TwoOfWandsShop

modern knits + patterns handmade in nyc

New York, United States On Etsy since 2013

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TwoOfWandsShop

modern knits + patterns handmade in nyc

New York, United States | 21,411 Sales

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Announcement

Last updated on Nov 27, 2018

Two of Wands was a Featured Shop on Etsy! blog.etsy.com/en/2015/featured-shop-two-of-wands-shop

For updates and special offers, please sign up for the Two of Wands newsletter here: bit.ly/twoofwandsnewsletter

Don't forget to follow Two of Wands on social media for more updates! Share your projects made using Two of Wands patterns on Instagram with the hashtag #crewofwands to get featured on my site and participate in monthly pattern giveaways

Instagram: @twoofwands
Facebook: facebook.com/twoofwands
Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/TwoOfWands
Kollabora: kollabora.com/brands/two-wands
Crew of Wands community page: twoofwands.com/crewofwands

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Alexandra Tavel

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About TwoOfWandsShop

Sales 21,411
On Etsy since 2013

Two of Wands

TWO OF WANDS

Two of Wands, launched in 2014 by Alexandra Tavel, is a knitwear company with a modern approach to a timeless art form. Each finished item is handcrafted by Alexandra, taking anywhere from a few hours to over a week to meticulously create. The focus of Two of Wands is sophisticated knitwear made with simple stitches and techniques, with inspiration coming from the world around us - nature, history, culture, trends, and function.

By offering patterns of each design, Two of Wands encourages others to find their creative energy and join in the magic and mindfulness of hand knitting and crocheting. From the meditative and cognitive benefits of the practice to the appreciation of the finished product, hand making garments and accessories is a healthful addiction for the mind and spirit. Each Two of Wands pattern has been thoughtfully written with the maker in mind.

Since launching two years ago, Two of Wands has been an immediate breakout success and has been sought out by international customers and boutiques. Alexandra's garments and accessories for women and home have been featured in Mollie Makes Magazine, LoveKnitting catalog, Buzzfeed, Etsy’s Editor Picks and numerous fashion and craft blogs and sites. She has done collaborations with Lion Brand Yarn Company, DMC Thread, and Little Dandelion knits among others and plans to expand Two of Wands into menswear and home accessories in the next year.

ALEXANDRA'S STORY

I'm so lucky to have been able to travel all over the world, and I always draw inspiration from the different countries I've visited and the local artisans who create such unique pieces in their communities. It was on one of my travels that the Two of Wands label was solidified. In 2013 I climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, and when I reached the other side I met a woman who offered to read my tarot cards. The Two of Wands was drawn and my future was set in motion. This card is focused on taking the path of discovery and creativity, taking your ideas and desires and turning them into a solid plan for success. It is about stepping into that scary but exciting unknown and believing that you have the potential to shine. The name represents energy, spirituality, inspiration, creativity, ambition and expansion.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Hailing from a small town in the Midwest taught me the importance of making functional pieces that are approachable and not too out there, but living in NYC for over a decade and traveling around the world gives me great inspiration to design unique and stylish items at the same time. My style is chic but playful, and because as a consumer I tend to shop and wear so many different styles, my designs also have influence from many different directions.

Combining influences from my experience with cut-and-sew garments, draping, and jewelry making as a Fashion Design and Costume Construction Technology student at Indiana University, I strive to design unique pieces with simple but unexpected details. My design process starts with a feeling – a moment in time that I want to capture with a garment or accessory. I love using a wide array of fibers and aim to source materials locally and sustainably.

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Instagram: @twoofwands
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Shop members

  • Alexandra Tavel

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Face Behind The Knits

    Creator, Dreamer, Learner living in the East Village of NYC.

Production partners

  • A Knitting Needle and Crochet Hook Company

    Beijing, China

    This company produces eco-friendly bamboo knitting needles and crochet hooks in various sizes for larger companies.

  • A Tote Bag Production Company

    Corona, CA

    Founded in 1922 as a small sewing shop making customized products for business customers, the tote bag production company I use still has in-house printing facilities and now offers promotional products on a global scale.

  • A Jewelry Casting Company

    New York, NY

    The casting company I use in NYC is a family-run business using all recycled metals from eco-friendly factories.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 10, 2020
Welcome to Two of Wands!

For updates and special offers, please sign up for the Two of Wands newsletter here: bit.ly/twoofwandsnewsletter

Don't forget to follow Two of Wands on social media for more updates and to share your finished projects!

Instagram: @twoofwands
Facebook: facebook.com/twoofwands
Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/TwoOfWands
Kollabora: kollabora.com/brands/two-wands

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the made-to-order nature of my items I do not accept returns or exchanges. Please convo me for extreme circumstances. I want all of my customers to have a wonderful experience in my shop and I strive to do everything I can to ensure this.
Payment
I accept payment by credit card, PayPal, and Etsy gift card.
Shipping
// Digital Items //

All patterns are available for download at payment completion. Your confirmation page and email receipt will contain download links, and you can also access the file next to the transaction details in the "purchases and reviews" section of your Etsy account. Please note that some mobile devices may not show digital downloads so it is best to do this from a desktop computer.
Additional policies and FAQs
For updates and special offers, please sign up for the Two of Wands newsletter here: bit.ly/twoofwandsnewsletter

Don't forget to follow Two of Wands on social media for more updates! Share your projects made using Two of Wands patterns on Instagram with the hashtag #crewofwands to get featured on my page and participate in monthly pattern giveaways

Instagram: @twoofwands
Facebook: facebook.com/twoofwands
Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/TwoOfWands
Kollabora: kollabora.com/brands/two-wands
Crew of Wands community page: twoofwands.com/crewofwands

The patterns and photographs of items on this site are the property of Two of Wands and are for personal, non-commercial use only. These patterns files are protected by US copyright, and you may not distribute or sell them electronically or physically.

Small batch sales of finished pieces made from these patterns are permitted, but seller must use their own photographs and credit must be given to Two of Wands as the designer.