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How Does my item ship?
My shipping is normally done through the US Postal Services' priority mail. If you would like to use a different carrier or other handling options please email me in advance of your order and I will send an invoice to reflect your options.

What does hand spun mean to me?
Hand spun to me is about holding something in your hand that you know someone familiar made. Not some machine or a sweatshop in another country. You know that I have personally worked with the fibers. I have stood over my dye pot, sat at my wheel and spun it into yarn with my family around me. I take great joy in spinning and want the experience to be as human as possible. To that end I like to leave slubs, nips and other imperfections in my work. Some people may consider this unprofessional, for me however, I feel it adds a dimension of humanity to the finished product. Similar to when an artist uses an exaggerated pose or gesture in a painting. I am exaggerating the hand spun, human, quality of the yarn by leaving them in. That being said I tend to keep them to a minimum so they can be clipped if necessary. Any textured yarns will be marked as such with a description of the aspect, such as slubs or nips.

What does hand dyed mean to me?
Again holding something in your hand that you know someone familiar made. Not some machine or a sweatshop in another country. I only sell items that have been dyed by myself or other individuals. Creativity comes in many forms and colors and I have added some of my favorites to the shop. My personal hand dyed fibers are various wools dyed by myself with heavy metal free dyes.

What fibers do I use?
I am partial to wools although I am working with ramie, hemp and flax and experimenting with anything I find. As a general rule I do not use “food” based fibers. Aside from allergies to most of these products I have personal reservations on using food for this sort of product without learning more about it first. These “food” based fibers include soy, milk, corn and banana rayons.

What dye types do you use?
I tend to stick with Greener Shades as I have small children and a few animals. I cannot imagine what would happen if one of them got into something chemical or one of the heavy metal mordents used with traditional dyes and mixes. Aside from death there are several other unpleasant conditions which could arise and all would require a hospital. I also check for colorfast qualities when I work with these dyes any bleed would be obvious. All the colors are locked in with acids, as with traditional acid dyes.

Question not here?
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