Questions for Star Eater Yarns
Are your yarns ethically sourced?
All of Star Eater Yarns are sourced from a supplier who a committed to museling free practices and follow best animal welfare practices. As for the superwash wools, the suppliers only use reputable companies who hold ISO14001 accreditation.
Do you accept returns?
If you're unhappy with the yarn you received, please contact me as soon as possible. If contacted within 14 days I am willing to accept returns.
Any yarn being returned must be in it's original form, including ball band and informational sticker. I cannot accept returns on yarns that have been unwound.
If you wish to return yarn, please contact me beforehand. Shipping costs cannot be refunded.
How do you wash your yarns?
Yarn is soaked in a wool wash post dying. I use lightly scented wool wash as I have issues with strong fragrances myself. If you have concerns about fragrances please contact me and I'll do what I can.
I'm currently using Soak Pinapple.
Will you carry any heavier weight yarns?
I hope to in the future be able to carry a wider range of yarns. But for now it will be just fingering weight.
Are you open for special orders?
I would be happy to work with you if you have a yarn base or weight that you would like for me to dye for you. These orders would take longer than normal. Please contact me directly through email and we can talk!
What do you use as inspiration for new colorways?
I strive to dye colorways based on the dark, macabre, and spooky. Lyrics from my favourite bands also strongly inspire me. Basically based on my personal brand/aesthetic which is goth does Victorian on the desolate moors with heavy inspiration from music and kitschy Halloween decor.
Why "Star Eater"?
So, why "Star Eater"? When I was an angsty teenager I listened to a good bit of Jimmy Eat World. Not that you need to be angsty to listen to Jimmy Eat World, but I was an angsty teen. My sister decided that a cool name for a female version of the band would have been something like "She Eats Stars" and she even made a great illustration of some star shaped cookies that had a bite taken out of one. Being that angsty teen I wanted to start a band and decided that if we did, we'd name ourselves that and we could use the drawing for flyers. I had some grandiose ideas as a kid, let me tell you. But the name kind of stuck with me. I've used "SheEatsStars" or "StarEater" as a username on most platforms since. People I've gotten to know over the years always associate me with it so it felt a bit apropos. It's also a phrase that has always given me solid visuals.