handcraftedgifts

Russian Spindles and Handspun Yarns

Adelaide, Australia · 574 Sales

handcraftedgifts

Russian Spindles and Handspun Yarns

Adelaide, Australia 574 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(312)

Announcement   Welcome!

See my hand-painted spindles in the Get This! section of Spring 2015 Spin-Off magazine!

In this shop you will find my Russian decorative painting and unique handspun yarns.

For centuries, Russians used folk art to decorate everyday items, to make them feel special. I feel that some of that is lost today, in our age of mass production. I want to do what my ancestors have done, to make everyday items feel special, to change the relationship that we have with the "everyday" object.

I am passionate about using only the best fleeces from sheep that are loved and well looked after. By purchasing from my shop you are helping to support the small farmers that raise rare and heritage breeds of sheep.

You can see some more of my yarn on Ravelry. My yarn brand is called Unique Handspun and my username is Handcraftedgifts.

Announcement

Welcome!

See my hand-painted spindles in the Get This! section of Spring 2015 Spin-Off magazine!

In this shop you will find my Russian decorative painting and unique handspun yarns.

For centuries, Russians used folk art to decorate everyday items, to make them feel special. I feel that some of that is lost today, in our age of mass production. I want to do what my ancestors have done, to make everyday items feel special, to change the relationship that we have with the "everyday" object.

I am passionate about using only the best fleeces from sheep that are loved and well looked after. By purchasing from my shop you are helping to support the small farmers that raise rare and heritage breeds of sheep.

You can see some more of my yarn on Ravelry. My yarn brand is called Unique Handspun and my username is Handcraftedgifts.

Luba Vdovina

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Luba Vdovina

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5 out of 5 stars
(312)
mullings1984

mullings1984 on Aug 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The yarn is so incredibly gorgeous! I love the pink and purple. I also love the pearls spun into the fiber. I would buy your entire stock of handspun yarn if I could :)

mullings1984

mullings1984 on Aug 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The yarn is so incredibly gorgeous! I love the pearls spun into the fiber. I would buy your entire stock of handspun yarn if I could :)

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About

About Me

When I was growing up in Moscow, my family had a beautifully painted Zhostovo tray proudly displayed on the living room shelf. I admired its intricately painted flowers and bright happy colours, and since then, I have loved Russian decorative painting.

Sometimes my father would put me on his knee and teach me to paint. He has recently passed away, and I am grateful for his encouragement, and for developing my love of painting from an early age.

My love for spinning yarn began several years ago when a friend bought me a spinning wheel. It took a lot of patient practice to learn to spin well, but it was worth it.

A few years ago, merging my two favorite things, I began to paint spindles. I am constantly learning and developing my skills. I am always looking to improve in some way.

I am now in my final year of studying Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide College of the Arts and I love it. I am thinking about studying my Masters next.

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  • Luba

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    Being brought up in Moscow, I love Russian decorative painting. I also love all things fiber, especially dyeing and spinning yarns.Recently I merged my hobbies and began making spindles with Russian style decorative painting.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 14, 2014
Welcome to Hand-Crafted Gifts! Thank you so much for visiting! All of my yarns are handspun using only the highest quality fibers. I hope you will find something here that you love. Please check back often as I regularly add new items.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I now accept Etsy gift cards. Please pay within 7 days of purchase. If I haven't received your payment within a week and haven't heard from you, the item will be re-listed and the transaction cancelled. If you need more time to pay, please convo me prior to purchase.
Shipping
I am happy to ship to anywhere in the world. I normally ship within 24 hours of receiving payment. Because I live in Australia, international buyers should allow a couple of weeks for shipping - sometimes longer during holiday periods.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you're not happy, I'm not happy. I want you to love your purchase. If you don't, please contact me within 14 days of receipt to return the item and I will give you your money back. Please note that you are responsible for return shipping charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I also do custom orders!