STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT ORDERING YARN
I space-dye all the yarns by myself in my front yard. (Please see Process page.) I have begun to keep records, but not strict measurements (and probably never will, see artist's statement), of the dyes I use for a particular colorway. I am very good at what I do, so I will always be able to coordinate different dye lots (the day I dyed the yarn.) I will not, however, always be able to match exactly. I think this - plus the irregularities innate to the space-dye process - adds to the individuality of my yarns and, therefore, your creation.
All my yarns come in all my colorways. I think that gives you a lot of fun mix-and-match options in terms of both color and texture.
My primary focus is dyeing and weaving for my art to wear so time for custom dye work is limited. However, special projects are not impossible. The more you know about what you want and the more flexible you can be in terms of delivery date, the greater the chances of our working together are.
If you want something custom but don't know your yardage requirements, I can help you with that. I have some ballpark figures for knitting. I especially know about weaving. If I do the calculations for you, there will be a minimum fee of $20.00 for my services.
I cannot accept returns for a refund. However, if the yarn is in the same condition as when I sent it to you - still in the skein, tagged, not smelling of something other than silk - and I will be the sole judge of that. No arguing! - then I am willing to exchange it for another yarn.
HOW TO ORDER
Handwovens, especially the garments, should be selected and purchased in person. Please see Where's Neal?
I won't always have a large inventory on hand, so I will get back to you on availability. If I'm not in touch within a day or two, I'm out of town at a show (see Where's Neal?) or visiting my family. Please be patient. I will get back to you!
If you'd prefer not to use the shopping cart, make the check out to me (Neal Howard) and mail it (POB 1754/Cullowhee, NC 28723) or call me (828-293-3894) to use MC, Visa, Discover.
If you are in North Carolina, the law requires me to charge sales tax.