I used to be a graphic designer until I got sick of putting up with people's crap. Here I was with this amazingly relevant skill set making shady clients look 'upscale.' Graphic design is all about the content. If your clients suck, the result will suck. And then your portfolio will hella suck balls.
So I stopped taking clients. For a long time I didn't do anything but play MMORPGs all day. I mean all the live-long day, not even kidding. So one of the things I liked to do in MMOs is level crafts. These games were the only place where I could be a blacksmith, a jewelry maker, a tailor. I loved it. Mind you, these mini-games were nothing more than thinly-veiled gambling games, but the idea of making stuff out of other stuff intrigued me.
Out of these two flaming failures (my design career and my gaming addiction) I learned two things. One: If I had my own content, I could make it look badass. Two: I could totally make stuff in real life. Like totally, bro.
This is the internet age. You can learn how to do just about anything. I found a pair of knitting needles and some crochet hooks in my house one day. "That's kinda cool," I thought. Boom: YouTube. In a few weeks I could crochet rudimentary strips of utter ugliness. In two months I learned to crochet and knit. I was leveling up.
There I was in two places. A fiber artist needed a brand identity, some photographic prowess, graphic assets to power a web presence, and yadda-yadda. A graphic designer needed some bangin' content to demonstrate good design. I am both of those people.
I am gridjunky. I level up crafts in real life.
Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Sweater Killer, Beer Drinker
Around the web I'm downright incorrigible. In real life I'm a reclusive weirdo. I once had a life-changing experience high on two hits of acid at a rave in an Oakland warehouse.
I lean towards neutral grays from cool charcoals to warm naturals for the same reason. These shades work great in a guy's outfit without being overbearing. Generally speaking, men tend to express color in their shirts. From graphic tees to poplins and polos, the chest is where all the color happens. Accessories in neutral shades compliment this diversity while maintaining a symmetry with the neutral and dark colorways found on men's pants.
Working with reclaimed yarn is a time consuming process, but it's worth the effort to achieve that well-worn look. With cottons it's easier to spot, as they tend to soften up and relax with wear. Wool fibers on the other hand can vary from resilient shetlands that wear like iron to fluffy lamb's wool which feel almost like cotton. Recycling these materials offers the unique opportunity to produce knits that feel broken in and possibly a little familiar, like it was there in your closet this whole time.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I also accept payments through PayPal.
For buyers within the continental US, you can check the shipment status of an order once you receive notification that it has shipped, but it may take time for it to enter the system. You will find your tracking information through your PayPal or Etsy invoice.
Shipment Tracking is not available for USPS First Class International.
Need it fast? It'll cost you, but you probably knew that already. Drop me a note if you need expedited shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
With all the time and effort that goes into each piece, it's hard enough to let it go to a new home. To see it come back would be heart-breaking, but hey, I'm not perfect. If something is wrong, let's get to the bottom of it. Returns and refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but as a general rule: I will not accept returns on items that have been in your possession for one week or more.
Additional policies and FAQs
Also, due to the improvisational nature of my work, I don't do custom orders. They're far too problematic, and I just don't want that stress. There is no 'made to order,' and thus no waiting time for an order to be completed. All items are ready to ship, so what you see is what you get.
Measurements are made while the garment is relaxed and laying flat, but due to the stretchy nature of knits, this can be tricky to interpret. Different fibers present yet another variable into the equation. Compare measurements of a beanie or scarf from your wardrobe to get a general idea.
You have the right to know what you're buying, so if you have additional questions, fire away. I try to be as accessible as I can be, so shoot me a convo.