Online Purchases: You may purchase online now using the shopping cart. PayPal™ hosts the shopping cart and processes online payments for us. Click the "Add To Cart" icon beside each item you wish to purchase in order to add it to your shopping cart. Your shopping cart will appear in a separate browser window and summarize your order. When you've finished adding the items you wish to purchase to your shopping cart, return to the cart window, adjust quantities, and check out. If you close the cart window, you may reopen it by adding another item to your cart. The charge for your order will appear on your credit card statement as Dirt Woman, LLC.
Phone/Email Purchases: If you're unable to visit our White Stone, Virginia yarn shop and prefer not to purchase online, you may call/email us to place your order. We'll assemble your order, quote shipping (if applicable), and ship when we receive your payment. Please note that we're required to collect sales tax on shipments to Virginia addresses.
Shipping: We offer free shipping for mail orders over $100. We ship to continental U.S. addresses (lower 48 states); others by special arrangement. Shipments are FOB White Stone, Virginia, or, in the case of drop shipments, the location of the drop shipper. The shipping calculator in the online shopping cart and our free shipping offer is based on typical order characteristics. We reserve the right to adjust shipping charges for orders with atypical characteristics including, but not limited to large quantity, heavy weight, and high spatial volume.
Payments: Cash/check payments are preferred. $25 minimum for credit/debit card charges due to bank fees. Inquire if you would like to pay in eggs/poultry/pork/beef…
Stock: Merchandise is subject to prior sale. We'll contact you if an item you've ordered is not in stock. Restocking orders typically arrive at our yarn shop within 1-3 weeks, depending upon the supplier. If your need for an item is time critical, contact us to confirm stock availability and anticipated delivery dates.
Returns: We accept unopened/unused/undamaged returns for store credit in the amount of the purchase price (excluding shipping) when presented with the receipt within two weeks of purchase. We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee of 20% on returns. We cannot accept returns of yarns that have been wound; sale, discontinued, clearance, or yellow tag items; and items which, in our sole opinion, show signs of wear, odor, or other characteristics that might affect resale. If you're not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.
Ball Winding: We offer complimentary ball winding for skeined yarns purchased from our White Stone, Virginia yarn shop. If you have yarn purchased elsewhere that needs to be wound, we can wind it for a fee. Contact us for pricing and details. As with yarn purchased from our shop, we may ask you to leave your yarn with us for winding and pick it up later. We look forward to winding you up!
Cones/Spinning Fibers: We're unable to offer online shopping for some cones due to variability in the put-up weights. Call/email us to order these products. We'll weigh and invoice you for the yarn weight and shipping (if applicable). Please allow at least one week of lead time for yarns/spinning fibers that we do not normally stock to arrive at our shop for pickup/shipping.
Leclerc Products: Call/email us to order Leclerc products. New Leclerc looms and accessories are guaranteed by the manufacturer for one year, covering materials and workmanship. Parts are replaced free of charge upon proof of defect. Shipping of Leclerc products to continental U.S. addresses (lower 48 states) is free for orders of $500 or more, except for the Kebec and Weavebird model looms, for which there is a $300 shipping charge.
Prices/Descriptions: Prices and product descriptions are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct errors and omissions and withdraw products without notice.
Special Notice Regarding Yarn Colors: Actual yarn colors may differ from what is depicted on your computer screen. Dye lot variability is one of many factors. We invite you to visit our yarn shop to experience yarn colors and textures in person.
Classes, Workshops, and Special Events: Preregistration and tuition payment are required to reserve space in classes, workshops and special events. We ask prospective students to discuss the skills required to be successful in a class before registering. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tuition is refundable until 96 hours before a scheduled class starts (unless otherwise noted). Otherwise, tuition is not refundable unless we cancel. If we cancel due to insufficient registrations, we'll contact you by phone/email at least 72 hours before the scheduled start time and issue a shop credit in the amount of tuition paid. Weather and force majeure cancellations will be announced as soon as practicable.
Classes start promptly at the scheduled time. Plan to arrive early enough to purchase any materials and get settled. Make-ups are not available. Unless otherwise noted, yarn, fiber, and patterns for classes must be purchased from our yarn shop, and classes meet at the Dirt Woman Fiber Arts knitting and weaving school located on our premises.
Knitting Assistance: Our fun (and complimentary) weekly Sit & Knit event includes limited basic diagnostic knitting assistance. Outside of Sit & Knit events, this type of knitting assistance is only available by chance or advance appointment. Please call ahead to prevent disappointment. Bespoke private knitting lessons are also available for a fee by advance appointment.
For knitters who purchased their project pattern and yarn from our shop, there is no fee for limited basic diagnostic knitting assistance. Many of our customers express their appreciation for this assistance with donations to our Charity Pot. We donate the funds collected in our Charity Pot to local charities nominated by our customers. Recent recipients of our customers' benevolence include Historic Christ Church ($76.26) and Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck ($61.09). Wow!
If you'd like assistance with knitting projects purchased elsewhere, we request that you make a donation to our Charity Pot. If you require knitting assistance beyond basic limited diagnostics, may we suggest a class and one of the many excellent knitting reference books offered in our shop?
Behaviour in the Yarn Shop: No yarn tossing (by children or adults) until after you've purchased the yarn and left the shop. Bad language will be interpreted as a request to be spanked and have your mouth washed out with soap (in lieu of being banished to a chair in the corner). Kindly await your turn to help us exceed expectations for quality customer service.
Web Page Use/Content Agreement: Dirt Woman LLC dba Dirt Woman Fiber Arts (DW) provides the content of these web pages exclusively for the use of individuals and entities who honestly intend to purchase merchandise and/or services from DW to evaluate their prospective purchase from DW and promote the business of DW. The content may not be copied, published, hosted, broadcast, transmitted, stored, linked to, or used for any other purpose. Any other use of the content is strictly prohibited without advance written permission. By downloading or viewing the content, you acknowledge that you have received a copy of this agreement, read it, understand it, and agree to be bound by it. By using the content in any manner prohibited or not contemplated by this agreement, you acknowledge joint and several liability to pay DW licensing fees and royalties as liquidated damages for that use; you agree that venue for all actions at law or in equity arising out of any suit or other legal action pertaining to any provision of this agreement shall be in a court of competent jurisdiction in Lancaster County, Virginia; and you further agree to joint and several liability for all costs, expenses, and reasonable attorney's fees that, in the sole opinion of DW, may be necessary for it to enforce this agreement, as liquidated damages.
Questions: If you have questions about this information or suggestions as to how we can improve, please contact us.
Thank you for your business and referrals. We look forward to seeing you in the yarn shop soon!