How we pack:
1. Products are kept in a place only accessed by the packer.
2. the packing environment is washed down with disinfectant prior to packing 
3. yarn is selected and wrapped & packed with tissue paper 
4. hand sanitiser is used inbetween parcels and there is never eating or drinking when packing. 
5. All of our incoming parcels & letters are left in “quarantine” for 72 hours and disinfected prior to opening.
As the owner of the company is in the highest risk group our level of “caution” is perhaps higher than average.
If you have any questions please do feel free to email we will do all we can to help, we continue these practises throughout the year not just during “flu season” 

Royal Mail is slow in some areas, we arrange collection of mail at least every other day more often or not daily, this means there may be a small delay compared to our normal super speedy service and we are of course reliant on Royal Mail to then deliver to you.

Because of this if you are concerned that your parcel may have got lost please wait ten working days to get in touch, after you receive a delivery notification. 

Normal delivery advice 

Made by Penguins is a small company from dyeing yarn to packing your order with love & care everything is done 99% of the time by one person.

When using our standard delivery service, whilst we are normally much quicker; your order may take up to ten working days to arrive. If you are ordering with a special date in mind, please email us or leave a note in the special instructions when checking out as we will do all we can to help. 


Please note regardless of the amount spent, items are always shipped together. If you place a pre-order this will hold up your other items, it you want non pre-order items sooner please order separately.


All of our orders are sent via Royal Mail.


Up to 6 minis or similar - £2.99

All other parcels - £4.99

over £60.00 - FREE 


Rest of the World (International Standard)


Please note, we are going through some crazy things with Brexit and are changing how we ship internationally - please get in touch if you want a smaller item we will help, we have just had to put a flat rate for now. Give us time we know it’s expensive we are working on it.


If you don’t like your MadebyPenguins Yarn in the UK You are entitled by law to a 14 calendar day cancellation period in which you can notify us of your intent to cancel your order. As outlined within the distance selling act Special Orders, Dyed-to-Order and One of a Kind Yarns are excluded.

You must contact us prior to returning your item.

This cooling off period becomes active from the day that you receive your order.

You are responsible for the cost of returning the item. If the item is deemed to be faulty, please contact us.  

When returning yarn you should use the most economic postage option

For the rest of the world you MUST contact us first. 

Refunds are made within 21 calendar days of receipt of the item with us. It is your responsibility to send back and obtain proof of postage. In the unlikelihood of the returned product going missing in transit, you are to contact your postage provider for compensation, the product is legally yours until a refund is issued. We will not accept liability for items lost in the post being returned to us.

Items must be returned in the original condition, including the return of all free gifts and or sample items. They must be in their original packaging and must be free from scent and animal dander. Items not in their original condition cannot be resold, as a small business we have no choice but to return it to you, a refund or exchange cannot be issued. 

Refunds will be processed using the method of payment that you have used.

Items returned from outside the UK must be clearly marked on the customs label as "returned merchandise" so as not to attract import duty / VAT. Please also write "Returning to country of origin" on the package too. If you attempt to return the yarn incorrectly and we receive a customs fee notification, your items will automatically be returned to you by Royal Mail. 



If you have any questions please do reach out to us 

We aim to reply to all messages within 48 hours - during our opening times (we are addicted to technology nearly as much as Yarn so we are often much quicker) Please only send one message in this time frame, as an independent Dyer repeated messages can cause a bit of a backlog. If we haven’t replied within this timeframe, please check you have entered your details correctly.

We are an exclusively online business at present so we are not contactable by phone.