backroadtextiles

Back Road Textiles

Vermont, United States · 46 Sales

backroadtextiles

Back Road Textiles

Vermont, United States 46 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(23)

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

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 23, 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 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
(23)
Jan Schilling

Jan Schilling on Aug 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This item was shipped very quickly! I haven't yet made the bag, but the instructions are written clearly and I look forward to using my fabric scraps to produce something useful!

Barbara

Barbara on Mar 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank You So Much!!! I just received my pattern, and I can't wait to make it! You went above and beyond my expectations!! I will buy from you again! Again, Thank You! You're the best!

Louise Gibbens

Louise Gibbens on Jan 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I'm beyond happy with my purchase from Francette. She went above and beyond with this custom order for my son. The quality is just wonderful and best of all, he loves wearing it! Thank you xxx

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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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  • 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
  • Money Order
  • Check
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.
Refunds 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.
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.