ThistleWoolworks

Thistle Woolworks

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts · 79 Sales

ThistleWoolworks

Thistle Woolworks

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts 79 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(44)

Announcement   Thistle Woolworks sells beautiful, small, handmade wet-felted bags made by fiber artist, Carole Presberg. I also do custom work, so convo me if you have something special in mind.

If you see something you like, but you would prefer a longer cord, please convo me. I can make one any length, though it may be of different material than the old one.

I am willing to negotiate price and recalculate shipping for a large order (three or more bags).

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 1, 2017

Thistle Woolworks sells beautiful, small, handmade wet-felted bags made by fiber artist, Carole Presberg. I also do custom work, so convo me if you have something special in mind.

If you see something you like, but you would prefer a longer cord, please convo me. I can make one any length, though it may be of different material than the old one.

I am willing to negotiate price and recalculate shipping for a large order (three or more bags).

Carole Presberg

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Carole Presberg

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(44)
Tallemaja

Tallemaja on May 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

GEMINI has landed :-) One more Little wonder from Carole has completed my marvellous collection of her bags. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your efforts <3

bourgoinguy

bourgoinguy on Sep 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Très jolie pochette , bien faite mais très petite . C'est plutôt un bijou à porter !

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Willow Ravenswood

Willow Ravenswood on Feb 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So soft and perfect for the spray of wild feathers it now carries. It arrived in timely fashion well packaged. A treasure!

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About

The Material Drives My Work.

A stunning fleece, a squirrel skull, a beautiful bead, a graceful spiral branch, a lovely old piece of leather, an earthy-looking piece of felt, some incredible handspun yarn: this is how it begins, these are the things that inspire me, and I will build my work around them. I am heavily influenced by Northern cultures: Sámi, trans-Siberian, Native American and Canadian, Tibetan, Mongolian, Steppe cultures, elements of the Celtic and Norse. These can be seen in my work, these and the folk songs and tales that I love.

Long ago I turned to making small felt or leather bags, pouches, and vessels. In my house, they hold things like knitting needles, glasses, spindles, jewelry, etc. But there comes a time when all your friends have been gifted with several of your works, and you have no room for more in your own home, and that was when my shop, Thistle Woolworks, was born.

I call it Thistle Woolworks to show my affinity for Scotland:

"The rough burn thistle spreading wide
Amang the bearded ear
I turned the weeding heuk aside
An' spared the emblem dear!"

—Robert Burns

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  • Carole Presberg

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I have been a fiber artist for over 30 years. I work in a variety of media and techniques (felting, knitting, weaving, etc.) I am passionate about fiber and texture is very important to me. The material drives my work.

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Last updated on December 14, 2014
I have been a fiber artist for over 30 years, and was a sheep farmer for 25 years. I work in a variety of media and techniques (felting, knitting, weaving, etc.) but mostly I use a wet felting process. Among the materials I use besides handmade felt are handspun yarn, repurposed leather, antique fur, contributions from nature, antique and craftsmen made buttons and beads, and waxed cordage.

I am passionate about fiber and texture is very important to me. I make my felt first and then the felt drives the finished product. I am heavily influenced by Northern cultures: Sami, trans-Siberian, and the northern Native Americans and Canadians. Elements of the Scottish and the Scandinavian can also be seen in my work, as well as some Tibetan, Mongolian, and other northern Asian and Steppe cultures.

Most of my bags are too small to carry as a "handbag", but really too big to wear around the neck. They are meant to either wear at the waist (with the strap tucked into or around a belt) or to hang on the wall as you would a piece of art. In my house, they hold things like knitting needles, glasses, spindles, jewelry, etc.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
If you cancel your order prior to shipping but after payment, you will receive a complete refund. If you wish to cancel after shipment, I will refund the cost of the item after I receive it back, but you will be responsible for shipping costs in both directions. Refunds are only available within 30 days of receipt provided the item is returned in the condition it was received. You should contact me prior to returning an item so that we are in agreement as to course of action, since every transaction is different.
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal, personal check, or postal money order. No credit cards. PayPal is preferred and most expedient. If payment is by personal check or money order I do not ship the item until the instrument has cleared, usually about a week to ten days after I received it. I will acknowledge receipt. Please make your checks or money orders payable to "Carole Presberg". Cancellation of the order is possible up until time of shipment. See refund policy below.
Shipping
I ship most items within the USA via Priority Mail® Small Flat Rate Box. To everywhere else I ship First-Class Mail® International Package.