BlacknotFarm

Farm life, pretty things and clever words.

| Petersfield, Manitoba

Star Seller.

This seller sets a shining example for providing a great customer experience, with a history of 5-star reviews, on-time dispatch, and quick replies to any messages they received.

Announcement    Halloween time here a the farm and things are spooky! Check out our Halloween decor ideas available in easy printables and ready to hang canvas wall decor. I've also updated and included an SVG file for the creatives!

Remember small businesses may need a bit more time to make your gift. Thank you! Shopping small and shopping local matters.

Please be advised that unfortunately there are still DELIVERY DELAYS on parcels due to the global pandemic. Please understand I have no control over this and upgrade you shipping at check out and or PM me before ordering. Thank you!

Please be safe during this uncertain time.

I only ship with Canada Post as I find them to be the most reliable. Please see https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-media/service-alerts.page for up to date information.

Blacknot Farm is all about pretty things and clever words inspired by the farm and country living. We believe in supporting local, integrity, hard work and using a bit of elbow grease.



Sign up for my farm newsletter here and get 10% off any order. We rarely send emails but hoping to send monthly tutorials and or special offers in 2021!
https://bit.ly/2Q9liLl



Join me on Instagram and Facebook or follow my awesome Pinterest boards:
https://www.instagram.com/blacknotfarm
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https://www.pinterest.ca/blacknotfarm/

Contact me by email at info [!at] blacknotfarm.ca

Announcement

Last updated on 22 Oct, 2021

Halloween time here a the farm and things are spooky! Check out our Halloween decor ideas available in easy printables and ready to hang canvas wall decor. I've also updated and included an SVG file for the creatives!

Remember small businesses may need a bit more time to make your gift. Thank you! Shopping small and shopping local matters.

Please be advised that unfortunately there are still DELIVERY DELAYS on parcels due to the global pandemic. Please understand I have no control over this and upgrade you shipping at check out and or PM me before ordering. Thank you!

Please be safe during this uncertain time.

I only ship with Canada Post as I find them to be the most reliable. Please see https://www.canadapost.ca/cpc/en/our-company/news-and-media/service-alerts.page for up to date information.

Blacknot Farm is all about pretty things and clever words inspired by the farm and country living. We believe in supporting local, integrity, hard work and using a bit of elbow grease.



Sign up for my farm newsletter here and get 10% off any order. We rarely send emails but hoping to send monthly tutorials and or special offers in 2021!
https://bit.ly/2Q9liLl



Join me on Instagram and Facebook or follow my awesome Pinterest boards:
https://www.instagram.com/blacknotfarm
https://www.facebook.com/blacknotfarm
https://www.pinterest.ca/blacknotfarm/

Contact me by email at info [!at] blacknotfarm.ca

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Cindy Johnson

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Cindy Johnson

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(623)

About BlacknotFarm

Sales 5,467
On Etsy since 2010

Blacknot Farm Story

I love my farm and farm life. I believe in the beauty of nature, reusing and repurposing and being resourceful with a little elbow grease. Blacknot Farm was established as an outlet for my creative drive to learn new skills and try innovative techniques to bring something original and meaningful into the world.

My first graphic arts job was developing film when I was 13 years old. After graduating from a Technical school with a Commercial Art diploma I worked as a screen print artist for 5 years. I achieved my Bachelor of Education, majoring in history and minoring in drama and then taught Graphic Arts to grade 6-12 students for close to 20 years. During this period I continued to do freelance design work. I was also yearbook advisor at the school. My other design work for the school included tickets, pamphlets, photography, brochures, newsletters, reports, posters, banners, signs, logos, maps, and creative prop and set design.

I have always been creative and a maker. Over the years my family and friends came to prefer my handmade gifts over purchased ones and started requesting specific things. I love working with clay, fabric, cement, wood and natural items or anything that’s just lying around that I can see beauty in. This results in an abundance of pretties, and while friends and family are still happy to receive them, we decided that I should start offering my pretties to the general public as well.

I applied for my first craft show in December of 2014, hosted my own in May of 2015 and attended Scattered Seeds Craft Market later that year. In April 2016 I was part of the Scattered Seeds Pop-Up Market at the Winnipeg Home and Garden show where I did very well and made many contacts. By July of 2016 I had 3 local customers buying my products to sell at their retail locations as well as an Etsy site and many requests to attend craft shows.

In August of 2016 one of my creations went viral for a retail customer. In less than 5 days over ten thousand orders were placed for my originally designed hardworking wine socks. With some very quick organization, a lot of hard work and help from friends and family all of the orders were filled. In 2017 my teaching career was put on hold and my small business expanded.

I produce things I want to see in the world. Things of beauty or things that make me smile. If I do not have the skill to make what I wish, I learn. When learning I draw on all my previous skills and experience to explore the new method or technique. My greatest skill is my ability to learn.

The socks I originally designed were at first printed by hand on my kitchen table. With their popularity and increasing demand I sought help from a local Winnipeg printer that I worked at over 25 years ago. I discovered a local rural printer who uses Canadian paper to print the tags for my socks. Each pair is still carefully inspected and packaged on the farm.

I have several friends and family members that assist me with various repetitive non-design tasks. I also have hired a bookkeeper. I greatly value all their help and unending support.

My products price ranges from $2 for a printed Gimli beach stones to several hundred for detailed wood burning on a barn board canvas. Blacknot Farm is an actual place, idyllically set on forty acres of mature trees and gardens, featuring a rustic turn-of-the-century barn and my country home, studio and display shop. I love this work and I hope you do too. Enjoy!

Shop members

  • Cindy Johnson

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I love creating things and learning new skills. I'm not afraid to try. My greatest of inspirations is my tree farm where a lot of the natural materials for my creations come from.

  • Gary

    Wrangler, Assistant, Maker

    I make sure this insanely creative woman remains confident in her abilities. I also build and construct some of the wood items but leave the designing to the professional.

Production partners

  • a print shop

    Longmont, CO

    printing company that puts my designs on professional canvases

  • print-on-demand

    Montreal, QC

    A community driven production studio that makes high quality garments and accessories from Montreal, QC

  • print shop

    Winnipeg, MB

    prints my designs

  • sock manufacturer

    Canada

    provides me with awesome quality Canadian made socks

Shop policies

Last updated on 19 February, 2021
Welcome to Blacknot Farm!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you're not happy with your purchase, for any reason, please let us know.
 Satisfaction is priority. If you are not completely satisfied please contact me BEFORE leaving feedback and I will do my best to make it right.

Buyers have 14 days to contact me about returning an item.

There will be no refunds on custom orders.

There will be no refunds for delayed orders due to shipping until in transit for 30 business days.
Payment
Payments are processed through Etsy's Direct Checkout or PayPal. Etsy and PayPal do not provide us with detailed transaction information, so we never see your credit/debit card or other payment method information. Discrepancies should be addressed to the payment processor.

We reserve the right to cancel and refund orders at any time and for any reason. We must receive complete custom order information within three days or the order will be canceled. Custom listings or orders are FINAL sale.

You may request an order be canceled before it is shipped, and we will do our best.
Delivery
General Shipping
Shipping prices have been blended with product price due to Etsy's free shipping policies.

THERE IS NO TRACKING ON STANDARD SHIPPING.

If you require tracking please upgrade your shipping or message for more information.

If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to ask.

Regular shipping does not come with tracking. Please choose carefully which shipping option you require.

Items are shipped Canada Post within three to five business days of order completion unless otherwise noted in the listing.



I can include a gift receipt and or notes upon request.

Domestic shipping is typically five to seven business days depending on the item.



International shipping can take two to five weeks and may incur additional shipping/import charges with your local carrier.

Pick Up or Drop Off in and around Winnipeg
If you are in or close to Winnipeg, I will happily arrange a pick-up or drop off and eliminate shipping costs completely. It is important you contact me to arrange this BEFORE you purchase.

Duties and Customs
If there are any additional duties, taxes or customs charged by your country to receive your item, these are your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
My apologies as I am no longer accepting wholesale customers.

More information

Last updated on 31 May, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Please contact me directly about custom orders at info@blacknotfarm.ca

Sizing details

SIZING FOR BEER AND WINE SOCKS:
Large fits women's sizes 9-12 OR mens sizes 9-13
Medium fits women's sizes 4-8 OR mens sizes 5-9
*socks are gender neutral but alcohol biased

For in-between sizes order based on your preference to have snug fitting or roomy socks

Wholesale availability

Please send any wholesale inquiries to info@blacknotfarm.ca with any details and I will respond as soon as possible.

Care instructions

WINE and BEER SOCKS:
Wash wool socks in cold water... of course any excessive wear will result in the print fading.

I have found that shrinkage is minimal.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping and packaging are not available at this moment. Please check back often and watch for shop updates here, on Facebook and Instagram @#blacknotfarm