This listing is for a set of 5 vintage wooden spools wound with naturally dyed silk embroidery thread. This silk thread is non-divisible. The colors include very light blue, medium blue, dark blue and a medium shade of green. These silk threads were dyed with natural weld and indigo dyes. The amount of naturally dyed silk thread on each spool ranges from 20 to 25 yards. These threads were hand dyed and wound by me onto each vintage wooden spool. The winding is not "machine-uniform". Since these wooden spools have been previously used, most of them have nicks, dents, and missing labels.
I've done my best to show the true natural shades of these silks. Please remember that each computer monitor displays color in its' own way.
These naturally dyed silk threads are for perfect any textile art project that could use a touch of lovely, natural color. These wooden spools wrapped with naturally dyed silk thread would be a lovely addition to a vintage spool collection.
I recommend hand washing in cool water with mild soap or shampoo and line drying in the shade to preserve the delicate luster and color of the silk. ***Please be aware that although these indigo dyed silk threads have been washed and rinsed numerous times, they still may contain a little residual blue pigment. ***This is especially true of the darker indigo dyed shades. ***A gentle wash with mild soap and a cap-ful of white vinegar added to the final rinse should prevent color transfer. Thanks for visiting!
I will mail your item and send you a message with the shipping information within 1 to 2 business days following your purchase.
I most often use USPS Priority mail, which includes delivery confirmation, for orders made within the United States. Seed orders will be sent by USPS First Class, Tracking and delivery confirmation numbers are always provided.
If you wish to upgrade to another service, such as Overnight or Express delivery, please send me a message, and I'll adjust the shipping options and shipping cost for your purchase.
If a package is returned to me due to an "insufficient address" or is "non deliverable as addressed" I will contact the buyer immediately. If a second address is requested the buyer is responsible for the cost of the new postage label.
For international shipments, I generally use the first class option, which is the least expensive. Again, if you wish to upgrade to another, faster service, please contact me.
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be paid by the recipient; I have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; Please contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond my original delivery estimates. All international orders will have full value declared on customs forms.
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Returns & exchanges
***Return Policy*** Your satisfaction is my goal. I make every effort to present my work honestly and accurately. I use the best photographs that my camera will take and include true descriptions of each piece.
If you have any questions or would like more pictures or specific information, please contact me. I would be very happy to hear from you.
If you wish to return an item, please contact me within 3 days of receipt. The item must be mailed using a method that provides tracking/delivery confirmation, within 7 days of receipt, in the same condition as it was when received. As soon as it is returned to me, I will refund the purchase price, minus the original shipping costs. The buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
To avoid the trouble of returning an item, I encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have before your purchase I'm always happy to hear from you.
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