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Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
Welcome to Yarn-N-Ink.

I thrive on using as much reclaimed and recycled material as possible to make you unique items of warmth, comfort, joy, healing, coziness, and love.

The items I make at Etsy help me to support myself after my employer decided not to accommodate my need for a service dog.

In addition, I tithe... which means that I give 10% of my profits each month to my local rape survivors support program because I believe it is an essential service in our community and they do great work.

Please ask if there's something you want but don't see. I really like making one-of-a-kind items.

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I will send you as many proof pictures of the item(s) I am making for you as you need to feel comfortable that you are getting exactly what you want.

I want you to be completely satisfied with your items. This means I need your help to communicate to me about the proof photos. If your item isn't looking EXACTLY how you imagined, I need you to let me know so I can change it to meet your heart's desire.

I UNCONDITIONALLY guarantee every item I make. I will alter, fix, repair, replace, or refund your order, less shipping costs, for up to six months after the purchase date. I may also offer store credit for items purchased more than 6 months but less than 2 years.

Any sewn item has a THREE YEAR guarantee on the workmanship. This means that if a seam comes loose or your sock monkey's ear starts falling off, I will fix it for free, less shipping.
I prefer to be paid via Paypal. I will accept money orders and personal checks, however personal checks will result in a 3 to 5 day delay in shipping your item(s) to ensure funds clear the bank accounts.

Generally, I require half the item price when the order is placed, and payment of the balance when the item is finished and ready to be shipped. For orders where the item costs $10 or less, I require payment in full at the time of order. I can make other arrangements if you convo me.

I DO REQUIRE ACCEPTANCE OF AN ETSY BID OR PURCHASE OF AN ITEM AND DOWNPAYMENT PRIOR TO STARTING WORK ON YOUR ITEM. This means that in order to get your item added to my "active" work list, I need you to accept my bid or buy the item from my shop AND pay part or all of the item cost before I will start making patterns or prototypes, purchasing any special materials, or doing any work on your item.

For special orders where I must purchase particular materials, I reserve the right to require a non-refundable deposit of up to half the cost of the item.

If you make a special order (purchase an item from my shop or accept an Alchemy bid) and cancel it prior to my purchasing any special supplies, there will be a 15% cancellation charge.

If you make a special order and cancel it after I have already purchased special supplies, you have two options: 1) pay a 20% cancellation fee and I retain any special supplies purchased, or 2) pay a 15% cancellation fee, reimburse me for the cost of the supplies I have purchased, and pay shipping to have them sent to you.
I ship twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Where possible, I prefer to ship using USPS flat-rate envelopes and boxes. I always ship with delivery confirmation so we both have a tracking number to check progress.

International shipping from the US does not enable on-line tracking, but I will provide you with a customs number in case there are any problems with delivery.

If you require rush or international shipping, please contact me so we can establish a fair price.

I do offer discounts for shipping multiple items to the same address. It all depends on how big it is and how much we can get in the box (which is why I prefer the flat-rate boxes/envelopes).

I consider the priority mail/delivery confirmation system to be adequate for getting things to you safely. As such, I do not assume any liability for items lost or damaged in shipping.

If you require/desire insurance on your shipment, an additional $5 will be added to the shipping price.

Paypal buyer protection may offer some assistance if your item is damaged or lost in the post.
Additional policies and FAQs
"Reclaimed" materials are those that have been used as something else (ie, a knitted blanket or a piece of garden/lawn edging or a magazine) that I turn into something new (like socks/dish clothes/scarves or garden plant markers or fancy paper).

"Recycled" materials can be materials that I find at thrift stores or yard sales that already exist in their current form (ie, skeins of yarn or bundles of fabric or some really great papers).

"Recycled" materials could also be materials that I purchase new from a store or supplier, but have pre- and post-consumer recycled materials.

"Pre-consumer" recycled material means materials that have been saved out by the manufacturing process to be used again in the same or a different manufacturing process. This practice has been going on for decades, but only has been labeled as such since things started getting "green" or "earth friendly labels" in the last part of the 21st century.

"Post consumer" recycled materials are those that would otherwise be trashed in a landfill. For example, with items that use my hand made paper, the paper used to be bills (how fun is that!), junk mail, and other scrap papers that come directly out of my shredder. On average, a piece of paper can be recycled 6 times before the cellulose breaks down too much. GO POST-CONSUMER CONTENT! :)

As much as possible with yarn and cloth projects, I try to use natural fibers like (organic) cotton, wool, bamboo, and hemp. If I use synthetic fibers, I always attempt to find eco-friendly choices first.

I enjoy stimulating my creativity to come up with new uses for things, figuring out how to turn an idea into reality, and infusing everything I do with a sense of kindness, compassion, joy, and love.

I thrive on custom orders and one-offs. I love Alchemy and would rather spend my days making something that is exactly what you need and want, than filling my shop with things that may or may not sell.

Creating utility with beauty helps my soul feel good. Custom orders are great.

I usually offer a 10-20% discount for wholesale orders depending on quantity.

Let's talk.