CraftyCatKnittyBits

Crafty Cat Knitty Bits

Yate, United Kingdom | 11138 Sales

CraftyCatKnittyBits

Crafty Cat Knitty Bits

Yate, United Kingdom 11138 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (3570)
Debs Turner

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Debs Turner

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Announcement    Handmade stitch markers for both knitting and crochet. Hand dyed yarns, gorgeous spinning fibres, hand blended batts, hand spun yarns, copper shawl pins and other yarn related items you never knew you needed.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2019

Handmade stitch markers for both knitting and crochet. Hand dyed yarns, gorgeous spinning fibres, hand blended batts, hand spun yarns, copper shawl pins and other yarn related items you never knew you needed.

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About

Dyeing yarns and fibres, knitting, crochet, spinning and playing with beads....heaven!

This all started with a knitted vegan tea cosy for sale. Until then I was unaware of Etsy and oh my, what delight it was to discover this handmade haven in our man made world! My mother had taught me to knit when I was about 6. As she was left handed I have no idea how she managed to teach me, but thanks to her it started a lifelong fibre passion.

I've always loved making things and still enjoy trying different crafts (some of them badly) but I really love yarn and all things fibre and woolly. My other weakness is obviously beads.

After starting to knit lace patterns I realised just how important stitch markers are. As I had already had a brief flirtation with making jewellery, it seemed a shame to let all those beads snooze in their boxes, they should be put to work!

I'm so lucky that is my full time job, working at home in my studio or outside in the garden in the summer usually with a cat audience. I design and make all the markers myself and try to make them practical as well as pretty as there is nothing worse than a marker catching in your yarn.

I also delight in dyeing yarns and fibres for knitting and spinning. The endless combinations of colours keep me entranced for hours.

I pride myself on my customer service. Items are mounted on a display card, and gift wrapped by me, accompanied by a hand written note.

Internet selling can be very cold and impersonal and I want to try and make you feel valued as a customer as if you'd walked into a shop. I mainly hang out on Instagram but you can also find me on Facebook or Ravelry as there is nothing better than seeing my markers on WIP's by others.

So that's about me and my shop, I hope you find something you like.

Shop members

  • Debs Turner

    Owner

    I live in a small town just West of the Cotswolds with David my long suffering yarn winder, lots of cats (the crafty cats) 2 dogs and some chickens 🐓.

  • Tom

    Social Media Expert

    Tom is in charge of Instagram and features himself every Tuesday under the hashtags of #tomkittencat and #Tomtuesday to show you his busy working day.

  • Pip

    Chief Buyer

    Pip likes nothing better than getting to surf the net looking for new and exciting beads. He is responsible for all the cat shaped ones!

  • Edward & Freyja

    Assistant

    Teddy and Freyja like working in the office...because it's warm. They are also very good at keeping laps warm and stopping work for tickles behind the ears.

  • Badger

    Communications

    Badger always has a lot to say and so is perfect for his role!

  • Indiana

    Curator

    As she likes things to be neat and tidy.

  • Mojo

    Entertainer

    AKA the cuddle monster and class clown...always into mischief.

  • Chloe

    Supervisor

    Chloe likes everyone to be quiet, and working. She rules with an iron paw and a 'look'.

  • Pokey Paws

    Shipper

    She is very dexterous, hence the name Pokey Paws...perfect for shipping.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2019
Welcome to my store! I love to knit ,crochet, spin, dye and fiddle with beads.......oh and I LOVE cats!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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)
Returns and exchange details
For items that go walkabouts or that are damaged in transit please contact me so we can discuss your options and get that fixed as soon as possible.
Payment
PayPal or Etsy payments accepted.
Shipping
All items will be gift wrapped by me and sent out in the UK by 2nd class mail with proof of postage. Items for places other than the UK will be sent by regular airmail with proof of postage.

I post every day except Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays.

Please understand that my P&P charges include, gift wrapping, time and costs to print and process orders, travel to the post office, mailing bag and postage!

Shipping to North America can take anywhere from 8-28 days it would seem from feedback received. I do not use a tracked service but you may request one.

If you would like a tracked service please convo me before ordering.

Please be aware you may have to pay customs duty in countries other than the UK as I am obliged legally to fill in a customs form with correct information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Want to send some markers as a gift? No problem, free gift wrap included just convo me and it shall be done!

All items are made and packed by me so I know it's been done right. If you would like a custom order please contact me, as I like a challenge. All markers are made to fit an approx maximum of 5.5mm US 9 needle, but as long as I have the beads in stock I can make them to fit much larger or smaller needles....just ask!

If you run a yarn club or knitting group and would like bespoke markers on a regular basis please enquire about my wholesale rates.

All images have been taken by me and are copyrighted. Please do not use them without my permission...just ask..... I don't bite! Please feel free to be inspired by but please do not copy my designs, it's not nice.

Privacy and Data Protection
I take your privacy and protection of your data very seriously. I do not sell or share any of your data. Ever.
When you purchase items your data is processed securely via Etsy payments or PayPal. The only information I keep is that which is relevant to sending you your item and for my accounting purposes.
Privacy
I Debs Turner am the data-controller of your personal information as it relates to my shop.

When you place an order from me, I will receive your name, delivery address and email address from Etsy. I will only use these details to process and deliver your order, or deal with any queries you have related to that order. If you send me a message using the contact button on Etsy, I will receive your username and email address.

The only circumstances in which I will share your data are in processing your order or complying with the law. I will never use or pass on your information to third parties for marketing purposes or any other purpose, other than the circumstances listed below, or add you to any mailing list without your explicit consent. The circumstances in which I may share your data are:
• With Etsy to comply with my obligations.
• With delivery companies to fulfil your order.
• To comply with legal or tax obligations.

I will only retain your details for as long as necessary in order to process the transaction and I will securely store any data collected during that period. I retain personal data related to orders or customer queries for six years. After this time I will delete your data from my records.

You have the right to know what personal data I hold about you, and to ask for that data to be changed or deleted. You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you believe there is a problem with the way I handle your data.