Announcement Handspun yarn, Quaker marriage certificates, and other calligraphy are all available here.
Handspun yarn, Quaker marriage certificates, and other calligraphy are all available here.
Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012
beautiful, hand woven merino scarf will make the perfect holiday present. thank you so much for your hard work and expedited shipping!! you're a star etsy member... :)
Anonymous on Aug 9, 2012
Very nice. But didn't realize it was a "postcard" type of card.
Just call me Jack?
I'm a bit of a jack of all trades, especially fibre arts.
It all starts with my grandmother and her sister. Mimi crocheted, and Aunt Margie embroidered. They taught me about fibre arts before preschool.
In 2010, a knitter gave me the missing puzzle piece to my learning to knit: she told me about Continental knitting, a way of knitting that feels like crochet.
The next adventure with string was getting my drop spindle. Abby Franquemont's tutorials are wonderful, and I got up to speed on the spindle within a couple months. But then I wanted to spin for a sweater. That's a lot of yarn! Six months after learning to spin, I got a Kromski Sonata spinning wheel.
Around the time of the drop spindle, I got involved in the SCA, a group of medieval recreaters. I learned to lucet to make cords for my dresses after finding that twine is just too rough on handsewn eyelets. I used handspun wool to make it thin enough and soft enough and got back into metalworking to make points for the cords. I know I'm not the only reenactor who could use these.
In early 2012, I heard about the fibershed project, and the idea of a local clothes movement. It sounded wonderful. I expect to move toward using wool that's been produced near me, in whatever color it came off the sheep.
I've been doing calligraphy since I was a kid, about 15 years now. In high school, friends used to ask me to write poetry or song lyrics in calligraphy for them to put on their walls. So when a friend got married in 2010 and said she was going to need a great big marriage scroll for all 300 guests to sign, I was put in charge of that. It was the biggest project I'd done. She loved it, and you can see it being used as an example in the shop. Her brother came to me for his marriage scroll too. They take a long while to do--in the 7-12 hour range--but I like it.
Owner, Maker, Designer
My mimi & her sister started me on crafting when I was preschool age with crochet, embroidery, & sewing. My threadcraft has expanded to include knitting, spinning, luceting, and costuming. Picked up calligraphy somewhere. I'm a SCAdian & Quaker.
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Readymade orders are shipped within 4 business days (usually 2).
Please note that international buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Shipping time on custom orders depends upon the complexity of the item and will be arranged with the buyer.
Combined shipping on multiple items can be hard to calculate in advance, depending on the size/weight of the different items (two scarves need a bigger box, but a note card can fit with a scarf, for example). If the actual postage turns out to be off by $1 or more in your favor, I'll refund the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Personalized calligraphy is not re-saleable and therefore not refundable.