WindhavenFiberTools

Windhaven Fiber and Tools

Alvordton, Ohio | 8183 Sales

WindhavenFiberTools

Windhaven Fiber and Tools

Alvordton, Ohio 8183 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(2186)

Announcement   Economical and reasonably price fiber tools for the fiber artist and enthusiasts! All made by a young lady woodworker, and tested by her weaving family members.

www.WindhavenFiberTools.com

Don't spend a lot of cash on fancy tools... our offerings are good, solid and reasonably priced! Spend more of your hard earned cash on fiber and other goodies! Please take a look at my shuttles, picks, tools and lovely fleece from our own farm's fiber flock!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 8, 2018

Economical and reasonably price fiber tools for the fiber artist and enthusiasts! All made by a young lady woodworker, and tested by her weaving family members.

www.WindhavenFiberTools.com

Don't spend a lot of cash on fancy tools... our offerings are good, solid and reasonably priced! Spend more of your hard earned cash on fiber and other goodies! Please take a look at my shuttles, picks, tools and lovely fleece from our own farm's fiber flock!

Margaret Chekal

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Margaret Chekal

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Updates

We are trying a little experiment! Many of our small shuttles and tools now ship Free to the US! We are testing this for a few weeks. (And maybe forever! smile)
We are so excited to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary with you! There are lots of new shuttles, added options on older tools, plus 30% off most items. We also have two beautiful woods available for the special shuttles this year! Thank you for your support!
Introducing some new items to our shop! From some nice beginner needlework tools, yarn from our own sheep and the much demanded wavy weaver there is something for everyone! We have more ideas brewing, so stay tuned.
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About

A young lady making heirloom wooden tools and looms for fiber artists!

As you might have learned, Maggie created this shop with the help of myself, Sherri, her mother and her older sister, Jessy. Maggie is a wonderful young autistic adult, high functioning, with a wonderful ability to create and make in wood. We really didn't know she was such a skilled artist until a little over a year ago when she made me a beautiful shuttle for my birthday. She just had a few basic woodworking tools, like her old scroll saw and a drill and she worked for several days to make this first beautiful shuttle for me. Of course, I was moved to tears and it was so beautiful... and functional! A few days later, I asked if she could make a shuttle design that I was thinking about and yes, a few days later, she made it! Our first design all our own... the Finger Pick Shuttle.

I had been really struggling with how to help Maggie find her place in this crazy world of ours. She really works best by herself, at her own speed. Sometimes she is up all night, absorbed in her craft. Other days, she's not in the working mood and needs time within herself and her animals. That is not always a good skillset for working a traditional job. She can be a little cranky and she can be marvelously happy and then she can be in the middle somewhere. Jessy and I love her and know her and can help to guide and manage her business side of the company so that she can be Maggie and make her magic.

And magic she works! She now handcrafts over 100 different tools and looms. In the short time that her shop has been opened, in July of 2015, she has sold well over 5,000 products and has had over 3,000 orders. She is so thrilled with the success!. But the very best thing is the contentment and self confidence that this has brought to Maggie. She has invested in her workshop and in new beautiful tools to help her make even more beautiful things. She has been helping to pay our homestead farm's taxes and other needs and there has never been a happier kid. She feels like she is helping to support our family and add to the equation. It's just amazing.
So join us, like our page, share us with your fiber friends. We would really love that. We want to share great things we find, other shops, ideas and so much more. We'd like to be able to easily let you know about new looms and items that Maggie has cooked up! You can let us know about tools you'd like her to try out! Several of our popular items have come from suggestions and questions from her beloved customers! We love a challenge and we will continue to create and add to our offerings.

And best of all, it's free, it's not a thing that we will spam you with or bother you. We can let you know what is happening in Maggie's workshop and we can share neat things with ya. We hope youwill share with us as well!
Thanks so very much!
Sherri, Jessy and Maggie!

Shop members

  • Margaret Chekal

    Owner

    Owner and Chief Woodworker and Craftswoman.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 8, 2018
Welcome to our shop... we offer economical and reasonably price fiber tools for the fiber artist and enthusiasts!

Don't spend a lot of cash on fancy tools... our offerings are good, solid and reasonably priced! Spend more of your hard earned cash on fiber and other goodies! Please take a look at my shuttles, picks, tools and lovely fleece from our own farm's fiber flock!

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If you'd like to learn more, read our blog and learn about sales and other fun stuff... please consider checking out our website!

http://www.windhavenfibertools.com

Thanks!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
We gladly accept returns if you are unhappy with your products. Please let us know and we can arrange for their safe return and a refund of your purchase.

We ship though USPS and do include insurance on our orders. Any damage or loss through the mailing process will have to be taken up with them, however, we strive to pack and wrap all our products securely and some even say, a little over the top! We want to make sure that everything arrives SAFE and sound!
Payment
We accept credit cards and Paypal through Etsy.

If you would rather purchase our wares with a check or money order, please drop us a convo and we can arrange a purchase for you.

I'm sorry, but we do not normally accept custom orders, however, you can inquire and we would be happy to consider anything that you need. Just use the conversation function on your Etsy account and we will get right back with you.
Shipping
We ship as quickly as possible! All of our items are made to order, though we are trying to build up our stock. All our items ship USPS. We have a program that updates our orders and adds tracking numbers as soon as the package is ready to go out. So if you are unsure if your package has shipped, please check for a tracking number. All of our orders for the day go out around 3:30 pm EST, so we would appreciate it if you checked on your order after that time.
Additional policies and FAQs
Your purchases help a young lady to develop her skills and her company and her family thanks you for a chance to show you her wares. As an autistic young adult, this purchase means a very great deal to her and she thanks you as well! Thank you!!!!!

More information

Last updated on May 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Master Loom List with Weaving Length

--Various Looms--

Accordion - Makes 6.5 ft band /or can be set up with take up rods for longer warp - Comes with appropriate shuttle - can be used for Inkle, Card, Rigid Heddle and many other styles of weaving!

Tapestry - Weaving area is 25 x 10 in

Kumihimo Marudai - 2 sizes 12 or 20 in tall 8 in top

--Inkle Looms--
All Inkle Looms include appropriate shuttle and are right or left handed

Ukulele - Makes 2 1/2 ft band
Minstrel - Makes 3 1/2 ft band
Harp - Makes 6 1/2 ft band
Harpsichord - Makes 17 ft band

--Card Looms--
All Card Looms include appropriate shuttle and are right or left handed

Lute - Makes 3 1/2 ft band
Mandolin - Makes 6 1/2 ft Band
Cello - Makes 17 ft band

Shipping Preferences

We use USPS for all our shipping. Small items under a pound are shipped First Class while our larger items are either Priority Mail or Parcel Post.

We do our best to ensure your tools arrive safely, even if they have a rough ride!

International Orders

If you live outside of the US and would like to purchase from our shop, please send us a message with the items you would like to purchase and a basic address (city, country and postal code). We will let you know the shipping cost and/or set up a special listing for you with international shipping available. We are sorry about the extra step, and thank you for understanding.