Handcrafted fiber goods and supplies

La Junta, Colorado · 791 Sales


Handcrafted fiber goods and supplies

La Junta, Colorado 791 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   We'll be in La Veta, CO at then Hujatolla Heritage Festival August 12 & 13. Look for us with Phoenix Fiber Mill!

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Last updated on Aug 9, 2017

We'll be in La Veta, CO at then Hujatolla Heritage Festival August 12 & 13. Look for us with Phoenix Fiber Mill!

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Lisa Gossman-Steeves

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Lisa Gossman-Steeves


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5 out of 5 stars
Jymi Wilson Dill

Jymi Wilson Dill on Aug 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I asked for certain colors of Sari ribbon that was not listed and Lisa went out of her way to send me pictures and make a listing for me and shipped it right away! Awesome customer service and quality!


shabbychu on Aug 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This ribbon is gorgeous, and I can't wait to use it! Thank you!!!

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Busy in the dye studio this morning...
40 skeins of Worm Goo Sari Silk Ribbon and three hand crocheted scarves ready for the Strawberry Festival. Look for them at the Phoenix Fiber Mill booth!
The Pen & Hook has just stocked hemp in red and other colors ...

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Hemp Yarn in Teal
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 March 20, 2017
Welcome to the Pen & Hook! I'm glad you stopped by to take a look. I work hard to sell quality yarn, hand dyed products and handmade items. We ship quickly and if there is a problem, we will contact you right away. Please check my feedback for comments.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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. All items will be securely packed so that you will receive your order in the best condition possible. However, 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. If you have not paid 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. I will keep in contact with you regarding the progress of your work so that you'll know when you will receive it.