xiane

Handspun yarn & spinning batts & hand-knit items!

Maryland, United States · 852 Sales

xiane

Handspun yarn & spinning batts & hand-knit items!

Maryland, United States 852 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(491)

Announcement   I blend amazing fibers, colors, and textures into a tactile rainbow of awesome. I also carry handcrafted BIG tools for knitting, crochet and spinning. Many of my yarns are designed to be worn alone or worked into a project - I even offer wearing suggestions in my listings! You'll find both hand spun and hand dyed yarns here, as well as textured fibers for creating your own masterpieces of fiber art.

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Want something custom made? Crave a color combo or texture that you don't see here? We will CREATE for you! Check out the Choose Your Own Adventure listings for more details. :)

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Last updated on Feb 9, 2016

I blend amazing fibers, colors, and textures into a tactile rainbow of awesome. I also carry handcrafted BIG tools for knitting, crochet and spinning. Many of my yarns are designed to be worn alone or worked into a project - I even offer wearing suggestions in my listings! You'll find both hand spun and hand dyed yarns here, as well as textured fibers for creating your own masterpieces of fiber art.

★ Join our mailing list and you'll get chatter, insight, and valuable discounts! Sign up at http://www.threeravens.net ★

Want something custom made? Crave a color combo or texture that you don't see here? We will CREATE for you! Check out the Choose Your Own Adventure listings for more details. :)

Christiane Knight

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5 out of 5 stars
(491)
agreyscarf

agreyscarf on Sep 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I adore this yarn! It's even prettier than pictured. Super squishy, just lovely. Thank you so much! Can't wait to weave up. :)

Ellen Rowes

Ellen Rowes on Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely fantastic. There is so much in there. Can't wait to get started on it. Seller is great to work with

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About

Yarn and Fiber and BIG Fiber Tools for Rebels.

Xiane says: Rebel. It’s a term that isn’t for everyone. To some, it sparks that energy of youthful bravado, of trying to figure things out for yourself, of not wanting to be told how to do things or live your life. To others, it seems disrespectful, contentious, undisciplined. DISOBEDIENT, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

So, it’s a loaded word. I accept this, because I’ve been a rebel since birth, and I’ve seen both positive and negative responses to my pushback, my desire to do things my way, to question everything, to not just accept that “this is the way things are done, the end.”
What some people don’t understand is this: one can be a rebel and still be respectful.

As a fiber rebel, I respect TO THE UTMOST that which has come before – the traditions, the work and research, the time dedicated to creating and refining a craft that is practical, but much more than utilitarian.

Without those who created these traditions, I would not be able to do what I do today. They are the foundation of everything I create. They gave me tools that I treasure beyond measure.

But now that I have these tools, I have to go my own way and construct my own traditions – build firmly, respectfully, lovingly on those which came before, but in my own style.

I am not participating in an act of unreasoned rebellion. I am embracing the idea of WHAT IF. I am asking WHY NOT. And occasionally, I am laughing and saying “…what the hell.”

I am stating plainly: just because this is how it has always been does not mean that it is how it should always be. Rebels create change. Change can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Let’s try new things. Let’s mix them up with the old ways. Let’s have fun. Let’s explore. Let’s rebel.

- I am Christiane “Xiane” Knight. I am a lover of music and former radio and club DJ; a writer and thinker and dreamer and artist; a Jill of all trades and master of very few; a goofball with bright hair and dark clothes and a big smile. My favorite animal is the goat, which might give you a bunch of clues about what I’m all about.

Rob L is my partner and toolmaker. He's an old school rocker who I have known since 1985, lost, then found again. [yay!] He's really good at looking at a problem and figuring out a solution, then creating that solution. He works in a tiny woodshop in the back yard, meticulously carving and sanding, with a minimum of shop tools. He also makes polymer clay buttons, and he's got a shop for beaded jewelry, something that's been his passion since he was young - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadabillyGear

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  • Christiane Knight

    Owner, Maker, Fiber Artisan

    I am totally in love with what I do, which is blend amazing fibers, colors, and textures into a tactile rainbow of awesome. I feel lucky that I get to do what I love as a way to make a living, and I celebrate it every day.

  • Rob L

    Maker, Purveyor Of Sawdust

    Rob's my partner, my adviser and supporter, and the maker of all the BIG tools, spindles, and polymer clay buttons. Together, we come up with ideas and plans, and he makes the woodworking happen. We make a perfect team!

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Last updated on September 24, 2012
I am totally in love with what I do, which is blend amazing fibers, colors, and textures into a tactile rainbow of awesome. I feel lucky that I get to do what I love as a way to make a living, and I celebrate it every day.

I am a licensed business and will gladly answer any questions you may have about my business, qualifications, or products.

Want to know more about my day-to-day life? Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/xiane_3ravens or visit my blog at http://www.threeravens.net - you can also sign up for my newsletter there!

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I accept Etsy Checkout and Paypal - through which you can pay from your Paypal balance, a bank account, e-check, or major credit cards. Generally I don't take checks or money orders, but if you contact me ahead of time, we can chat about it.
All payment is due immediately upon purchase. Due to the occasional bad apple, I will cancel all unpaid sales and leave appropriate feedback. If there's an issue, just let me know ahead of time! I'm easy to get along with, I promise. :)
Shipping
I ship all products USPS First Class Mail or Priority mail, depending on the weight. Shipping days are usually Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, so that your wonderful items can get to you as quickly as possible.
I provide Delivery Confirmation on all US orders.
All international customers are responsible for any customs charges.
Insurance and shipping upgrades are available upon request, just send me a convo!
IMPORTANT: If you use Paypal to pay, I ship to your Paypal account address. If you intend to have your item shipped to a different address, please ADD it to your Paypal addresses! This is for both your protection and mine :)
Refunds and Exchanges
I generally do not accept returns or exchanges. If you are truly unhappy with your purchase, please contact me and I'll do my best to make you a happy customer.
In case of damages or losses, please contact me right away and I'll do my best to make things right.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love to create custom items for you - please drop me a convo or take a look at my Choose Your Own Adventure listings. I can also spin yarn for you to order from any of my batts. Just poke me and I'll make you a custom listing for that!

I am very choosy about my consignment & wholesale accounts, but I welcome your questions about my terms!