Fairlight Fibers Pre-Order Yarn Club
Product Description: Our Pre-Order Yarn Club offers you access to beautiful, exclusive yarns that you can only get in the US from us, for $30 each month. You can buy a Club offering just once, or subscribe to get uniquely gorgeous yarns and notions delivered right to your door every month, for 10% less than buying the offers one at a time.
As these are exclusives, the yarns will not be currently offered on our site (though we will almost certainly offer some of the non-custom yarns eventually). Custom hand-dyed colorways are exclusive to the Club at the time they are issued!
PLEASE NOTE: This is a pre-order club. Your yarns will NOT ship right away. We take orders all month, then send those orders to the dyers/providers at the end of the month, then they dye/pack things up and send them to us. *The average wait time should be less than 30 days from the end of the month.* We promise to update you if it's going to take longer.
To purchase a 3- or 6-month Subscription, visit this page and select the subscription you prefer.
Click through the pictures below to see many of last year's offerings.
2020's selections will be a mix of mill-dyed yarns from our favorite companies and hand-dyed yarns from BIPOC dyers (or inspired by indigenous people, in the case of January's yarn, which was selected before we decided to do this project, but which works out anyway, thanks to Emjay at Subculture's own commitment to highlighting indigenous issues).
With the need for increased diversity and representation in the fiber community looming large in 2019, we wanted to showcase these dyers and their work over the course of the next year. Thanks!
September Yarn Club: September's selection is a beautiful skein of North Coast Tweed, from the small Scottish yarn mill called The Border Mill. This gorgeous skein of pure Shetland wool in Torridon, is worsted weight, 200m/100g in a stunning, glossy purple. From their site: Our yarns are a mixture of natural and dyed fibres, blended by hand and spun in very small batches in our own tiny mill in the Scottish Borders. We make yarns which are beautifully soft with oodles of character and impeccable provenance. This is a beautiful yarn, with a crisp hand. You can use it any of our worsted-weight patterns. It will cable perfectly! Like all Shetland wools, it has a rustic feel, not super-soft. If you want more (sweater quantities!) let us know. We have some in stock to send out at the end of September, but for larger quantities, we may order in a batch from The Border Mill, to prevent shifts in color. We hope to add this lovely yarn to our permanent collection! Enjoy this preview!
Want More??? If you want more of a particular offering, please email us! We're happy to send you a special order invoice that should save you money over ordering the Club multiple times. You will not be charged shipping for these skeins, unless you order more than 3lbs of yarn! This is a great deal for sweater-quantities of these yarns.
Quickly tell me how this works:
Fairlight Fibers Pre-Order Yarn Club offers a curated selection of special yarns each month that we believe you'll love. These yarns are carefully selected for you by Fairlight Fibers.
At the end of each month, we place our order for that month's items with the supplier. They then create the yarn order for us. Some suppliers have the yarns ready and simply need to assemble the orders and send them to us. Some suppliers (like hand-dyers) must create the orders from scratch before shipping them to us. Once we receive the yarn orders, we will ship the yarns to you. This whole process takes 3-6 weeks from the end of the current month. So if, for example, you place your order on any day in March, the closing date will be March 31st, we will order the items on April 1st, and ship to you by mid-May at the latest. Please be aware of the time involved in the pre-order process.
If you subscribe, you will eventually be receiving yarn roughly once a month (depending on whether each pre-order took 3 or 6 weeks to arrive to us). Sometimes you'll receive two orders in one month and none in the previous month. But don't worry: we will keep you updated on the progress of each order.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is everything pre-order? Yes. You place your order by the end of the month, and your yarns will ship within 3-6 weeks of that closing date (sometimes earlier!).
Is there a risk to me? Nope! If there are unavoidable delays, we will notify you immediately. These selections have been pre-arranged by Fairlight Fibers, and dyers/suppliers expect them. We also have reserve offerings we can send out to subscribers, if an unavoidable disaster occurs. If something was purchased with a one-time purchase and cannot be shipped, we will refund your order.
I live outside the US. Can I join the Club? Yes! Please check out this page to learn more about our International Version of the Club.
How much will I be charged? Just $30 total for each order (excluding tax), or $27 for a subscription! You will not be charged for shipping, but if you live in a state where we must charge sales tax, you will be charged sales tax for each $30 Club offer (currently only Washington State). Charges happen on the the day you originally purchased the Club each month.
Can I buy just the current offer? Absolutely! Just select the one-time purchase and check-out as normal.
Is there an advantage to subscribing? Yes! You save 10% by subscribing, and the yarn just magically arrives! It's fantastic! Monthly subscriptions auto-renew, but you can cancel at any time.
What sort of items will be included? We will be featuring beautiful fine-fiber yarns, and sometimes notions or other special treats. Not every month comes with a pattern, but most of them do! We will include hand-dyed sock yarns, breed-specific yarns, organic and specialty yarns from our European suppliers, luxury-fiber yarns from around the world, and other fun new treats! The yarn weights will mostly be fingering/sock weight or DK, with the occasional foray into heavier weight yarns as seasons dictate.
Will you include patterns? At this time, as these are preorder yarns, we can't always include patterns specifically for these items. We do try to provide a pattern most months.
What are the items in the Club offering worth? The retail value of your Club selection, including domestic shipping, will always meet or exceed the $30 we charge for the Club, so you're saving money on these fun offerings!
Can I choose my colors? Sometimes. Custom-dyed yarns are generally not available in multiple colorways, but the other yarns may be. We'll let subscribers know if there are multiple color choices, and you can let us know what your preference is! If you are ordering a one-time product, you can let us know in the notes at check-out, or we will email you and ask! If we don't hear from you, we'll pick a great color and you'll still get your product.
What if I don't like something? Generally you cannot return Club selections, as they may be Club exclusives and cannot be resold. But that said, please let us know if you are dissatisfied and we will work with you to make sure you're happy.
Can I stop/change/cancel my subscription? You can manage your subscription from your customer account page, and cancel at any time.
Can I give a subscription as a gift? Yes! Simply set up the shipping address to reflect where you want the yarns to go. Remember: monthly subscriptions auto-renew each month, so if you do not cancel your subscription, it will renew automatically until you cancel it. If you would like a 3- or 6- month gift subscription that will not auto-renew, please visit this page and select the subscription you prefer.