Handwoven Belts / Straps and Tatted Lace

Northfield, Massachusetts · 56 Sales


Handwoven Belts / Straps and Tatted Lace

Northfield, Massachusetts 56 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   Handwoven inkle straps and hand tatted lace. Cat collars, belts, suspenders, jewelry, and accessories; it's all thread all the time around here, baby.


Last updated on Jun 11, 2018

Handwoven inkle straps and hand tatted lace. Cat collars, belts, suspenders, jewelry, and accessories; it's all thread all the time around here, baby.


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I know there are 70 bazillion jewelry sellers on Etsy, but now there is me! And I've looked, it I don't see any handwoven bracelets out there like these ones.
Weaving the latest belt on my larger inkle loom using a temporary picking cross adapted from South American technique for this Norwegian patterned band.
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I have a thing for handmade textiles. Do you?

I'm Katherine, living in a beautiful corner of rural New England, and Cross and Loop is my shop.

I have been involved with textiles my entire life, being taught to sew, knit, and crochet when I was a child by my mother. I am an information junkie, and I manifest that by collecting textile techniques into my muscle memory the way other people might be driven to collect teapots or memorize sports trivia. My family has learned to live with the shrapnel of textile samples that surrounds me. I just make sure to corral it all by the end of the day.

There are a lot of great and skilled seamstresses out there. I can sew, but what really, really fascinates me is the creation of the fabric, from raw fiber to usable piece.

I love portable techniques. Okay, okay, I have and use a spinning wheel and sewing machines, but what really cranks my gears is being able to carry around a piece of growing textile. Maybe because I'm always dashing in and out caring for children, animals, and gardens. And maybe because I share my workspace with my family, often clearing an inkle loom from the table to get it set for supper.

So I am immersed in off-loom and small-loom weaving. I'm always pushing further to learn about other small-scale techniques, often archaic ones, but not always. The better-known knitting is as fabulous as the lesser-known peg loom weaving.

My shop is currently focused on inkle weavings and shuttle tatting, but stand by. You never know what's just over the horizon.

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  • Katherine

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    Hi. I'm Katherine and I make everything in the Cross and Loop shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2018
Thank you for visiting! I like custom orders, so don't be shy! Unless you're, you know, actually shy. In that case, just be you. But still ask me (shyly) about custom orders.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
If I can verify that you did not receive the item I will refund the cost of the item and the shipping costs.

If you decide you've changed your mind, please contact me within 3 days. I will ask that you ship the item back within 14 days in its original condition, and when I receive it, I will refund the purchase price (though not the shipping cost).
-Paypal, Credit Card, and Etsy Gift Cards accepted. If you don't mind a bit of a wait while a check clears before I ship, then checks are fine too. Massachusetts residents will have the standard sales tax rate added.

--Please do pay within three days of purchase so I can post your package. If I don't see payment within that time frame and if I can't reach you to make arrangements to the contrary, I'll assume there was a mistake and cancel the sale.
--I ship via USPS, and offer several shipping options in the shop -- please look for a shipping estimate on each individual item. Many items ship free when combined with another item.

--Items that are not marked "Made to Order" normally ship within 1-2 business days of purchase.

--If an item is "Made to Order", the listing will specify the time lag -- it may be as short as 3-5 days for a simpler piece, or more for something more complex. If you need a rush, please contact me and we'll see if I can't shoehorn it in into the schedule!

--Once the items leave my hands, they're the responsibility of the USPS. If that worries you, insurance is a great idea. Please ask if you need it!

--I try to keep shipping to my actual costs. If you overpay for shipping by a dollar or more, I will refund your overpayment, because why not?
Additional policies and FAQs
I love custom orders. Please contact me to begin a discussion about what you are looking for. My custom orders policy is that once we reach an agreement, I will make a private listing for 50% of the purchase price (minus shipping) upfront before beginning.

If I need to send samples for color approval, etc. that will be added to the final cost at the end (and we'll discuss that beforehand so you don't get surprised).

When the item is complete, I will create a reserved listing to resolve the balance remaining, plus the shipping cost, and then ship to you via USPS First Class with a tracking number. If you'd prefer another shipping method, just ask.