Specializing in hand dyed combed top and unique fiber blends.
When I first started spinning, I quickly realized how important it was to work with well-prepped fibers. Fibers that were easy to draft & handle made the process so much more enjoyable - so when I started dyeing, that was my goal. Fluffy, well prepared & unique fibers are what you'll find here!
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An artist with a knack for translating colors onto wool, LeAndra has been a part of the fiber arts community since she was 15. She picked up yarn making, and then dyeing, a few years later & has enjoyed every minute of it since.
WA, United States
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I do not accept checks.
Payment is due in advance for custom items.
This applies to ALL orders, including local customers.
Created by Elsie B does not offer refunds, returns or replacements on custom items.
Every item is handcrafted to your specifications and I make sure to verify with you that it is to your satisfaction before mailing the item.
***If purchasing via invoice & not listing*** Please note: Paypal invoices are due within 24 hours of being sent, unless otherwise noted.
If you cannot make payment within 24 hours please let me know!
I am more than happy to send an invoice whenever you’re ready to make payment.
I automatically cancel invoices older than 24 hours to keep my books up to date.
If you request for it to be resent you have 12 hours to pay the resent invoice.
Your package will be shipped within 5 business days of payment*. USPS First Class shipping is estimated to arrive 2-5 days after postal acceptance. If your order is 4+ items, it is automatically upgraded to Priority Mail, for orders less than 4 items, you can select the Priority Mail Shipping Upgrade when checking out. Priority Mail is estimated to arrive 1-3 days after postal acceptance.
International orders will ship USPS First Class International and estimated delivery varies by destination.
*Please note, this does not apply to custom orders or purchases that include Fiber Club.
FOR CUSTOM ORDERS/ORDERS THAT INCLUDE FIBER CLUB
Please note: If Fiber Club and Ready to Ship fibers are purchased in the same transaction, your whole order will ship when Fiber Club does- the 5th of the month. If you would like the in-stock items to ship sooner than that, please purchase Fiber Club in one transaction, and the RTS items in another transaction to allow for different ship dates.
The customer is responsible for providing an accurate shipping address and will be responsible for covering the cost of shipping if an order is returned and has to be re-shipped due to an incorrect address. If the customer refuses to pay for the item to be reshipped, the customer will be refunded the cost of the item minus the cost of the original shipping amount. If the customer wishes to change their address before the order is shipped, the original order will be refunded and the customer will be required to re-purchase with their updated/correct address.
Shipping charges include the postage, envelope, and packaging but DO NOT include insurance. If you'd like your package to come with insurance please make sure to message me for details and be prepared to pay more.
Again, orders are not insured.
Buyers are responsible for any duty or custom charges if applied.
We ship by USPS for most packages, 5 lb+ orders are often shipped via FedEx.
If by some chance you do not receive your package in a reasonable time, please contact me so we can sort it out.
However, we are not responsible for lost packages.
Please ensure your address is correct before placing your order. Orders that must be reshipped due to an incorrect address will incur additional shipping fees.
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
I strive for total customer satisfaction and will do my best to ensure yours.
You may return an item for refund or replacement at your shipping expense, as long as it meets the following 3 criteria:
1- Item is in resellable state (ie: Original packaging, no modification to the fiber)
2- You have contacted me about this item within 7 days of package delivery.
3- You mail the package back within 14 days of initial contact about the item being returned.
Please note that the item must be back in my hands before the discussion can continue.
If all of these conditions have been met, you can then swap for fibers in the shop of equal value, or receive a refund, whichever you prefer.
I reserve the right to refuse a refund/exchange if any of the three criteria mentioned above are not met.
**Destash/Clearance items are sold AS IS and are not eligible for refund or replacement**
Shipping costs are not refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently asked questions
Do you use fragrances?
I do not! Our goal is to allow those with fragrance sensitivities to enjoy our fibers without worry, and thus no scents are used at any point during production.
It's pretty, but what exactly do you do with it?
This is actually a super common question! This is wool fiber - more specifically, combed top. It's been shorn off the sheep, cleaned & prepared in a fiber mill before it arrives to my dye studio, where it gets colored with the use of professional-grade acid dyes & my unique talent, before it heads off to homes of artists who pet it, love it, squish it, and eventually make handspun yarn, felted or woven pieces, etc, that are enjoyed in a variety of homes across the world.
Professional grade acid dyes?! What?
Before you get to thinking ‘acid is bad for you!’ I will pause & remind you that lemon juice is acid, as is vinegar, and a variety of household items. The reason they’re called acid dyes is because it requires an acidic ‘fixer’ to have the color adhere to the dye. In fact, some dye artists use vinegar in their dyeing.
I utilize citric acid (something found in food, household cleaners, etc) in my dye process, however, each batch is rinsed thoroughly after color application and before drying to remove excess dye & return the ph to non-acidic.
How big is 4 oz?
The amount of combed top per 4 oz as far as length, width, & thickness is going to vary, ranging anywhere from 12-21 ft long depending on the base & the way it was milled.
Alpaca is a very dense fiber & will appear 'smaller' at 4 oz than something fluffier like a 100% wool base. Look at the various photos in the listings - recent additions to the shop have shots where they are held in a basket or hands to give you a better idea of proportions, & the last few shots of every listing show a single 4 oz unbraided & coiled.
Typically speaking 4 oz of fiber produces enough yarn for a hat or a scarf, but not both, & when you first begin you get less yardage than you do after you've been spinning a while. Most customers prefer buying 8oz at a time.
Please send two matching braids in my order/ Please send a braid with more [blue/black/insert color here]
We do offer the ability to specify which braid out of the batch you want (ie: one with black in the middle, one with less white etc) for an additional $5 per braid. If that's something that interests you please message before purchase so that can be added to your order.
Otherwise, please know that braid selection is at random.
I dye my fibers in small batches and no two 4 oz braids will be 100% the same- that's what makes working with hand dyed wool so fun!