CrystalArrow

Crystal Arrow - Elegant Loom Designs

St Louis, Missouri | 67 Sales

CrystalArrow

Crystal Arrow - Elegant Loom Designs

St Louis, Missouri 67 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   We value our textile heritage and family traditions. We are inspired by our beautiful homeland countryside. Our textiles are family-designed and artfully woven in Europe in the tradition of old European textile masters.

We are happy for your repeated interest! With our creations you can enjoy and savor the essence of old traditions!

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Last updated on Mar 20, 2017

We value our textile heritage and family traditions. We are inspired by our beautiful homeland countryside. Our textiles are family-designed and artfully woven in Europe in the tradition of old European textile masters.

We are happy for your repeated interest! With our creations you can enjoy and savor the essence of old traditions!

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A little about us...

From my memories:

At the early age of two, I played at my father’s feet while he was experimenting with one of his Textile designs and weaving at the hand loom. Thanks to my inquisitiveness I unattached a counter balance weight from the loom’s roller and a twenty pound piece of metal weight narrowly missed me…

The clapping sound of a wooden textile loom is one of my first childhood memories. Mom, Dad, my grandparents, and even great-grandparents all worked with textile. It always was a big part of our family tradition. I grew up in the very heart of Europe. Ever since I was a small boy I loved to roam our beautiful countryside… to ride my bike, play Indians, swim in the lakes, pick blueberries…

Jacquard fabric is one of my and my family's favorites. It is one of the oldest and most sophisticated types of textiles, which allows for a lot of creativity. The jacquard loom reads perforated paper cards, which tell the machine how to produce the elaborate, textured designs and intricately woven patterns.

Even after moving here to America I can cooperate with my family back in Europe and participate in designing new motifs with intricate patterns. Influenced by our home European design traditions, we also ventured into designing motifs from the American West...

From my Dad's memories:

I love textile designing. It allows me to enjoy outdoors where I often love to be inspired, process and think about my designs. A lot of the knowledge in this work was passed on to me through our family and later from my older colleagues. Hunts for old pieces of fabric, visiting our countryside’s castles and old museums, and figuring out how ancient fabrics were woven, are all part of the adventures of this work. I have done this work for over thirty years, and I love the fact that there is still something new to learn. Thanks to my experience, customers also ask me to translate their designs into the textile language for their looms. The problem solving and intricacies of the different loom machines are addictive to me, just like puzzle solving. The Jacquard loom is one of my favorites. It creates one of the oldest and most sophisticated types of fabric, which allows for a lot of creativity on my part. I prefer old Jacquard looms still using perforated paper cards. The punctured holes on the cards tell the machine how to produce the elaborate, textured designs and intricate woven patterns.

I am well known among my customers for coming to visit them on my bike and for transporting the stacks of these old fashioned Jacquard cards on my bike. They smile and consider it an oddity however I wouldn’t change it for anything else. How to explain it? Do you like the smell of a freshly baked pie, Sunday’s lunch, freshly cut summer meadow (I still stubbornly prefer the hand sickle- great exercise), or the smell of spring in the air? Or the feeling of the wind on your face while coming down the hill on your bike? It is said that supposedly the smallest things we savor the most. I just like to cling to them and with that also to the traditions of old time textilers.

Thanks to my family in America we can now share parts of these traditions with you too… Thank you for being interested in our business!

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Shop members

  • Crystal Arrow

    Owner, Artist

Production partners

  • Jacquard Looming

    Central Bohemia, Czechia

    Assists in looming of jacquard products

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2018
We value our textile heritage and family traditions. We are inspired by our beautiful homeland countryside. Our textiles are family-designed and artfully woven in Europe in the tradition of old European textile masters.

We are happy for your repeated interest! With our creations you can enjoy and savor the essence of old traditions!

Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns and exchanges will be honored if item is sent back within 7 days of receiving item and only if the item looks new (perfect condition) and not worn. Please email us. We want our customers to be happy with their purchases. We will do all we can to make that happen.

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. So, please feel free to contact us if there are any concerns with your order. We always do our best to help with a solution. Thank you very much!

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we will gladly accept returns or exchanges up to 48 hours after you have received your order minus shipping cost. Please email me at info [!at] crystalarrow.net before initiating a return.

ITEMS THAT MAY NOT BE RETURNED
► Earrings (for sanitary reasons)
► Items that have been worn or used
Payment
★ PAYMENT ★
Accepted form of payment is PayPal or credit cards directly through Etsy.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
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Items will be shipped from St Louis.

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