Maybe you've been saving the brushings from your favorite pet and have been wondering, "Isn't there something that I could be doing with all of this?". Why not have it spun into a unique yarn that will be a special memento of your beloved pet?
The brushings from the soft undercoat of your pet creates a very soft, very warm yarn which will have a nice drape and a soft halo much like angora. (Too many of the tough outer guard hairs from your pet's coat will make for a scratchy yarn that you may not want to wear next to your skin, so clippings are not a good idea unless they are from an angora rabbit.)
Fibers less than 1" in length will cause the yarn to shed somewhat initially, but this will lessen with time. Short fibers can also be blended 50/50 with wool to give added strength and body to the finished yarn. This option is available upon request. If you have in mind a specific blending ratio, just let me know. Blending with other fibers such as alpaca, angora and such is also a possibility depending on the end use of your yarn. Let's talk!
-Please do not send "dust bunnies" or sweepings from your floor, as they will be too filthy to be spinnable. Send only brushings or clippings.
-Please do not send clippings from short haired cats or dogs as they are mainly short slippery guard hairs which cannot be spun.
-Please do not wash the fiber prior to sending it in. It must be handled with care to prevent felting. Your finished yarn will be washed before it is mailed back to you.
-Please avoid sending fiber that is crusted or matted, it is probably unusable.
-There is no minimum amount that you must send in.
You may have your yarn spun in any of the following weights and ways:
If you're unsure how you would like your yarn spun, just convo me and I'll gladly help you figure it out! I am an experienced spinner who will do everything within my abilities to get you the yarn you are looking for.
-Pricing is **PER OUNCE** of fur to be spun. ($25.00 minimum charge per order) I highly recommend weighing/knowing the weight of your fur prior to purchasing spinning to help you estimate your final cost.
-Remember that blending your fiber 50/50 with wool or another fiber will automatically DOUBLE the weight of fiber you are paying to have spun!
-If you choose to have your pet's fur blended with wool or alpaca, there will be an added blending fee of $5.00 PER OUNCE of additional wool/fiber to be blended + the cost of the wool/blending fiber.
INVOICES: The price of this listing will be considered a non-refundable deposit to be applied to the final cost of your spinning order. Upon completion of spinning, I will send you a detailed PayPal invoice for the remaining balance due (if there is one) including return shipping costs for any items that you sent to me to have spun.
Invoices should be paid in full within 30 days, during which weekly reminders may be sent. I understand that sometimes money can be tight or the amount of your invoice may be more than you expected. Unless you contact me first to discuss other payment options in those circumstances, invoices left unpaid after 30 days will be cancelled and any fibers related to said orders will become the property of Studio TLP.
ORDER PROCESSING: It is my highest priority to provide you with the most efficient service possible, but processing times will vary depending on my backlog. Orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis. While I do not expect most orders to take this long, please do allow up to six weeks for the completion of all custom handspun orders.
THANK YOU for visiting my Etsy shop. I look forward to doing business with you!
Tracy spun yarn for me out of the fur from my standard poodle. We groom our poodles ourselves, so this winter we let his hair grow (I think it was about 3 inches) we kept him clean and brushed(poodle fur matts really easily). We ended up with about 11 oz- after Tracy mixed it 50:50 with alpaca I ended up with around 1000 yards of wool!
The yarn is gorgeous. Tracy and I went back and fourth quite a bit deciding what to mix my poodle fur with. She was patient and wanted to be sure I was happy with my decision...she sent photos of different options. Once we decided Tracy spun it quickly and shipped it to me.
May 22, 2018 by roxanne eggen
Very good communication and yarn is exactly how I expected it to be. Super helpful with questions as well!
Nov 11, 2017 by Emily Weichbrod
Fantastic to work with - I loved the yarn
Aug 19, 2017 by avfcclaretlions
I cannot say enough how much I love this seller! The yarn that Tracy made is absolutely beautiful!!! A real tribute to my kitties. Fast shipping. Great communication. Very informative and helpful. Fast turn around time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Items usually ship the next business day after payment is received.
I keep my word by shipping your items promptly, however, items can and do get lost in the mail. Therefore, you may convo me at the time of your purchase and request to be invoiced for shipping insurance if you wish. I will not be held responsible for items lost in the mail.
I cannot purchase International Economy shipping labels online. Therefore, international purchases have a handling fee included in the cost of shipping due to the fact that I must leave the farm and travel into town to purchase Economy Postage from the post office. Trust me, though, this is still waaaaaay cheaper than paying for International Priority shipping labels which I can purchase online without leaving the farm.
You will be responsible for customs.
Sorry, insurance is not available on international shipments.
All items will be shipped by the end of the day Friday after purchase. You will be notified by email when your items have shipped.
Returns & exchanges
No returns on custom items or special orders.
All other items may be returned in new, unused condition provided you first contact me about it within 14 days of the date of sale. You will be responsible for return shipping unless you received a wrong item by my error, in which case I will pay the shipping on the return and the consequent shipping of the correct item.
Refunds will be issued in the form of original payment upon receipt of the returned item.
Exchanges will be considered on a case by case basis depending on stock available. You will be responsible for paying for return shipping and also for shipment of the replacement item. Please convo me for approval before returning an item for exchange.
I am happy to take into consideration ALL requests for: Custom Hand Spinning Custom Hand-dyeing of yarn or spinning fiber Custom Hand Knitting / Crocheting Custom Sewing / Tailoring
I believe in making a living wage from services offered. My time and skills are just as valuable as anyone else's. I hope that you will agree.
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my shop!