Susan Steinbrueck on Nov 4, 2014
Absolutely beautiful, with and without the feathers. I get a lot of compliments. I love the hat material, so comfortable.
lovetotalkmomofboys on Sep 9, 2014
We LOVE everything we have from this seller. I have a feeling we'll be buying from her for years to come. Everything she makes is professional and gorgeous to look at. Do yourself a favor and buy one of her gorgeous creations for yourself!
Heirloom Luxury Finery - A 200 Year Family Tradition
It started with an invitation from Catherine the Great over 200 years ago when my ancestors, reknowned knitters and weavers, established the finest quality handmade finery for Imperial Russia. Following in the footsteps of a 200 year family history, I design intricate lace and contemporary heirloom luxuries with the very highest quality artisan materials, served with a modern twist.
I learned to knit from my European grandmother, whose knitting needles were never idle. Oma had no patience for a beginner and her no-nonsense teaching style catapulted my knitting skills.
I believe in buying traceable fibers and supporting local, women-owned farms so I buy luxury fibers directly from the craftspeople who spin it, dye it or raise it! I've taken a deep dive into fiber, scouting local farms, attending flock & fiber shows, even choosing the sheep whose fleece I love best! I choose fiber crafted with precision and pride to bring you an heirloom luxury you will treasure.
Because I cherish history, I favor heirloom patterns and challenging stitches. I'm happy to work on special commissions, so please email me to open a discussion on transforming your wish into a knitted treasure.
Step away from the ordinary with hand knitted lace, a baby alpaca luxury or beaded stole from Juliet’s Capulets, where handcrafted heirloom finery will bring you pleasure and distinction for years to come … part of a European family tradition for over two centuries.
Thanks for taking the time to read my story.
It started with an invitation from Catherine the Great 200 years ago when my ancestors created handmade finery for Imperial Russia. My heirloom luxuries are knit from artisan fibers to bring you pleasure-a European family tradition for 2 centuries.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If there is an item you would like especially custom made, please convo me and I will be happy to help. After we determine the scope of your custom order, I will outline all the agreed upon specifics in detail including your "need by" date. Payment is required in advance for custom orders.
I will set up a custom listing for your item with all the details we discussed to enable you to review, confirm and approve before you buy. After you purchase the listing, I will get started and will stay in touch to let you know when it is finished and provide you with shipment tracking information.
Please contact me if you see something you like but would prefer a different color, fiber or size. I would be happy to design a distinctive piece just for you!
I do my very best to ship items within 1-3 business days of payment processing, using USPS with Delivery Confirmation within the US. Please be sure to check that your PayPal or ETSY listed address is up to date, as this is the address I will use.
If you would like insurance, signature confirmation, or your accessory sent another way, please just convo me and I'll advise you of the additional charge.
Shipping prices are based upon the least expensive methods of shipping from the US Postal Service. If you would like your order shipped more quickly, please let me know and I will gladly make those arrangements for you.
OUTSIDE THE US
International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. International recipients may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance are borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.
RESPECT THE PLANET
In line with my philosophy to use natural fibers, we do our part to be environmentally responsible by using as little packaging materials as possible.
I use natural lavender as a natural moth repellent. If you are sensitive to natural lavender, please let me know and I will not use lavender scented tissue to package your woolens.
Refunds and Exchanges
With the exception of custom orders, you may cancel an order before I ship it. So please make sure the item is exactly what you want. I will stay in touch by email to confirm each step of the process to make sure we both understand the transaction and walk away satisfied.
I do not accept returns on my handcrafted purchases because once they leave my studio, I have no control over how they've been handled or stored. This also means that I couldn't offer the next customer the same quality guarantee I offered on the original purchase.
A lot of time and effort goes into making these luxurious accessories. And I promise that they are each one of a kind. I like to use hand-crafted and natural fibers which means that each piece is as unique as nature itself. Remember that colors may vary, depending upon your monitor.
In the end, my wish is that you'll be as happy to wear my accessories as I am making them for you.