Orange Flower Yarn

FAQ

FAQ

When will I get my order?

Orders are shipped promptly via USPS. Orders shipped within the U.S. may take 2-7 days from shipment to delivery. International orders may take from several days to several weeks. Every time an order ships, a shipping confirmation email is sent to the customer.

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How do you pack orders?

Skeins are either wrapped in recycled tissue or kraft paper, or placed in recycled/recyclable resealable bags from EcoEnclose and shipped in USPS Priority Mail bags, boxes, or recycled/recyclable poly mailers from EcoEnclose. 

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When will (x) yarn or (x) colorway be back in the shop?

In 2018 I'm moving away from repetitive, assembly-line production. Colorways and bases will vary and may include new as well as old favorites. Unfortunately, I cannot say if or when specific bases and/or colorways will be re-stocked. 

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Do you have a set of repeatable colorways that will always be available? What about bases?

As of 2018, I no longer have a posted list of standard colors or bases. A variety of bases and colorways will be dyed this year.

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Do you announce shop updates? When do you re-stock the shop?

Updates to the shop are unannounced.  I add yarn to the shop in small batches, as I complete them. This means that I have the flexibility to add new stock at any time of day, on any day of the week. Please check back often to see what's new!

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What methods do you use to dye the yarn? Will my yarn smell like vinegar?

I use several methods, including hand painting, low water immersion, dip-dyeing, speckling, and kettle dyeing.  I use professional grade acid dyes and citric acid, not vinegar. After the yarn is dyed, it is rinsed and soaked in a gentle wool wash. I re-skein all my yarns so that they will be easy to wind into balls or cakes, either by hand or ball-winder.

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Are the skeins labeled with dye-lots? 

There are no dye-lots. All my yarns are dyed in very small batches and, depending on the technique, skeins may be individually dyed or spread out over several dye-pots. Some techniques result in skeins that appear very similar to each other, while others result in highly variable skeins. To blend the differences between skeins, simply alternate skeins every 2-3 rows while working on your project. It really is worth the effort! 

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Are the fibers in your yarns ethically sourced? 

Yes. I only purchase from suppliers who produce yarn with ethically sourced fiber from farms that do not employ mulesing. 

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Can you wind my skeins into cakes before shipping them to me?

All the yarn sold in this shop is in skeins. At this time, winding services are not available. 

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Do you take custom orders?

I no longer offer custom orders or pre-orders. Everything in the shop is ready-to-ship.

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Where can I buy Orange Flower Yarn? Do you sell wholesale?

Orange Flower Yarn is only available though this shop - it is not available for purchase wholesale.

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How do I care for hand-dyed yarn? Can I put my superwash yarn in the washing machine?

The best way to care for projects made with hand-dyed yarn is to wash them by hand in tepid water using a mild wool wash. After soaking, gently squeeze the excess water from the item and place it in a towel to absorb any remaining water. Lay flat to dry. I like to place my knitted item into a garment washing bag and spin out excess moisture using the spin cycle of the washing machine before laying the item flat to dry. This is especially helpful for superwash yarns. If the yarn is labeled as Superwash, you may launder the yarn in the washing machine on a gentle or hand-washing cycle, though I always recommend hand washing over machine washing.

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