FiddlestyxDesigns' Profile

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Welcome to my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by.

Growing up, our house was filled with all the trappings of it's creative inhabitants. There were closets overflowing with bags and boxes of fabric and yarn. Desk drawers stuffed with colored pencils, bits of paper, and watercolor paint. A basement and shed chock full of lumber, nails, parts and pieces of machinery and other useful "stuff". Everywhere else there were examples of the finished products of these creative pastimes (obsessions?). On the walls hung my mom's sketches and drawings in between the bookcases and cabinets built by my dad. Over the chairs and couches lay my Nana's hand knit afghans. On our backs there were more of her hand knit sweaters and my mom's hand sewn clothing. All made with love by loving hands. Growing up in a home like this it was hard not to have some creativity rub off. In the small segments of time…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 7
  • Joined April 13, 2011

Favorite materials

natural fiber yarns

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FiddlestyxDesigns
Hand Knitted Toys, Stuffed Animals & Cozy...

About

Welcome to my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by.

Growing up, our house was filled with all the trappings of it's creative inhabitants. There were closets overflowing with bags and boxes of fabric and yarn. Desk drawers stuffed with colored pencils, bits of paper, and watercolor paint. A basement and shed chock full of lumber, nails, parts and pieces of machinery and other useful "stuff". Everywhere else there were examples of the finished products of these creative pastimes (obsessions?). On the walls hung my mom's sketches and drawings in between the bookcases and cabinets built by my dad. Over the chairs and couches lay my Nana's hand knit afghans. On our backs there were more of her hand knit sweaters and my mom's hand sewn clothing. All made with love by loving hands. Growing up in a home like this it was hard not to have some creativity rub off. In the small segments of time when my nose wasn't plastered in the pages of a book, or I wasn't outside playing in the woods, I tried my hand at all types of handwork from sewing to crewel embroidery, needlepoint, rug hooking, cross-stitch and knitting. In 2008, I was laid off after working in the Survey / Engineering industry for over 25 years and decided to turn my hobbies into profit and start a more fulfilling, creative business combining my love of knitting and the natural world. Thus, my business “Fiddlestyx” was born.

I find inspiration all around me here on beautiful Cape Cod. The sea, my garden, nature trails, and, yes, even the summer tourists are a constant source of fresh color combinations and patterns. My husband is my computer expert, sounding board, and staunch supporter. My cats help out too, usually by chewing on my expensive wooden knitting needles.

Please visit my other Etsy shops
https://www.FiddlestyxStudios.etsy.com for distinctively different knitting patterns
and
https://wwww.FiddlestyxHandKnits.etsy.com for unique cozy hand knit hats, cowls, and more!

I am constantly being inspired by color, nature and the world around me to create new designs so check back often and see what's new.

Warm wishes,
~ Martha

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