BlacknotFarm

Farm life, pretty things and clever words.

Petersfield, Canada 3635 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (354)

BlacknotFarm

Farm life, pretty things and clever words.

Petersfield, Canada | 3635 Sales

Cindy Johnson

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Cindy Johnson

Announcement    Merry Holidays! Please note Christmas order by dates below. I hope my Christmas printables bring a little humour and joy to your holiday!

Christmas physical ORDERS BY dates as follows:
I ship only with Canada Pos
PACKAGES TO CANADA:
Regular Parcel: 10th December
Xpresspost: 19th December
Priority: 22st December

PACKAGES TO US:
Regular Parcel™ and Packets: 9th December
Xpresspost™ US: 12th December
Priority™ Worldwide: 18th December


Welcome to Blacknot Farm where it’s all about pretty things and clever words inspired by the farm and country living. We believe in supporting local, integrity, hard work and using a bit of elbow grease.



Sign up for my farm newsletter here and get 10% off any order!
https://bit.ly/2Q9liLl



Join me on Instagram and Facebook or follow my awesome Pinterest boards:
https://www.instagram.com/blacknotfarm
https://www.facebook.com/blacknotfarm
https://www.pinterest.ca/blacknotfarm/

Contact me by email at info [!at] blacknotfarm.ca

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2019

Merry Holidays! Please note Christmas order by dates below. I hope my Christmas printables bring a little humour and joy to your holiday!

Christmas physical ORDERS BY dates as follows:
I ship only with Canada Pos
PACKAGES TO CANADA:
Regular Parcel: 10th December
Xpresspost: 19th December
Priority: 22st December

PACKAGES TO US:
Regular Parcel™ and Packets: 9th December
Xpresspost™ US: 12th December
Priority™ Worldwide: 18th December


Welcome to Blacknot Farm where it’s all about pretty things and clever words inspired by the farm and country living. We believe in supporting local, integrity, hard work and using a bit of elbow grease.



Sign up for my farm newsletter here and get 10% off any order!
https://bit.ly/2Q9liLl



Join me on Instagram and Facebook or follow my awesome Pinterest boards:
https://www.instagram.com/blacknotfarm
https://www.facebook.com/blacknotfarm
https://www.pinterest.ca/blacknotfarm/

Contact me by email at info [!at] blacknotfarm.ca

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(354)
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About BlacknotFarm

Sales 3,635
On Etsy since 2010

Blacknot Farm story

I love my farm and farm life. I believe in the beauty of nature, reusing and repurposing and being resourceful with a little elbow grease. Blacknot Farm was established as an outlet for my creative drive to learn new skills and try innovative techniques to bring something original and meaningful into the world.

My first graphic arts job was developing film when I was 13 years old. After graduating from a Technical school with a Commercial Art diploma I worked as a screen print artist for 5 years. I achieved my Bachelor of Education, majoring in history and minoring in drama and then taught Graphic Arts to grade 6-12 students for close to 20 years. During this period I continued to do freelance design work. I was also yearbook advisor at the school. My other design work for the school included tickets, pamphlets, photography, brochures, newsletters, reports, posters, banners, signs, logos, maps, and creative prop and set design.

I have always been creative and a maker. Over the years my family and friends came to prefer my handmade gifts over purchased ones and started requesting specific things. I love working with clay, fabric, cement, wood and natural items or anything that’s just lying around that I can see beauty in. This results in an abundance of pretties, and while friends and family are still happy to receive them, we decided that I should start offering my pretties to the general public as well.

I applied for my first craft show in December of 2014, hosted my own in May of 2015 and attended Scattered Seeds Craft Market later that year. In April 2016 I was part of the Scattered Seeds Pop-Up Market at the Winnipeg Home and Garden show where I did very well and made many contacts. By July of 2016 I had 3 local customers buying my products to sell at their retail locations as well as an Etsy site and many requests to attend craft shows.

In August of 2016 one of my creations went viral for a retail customer. In less than 5 days over ten thousand orders were placed for my originally designed hardworking wine socks. With some very quick organization, a lot of hard work and help from friends and family all of the orders were filled. In 2017 my teaching career was put on hold and my small business expanded. I am currently wholesaling to over 50 North American retailers.

I produce things I want to see in the world. Things of beauty or things that make me smile. If I do not have the skill to make what I wish, I learn. When learning I draw on all my previous skills and experience to explore the new method or technique. My greatest skill is my ability to learn.

The socks I originally designed were at first printed by hand on my kitchen table. With their popularity and increasing demand I sought help from a local Winnipeg printer that I worked at over 25 years ago. I discovered a local rural printer who uses Canadian paper to print the tags for my socks. Each pair is still carefully inspected and packaged on the farm.

I have several friends and family members that assist me with various repetitive non-design tasks. I also have hired a bookkeeper. I greatly value all their help and unending support.

My products price ranges from $2 for a printed Gimli beach stones to several hundred for detailed wood burning on a barn board canvas. Blacknot Farm is an actual place, idyllically set on forty acres of mature trees and gardens, featuring a rustic turn-of-the-century barn and my country home, studio and display shop. I love this work and I hope you do too. Enjoy!

Shop members

  • Cindy Johnson

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I love creating things and learning new skills. I'm not afraid to try. My greatest of inspirations is my tree farm where a lot of the natural materials for my creations come from.

  • Gary

    Wrangler, Assistant, Maker

    I make sure this insanely creative woman remains confident in her abilities. I also build and construct some of the wood items but leave the designing to the professional.

Production partners

  • print-on-demand

    Montreal, QC

    A community driven production studio that makes high quality garments and accessories from Montreal, QC

  • print shop

    Winnipeg, MB

    prints my designs

  • Society6

    Santa Monica, CA

    prints my photos on variety of products

  • sock manufacturer

    Canada

    provides me with awesome quality Canadian made socks

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2019
Welcome to Blacknot Farm!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
If you're not happy with your purchase, for any reason, please let us know.
 Satisfaction is priority. If you are not completely satisfied please contact me BEFORE leaving feedback and I will do my best to make it right.

Buyers have 14 days to contact me about returning an item.

There will be no refunds on custom orders.
Payment
Payments are processed through Etsy's Direct Checkout or PayPal. Etsy and PayPal do not provide us with detailed transaction information, so we never see your credit/debit card or other payment method information. Discrepancies should be addressed to the payment processor.

We reserve the right to cancel and refund orders at any time and for any reason. We must receive complete custom order information within three days or the order will be canceled. Custom listings or orders are FINAL sale.

You may request an order be canceled before it is shipped, and we will do our best.
Shipping
General Shipping
Shipping prices have been blended with product price due to Etsy's free shipping policies. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to ask.

Regular shipping does not come with tracking. Please choose carefully which shipping option you require.

Items are shipped Canada Post within three to five business days of order completion unless otherwise noted in the listing.



I can include a gift receipt and or notes upon request.

Domestic shipping is typically five to seven business days depending on the item.



International shipping can take two to five weeks and may incur additional shipping/import charges with your local carrier.

Pick Up or Drop Off in and around Winnipeg
If you are in or close to Winnipeg, I will happily arrange a pick-up or drop off and eliminate shipping costs completely. It is important you contact me to arrange this BEFORE you purchase.

Duties and Customs
If there are any additional duties, taxes or customs charged by your country to receive your item, these are your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
For wholesale inquiries please email info [!at] blacknotfarm.ca

More information

Last updated on May 31, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Please contact me directly about custom orders at info@blacknotfarm.ca

Sizing details

SIZING FOR BEER AND WINE SOCKS:
Large fits women's sizes 9-12 OR mens sizes 9-13
Medium fits women's sizes 4-8 OR mens sizes 5-9
*socks are gender neutral but alcohol biased

For in-between sizes order based on your preference to have snug fitting or roomy socks

Wholesale availability

Please send any wholesale inquiries to info@blacknotfarm.ca with any details and I will respond as soon as possible.

Care instructions

WINE and BEER SOCKS:
Wash wool socks in cold water... of course any excessive wear will result in the print fading.

I have found that shrinkage is minimal.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping and packaging are not available at this moment. Please check back often and watch for shop updates here, on Facebook and Instagram @#blacknotfarm