CreatingWithSticks

Knitting Notion Tins, Stitch Markers & Hand Dyed Yarn!

Wausau, Wisconsin · 3008 Sales

CreatingWithSticks

Knitting Notion Tins, Stitch Markers & Hand Dyed Yarn!

Wausau, Wisconsin 3008 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(846)

Shop owner

Leah

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Announcement   Every order comes wrapped and ready to gift, free of charge! Need a personalized message, no problem, just let me know and I will send along a special handwritten note to your gift recipient.

Thanks for stopping by! As you might notice, it is all about the yarny goodness here. I bring you wool and wool blends, hand-painted and dyed with love, and patterns that I have carefully designed. Knitting Notions Tins are here to keep you organized and let you knit on the run, grab yours today and show off your knitting personality to the world. You will also find other helpful tools like stitch markers and row counters. My goal is to bring the local yarn shop to the comforts of your home.

I welcome custom and wholesale orders, send me a message and we can put something together just for you.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2018

Every order comes wrapped and ready to gift, free of charge! Need a personalized message, no problem, just let me know and I will send along a special handwritten note to your gift recipient.

Thanks for stopping by! As you might notice, it is all about the yarny goodness here. I bring you wool and wool blends, hand-painted and dyed with love, and patterns that I have carefully designed. Knitting Notions Tins are here to keep you organized and let you knit on the run, grab yours today and show off your knitting personality to the world. You will also find other helpful tools like stitch markers and row counters. My goal is to bring the local yarn shop to the comforts of your home.

I welcome custom and wholesale orders, send me a message and we can put something together just for you.

Leah

Contact shop owner

Leah

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(846)
Mary Anna

Mary Anna on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

These needle gauges are so cute and so handy - haha, see what I did there?! I'll be gifting them and I'm sure the recipients will love them as much as I do.

Nicole S.

Nicole S. on Jun 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute, purchased as a gift. Cannot recommend this seller enough! Very personalized service and she sent me a replacement tin when my original purchase was damaged beyond repair in shipping. Very responsive and helpful!

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About

Creating Cool Things for Cool People!

With color, texture and patterns being among some of my favorite things, knitting is a natural fit for me. As a young girl, I was mesmerized by watching my grandma create beautiful lace doilies with fine string on tiny crochet hooks or the click clack of her knitting needles making slippers; her hands always seemed to move effortlessly, beautifully. First my grandma taught me the basics of crochet, of which she was the queen, but then the real magic happened, she taught me the basics of knitting. I will never forget the day my grandma handed me a pair of blue size 8 aluminum knitting needles (that I still have) and a ball of navy blue yarn and I cast on my first stitches. I could only knit straight rows, but I was in love. Eventually my knitting evolved; I devoured books and watched online tutorials to teach myself more complex stitches and methods of knitting and am still learning new things all of the time. I taught myself how to deconstruct stitches and patterns in order to fix mistakes and eventually began writing my own original patterns.

A great deal of love and pride goes into every stitch of a hand knit item, with that said, I use high quality fibers that are going to last and keep you warm, when I knit or choose yarns to hand dye. Hand dyeing and painting yarn just seemed like the natural next step to me; one day I was reading about it, the next there were huge boxes of wool in my house. To me it is somewhat of a primitive, yet relaxing and rewarding process, as I apply each color by hand, making every skein unique in its own way. I also enjoy experimenting with color and many times you will find one-of-a-kind skeins or limited editions of yarn in my shop that will make your project stand out from the crowd.

Of course, you can't knit or crochet your best without the proper notions and tools; I've got you covered! I've always had a thing for tools of all kinds, I think it comes from being the daughter of a carpenter. So, whether you just need stitch markers to help keep you on track or the whole kit 'n kaboodle, you will find what you need here, with fun and flair of course. Besides the metal charms, I use only natural gemstone, wood, shell and high quality glass (and the occasional crystal) beads when making stitch markers; my stitch markers are always snag-free or locking. The Notions Kits have everything you need to complete your projects and are a great way to stay organized and knit or crochet on the run; not only do they come with tons of fun notions, but there is still room to add more!

Beyond knitting and hand painting yarn, I dabble in a number of other arts and crafts that you will find in the shop or on the road at shows and markets; stay tuned for dates and places of upcoming events.

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Shop members

  • Leah

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi there! My name is Leah, I have the hots for fiber and love, love, love to knit! I also have a thing for color, so dyeing yarn comes naturally to me. I have been creating things for as long as I can remember and I try to make something everyday.

Production partners

  • Retromantic Fripperies

    Mineral Point, WI

    Retromantic Fripperies is a small manufacturer and in-house design team of vintage inspired fiber and needle art tools, located in my home state of Wisconsin. I am excited to bring these beautiful fripperies to you, while supporting another local small business!

Shop policies

Last updated on October 19, 2016
Welcome to Creating with Sticks. I really enjoy creating just about anything and everything for cool people like you! Yarn and knitting are my passion, and my goal is to bring the local yarn shop to your door. Let me know if there is something that you have in mind but don't see here, I might be able to help you out. Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please examine all photos closely to avoid the need for refunds. If you need additional photos or for me to put an item temporarily on hold while you are deciding on an item, please let me know. Items can be put on hold for up to 24 hours.

CUSTOM ORDERS: All sales on custom orders are final and refunds are not accepted.

PDF's/DIGITAL FILES: Due to the nature of these products, refunds are not accepted.

YARN: Yarn must be returned unused, clean and free from any odors within 10 days of receipt of order. Custom dyed yarn and yarn from subscription or mystery boxes may not be returned or exchanged.

ALL OTHER ITEMS: Refunds will be issued on items in original condition within 10 days of receipt.

DAMAGED ITEMS: Damaged items covered under USPS insurance will be accepted after a file with USPS has been claimed and accepted. Damaged items will be exchanged for the same item. If the damaged item was a one-of-a-kind item, it will be replaced with a like item of your choice. * Please see above for shipping policies. If this situation pertains to you, please message me for further details.

HOW TO GET A REFUND OR EXCHANGE: Please contact me if you need to return or exchange an item. Returns and exchanges need to be processed within 14 days of receipt and are issued through PayPal or the credit card used. Shipping cost due to returns are the customer's responsibility and original shipping will not be refunded. Refunds will be issued once I have received the items back. Once again, there are no refunds or exchanges on PDF files or digital items.

**If I have made a mistake and sent you the wrong item, I will assume responsibility for all return shipping costs and making it right.

A FEW NOTES ON MY YARN
-All yarn is hand-painted or hand-dyed in small batches or sometimes even
one of a kind colorways. Please order enough yarn for your project at one
time to ensure it comes from the same dye lot. If you need more yarn than
what is listed, please contact me to see if a custom order on that colorway
is possible. As always with hand-dyed yarn, it is recommended when multiple
skeins, that you alternate skeins every other row or so.

-Speckles, Spots, Random Colors and Pooling- Hand-painted and dyed yarn
is created to be unique and random, sometimes uneven dye distribution will
occur. Variegated colors may pool depending on the length of rows or
repeats and random spots of dye may appear here and there. This is the
beauty of hand-painted and hand-dyed yarn, buyer beware. I try not to
create long color repeats in order to avoid pooling, but sometimes it will
still happen.

-Each skein of yarn is reskeined after the dyeing/drying process, this ensures
that any knots there may be are found and I deal with them in the winding
process, not you. This process also allows for you to see what the yarn
actually looks like in its ready-to-use state, not with the colors all blocked
together.

-Yarn winding service- Yarn will be wound into balls/cakes free of charge at
customer request. Please select this option from the drop down menu
when purchasing yarn.

-Garment Care- Although many of my yarns are considered superwash, not
all acid dyes live up to this and even superwash yarn can deteriorate over
time. I recommend washing all hand-painted and hand-dyed yarn
separately, by hand, with a mild wool wash and cool water; this will keep the
item looking like new and prevent any accidents, just in case the dye would
happen to bleed. Dye bleed is rare and occurs mainly in darker colors, but
may occur in any color, especially if washed in warm water.

-Yarn is hand-painted and stored in a smoke-free, pet friendly environment.
I have a husband, teenage daughter and two dogs, but never fear, when the
yarn is out and it is dye time, they all run far, far away. All yarn is stored in
plastic containers with locking lids.

-Wholesale- Wholesale orders are available. If you are a retailer and would
like to stock Creating with Sticks yarn, stitch markers or other items in your
yarn shop, please send me a message for details.
Payment
Creating with Sticks currently accepts all credit cards and PayPal as well as Etsy gift cards. Order will be processed once payment has been received. Creating with Sticks collects Wisconsin State sales tax as required by state law.
Shipping
Orders will be shipped via the United States Postal Service by method of your choosing, to the address on your Etsy receipt; please be sure to keep your address with Etsy current.

Any upgrades, extra insurance, rush delivery, or delivery confirmation will be the responsibility of the customer. Please note, once your package arrives at the Post Office, it is unfortunately out of my hands; if you are worried about damage or loss of items, please choose to have your item shipped via Priority Mail or purchase insurance to cover the replacement of your purchase; Priority Mail Service includes a minimum of $50.00 of insurance with purchase.

Your order will always be safely wrapped and packaged ready for gifting; special messages are available by request.
Additional policies and FAQs
FEEDBACK

I would love to hear your feedback! If you are happy with your item, have created something awesome with it or would recommend it to others- let me know. Leaving positive feedback in my shop reviews helps my shop grow and lets others know that they can trust me. (It also gives me warm fuzzies :) )

On the other hand, sometimes things happen and you may not be happy with your purchase. If that happens, please send me a message a.s.a.p. so I know and can make it right! I take great pride in my work, the products that I sell and my customer service, so if you aren't happy, I'm not happy.

More information

Last updated on Sep 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

At this time, the Knitting and Crochet Notions Tins, select Stitch Marker sets and Care Tag sets are available for wholesale purchase to brick and mortar and online retail shops, other than those on Etsy. If you are interested in carrying any of these items in your shop, please send me a message for more information. More items will gradually be added to the wholesale list, please check back often to see what is new.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Most packages come ready for gifting or as a nice gift for yourself. If you need a special note or message included with your order, let me know; I would be happy to help make someone's day!