FeistywomanDesigns

HANDKNIT/HANDWOVEN ACCESSORIES AND HANDSPUN YARN

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Announcement    End of Season Sale! All accessories (hats, scarves, shawls, cowls) are discounted 10%. If you like a piece, buy it now as it may not reappear in the fall.

After years of teaching and selling, I burned out in 2017 and closed the shop. What I discovered is that creating things for sale, doing all that marketing & business stuff, meant that my creative muse died a slow death. The only way to invite her back into my life was to make things I like and enjoy making. I would hope that you also like and enjoy what I do. I specialize in accessories made with my handspun yarns. Wool is my base fiber, usually mixed with silk, tencel, nylon, tweedy bits or anything interesting that I come across. Most accessories are made from my own designs.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 17, 2021

End of Season Sale! All accessories (hats, scarves, shawls, cowls) are discounted 10%. If you like a piece, buy it now as it may not reappear in the fall.

After years of teaching and selling, I burned out in 2017 and closed the shop. What I discovered is that creating things for sale, doing all that marketing & business stuff, meant that my creative muse died a slow death. The only way to invite her back into my life was to make things I like and enjoy making. I would hope that you also like and enjoy what I do. I specialize in accessories made with my handspun yarns. Wool is my base fiber, usually mixed with silk, tencel, nylon, tweedy bits or anything interesting that I come across. Most accessories are made from my own designs.

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About FeistywomanDesigns

Sales 867
On Etsy since 2007

Color. I love it!

With a degree in Studio Arts and 40 years playing with textiles in some form, I have participated in exhibits and shows where I earned awards and blue ribbons, worked for years as a production weaver, co-chaired a conference fashion show, then started selling my handspun online, teaching spinning and writing and designing for magazines like Yarnmaker and PLY. Basically I’ve never been very far from fiber no matter what job I’ve held.

I've been teaching handspinning professionally since 2004, although I have recently cut back on teaching commitments to spend more time in my studio.

In my spare time, I maintain a vegetable and herb garden, grow fruit trees, wage war with the groundhogs who like my vegetable garden and the deer who like the fruit trees, travel with Husbeast, and have a velociraptor welded from scrap metal beside my driveway. Oh, and I have a black sheep tattoo and purple hair.

Shop members

  • Carol G McFadden

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I’m completely addicted to color and fiber and am at my best when in the outdoors enjoying the peace and natural rhythms around me. From these two touchstones I draw the inspiration for my fiber, yarns and finished pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 22, 2020
If you're reading this page you must have an addiction to color and wonderous handmade textiles--you're in good company here!! I love COLOR--which is not to say that all items will be bright, sometimes color is soft and subtle. Using fiber as my art medium means I don't have to clean paintbrushes anymore! Choosing colors and appropriate fibers, spinning the yarn, handling the yarn as it slips through my fingers on it's way to becoming a cap, scarf or shawl--that's incredibly satisfying to me. I rarely make more than one of a particular color in any style and consider it my duty to enable others to love fiber. Welcome!

I have taught domestically and internationally, and published spinning/weaving articles Yarnmaker (a now-out-of-print UK spinning magazine) and PLY Magazine.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please contact me if you are displeased with your item. I will accept returns within 10 days of your receiving them; item(s) must be returned in original form (undamaged, unused, etc). Postage is not refundable.

Special orders and custom orders are not refundable or returnable.
Payment
I accept Paypal, personal checks and money orders. Orders paid through Paypal will ship to the address provided by them unless you notify me otherwise. Orders paid by personal check or money order will be shipped when the payment clears my bank. I expect payment within 2 business days. If no payment is received within that time, I’ll convo you. After 4 business days, the sale will be cancelled and the item(s) will be returned to inventory. If you need to cancel a purchase, please contact me immediately so I can return the item to inventory and refund your money. However, if your purchase has already been shipped, you will need to send it back for a refund.

Please be advised that tax will be assessed on taxable items purchased by residents of Pennsylvania (garments and yarn are not subject to Sales Tax in Pennsylvania).
Shipping
Except for free shipping on items/purchases over $35, both Domestic and International shipping costs are calculated by Etsy based on weight and packaging.

Orders will be shipped within 3-5 business days of receiving your payment, and will be shipped to the address provided by Paypal. I ship by Priority Mail within the US. Orders weighing more than 13 oz. will be sent via Parcel Post, as required by the postal service, unless you request a different service. Insurance and/or proof of delivery on your non-Priority Mail shipment is also available on US shipments for an extra fee. If you prefer International Priority Mail, just add a note to your order and I'll adjust the invoice accordingly.

International customers are responsible for any customs fees.