CommonThreads

Common Threads, brooms, rugs, yarns, shawls, wool toys

Mountain View, Arkansas · 217 Sales

CommonThreads

Common Threads, brooms, rugs, yarns, shawls, wool toys

Mountain View, Arkansas 217 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   Our angora goats, Jacob sheep, alpacas and llama grow wonderful fibers that we spin, wash, dye, weave, crochet and felt into yarns, shawls, handbags, hats, scarves, rugs and toys. Visit my blog at http://jenonthefarm.blogspot.com/ if you want to know more about our farm and critters and crafts. Shawn and Lena tie their unique broom corn brooms by hand. The handles for the larger brooms come from hardwoods that we sustainably harvest.
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Let us know if you have any special requests when you order. We are happy to ball your skeins of yarn, just convo us when you purchase a skein and let us know you'd like it in a center pull ball. Shawn and Lena are happy to create custom brooms in your colors or based on your decor. They do all their own broom corn dyeing.
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I've been raising goats and sheep since 1982 and have had prize-winning show flocks. We shear by hand, on a stand. It is a nice time to spend with each animal. We use natural methods of health care for our critters, including rotational grazing and weekly hands-on checks.
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I spin, weave and crochet all the time. If you are looking for something in the way of fleece, fiber, yarn just contact me. We might have it in the stash or being grown in the field.
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Ours is a smoke free, pet-friendly workshop and home. We have pet dogs and helpful cats, so you may find some of their fibers mixed in with the mohair, wool and llama fluff.
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Your satisfaction is guaranteed with every purchase. Computer monitors and cameras do not always display an item accurately and fiber is a tactile thing. If you are not happy with your purchase from Common Threads, just contact me to arrange a return and refund.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 10, 2016

Our angora goats, Jacob sheep, alpacas and llama grow wonderful fibers that we spin, wash, dye, weave, crochet and felt into yarns, shawls, handbags, hats, scarves, rugs and toys. Visit my blog at http://jenonthefarm.blogspot.com/ if you want to know more about our farm and critters and crafts. Shawn and Lena tie their unique broom corn brooms by hand. The handles for the larger brooms come from hardwoods that we sustainably harvest.
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Let us know if you have any special requests when you order. We are happy to ball your skeins of yarn, just convo us when you purchase a skein and let us know you'd like it in a center pull ball. Shawn and Lena are happy to create custom brooms in your colors or based on your decor. They do all their own broom corn dyeing.
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I've been raising goats and sheep since 1982 and have had prize-winning show flocks. We shear by hand, on a stand. It is a nice time to spend with each animal. We use natural methods of health care for our critters, including rotational grazing and weekly hands-on checks.
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I spin, weave and crochet all the time. If you are looking for something in the way of fleece, fiber, yarn just contact me. We might have it in the stash or being grown in the field.
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Ours is a smoke free, pet-friendly workshop and home. We have pet dogs and helpful cats, so you may find some of their fibers mixed in with the mohair, wool and llama fluff.
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Your satisfaction is guaranteed with every purchase. Computer monitors and cameras do not always display an item accurately and fiber is a tactile thing. If you are not happy with your purchase from Common Threads, just contact me to arrange a return and refund.

Jeanette Larson

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Jeanette Larson

Reviews

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Leigh

Leigh on Feb 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We love the fleecyful rugs--comfy underfoot and machine washable. Our pets love them, too!

Leigh

Leigh on Feb 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, practical rugs from my favorite shepherd. We love these rugs--soft, comfy underfoot and machine washable!

chvheyl

chvheyl on Jan 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful rug, Great service, immediate shipping. Many Thanks.

Sonia Weaver

Sonia Weaver on Aug 8, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I'm delighted with my triangle loom, which came with a handy hook, high quality yarn, a great bag and understandable instructions! Thank you!

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About

Common Threads quality handcrafted comfort from our Ozark homestead

I started Common Threads in 1987, when my daughter Lena was a year old. Now she's a huge part of the business and we've gone from traveling to do craft shows and Renaissance Faires to staying on the homestead most of the time.

Our styles and products have changed over the years, but we still focus on quality, durable items that we make from start to finish.

Shawn, Lena and I raise our own sheep and goats for wool and mohair. We care for our animals throughout their lives and generations. We shear, wash, card, spin, weave, knit and crochet their fleeces. We harvest wood from our land and carve it into many of the tools we use to work with the fibers we raise.

Lena is now a full-time broom maker and has won the National Champion Craft Broom award at the National Broom Corn Festival in Arcola, Illinois.

Shop members

  • Lena

    Maker, Designer, Wood Carver, Shepherd, Shipping

    Lena is the knitter, knitting needle carver, drop spindle maker, full-time shepherd and broom maker on our farm, She also does all the shipping and packing for the etsy shop.

  • Jeanette Larson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Shepherd, Farmer, Spinner, Weaver, Dyer, Felter And Llama Friend

    The threads of my life gather in our Common Threads etsy shop. I've been a shepherd since 1979 and a weaver since I was 12. Jacob sheep, angora goats and guardian llama share their fleeces with you through the items I make. Comfort from the Ozarks.

  • Shawn Hoefer

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Broom maker, web master and creative force behind many of the new ideas on our farm. Visit Shawn's web site at www.laffing-horse.com

Shop policies

Last updated on February 3, 2011
We are old-fashioned crafts people who live in the modern world. We believe in making quality products that last. We grow many of our own materials, including wood, wool, mohair, llama fiber and dye herbs.

Our sheep are sheared every year in March and the angora goats are sheared twice a year in April and October. We use sustainable, natural farming practices in managing our flocks and wood lot.

Each one of our items is made by hand, one at a time. No two are alike, and we cannot duplicate any item. We can make something similar to an item, but never the same. Every year the critters grow a different fleece, due to differing weather, nutrition and their age. Natural dyes are always surprising in their results. When we commercial dye, we use the same brand of dye, but differing water temperatures, relative humidity or fiber will change the colors of the dye. Creating is always a fascinating process.

Computer monitors and cameras all capture and display colors differently.

We want you to be happy with any item you purchase from Common Threads. If you aren't, for any reason, just let us know and we will be happy to arrange a return and refund or exchange.

We ship via US Postal service, usually via Priority Mail, with delivery confirmation. For any item listed in the store, we usually ship within 3 business days of receiving payment. Special orders will take time to make, when discussing the order, we'll let you know how long an item will take.

We welcome visits to our farm and studios. We are members of the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour which features more that 30 Stone County Artisans who open their studios to the public the third weekend in September every year. We are also members of the Arkansas Craft Guild and have items in the Guild Gallery in Mountain View.

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
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We prefer payment by paypal, but will accept check or money order.
Items will not ship until payment clears.
We ship within one week of receiving payment on most items. Custom orders will take a bit longer. Request a delivery estimate when placing a special order.
Shipping
We ship USPS Priority Mail, with delivery confirmation and insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not, please contact us to arrange for a replacement, return, refund or exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
Be careful when you wash your natural fiber item. Most of our hats, scarves and shawls can be washed by hand using warm water and gentle soap.
NEVER use bleach, it will destroy your item.

We are happy to consider custom orders and will let you know how long we estimate it will take and what the cost will be.