backroadtextiles

Back Road Textiles

Worcester, Vermont · 59 Sales

backroadtextiles

Back Road Textiles

Worcester, Vermont 59 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

Announcement   Please visit my blog about living the textile life here: http://backroadtextiles.com/blog/

I make unique and comfortable hand knitted clothing with a focus on plant dyes and nature's colors: seamless wool sweaters, shawls for everyday and special occasions, and a line of clothespin bags and the pattern either paper or PDF (printable at your end on 11x17 paper) if you want to make your own. Some garments in acrylic for those allergic to wool or the hand-washing it requires.

All shawls and sweaters come in a pretty cloth storage bag to keep out dust and moths.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2016

Please visit my blog about living the textile life here: http://backroadtextiles.com/blog/

I make unique and comfortable hand knitted clothing with a focus on plant dyes and nature's colors: seamless wool sweaters, shawls for everyday and special occasions, and a line of clothespin bags and the pattern either paper or PDF (printable at your end on 11x17 paper) if you want to make your own. Some garments in acrylic for those allergic to wool or the hand-washing it requires.

All shawls and sweaters come in a pretty cloth storage bag to keep out dust and moths.

Francette Cerulli

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Francette Cerulli

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(27)
Misha McManus

Misha McManus on Feb 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very well written directions and full size pattern pieces. Happy!

rory4488

rory4488 on Dec 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So incredibly beautiful Love this gold soft elegant shawl its fancy yet can be worn how ever one likes over a black dress or just around house for sheer warmth and comfort Beautiful work wrapped in a lovely dust bag which is a really nice touch! Thanks

rory4488

rory4488 on Dec 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous and soft ...perfect ..came so quickly beautifully carefully wrapped Thank you so much! Hugely highly recommend!

patrickpantano

patrickpantano on Nov 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful sweater! We initially purchased a sweater that turned out to be a little tight on our son. We asked to swap it for a larger one we saw on Francette's site but instead of just swapping it for one already made, Francette asked for our sons measurement and knitted him a brand new sweater that fitted perfectly (with a little extra room to grow). Communication was great and Francette kept us updated along the way. Was even accommodating of our tight time line as we were heading off on vacation. Thank you so much!! Great experience.

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About

I joined Etsy in 2008 and have been expanding my sweater and shawl lines ever since.

I live at the end of a long driveway off a dirt road in Vermont. Selling online is a great way for me to do business. I can work at home and not have to schlep my inventory to fairs or markets too often.

Though I love to work in the wool that features my plant-dyed yarn, I also make shawls and sweaters with the soft acrylic yarn now available, for those who are sensitive to wool and cannot wear it. Please let me know if you want something you see in my shop in a different fiber or size and I will do my best to accommodate you.

My sawtooth sweaters for children and adults came from designing a sweater for my husband, a carpenter, who also runs a sawmill on our property. I really like this clean sharp design mimicking the teeth of a saw blade, and changing the colors of this basic design gives each sweater a different character.

My shawls feature a double button to keep it closed so it won't slip off your shoulders. This little gizmo can be popped in and out along the shawl edge, so you can arrange the shawl how you like it. Right now I'm partial to ruffle-edged shawls; I love their frilly look, even in a very warm shawl, and the way they accent the shoulders and face of the wearer.

I also just started a line of clothespin holders/bags, using my very large stash of sturdy fabrics!

I am always open to custom orders.

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Shop members

  • Francette Cerulli

    Owner, Designer And Knitter

    I was born in New Jersey and moved slowly north to Vermont. This portrait shows me wearing my passion around my neck--wool dyed with plants near my home.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 29, 2015
Welcome to Back Road Textiles, my home business in beautiful Vermont. I knit, sew, and quilt, using local and/or recycled materials or fiber whenever possible. I have fun with my work, and hope you do when you buy it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I will issue a full refund after you return an item if you're really not happy with it once you receive it. I don't issue refunds for shipping unless it turns out that I've misrepresented the product (for instance, the color varies wildly from that in the photo of the item on my website). Please don't use an item for your wedding or another special event and then return it for a refund; that's just not nice.
Payment
I will take personal checks if that is your preferred method of payment, and send you your item once it clears my bank. It would probably be easier for you to use PayPal or a credit card, both of which are really easy to use through Etsy.
Shipping
I ship shawls and adult sweaters in boxes so they won't get mashed, so shipping is more expensive for those items. Small sweaters fit into large soft mailers so you save on shipping. Thank you for your understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders take time, so please allow plenty of it if you want something special for a wedding or a birthday. Every single thing I make is made carefully by hand and priced as low as possible already considering the number of hours of work involved. Therefore I do not sell wholesale or give discounts on multiple items.