About Maine Island wool: In 2008 I fell in love with a fleece I picked up at one of my local fiber fairs and have returned every year for more. A flock of sheep that are believed to be a mix breed of Cheviot, Border Leicester, and possibly Coopworth make up this very old flock that have lived together on a small island in the Penobscot Bay off the coast of Maine. They feed on seaweed and are only visited a few times a year by their care taker, Lee Straw of Dandelion Springs Farm and a helper or two to be sheared and mend fences. In their fleeces, I believe live tales of wild winds, starry nights, and a rich history or foraging the land and snuggling together. A flock and fiber very close to my heart, one of the most rich, full of life, luster, and fluff I've ever worked with.
Because of fleeces like these that grew on the backs of sheep like these island dwellers, I am so very pleased to add this yarn weight to my flock of yarns. Partnering with Aroostook Fiberworks, a fiber processing mill in Northern Maine, This is the first on offer of my hand selected fleeces that I've had processed into sport weight yarn. All yarns are 4oz and 300 yards.
Dye Stuff: Brazilwood & Indigo
Recommended Knitting Needle Size: 3-5 US
Care: if needed, hand wash your finished piece in a basin by soaking with warm water and a mild dish soap.
Project ideas: mittens, hats, scarves, cowls, bed socks.
You will receive your yarn wound for you in a center pull ball. However, if you prefer it to be left in the skein, please send along a note at check out.
The yarn is beautiful. It is soft to work with and I find the colour quite magical.
I have twisted the cords to make a large tassel and am beginning the process of felting and embroidering the head of it.
All orders are shipped first class with tracking included with etsy shipping labels. If it is a large order and more cost effective to the buyer, I switch over to priority. If you would like an order expedited, please send me a convo requesting options and I will send you a seperate bill. Orders will be shipped out after the expedited shipping is also paid.
All my shipping and handling prices include not only the postage, but the packaging.
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Returns & exchanges
If you are not satisfied with an item you have received, please send me a convo with in 7 days of receipt. Together we will find a solution. This could include an exchange, or refund (excluding shipping). In either case, the item must return back to me 7 days (unless overseas) from conversation agreement date, be in it's orignal condition, unworn and with no tobacco scent- this would make it impossible for resale. Once received, your account will be credited or in the case of an exchange, a new listing will be set up that will include any price difference and shipping costs.
Please note; I use natural dyes which can create beautiful but subtle marbled patterns on fabric. Each piece is very unique and is a characteristic of the dye and not a flaw.
I pay very close attention to my dye process, however, with using natural dyes, it can be a normal for the color to rub off onto your knitting needles or your hands.
All the items you see here in my shop come from materials carefully curated, designed, created, photographed and shipped by me. I always use my own designs and never use others' patterns.
Please check out my website over at 44clovers.com where you will find plant dye classes I give here in Maine, and my blog were you can follow along to my plant dye tutorials, process, and other life adventures.
If you'd like to reserve an item, please convo me with the details. Once I reserve this item for you, I will send you convo and I ask you purchase said reserved item within 24 hrs of my reply convo. If not, I will need to re-list my item for regular sale. Having an item on reserve for more than 24 hours can result in loss of sales for myself.