Do you use scented soap on Amber Waves of Fiber yarn?
No. The yarn is washed in unscented wool wash after dyeing.
Is alternating skeins necessary for a consistent finished product?
When working with hand-dyed yarn, it is strongly recommended to alternate skeins for a consistent look in your finished product if you are using more than one skein, as there can be noticeable variation within and across batches due to the nature of hand-dyeing. Otherwise, you may end up with unwanted color pooling or a visible line when starting a new skein.
I see color in my water when blocking or soaking my creations with your yarn. Is this cause for concern?
All Amber Waves of Fiber hand-dyed items have been fully set and washed a minimum of 2-3 times to ensure there is no leftover dye remaining. However, some colors (especially fluorescents and highly saturated colors) are known to release a small amount of color when washed or blocked. There are many factors that can impact this such as water quality/ph, water temperature, scented wool wash, and more.
TIP: When blocking or washing, use color catching sheets to catch any dye that may release into the bath, especially when blocking fair isle/colorwork items with various shades of dyed yarn.
What is Dyed to Order Yarn?
Dyed to Order yarn is dyed specifically for you in the base and quantity you order. Dyed to Order is recommended for large quantities of a particular colorway or for large projects. Following payment, these hanks are dyed, washed, dried, skeined, labeled, and packaged specifically for you. This process can take time, so please allow up to 3 weeks for your items to ship.
Do you accept returns?
Returns are accepted within 14 days of purchase. Items must be returned in their original state and condition. Caked yarn and sale yarn is not eligible for return. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer and will not be refunded.