NeedleandSpice

Wool sweater smittens, cowls, Christmas stocking & more

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Announcement    THANK YOU for visiting my shop! I appreciate every customer who supports my small, eco- friendly business.

Don't see what you want? I am happy to make CUSTOM ORDERS.

EXPECT DELIVERY DELAYS! Due to the current pandemic, postal services are running much slower than usual. We will not be offering refunds or accepting returns for packages that arrive late due to shipping delays.

FREE SHIPPING ORDERS
Orders that ship with our Free shipping option will be sent via letter-mail (4 - 15 business days). If you would prefer a faster shipping option with a tracking number, please contact us prior to purchasing and we can set up a custom order for you. Thank you for understanding!

Covid 19 is challenging so many aspects of our lives. I hope you and your family are happy and healthy. Stay well, look after friends and family and find the positive in each day.

Wishing you Peace, Health and Happiness.

Dianne

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Last updated on 16 Jan, 2022

THANK YOU for visiting my shop! I appreciate every customer who supports my small, eco- friendly business.

Don't see what you want? I am happy to make CUSTOM ORDERS.

EXPECT DELIVERY DELAYS! Due to the current pandemic, postal services are running much slower than usual. We will not be offering refunds or accepting returns for packages that arrive late due to shipping delays.

FREE SHIPPING ORDERS
Orders that ship with our Free shipping option will be sent via letter-mail (4 - 15 business days). If you would prefer a faster shipping option with a tracking number, please contact us prior to purchasing and we can set up a custom order for you. Thank you for understanding!

Covid 19 is challenging so many aspects of our lives. I hope you and your family are happy and healthy. Stay well, look after friends and family and find the positive in each day.

Wishing you Peace, Health and Happiness.

Dianne

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About NeedleandSpice

Sales 319
On Etsy since 2017

Warm wool mittens, cashmere cowls, gorgeous Christmas stockings and more made from up-cycled wool. An ethical choice for your next purchase.

I treasure hunt for gorgeous pure wool sweaters in second hand shops to be designed into fabulous new mittens, cowls and more. Beautiful wool in cashmere, lambswool, angora and Shetland wool are a delight to re-purpose into one of a kind mittens. These fibers are sustainable and deserve to be given a fresh life. Each sweater is laundered in a hot water wash - several times! The hot water felts the wool to make the knit tighter and warmer. Once felted, I selectively cut the mittens to maximize the sweater and pattern. All mittens are lined with flannel - wool is warm and breathable and the lining should be too. I don't want sweaty hands! Then a decorative button is attached and the cuff is securely stitched down by hand using wool yarn with a buttonhole stitch. The cuff will never catch or fold back on you.

Every seam - in the mitten and flannel lining - is stitched twice! Yes, this double my sewing time but it ensures the soft wool and cotton flannel will stay securely inside the seam line. You can be confident the mittens you choose are stitched with attention to detail and care for a quality item.

Keeping a low/ zero waste philosophy - the wool sweater scraps are hand stitched into dryer balls. After several hot water washes, they are ready to use! Dryer balls reduce dryer time, static electricity and wrinkles.

Beautiful wool and tweed suit jackets and long coats are selectively purchased, laundered and are ready for a new life into unique wool and tartan Christmas stockings. I love to create a unique heirloom Christmas stocking for him or her. Each stocking is double stitched to ensure the weight of the gifts will not stretch the stocking. Attention and care is sewn into each stocking.

Please feel free to message me with any questions. Thank you for considering a green, environmentally wise choice and for visiting Needle and Spice!
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Shop members

  • Dianne B

    Designer, Owner

    Lifetime sewer and lover of recreating amazing wool into incredible new items for you to enjoy.

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Last updated on 11 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I am happy to make a custom pair of Mittens, Christmas Stocking or Pumpkin. I have a wide selection of wool to choose from! Please message me and we can work together on your perfect item.

Care instructions

All sweater mittens have been laundered in hot water to felt. Mittens can be washed in a cold, delicate cycle and laid flat to dry or put in a dryer on cold, tumble dry.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is available upon request - using non specific holiday tissue and brown craft paper.