MakerMagpie

Maker Magpie - craft kits, sewing and knitting patterns

Roscommon, Ireland · 830 Sales

MakerMagpie

Maker Magpie - craft kits, sewing and knitting patterns

Roscommon, Ireland 830 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Caroline

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Announcement   (Formerly An Snag Breac.) Welcome to my Etsy Shop, where you can find my handmade craft kits and knitting patterns. I sell wet-felting and needle felting kits made with high-quality materials and excellent instructions. My knitting patterns and sewing patterns are all designed by me and tested vigorously.

I have recently changed all of my kits to use wool pads for needle felting, making them some of the most environmentally concsious needle felting kits available.

All dyes are Oeko-Tex certified and child safe. Wool comes from non-mulesed flocks.

I am a felt-maker and sculptor with 19 years experience felting, and 16 years experience teaching a range of crafts. I make all the kits in my studio at home using the best quality materials, natural and locally sourced where possible and assembled in a smoke-free environment.

I love hearing from people who have made my kits so feel free to drop me a line, or visit my blog at www.makermagpie.com

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Last updated on Feb 3, 2016

(Formerly An Snag Breac.) Welcome to my Etsy Shop, where you can find my handmade craft kits and knitting patterns. I sell wet-felting and needle felting kits made with high-quality materials and excellent instructions. My knitting patterns and sewing patterns are all designed by me and tested vigorously.

I have recently changed all of my kits to use wool pads for needle felting, making them some of the most environmentally concsious needle felting kits available.

All dyes are Oeko-Tex certified and child safe. Wool comes from non-mulesed flocks.

I am a felt-maker and sculptor with 19 years experience felting, and 16 years experience teaching a range of crafts. I make all the kits in my studio at home using the best quality materials, natural and locally sourced where possible and assembled in a smoke-free environment.

I love hearing from people who have made my kits so feel free to drop me a line, or visit my blog at www.makermagpie.com

Caroline

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Caroline

Wool Felt Ball Kit
US$16.91
Security Camera Knitting Pattern PDF
US$3.95
Dynamite Bomb Knitting Pattern PDF
US$3.95
Bomb Knitting Pattern PDF
US$2.26
Wood and Felt Bead Necklace Kit
US$14.66
Needle Felt Bird Nest Kit - DIY Craft Kit
US$17.48
Felt Flowers Kit
US$16.91
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About

Play...thoughfulness...sustainability

Caroline started her shop in 2010 as a way of taking her passion for teaching to people all around the globe. A teacher of felting, knitting, sewing, puppetry and toy-making, Caroline has years of experience in empowering people to make beautiful toys and objects to inhabit their world. Caroline believes people of all ages should have the opportunity to play with wonderful materials and the chance to learn to make things that bring joy to their lives.

Refining the way she writes her patterns and tutorials over many years has helped her break things down into steps and help people learn complex skills in the most straightforward way.

“I love the sense of achievement and delight people feel from seeing something lovely that they have made with their own hands."

Each material contained in her kits has been carefully researched and sourced to provide the most ethical and environmentally-friendly options, in both animal and human terms. All dyes for wool are Oeko-Tex certified and child-friendly and the wool used comes from non-mulesed flocks. Instead of sponge pads, kits contain 100% wool pads, and again instead of polyfil she uses only sheep's wool stuffing.

“As someone who sees past the surface to what something is made from, and who it is made by, I want to look at my kits and feel completely happy about every stage in their production.”

Most of Caroline's kits and patterns are inspired by the natural world and the beautiful wet and boggy corner of Ireland she inhabits. Small felt animals are designed to fit in a baby's hand or go on an adventure in a toddler's pocket, bringing a little bit of the natural world into anyone's life.

“Seeing small handmade objects adorning my home is a reminder of joy, of nature, of wonder. I love that people around the globe have crafted objects in their homes made from my kits and patterns. In this way we share in the magic of creative play, of learning and making in a beautiful, fulfilling and sustainable way.”

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  • Caroline Walshe

    Owner

    Caroline is a maker, designer, artist, puppeteer and sheep & goat herder living in Ireland. With an honours degree in Sculpture, working mostly in textiles,she has taught many people the wonderful ways of working with wool & other natural materials.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop, where you can browse through my craft kits!

I am a felt-maker and sculptor with 19 years experience felting, and 16 years experience teaching a range of crafts. I make all the kits in my studio at home using high-quality materials, natural and locally sourced where possible and assembled in a smoke-free environment.

I love to see what people have made from my kits, and to hear any feedback. Please feel free to contact me through Etsy or through my blog, at www.makermagpie.com/blog

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payments are accepted through Paypal. Paypal is easy and safe to use, and lets you make purchases with your credit or debit card. Payments are due within 7 days of purchase.
Shipping
I aim to post out kits within two working days of cleared payment, but often post them out by the next working day. I use An Post, the Irish post office and send all orders first class.

Delivery times are usually less than a week for most locations worldwide and overnight within Ireland. During December delivery times can get much longer.

If you want express or registered post please contact me for rates.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are accepted only in the event of misrepresentation, or as agreed on by both parties. Exchanges can be arranged - in the case of exchange, the buyer is responsible for postage to and from seller.

Buyers within the EU have the right to return the goods for refund within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to custom-made items or digital sales (Pattern PDFs). The buyer must pay return postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and colours are accepted, just drop me a line.