LindentreeFiberArts

Lindentree Fiber Arts

Westfir, Oregon · 28 Sales

LindentreeFiberArts

Lindentree Fiber Arts

Westfir, Oregon 28 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
(17)

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Mathilde

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Announcement   Need a particular type, color, or quantity of wool for a project? Looking for a variety pack for demonstrations or classes? Tiny amounts for needle felting? Custom spinning or processing? Request a custom order and I'll see what I can do!

http://lindentreefiberarts.virb.com/

Like me on Facebook for special coupon codes, and to be the first to hear about sales!

I have a second shop in which I sell cloth menstrual pads in silly flannel prints:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Mathilde

Announcement

Need a particular type, color, or quantity of wool for a project? Looking for a variety pack for demonstrations or classes? Tiny amounts for needle felting? Custom spinning or processing? Request a custom order and I'll see what I can do!

http://lindentreefiberarts.virb.com/

Like me on Facebook for special coupon codes, and to be the first to hear about sales!

I have a second shop in which I sell cloth menstrual pads in silly flannel prints:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Mathilde

Mathilde

Contact shop owner

Mathilde

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junderwo

junderwo on Feb 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

fast shipping of absolutely beautiful locks! thank you!

Paula Jane Duey

Paula Jane Duey on Jan 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful wool! Great service, super fast shipping! Thanks so much

Paula Jane Duey

Paula Jane Duey on Jan 2, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful wool, great service, super fast shipping! Thanks so much

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About

A Complete Life Reset to Follow My Heart

I started my first Etsy shop in 2006 when I was enrolled in a subpar university and was working off my frustration by sewing all night long in my dorm. Within a year, I moved to Portland, Oregon because... well - Portland! However, that's when my troubles really began.

I had always had a tendency to suffer from depression, but it got very, very bad in 2007. I dropped out of Etsy, believing that I wasn't good enough to make a life from my creativity and handwork. The next few years were up and down. I got married, got divorced, and spent most of my energy on my job as a collective manager at People's Food Co-op. Creating became something I did quietly on the side.

Then, in 2011, I started teaching knitting and spinning classes at the co-op. The positive feedback reinvigorated me, and I started to think that it might be possible to make a life that would truly satisfy me. I started on a plan to go back to school and do creative work while I learned, angling toward an eventual career as a working artist and textile historian.

My depression continued to wax and wane, and I often had trouble getting out of bed, but at the beginning of 2013 I finally sought some help. It turned out that I was chronically anemic, and my vitamin D level was ridiculously low. I also had a very slight and easy to correct chemical imbalance. It was almost comical how easy it was to treat this problem that had ruled my life for so many years.

So here I am, living in the forest near Eugene, back at school, sewing and spinning, and reveling in the return of my creative mojo. I restarted my fiber arts supply shop, Lindentree Fiber Arts, a couple of months into 2013, and now I'm back to making and selling fun and functional reusable menstrual pads (Sassy Pants!) on my original Etsy shop: Mathilde. I'm hoping to make a little pin money to help support my other passions - growing organic vegetables in the vast garden space here, raising angora rabbits, and taking care of my crazy dog, Théo, and my little princess kitty, Celia.

I have 14 spinning wheels, most of them antique and functional, as well as 2 looms and a Fancy Kitty drum carder. I love to focus on local wool that I buy directly from farmers and process myself, but I also use commercial top in my batts. All angora is from my own bunnies - Bienvenu, Hugo, Miette, Algernon, Perlanera, and Phineas. The only synthetic fiber I ever use is a tiny bit of firestar for sparkle, and I HATE superwash fibers. My stitch markers are almost all made from shell, stone, or glass beads, and I will only use resin beads if they are so exceptionally beautiful and high quality that I just can't walk away from them. I use nylon coated wire so that they glide over knitting needles, and the shape helps the beads to float on top of the knitted piece so that it is easy to identify when a change in the pattern is coming up.

I'm currently in school full time, taking classes in Folklore and studying Tlingit weaving techniques. I can't even believe that it's happening! I thought I was going to be stuck in my old life forever! I think that the only truly great changes are the huge, dramatic ones, and it's so good for me to do something scary and be uncomfortable - it's the best way to learn and change when I feel stuck and sad.

Thanks for stopping by and reading, and may your clever hands bring you warmth that is only matched by the warmth in your heart!

<3 Tilly Lind

Shop members

  • Tilly Lind

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I live in a tiny town in the middle of the forest in central Oregon in a magical cottage full of spinning wheels and wool. I love to turn wool into warmth! I'm a student at the University of Oregon studying Folklore and Fiber Arts.

  • Théo Dogman

    Staff Morale And Chief Ball Catcher

    I was found on the side of the highway in the dead of winter, abandoned, yet dancing in the snow. I can run really fast and jump as high as your head! I´m amazing! I love my family, and I even give the bunnies kisses! Hi! Hi! Hi! I´m a dog!

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