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African Violets Organically farmed Merino/Mulberry Silk combed tops for spinning

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Made in Cardiff, United Kingdom

Item details

This listing is for 100g of hand dyed super soft 80% organically farmed Falklands merino and 20% mulberry silk combed tops. This is an enviably soft fibre, and feels so lovely. I'm sure that it would make lovely yarn for next to the skin items. This item has been hand dyed with acid dyes and is ready to head straight to your spindle or wheel!

The colourway, African Violets, is a gradient dye in pinks, purples and blue.

Occasionally a small amount of dye may bleed on the first wash - this is unusual as I'm very thorough with my rinsing, but it's something to be aware of, and is sometimes unavoidable. I have not been told that this is a superwash fibre, so I would strongly recommend hand washing at a cool temperature.

Please bear in mind that I dye in small batches through kettle dyeing and hand painting. This occasionally leads to small variations even within the batch. Also, whilst I make every effort to ensure that the photograph accurately reflects the fibre, monitors do vary.

If you choose standard shipping, your package will be sent by standard first class (UK) or standard airmail (overseas) and will only be insured up to a total of £20 (including postage). This is the amount that I will be able to refund you for your whole package if it gets lost in the mail. If your purchase comes to more than £20 I strongly recommend that you choose the option at the checkout to increase the postal insurance. There is an option to increase the insurance to £50. For any more than this, please get in touch and I will tell you how much extra it is.

If you have any questions, please contact me at hello @ owlaboutyarn.com

Average review
So, so lovely!!! I can't wait to spin it!
Feb 21, 2018 by meshamarie38
Lovely fibre! I bought several gradient braids, and am delighted with them. Good saturated colours, but not garish; and the fibre is beautifully soft and bouncy.
Jun 21, 2017 by J B

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I aim to ship items out within three working days of sale. If you need the item promptly please mention this when buying and I will do my best to help. I send everything within the UK by first class mail, and all overseas packages will be sent by airmail. Please bear in mind that overseas shipping times can vary widely from seven days to a month, dependent on customs control when leaving and entering countries. I always obtain proof of posting, but will not mail by 'signed for' services unless a postal supplement is paid. Therefore parcels are only insured to a maximum of £20 value. Please contact me if your order is over this amount and you'd rather pay a little more for more postal insurance.

I cannot deal with any claims for lost parcels until 20 WORKING (Mon - Fri) days have passed for UK orders, 20 working days for European orders and 25 working days for International orders. These are the guidelines set by Royal Mail and I cannot deal with missing parcels until this time.

Once a claim has been made I will arrange to send you a replacement, an alternative if no longer available or a refund.

A CN22 form has to be completed for all orders outside the EU and you are responsible for any import duties or taxes incurred on receipt of the parcel into your country. I will not falsify the customs label to avoid import tax. If you wish to buy multiple items and want to avoid this tax, it may be cheaper to split your order and pay postage charges on two packages.

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I attempt to describe the items as accurately as possible in the listings, and I do my best to photograph them accurately. Please bear in mind that there is some colour variation across different computer screens. I will only accept returns and offer refunds in exceptional cases and only by agreement. Return postage will be paid by the buyer.

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From time to time I can accommodate custom orders. Please bear in mind that, depending upon the request, this can take some time. If you request a custom order I will give an estimate of the time it could be expected to take at the time of the initial request.