Handcrafted fiber goods and supplies

La Junta, Colorado · 593 Sales


Handcrafted fiber goods and supplies

La Junta, Colorado 593 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Spring will come! Be ready with silk yarn, sari ribbon and banana fiber from Pen and Hook.


Last updated on Jan 9, 2017

Spring will come! Be ready with silk yarn, sari ribbon and banana fiber from Pen and Hook.

Lisa Gossman-Steeves

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Lisa Gossman-Steeves


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5 out of 5 stars
Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker on Feb 21, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping, item exactly as described, beautiful!


PDGuest on Feb 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, as described! Thank You!

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The Pen & Hook has just stocked hemp in red and other colors ...

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Hemp Yarn in Teal


I love working with fiber!

The Pen & Hook is the result of a long journey, full of twists and turns, with areas of sunshine and shadow along the way. After unexpectedly quitting my job as a newspaper editor and writer, I started this shop as a way to express myself in a different way, and to earn some money on the side. At that time crochet was just a hobby. Now it is a serious craft that has led to a true love of yarn and fiber.

Fiber is an amazing part of God's creation. Developed from animal hair, fleece and plants over many millennia, fiber provides a multitude of functions. It protects our bodies from the elements, provides work, adds more beauty to the human form by way of clothing, and also gives us a way to uniquely express ourselves in art.

The use of fiber adds color to our lives. Crocheting, weaving, knitting, quilting and many other means of fiber expression gives meaning to our lives. Not only is it fun, but it also feels good when we give to others. Fiber adds zest to our lives!

Within the last year, I have not only expanded my crochet skills, I have also begun to learn how to spin and weave. My project for this year is to crochet a blanket from the ground up. In other words, I am processing a fleece from start to finish, from the raw wool to preparing the yarn to crocheting the blanket. I am very excited about this project and know that it will take The Pen & Hook far beyond my expectations. I hope you will come along for the journey as it twists and turns and takes us far beyond where we thought of going. There will be sunshine and shadow along the way but it will all work out well in the end (Romans 8:28).


Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2016
Welcome to the Pen & Hook! I'm glad you stopped by to take a look. I work hard to sell quality yarn and handmade items and to ship quickly. Please check my feedback for comments.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept payment through PayPal and by Credit Card.

I also charge sales tax to Colorado customers.
All items are shipped by USPS in an expedient time period, depending on whether or not the item is a custom order. I mail all of my products by Priority Mail with the United States Post Office. All items will be securely packed so that you will receive your order in the best condition possible although I am not responsible for rough treatment in the mail system once it leaves my shop.

If the price you pay for shipping exceeds what I pay by $1.00, I will refund your overages via either Paypal or Direct Checkout. This depends on how you paid.
Refunds and Exchanges
In this shop I strive to deliver the best handmade work and quality yarns to my customers. If you are not satisfied, please contact me through this shop within seven days and we will come to an agreement on how to make sure you are fully satisfied with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Reserved listings are good for 30 days unless we have made a prior arrangement. After 30 days, I reserve the right to remove the listing and put the item back into stock.

Please contact me with any questions. I also welcome custom work if you would like one of my items in another color or fiber. I will keep in contact with you regarding the progress of your work so that you'll know when you will receive it.