Frequently asked questions
Where do you get your base yarn from?
Our current yarn bases are purchased from UK suppliers
Can you dye me more yarn that is showing as sold out in your store?
As long as the colourway does not say OOAK then this should be possible, however, as all of our yarns are hand dyed even though we use the same colour combinations and replicate the design as close as possible each cake of yarn is still an individual item and therefore we cannot guarantee an exact match.
If you require more that one cake of a particular colourway we can dye a small quantity all at the same time, this may allow for more colour consistency, however you need to bear in mind that each cake will still be individual.
What type of dye do you use?
We use colourfast concentrated acid fabric dyes specifically designed for animal fibres. These are completely non toxic. Don’t be worried by the term acid as this refers to the way in which the colours are fixed with either white vinegar or food grade citric acid.
Can yarn be returned if I don’t like it?
Yes, please refer to our refunds section
Will your hand dyed yarn bleed?
We try to ensure that your yarn will not bleed, however, we cannot guarantee this. The process we use to dye your yarn involves a cooking process where the dye is absorbed fully into the yarn, we then rinse the yarn until the water runs clear. During rinsing we use a delicate hand wash detergent. This reduces the chance of any bleeding, however we advise that you wash your items separately and ideally by hand
Who is responsible for customs fee if they apply?
We have no control of customs fees if these apply to your country. As the buyer, customs fees are your responsibility.
What happens if my parcel doesn’t arrive or arrives damaged?
The first thing you need to do is contact us via email and please refer to our delivery page. We suggest you contact your local postal office to see whether they are holding it for you.
Can you explain your descriptions?
OOAK - This stands for One of a kind, they are yarn cakes that we cannot replicate.
Multi colours - This will have many colours included in the design
Gradient - This will be the same colour in different shades
Tonal solids - This will be one colour with slight shading throughout due to the hand dyeing process
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Can I visit your studio?
We are afraid this is not possible at this time, if this changes in the future we will keep our
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How do I cancel an order?
Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to cancel the order. If it has not been dispatched we will cancel and refund your order. If it has already been dispatched you will have
to return the unwanted items to us. Please see our returns policy for this.
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NEW DELIVERY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Here at Wool is the Answer we understand that you want your wool as soon as possible.
We are now able to offer delivery via a courier service or Royal Mail depending on the Government guidelines at the time.
The courier will collect orders from us usually once a week and send to our customers following current Government guidelines
Delivery may take longer due to current COVID restrictions
All orders will be sent via courier service or Royal Mail
UK delivery will cost £4.00 on orders below £30 and includes postage and packaging.
For orders of £30 and over delivery is free in the UK.
We are currently unable to deliver to the EU
We now deliver to USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
All orders to these Countries will be sent via Royal Mail, orders up to £80 will be sent via International Standard - estimated delivery time 6-7 working days, orders over £80 will be sent via International Tracked and Signed - estimated delivery time 5-6 working days.
Up to £40 £11.50
£41- £80 £17.50
£81 - £120 £23.50
£121 - £150 £28
Over £150 £32.50
Up to £40 £9.50
£41- £80 £13.50
£81 - £120 £20
£121 - £150 £22.50
Over £150 £25
Australia & New Zealand
Up to £40 £11
£41- £80 £16
£81 - £120 £22.50
£121 - £150 £25.50
Over £150 £29
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange the refund and to allow us to provide you with the return address
We hope you will be very happy with your purchases however, if you do change you mind you may return part or all of your order. The items must be returned in their original condition and you will be responsible for the cost of return, you will then receive a full refund of the items you have returned. You will not receive a refund of any postage that you originally paid. Please ensure that you obtain proof of postage.
You have 30 days from the date of the order to return the items.
We expect all items to arrive in perfect condition, however, if you find any of the items faulty please contact us at email@example.com We can then arrange a replacement or refund, whichever you prefer. We will arrange to cover the cost of the return of faulty goods.
Out of Stock items
If the item you require is out of stock simply contact us via email, letting us know which colourway you require and the number of cakes you need. You will then be contacted with a price and estimated date for delivery. If you then wish to continue with the order we will email you an invoice. Once the payment has been received the yarn will be dyed and despatched as soon as possible.
Equality and Diversity Policy
We are committed to equality and diversity. We want to make sure that everyone has access to our business, regardless of background, culture or personal circumstances, across all protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
The protected characteristics are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation