MalcolmFielding

Hand spindles & other fibre tools, from the SpindleShop

2994 Sales

MalcolmFielding

Hand spindles & other fibre tools, from the SpindleShop

2994 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   This is my 34th year as a fibre tool maker, for most of those I have been a full time professional in the field, as I am now. My products are beautiful tools - as such, they have functionality and beauty as the equal first priority. My current area of focus is spindles for hand spinning. I tend to make more supported spindles than drop spindles. I do other types such as Turkish spindles. Everything I make is guaranteed to please and of heirloom quality. In the unlikely event of any problem I'll resolve that to your satisfaction or refund you.

I am not currently able to take custom orders or engage in Etsy conversations about specific made to order items. But I am responsive to suggestions as to what you would like to see in my Etsy shop. Feel free to contact me via Etsy.

I have worked with wood for my living for most of a lifetime. before making fibre tools I trained and worked as a cabinet maker and have also worked in custom joinery for houses for several years. I have a deep knowledge of wood, materials, methods and finishing. My work uses a large range of woods, many from Australia, augmented by other materials (metals, decorative plastics, bone, abalone, mother-of-pearl etc).

Established as a woodturner making fibre tools in 1982, resident in Australia since 1995, I learned my craft in the UK. I am of course still learning. I see myself working as a member of a long-established tradition, that of the fine craft maker, as epitomised by workers such as William Morris and Eric Gill. In today's technologically dominated world, the craft maker is fast becoming a threatened species, in the industrialised western nations at least.

Your support of my work keeps alive a vital part of human knowledge - how to make things of beauty. I am currently training an apprentice, Jory Freyee, who works with me, now making some of the spindles sold in this shop, who one day will carry this skill forwards when I retire. Your purchase thus makes a direct contribution to the knowledge and skill base of times to come.

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Last updated on Jan 22, 2016

This is my 34th year as a fibre tool maker, for most of those I have been a full time professional in the field, as I am now. My products are beautiful tools - as such, they have functionality and beauty as the equal first priority. My current area of focus is spindles for hand spinning. I tend to make more supported spindles than drop spindles. I do other types such as Turkish spindles. Everything I make is guaranteed to please and of heirloom quality. In the unlikely event of any problem I'll resolve that to your satisfaction or refund you.

I am not currently able to take custom orders or engage in Etsy conversations about specific made to order items. But I am responsive to suggestions as to what you would like to see in my Etsy shop. Feel free to contact me via Etsy.

I have worked with wood for my living for most of a lifetime. before making fibre tools I trained and worked as a cabinet maker and have also worked in custom joinery for houses for several years. I have a deep knowledge of wood, materials, methods and finishing. My work uses a large range of woods, many from Australia, augmented by other materials (metals, decorative plastics, bone, abalone, mother-of-pearl etc).

Established as a woodturner making fibre tools in 1982, resident in Australia since 1995, I learned my craft in the UK. I am of course still learning. I see myself working as a member of a long-established tradition, that of the fine craft maker, as epitomised by workers such as William Morris and Eric Gill. In today's technologically dominated world, the craft maker is fast becoming a threatened species, in the industrialised western nations at least.

Your support of my work keeps alive a vital part of human knowledge - how to make things of beauty. I am currently training an apprentice, Jory Freyee, who works with me, now making some of the spindles sold in this shop, who one day will carry this skill forwards when I retire. Your purchase thus makes a direct contribution to the knowledge and skill base of times to come.

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About

Lace Bobbins to Spindles

I started selling fibre tools in 1982 making bobbins for lace making. In 2011 I started making spindles for hand spinning, and since then spindle making has been my main business. I am a full time woodworker.

In 2015 I started working with a part-time trainee/apprentice to assist me in the workshop.

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  • Malcolm Fielding

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Jory Freyee

    Assistant

Shop policies

Last updated on April 6, 2016
Welcome to my Etsy shop. I make mostly spindles and related products for hand spinning. My products are backed by 34 years experience of making top quality fibre tools, starting in 1982. My design philosophy is to combine function and form making tools that work as well as they can and also look beautiful, and feel good to the touch.

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Payment
I accept Paypal payments and all major credit cards through Paypal.
Shipping
Items in stock are normally shipped within 3 business days - items are listed with expected shipping times. All items are sent air parcel.
Refunds and Exchanges
Cancellations - please consider carefully when you order as I do not accept cancellation requests unless there are exceptional circumstances. An order cancellation involves quite a bit of time as the original order has to be removed from our database, after being entered and customer records created, refunds arranged and we have to correspond with Etsy about it. The goods involved are also then unavailable to buyers, for up to a week after we send a cancellation request to Etsy. In the event that we agree to a cancellation, we may then then make a cancellation charge of $10 US or 10% of the order value whichever is greater to cover our losses in administration time. In law in most countries a paid order is a contract between both parties, Etsy.com policy is that cancellations are at the sole discretion of the supplier.

I will replace goods at my cost (or refund item costs) that are found to be faulty in manufacture for up to six months from sale. Faulty items must normally be returned to me. Damage caused by inappropiate use or fair wear and tear is not covered by my warranty. The buyer is responsible for the cost of returning items to me, replacements will be shipped free of charge.

I can quote to repair items that have been damaged by the owner or accidentally. Please contact me for details.
Additional policies and FAQs
Currently I am unable to take custom orders, sorry. You can ask for a copy of items that were previously sold by me on Etsy and sometimes (not always) I will be able to make the items and sell them as reserved items on Etsy. This business is based at Crystal Waters Ecovillage in Queensland Australia. I am unable to take personal callers at my premises or home. You can also find my products by a quick Google search for the Spindleshop.