divisionstdesigns

hand made wool and cotton hats, guitar and banjo straps

New York, United States · 508 Sales

divisionstdesigns

hand made wool and cotton hats, guitar and banjo straps

New York, United States 508 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(150)

Announcement   Hello! いらっしゃいませ bienvenue! I weave and crochet mandolin, guitar, banjo straps, hats, kufis, belts, mittens, pouches, net bags, headbands, garters, berets, penny whistle and recorder cases, pot holders and trivets. These creations are all of my own design, and they are all finished items. Use the coupon code THREEORMORE for a 10% discount at checkout on orders of three or more items. I use natural, biodegradable materials. My designs are one- or few-of-a-kind. Everything is hand made. Please browse!

If you are interested in only penny whistle or recorder cases, go to page 4. If you are interested in guitar, banjo or mandolin straps, go to page 5.

I have another etsy shop where I sell simple cotton and wool cases for iphones and other smart phones and also hemp headbands. It is called echidna cases and can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shops/echidnacases

I accept custom orders if I have the materials needed to make them. If I can't make something, I'll try to steer you in the direction of someone who can.

You can now upgrade to priority mail at checkout, to the US or Canada.

Poppet

ごゆっくりどおぞ。 にほんごができます。うはいことじゃないですけれども、がんばたら、いけます! いまVISA とMASTERCARD もらえはす。
みたことありがとう! パペット

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Last updated on Feb 15, 2016

Hello! いらっしゃいませ bienvenue! I weave and crochet mandolin, guitar, banjo straps, hats, kufis, belts, mittens, pouches, net bags, headbands, garters, berets, penny whistle and recorder cases, pot holders and trivets. These creations are all of my own design, and they are all finished items. Use the coupon code THREEORMORE for a 10% discount at checkout on orders of three or more items. I use natural, biodegradable materials. My designs are one- or few-of-a-kind. Everything is hand made. Please browse!

If you are interested in only penny whistle or recorder cases, go to page 4. If you are interested in guitar, banjo or mandolin straps, go to page 5.

I have another etsy shop where I sell simple cotton and wool cases for iphones and other smart phones and also hemp headbands. It is called echidna cases and can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shops/echidnacases

I accept custom orders if I have the materials needed to make them. If I can't make something, I'll try to steer you in the direction of someone who can.

You can now upgrade to priority mail at checkout, to the US or Canada.

Poppet

ごゆっくりどおぞ。 にほんごができます。うはいことじゃないですけれども、がんばたら、いけます! いまVISA とMASTERCARD もらえはす。
みたことありがとう! パペット

Poppet Sanderson

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Poppet Sanderson

small print postcard "sailboat"
US$4.00
small print postcard "Chianti, Italy"
US$4.00
small print postcard "black-eyed susans"
US$4.00
small print postcard "chair"
US$4.00
small print postcard "corsage"
US$4.00
crocheted off-white wool nesting bowl
US$5.00
wool flip cell phone case crocheted
US$7.00
ribbed wool trivet/sculpture pad natural
US$8.00
apartment size cotton pot holder
US$8.00
small wool drawstring pouch medicine dice bag
US$8.00
small wool drawstring pouch medicine dice bag
US$8.00
small wool drawstring pouch medicine dice bag
US$8.00
small wool travel card case
US$9.00
small wool drawstring pouch medicine dice bag
US$9.00
penny whistle case D
US$10.00
small cotton pot holder
US$10.00
penny whistle case C or D
US$10.00
penny whistle case D
US$10.00
cotton crocheted pot holder
US$10.00
100% cotton pot holder large
US$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(150)
Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth Patterson on Jul 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully-knitted. Perfect color combination. You are very talented. Thank you!

Keith Biber

Keith Biber on Mar 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great little pouch. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

yoharris

yoharris on Mar 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it. Excellent service! Thank you

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About

inkle weaving and crocheting

にほんごでどうぞ

My name is Poppet. I have been crocheting and weaving since childhood. I don't like to knit, and I try to keep sewing to a minimum, but I can sew. I do like to draw. If you are interested in some kind of unusual item, or would like something replicated, feel free to ask me to make it.

I have another etsy shop called echidna cases, where I list cases for cell phones, e-readers and tablets. http://www.etsy.com/shop/echidnacases

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: I don't use materials that aren't biodegradable or recyclable, such as acrylic yarn, and you shouldn't either. Think of the end of the product before you buy it. If it will sit in a landfill for a thousand years, it's no good.

HAND WASHING: hand washing is easy! I use perfume- and dye-free dish soap and cool water, soak it for a while, at least 25 min., stir gently, then rinse well. You can add a little bit of vinegar to the last rinse which will restore the acid/alkaline balance and make your object a little shinier. I then roll it in a towel to blot out the water and shape it to the right size (this is called "blocking"), then leave it to dry on something where air can circulate. If it is a hat I twirl it on my hand like a frisbee to shape it. Do not wring or twist the wool. If you use hot water, the wool will felt and shrink.

HAT SIZES: there is a wikipedia article entitled "hat" and at the end of the article there is a chart showing size comparisons and designations used in various countries, as well as metric, French and English measuring systems. If you want to be sure a hat will fit you, you can measure your head (or a hat that you know fits you) and from that figure out your size and compare it to the dimensions on the listing.

Bear in mind that when it is put on it will stretch. The wool hats will stretch about 3/4 -1 1/4 inches compared to their size flat. The cotton/wool hats only stretch about 1/2 inch. Because I crochet tightly, they won't stretch that much.

SHRINKING: the cotton yarn I use for pot holders, iphone and kindle cases is prone to shrinking. These items are intended to fit snugly if machine-washed and dried hot. If you are not satisfied with the size of your case when you receive it, try washing it. If it does not fit after washing, you can still return it to me and I will send a refund or exchange. I would appreciate any feedback you can give me about how they fit your particular devices. If you want a case to stay its original size, simply wash it by hand (cool water) and air dry it.

SOME NOTES ON MATERIALS: the word angora comes form the name of the city now called Ankara, in Turkey. There are both angora rabbits and angora goats. Mohair is the wool of the angora goat, angora usually means angora rabbit fur.
The word cashmere comes from the name of the region now called Kashmir, in India. It refers to cashmere goats.
Llamas, vicuñas and alpacas are all closely related animals from South America, and people shear their fur for yarn.
There are many kinds of sheep wool, and one of the most commonly used in clothing is merino, but there are many kinds with different qualities and properties. Sheep wool contains lanolin, which is a skin-softening, waterproofing substance.
The word wool generically refers to animal fur harvested from living animals for human use. This usually doesn't hurt the animals very much, as their fur is either clipped, sheared or shed and collected. Camel fur is collected when they shed it and rabbit fur is combed out and clipped. Of course it's not good if they get too cold.

TECHNIQUE: I weave using an inkle loom, which can be used to make long, thin woven pieces such as belts, garters, guitar straps and trim. It is a very old kind of loom and no one is sure of its origin. I crochet using mostly single crochet, and make color patterns, which is called tapestry or jacquard crochet. I crochet tightly, which is a technique called hard crochet. I enjoy making things for people. I like doing custom orders. It's hasn't been really cold here this winter but I hope my hats have kept some people warm.

WOOL YARN: some of the wool yarn I use is moth-proofed, and some is not. None of it is machine washable. The yarn I use for woven belts and musical instrument straps is moth-proofed. Almost all of the yarn I use for hats is moth-proofed and the cotton/wool blend use in cotton hats is moth-proofed. The yarn I use for recorder and penny whistle cases and small pouches is not all moth-proofed. If it is not moth-proofed, you need to be careful not to let moths attack it. You can do this either by using the item a lot, by washing it every two months or so, or by storing it in a sealed container, plastic bag or cedar chest when you are not using it. It contains lanolin which is what clothes moths eat. Thank you to all the world's sheep. llamas and goats for giving us their fur. Wool is one of the only materials that will still insulate when it is wet.

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Last updated on April 11, 2016
Welcome to divisionstdesigns.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I accept paypal and credit cards. You can also pay by sending a check, but I will wait for it to clear before shipping your item(s). I live in New York State, USA, where I am a licensed vendor. New York State residents will automatically be charged 4% sales tax. However, if the item is clothing worth under $100, there is no tax. For Ballston Spa, NY residents the sales tax will be 7% on non-clothing items.
Shipping
I ship by USPS first class mail in a bubble mailer. I can provide tracking within the U.S. For faster delivery or insurance, contact me to arrange the details. I will ship within 1 business day of receiving payment for an item.

You can upgrade to priority mail to the US or Canada at checkout.

US priority mail: a small flat rate box weighing up to 4 lbs. is $6.80, a medium flat rate box is $13.45.

coupon code: use the coupon code 150FREESHIP for free shipping on orders over $150.

priority mail international shipping: A small flat rate box is $24.95 to Canada. A medium flat rate box is $46.95 to Canada. If this alternative is less expensive than the combined shipping on your order, I will send it via flat rate and refund you the difference in shipping costs. I am not longer shipping via international priority mail to any countries but Canada. This is because it cannot be insured and if it is lost and I have to give a refund I will lose a lot in shipping on top of the cost of the item.

I do not offer express mail services.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will issue a full refund through PayPal for items returned within 30 days of purchase, but the buyer is responsible for the return shipping. If the item does not arrive at all, contact me and I will try to track it, and if it is totally lost I will send a refund. If the item arrives damaged, I will replace it with a similar item at no charge upon return receipt of the damaged article, and I will refund the return shipping in this case. Please contact me if you don't receive your package.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom orders. I do not sell my products wholesale. I participate in several craft fairs a year here in upstate New York.