We do not at this time.
Unfortunately, we do not accept returns at this moment. Colors vary from screen to screen and real life. We do our best to represent our colors accurately but sometimes miss the mark.
OOAK skeins are, as their name implies, One-Of-A-Kind. While we typically don’t have multiples on hand, it never hurts to ask! If we do not have any skeins that match on hand, we would be happy to suggest a contrasting color.
Custom colors and dyed-to-order are sometimes confused for the same thing. I will dye a pre-existing color to-order, but I do not create custom colors on demand. Thank you for understanding.
Currently, Wildewood Fibers yarn is exclusively offered on this website and at an occasional trunk show.
Shop updates will be announced through our newsletters, on Wildewood Fibers Instagram, and/or will be broadcast as an announcement at the top of the website.
Pre-orders are for yarn that has not been dyed yet but will be dyed by a certain date. The listing will announce the date specifics, but generally, the time frames are anywhere from 4-10 weeks. This yarn is not in stock and will not ship out until the intended time frame.
Your items will ship together when the pre-order item is scheduled to ship. If you need the in-stock item sooner, please place a separate order for that item.
Not at this time.
Not at this time, but please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. We will notify you when we are able to accept wholesale accounts.
We are constantly evolving our practices to be more mindful of the earth when we are able to. You can read more about it here.
The Penny Skein series is a yarn series of one-of-a-kind colors that we produce fairly regularly. These skeins have been used to soak up excess dye left over in our pots either from hard-to-exhaust dye colors (not all the dye gets soaked up by the yarn the first time around—some colors are more fiddly than others), or from dye collected throughout a dyeing day from rinsing off the tools.
We cannot re-create any of these colors, but sometimes they will inspire other colors that end up becoming regular shop colors.
Hand-dyed yarn can be expensive for some folks and, therefore, elusive. We don’t do as much work with these skeins as we do with our regular colors, so we are happy to offer these at a more accessible price point. This covers the cost of the yarn and a tiny bit of the time spent photographing and listing.
We're sorry to hear that! This series is final sale. We do not color correct photos of Penny Skeins, and we communicate that as well as what we feel their color reflects in real life in their description. Please be aware of this when purchasing.
For Curious Minds
It's the lion's share! From the prep work to the dyeing, to the cleaning up, drying, twisting, and labeling—we’re talking anywhere from an hour to three for one color of semisolids. For speckles, that's a Whole Other Thing.
There are a lot of components involved in this answer, from the sourcing of the wool, to the work and hours involved in dyeing and running a business. In Washington state where we are located, the minimum wage per hour is $13.69. This means that if April dyes one skein of yarn (and only one skein of yarn)—which can take upward of one hour—in order to make a living wage, we need to charge for the appropriate amount.
The cost of a skein of hand-dyed yarn must cover:
- water useage
- the cost of the yarn itself
- electricity/gas usage
- shipping & handling expenses
And living wage for:
- the time spent dyeing
- the time spent cleaning up
- the time spent photographing, editing, and listing the item
- the time spent marketing for the small business
When you buy a skein of hand-dyed yarn, you are also compensating the dyer for all of their time spent behind the scenes on top of their dye expertise.
April's illness impacts her ability and capacity to provide her services as a yarn dyer. As a (nearly) one-woman show who preps, dyes, rinses, dries, twists, labels, photographs, runs social media, runs marketing, upkeeps this website, crafts newsletters, and provides customer service, she does not often have the ability and capacity that other people of good health have. Communicating April's limitations allows her the freedom to be a person running a business, rather than having her business run her.