dolphina13

Beautifully crafted project bags for fibre lovers

Kingston, Ontario

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Announcement    Welcome to Dolphina
The shop will be close from August 20 to August 23 since I'll be attending my 1st in-person market at Kohi Micro-Torrefacteur in Prevost Quebec from 9AM to 3PM

***COVID-19 UPDATES***
Due to covid-19, Canada Post no longer guaranty on-time service therefor deliveries may take up to 30 business days according to their website.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and please keep in mind the latest statutory holidays.
Stay safe and healthy

Announcement

Last updated on 19 Aug, 2021

Welcome to Dolphina
The shop will be close from August 20 to August 23 since I'll be attending my 1st in-person market at Kohi Micro-Torrefacteur in Prevost Quebec from 9AM to 3PM

***COVID-19 UPDATES***
Due to covid-19, Canada Post no longer guaranty on-time service therefor deliveries may take up to 30 business days according to their website.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and please keep in mind the latest statutory holidays.
Stay safe and healthy

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About dolphina13

Sales 1,591
On Etsy since 2009

Once upon a time... Dolphina

Dolphina is first and foremost Sophie Deschamps - born and raised in "La Belle Province" but an adopted Kingstonian since 2010.
Passionate about craft, as far back as she can remember, she has been sewing since she was about 7. Sophie got, as a Christmas present, a refurbished Singer Featherweight sewing machine and taught herself how to knit when she was about 8 from a coloring book. Sophie doesn't remember ever not knitting. In College, she was knitting in the Montreal subway when it was still 'a grandma thing'.

In 2013, Dolphina started dabbling with her original box bag. Sophie thought it was perfect for small projects like socks and her local yarn shop agreed to take some on. That was the birth of Dolphina bags but it was a really slow start since she wasn't sure where she belonged. Everything changed in 2018 when Dolphina was accepted at the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival in Fenelon Falls ON. Following that event, Dolphina started to get more notoriety in the Fibre world and it kicked doors wide open for her small business.
"My style changed overtime and now I seek knitting related themes as much as I can. I am obsessed with Spoonflower where I like the idea of supporting indie graphic and surface designers. Overtime, I developed friendships with a number of them that I knew could supply custom fabric depending on the demand. I do believe a LOT in collaboration. "Community over competition" is a very important moto for me. I love being able to elevate other makers like me. Coming soon, I'll be starting to print my own design for lining. I really want to achieve a more uniform look where people recognize a Dolphina bag in the wild. I think my bags are a reflection of me and my personality; unique, bold, funky and fun!"
Dolphina Collective is also a collection of fantastic indie dyers from Canada and the US. Small batch indie dyers that have one goal; share their love for colors. Timber Yarns out of Guelph On known for her bright and saturated self stripping sock yarn, Pretty String located in Ottawa ON, a local magician with colourful variegated, speckled and tonal colors to "dye" for. Native Fibers from Charlotte NC, where Meghan is inspirited by the Native American heritage and a proud descendant of the Karuk Tribe of Northern California choose the name to honour her Father and his Family by creating yarn inspired from the forest and all the elements. Primrose, particularly their Homestead base in sport and worsted. A beautiful Pennsylvania milled yarn which colors perfect for the most luscious projects.

And there are more surprises coming very soon too.

Dolphina was created as an escape and a form of balance from the chaos of a career in Law enforcement but becoming more and more present over time!

Shop members

  • Sophie

    Owner

Production partners

  • ChiaoGoo

    Hangzhou, China

    Westing Bridge LLC is a family-owned business that was started by four brothers. About1 Its ChiaoGoo brand knitting and crochet tools are designed and distributed in Troy, Michigan. Its manufacturing facility is based in Hangzhou, China.

  • Pin maker

    Kingston, ON

    Because I'm a bag maker, a doodle artist... I wanted to leave the real work to pros in the business. I was happy to find a local company. I was able to bring my sketches and show EXACTLY what I wanted for the 1st Dolphina pin. Affordable prices, perfectly designed to my pretty picky standards!

  • Native Fibers

    Charlotte, NC

    The name Native Fibers comes from Meghan (the dyer) Native American heritage. She is a proud descendent of the Karuk Tribe of Northern California so she chose the name to pay homage to my father and his family.

  • Peony Lane Pompoms

    Brantford, ON

    Donna makes beautiful faux-fur pompoms. All the fluffy balls of happiness are created by her little family in Brant County, Ontario, Canada.

  • Pretty String

    Ottawa, ON

    Karin is the color mastermind and dyer extraordinaire behind Pretty String but also, a very deer friend of Dolphina Collective.

  • Primrose Yarn Co.

    Dallastown, PA

    Dolphina is kore then thrilled to add Primrose Homestead to her collection of fantastic yarn.

  • Timber Yarns

    Conestogo, ON

    Timber Yarns is an independent yarn company located in the beautiful town of Conestogo, ON, specializing in producing high quality semi-tonal self-striping sock yarn which is hand dyed using acid dyes.  Known for the intensity of the colours that are developed in the dying process.

Shop policies

Last updated on 20 May, 2021
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I hope you found the perfect bag or started a collection of Dolphina bags. I put a lot of time and effort in crafting beautiful original and one of a kind pieces.
Please, if there are any issues or mistakes at the time of the purchase, contact me as soon as possible.
Happy shopping

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For Canadian buyers:
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Shipping speed: Local, within a city or town up to 2 bus. days/regional 3-5 bus. days/National 4-9 bus. days
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For US buyers:
Small packet AIR services is the default shipping services for all parcels under $100 (which has NO tracking)
Shipping speed: 5-9 bus. days
An option is available at checkout to pay $8 USD to have the Small tracked packet AIR (which has a tracking #)
Shipping speed: 4-8 bus days

****PLEASE KEEP IN MIND at the moment, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the is NO On-time delivery guarantee and US customs reserve the right to hold parcels for up to 45 days which is ABSOLUTELY out of this shop's control***

For international buyers
Please, message this shop for more details

For people living in the Montreal and Kingston area (and other locations to be announced), no shipping fees, home deliveries or pick up can be arrange. Contact me for more details