ByEllspins

Spindles and Such

Calgary, Canada On Etsy since 2017

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ByEllspins

Spindles and Such

Calgary, Canada | 53 Sales

Announcement    Welcome to my spindle shop! Expand this area to learn more about me and what I make!

As of October 2018, I have to shift my shop to contain more special order item offerings and less ready-to-buy. I will not close down the shop, as I may have opportunity to list finished items from time to time, but please let me know if you have anything you would like me to make for you!

***Follow ellspins.ca on Facebook or Instagram for shop updates!***

"Where the heck did this spindle maker come from?"

I have been selling my spindles at local fibre fairs for about a year and word has spread so I have decided to put some of my spindles online! Please feel free to check out my Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/ellspins

"Who makes these?"

I do! I hand turn each piece personally. I have three lathes, but I tend to make most of my pieces on my mini-lathe. Check out a quick video here!
https://www.facebook.com/ellspins/videos/228100527671224/

"What experience do you have? How do I know the quality of these pieces?"

I have been the spinning instructor for almost a decade at Calgary's Heritage Park, and I have been turning for about the same amount of time. I have only recently joined the two skills together (due to incessant pestering of a group of very good friends).

I take pride in every piece, and I am very picky about what I produce. If it's not good enough for me, it isn't good enough for anyone else.

"Why are there different hook styles? Can I choose my hook style?"

I tend to change up my hooks with each run of spindles. I started putting pigtail hooks on some as I observed some of my students experiencing issues with their singles popping off of their hooks. Pigtails do take a bit to get used to, but they are wonderful! I know that every spinner is different, so I have shepherd hooks as well. Like the spindle but not the hook? I'd be happy to change it for you!

I have also tested each spindle before it goes up for sale, and have set the hook to where I am happy with it. This positioning may not be right for you, but it is easily adjusted with gentle pressure.

"Do you make other things?"

You bet! I make everything from shed hooks to spindles stands. Sometimes you will see these listed in this shop, sometimes you won't. It really depends on what I have in stock! Do you need a specific tool make? Let me know! I can probably do it for you!

Anything else? I always welcome questions or comments, feel free to contact me. If you have a great idea for a spindle, or would like something custom, I'd love to hear from you.

Shipping is currently available for North America, but if you are outside of Canada or the USA, message me for shipping prices. I'd be happy to set something up for you! If you would like to purchase more than 2 items at one time, please contact me for specific shipping costs.

If you are looking for my pinback buttons, they are here!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/putthatonabutton

If you are looking for my pattern shop, you can find it here:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/daddysgirl

Tamara
Ellspins

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 19, 2018

Welcome to my spindle shop! Expand this area to learn more about me and what I make!

As of October 2018, I have to shift my shop to contain more special order item offerings and less ready-to-buy. I will not close down the shop, as I may have opportunity to list finished items from time to time, but please let me know if you have anything you would like me to make for you!

***Follow ellspins.ca on Facebook or Instagram for shop updates!***

"Where the heck did this spindle maker come from?"

I have been selling my spindles at local fibre fairs for about a year and word has spread so I have decided to put some of my spindles online! Please feel free to check out my Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/ellspins

"Who makes these?"

I do! I hand turn each piece personally. I have three lathes, but I tend to make most of my pieces on my mini-lathe. Check out a quick video here!
https://www.facebook.com/ellspins/videos/228100527671224/

"What experience do you have? How do I know the quality of these pieces?"

I have been the spinning instructor for almost a decade at Calgary's Heritage Park, and I have been turning for about the same amount of time. I have only recently joined the two skills together (due to incessant pestering of a group of very good friends).

I take pride in every piece, and I am very picky about what I produce. If it's not good enough for me, it isn't good enough for anyone else.

"Why are there different hook styles? Can I choose my hook style?"

I tend to change up my hooks with each run of spindles. I started putting pigtail hooks on some as I observed some of my students experiencing issues with their singles popping off of their hooks. Pigtails do take a bit to get used to, but they are wonderful! I know that every spinner is different, so I have shepherd hooks as well. Like the spindle but not the hook? I'd be happy to change it for you!

I have also tested each spindle before it goes up for sale, and have set the hook to where I am happy with it. This positioning may not be right for you, but it is easily adjusted with gentle pressure.

"Do you make other things?"

You bet! I make everything from shed hooks to spindles stands. Sometimes you will see these listed in this shop, sometimes you won't. It really depends on what I have in stock! Do you need a specific tool make? Let me know! I can probably do it for you!

Anything else? I always welcome questions or comments, feel free to contact me. If you have a great idea for a spindle, or would like something custom, I'd love to hear from you.

Shipping is currently available for North America, but if you are outside of Canada or the USA, message me for shipping prices. I'd be happy to set something up for you! If you would like to purchase more than 2 items at one time, please contact me for specific shipping costs.

If you are looking for my pinback buttons, they are here!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/putthatonabutton

If you are looking for my pattern shop, you can find it here:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/daddysgirl

Tamara
Ellspins

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    About ByEllspins

    Sales 53
    On Etsy since 2017

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    • Tamara Ell

      Owner

      Tamara has been spinning and turning for about a decade, and decided (pestered, pressured into, cajoled....) to join the two skills together in 2016.

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