 over actual shipping cost.

CUSTOMS ETC. Customs charges are the responsibility of the customer. I cannot be held responsible for delays due to customs.

SHIPPING TIME ESTIMATES:
I endeavour to ship items on the day following receipt of your order. Occasionally we will need to make an item specially (such as a weaving frame), in which case, I aim to ship within 3 days of receipt of order.
I will message you as soon as I receive your order (normally on the same day), to let you know when exactly I intend to ship your item.

I am happy to ship to other overseas destinations. Please contact me for a quote.

PACKAGING:
Little by little I am trying to do my bit for the environment by using recycled packaging where possible.
I re-use old cardboard packaging and bubble wrap for frames and kits.
Yarn orders are currently packed in polybags - I am using up my supply before switching to a compostable alternative.
If for any reason you require 'new' packaging (for example, for a gift), please let me know when you make your order.
Additional policies and FAQs
ENGLISH NOT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE? I ALSO SPEAK SPANISH & FRENCH. SO PLEASE MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

COLOUR REPRESENTATION:
I do my best to represent the true colours of the yarn, but please be aware that colours may vary between my monitor and yours.

BESPOKE ORDERS:
I am happy to make bespoke orders in colour and dimensions of your choice. Please contact me for details. Normal turnaround speed for yarns and kits is 3-5 days depending on availability of yarns. Turnaround for bespoke weavings is 14-28 days depending on size, complexity and availability of yarns.

FOR TRADE ORDERS: please message me via my website - www.ananuca.co.uk

NOTE FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS:
PETS: I process orders in a house with three cats. I am unable to provide information as to the pets that may be present in the houses of the women in Chile who spin my yarn, although I am aware that some do keep dogs.

PLANTS: My handspun Chilean yarns are spun in the home. The women wash, comb and prepare the raw sheeps' fleece themselves. Some of my yarns are also plant dyed. You will expect to find small pieces of plant debris tangled in the wool fibres. A certain amount of dirt and plant debris may come out of the wool on washing. Colour fastness is not affected.
If you do have any concerns/questions, please ask before you order!

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