CreatingWithSticks

Knitting Accessories, Stitch Markers and Gifts

Wisconsin, United States
| 8,523 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support of my small shop and others here on Etsy! I appreciate you, and as a full-time Etsian, you make all the difference. Thank you!

All wood products are made of solid hardwood, not plywood, and all of my hardwood is purchased from a small local, family owned lumber mill, no big box stores. You can feel good knowing you are purchasing a high quality product, but you are also helping to support TWO small family owned and operated businesses. Thank you for shopping small!

Due to my current health, I am not accepting new wholesale customers. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 4, 2021

Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support of my small shop and others here on Etsy! I appreciate you, and as a full-time Etsian, you make all the difference. Thank you!

All wood products are made of solid hardwood, not plywood, and all of my hardwood is purchased from a small local, family owned lumber mill, no big box stores. You can feel good knowing you are purchasing a high quality product, but you are also helping to support TWO small family owned and operated businesses. Thank you for shopping small!

Due to my current health, I am not accepting new wholesale customers. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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About CreatingWithSticks

Sales 8,523
On Etsy since 2010

A Meant to be Maker

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.

In early 2012 I needed to leave my job due to chronic pain and what would be the start of many different illnesses and weird things. Being a busy body and and a creative, I soon became bored out of my mind, so I started Creating with Sticks; this was a way to work, but on my body's terms, from home. (It wouldn't be until July of 2018 that I was finally diagnosed with hEDS or hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a rare systematic, degenerative connective tissue disease that a person is born with; I was 40 before I was diagnosed. I am still lucky compared to those who are diagnosed too late or not at all.) My little shop took off, but still it was a dizzy start. I have so many things that I enjoy doing along with knitting and dyeing yarn, that it was hard to keep up and I realized I needed more of a focus. Knitting and fiber are my true loves, so I decided to bring you high quality notions, tools, yarns, fibers and others supplies at affordable prices.

One of the most important things to me is a diverse, welcoming community. I want all to feel safe in my environment, in my shop, on any of my media or pages, regardless of who you are. We are all unique and creative, beautiful beings in our own ways and should be able to express ourselves without fear of judgement.

Shop members

  • Leah

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have the hots for fiber, wood and texture; oh, and love to knit and create with my hands! I also have a thing for color, so dyeing yarn comes naturally to me. Having a chronic illness that involves pain, creating is also therapeutic most days.

Production partners

  • A wholesaler

    Zhejiang, China

    Sells an item to me at wholesale price. I create the branding and packaging.

  • Printify

    United States

    They print and ship items that I am unable to.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
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

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.

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. Etsy collects Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington and as of 10/1/18 Minnesota State Sales tax on our behalf as required by 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.

Privacy

Creating with Sticks will not sell your information or use it in any inappropriate way. The personal information your provide is used to fulfill your order or in regards to your order only. Unless you express interest in wanting further communications from Creating with Sticks, you will not be solicited in any manner by myself or any person representing Creating with Sticks. If you have any questions, please contact me through Etsy messaging.
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

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!