SpinnyandLoopy

Unique Yarncrafting and Handspinning tools

Cranbrook, British Columbia | 50 Sales

SpinnyandLoopy

Unique Yarncrafting and Handspinning tools

Cranbrook, British Columbia 50 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (13)

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Note from shop owner Sorry, until Canada Post workers are no longer on strike, I'm shutting the shop down. Thanks for understanding.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 17 Nov, 2018

Sorry, until Canada Post workers are no longer on strike, I'm shutting the shop down. Thanks for understanding.

Vikki Thomas

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Vikki Thomas

About

Tools that bring joy

I've been a "maker" my whole life, and was fortunate enough to have a family that encouraged me to continue. I've been gardening, sewing, and knitting for over 40 years, handspinning for 10, weaving for a few, and dabbling in everything else that catches my fancy. I love to learn new skills and techniques and figure out how things work.

As soon as I had saved enough to buy a 3D printer, my immediate thought was FIBER TOOLS!!! I'm a little pragmatic. I like pretty things, but I prefer useful pretty things and I want the tools I make to reflect that. The symmetry and light weight of 3D printed spindles has really captured my heart, and all my beta testers have given really positive feedback.

I primarily use PLA (polylactic acid) plastic for my fiber tools. Not because it's made from natural materials, but mainly because it doen't release nasty toxic fumes as it's being melted by the printer. I do have a limited supply of PET plastic as well (the same plastic as soda bottles are made from) and can do custom orders.

I have oodles of other tool designs spilling over in my head, so stay tuned for more!

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  • Vikki Thomas

    Owner, Owner

    I'm a nerd girl who transplanted herself from the heart of the Canadian Prairies to the Kootenays. I was raised to believe that it's important to be able to provide for myself and others, and those values have stuck with me.

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Last updated on 18 Jan, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Not dishwasher safe.

Protect from high temperatures. PLA becomes flexible at about 140 degrees Farenheit (60 degrees celcius). A parked car will easily get to that temperature, as will most dishwashers.

Handle gently. These items aren't fragile, but they ARE still plastic, and they will bend/warp/break if you use them as drumsticks, door stops, coat hangers, etc.

Warnings

Not intended for unsupervised children. Small parts can choke, broken parts may be very sharp.

Running with spindles is discouraged. Even if there's yummy fiber ahead. :)

Keep away from fire. It's plastic. It will melt and burn.

While PLA is considered to be one of the safest plastics and is made from natural products and is reputed to be "compostable in a commercial facility", some of my products have a lacquer coating that is not biodegradable. Even if there is no lacquer present, PLA requires extremely high temperatures that very few home compost bins reach.

Please do not spin while operating a motor vehicle.

Fiber arts is a highly addictive activity. Please spin responsibly.

"Other" Payment Methods

Under certain circumstances, I will accept cash and e-transfer payments. Please contact me to arrange before your purchase.