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woolforbrains

From fibre to finished

316 Sales

woolforbrains

From fibre to finished

316 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(198)

Announcement   I'm Woolforbrains on Ravelry and you can visit me on my blog at www.woolforbrains.net and see what I do with the wool that stays home.

I'm attempting to downsize the craft space so intend to stock less fibre and more finished items (they take up less room). I will not be dyeing any more fibre and I plan to spin my way through what I have listed and turn it all into yarn. If there's something here you like then you need to get to it before I do.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 7, 2015

I'm Woolforbrains on Ravelry and you can visit me on my blog at www.woolforbrains.net and see what I do with the wool that stays home.

I'm attempting to downsize the craft space so intend to stock less fibre and more finished items (they take up less room). I will not be dyeing any more fibre and I plan to spin my way through what I have listed and turn it all into yarn. If there's something here you like then you need to get to it before I do.

Caroline M

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Caroline M

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(198)
Sylvie DoucePlume

Sylvie DoucePlume on Dec 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Very fast shipment, and shipment notification from seller. Beautiful fibre and perfect Xmas gift for a friend.

Joanna

Joanna on Nov 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Can't wait for some quiet time to get spinning this special treat, everything has been a bit hectic here lately!

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About

Fron fibre to finished

Much of my work features my handspun yarn, I think that the randomness of it gives life to the finished piece. I started off as a knitter then I learned to spin to be able to get the yarns that I wanted to knit but could not buy. That lead to dyeing and carding fibre to get exactly the effects I wanted. I learned to weave when I thought that I was going to have to stop knitting (what would I do with all that yarn?) but it turned out that my hand condition was not the knit stopper that I feared. It was all for the best, there was a big learning curve with weaving that I might not have attempted if my hand hadn't been forced.

I do it all, dye the wool, turn the handle on the carder, spin, weave, twist the fringes and write the names on the envelopes. The only hands in use are mine and I do only have the two of them. This is the reason why everything you see in the shop is ready to go now. Life is too short to be stressing about deadlines.

As my friends and family are now fully equipped with all the handspun, handwoven items they will ever need my hands are now busy making things that I don't need as gifts. l like the idea that they will go to someone far away, I'll never get to go to these far flung places but my work will. You get the first pick of the fibre that I dye for myself, I keep the dyer's mistakes and those colour combinations that turn out not so well as I imagined.

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  • Caroline Morris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Doer Of All Things

    I trained as a chemist and spent my career as an accountant. I was told that I only saw things in black and white but the reality was that there was an infinite range of shades of grey. I left that life behind, now I get to play with all the colours.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 13, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to look at the items I am selling. I love to play with wool but there are not enough hours in the day to spin and knit it all. If I sell some it means that I have more opportunities to play with colour without developing a mountainous stash. I have a dog and a small boy and they are both kept away from the fibre. We don't smoke and I'm paranoid about m@ths.

I am a spinner, weaver and knitter and with those I know what I'm doing. Felting is outside my skill set, if you're buying fibre for that purpose you can take it that you know more about it than I do.

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I live in the UK so you if you do too you can pay me by sterling bank transfer or sterling cheques or PO. Other payment methods are Paypal or folding dollars or euros, basically if I can spend it then I'll take it. Depending on what time of year it is I may be accepting Amazon vouchers too - ask me about this one.

All sales are subject to UK & EU law
Shipping
Following from the Royal Mail price rises in April 2013 I am now posting all UK packages by second class mail. If you want the security of recorded delivery or the speed of first class post please ask me to create a custom listing for you with the correct postage cost. I don't set out to make money on the postage, if I can send it cheaper I will and I'll refund you the saving.

The cost of overseas combined postage is a bit of a guessing game because the weight bands are smaller and I don't have standard weight items. If I've overcharged you by more than 20p I will refund it.
Refunds and Exchanges
I always get proof of postage and will replace anything that gets lost in transit. I appreciate that colours are a problem when buying at a distance, if you open the packet and find a nasty surprise then I'll refund the goods cost if you return it in good condition. If you are in the EU then (as you are no doubt aware) you have a 14 day cooling off period with all distance sales during which you can cancel and return your purchases, please note that the return postage would be at your expense.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm happy to do custom dyeing and I can dye much bigger lots than 100g so if you were wanting something for a larger project feel free to ask me about it. I should declare that I have issues with red, both dyeing it and photographing it, so if the fibre of your dreams is red then you'd best ask elsewhere.

I'm happy to spin fibre into yarn for you, I'd rather not spin laceweight or three ply sock yarn because it's such a huge time commitment. That's not to say I won't do it but you'd better be sitting down when I tell you how much it will cost you.