highcastle

Handspun, handwoven, and handknit items.

Kirkland, Arizona · 71 Sales

highcastle

Handspun, handwoven, and handknit items.

Kirkland, Arizona 71 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

Announcement   Welcome! High Castle Traditional Crafts offers a wide variety of handwoven articles (including bags, wallets, purses, scarves, table runners, rag rugs, placemats, towels, pillows, and stuffed animals), hand knit items, knitting patterns, handspun yarn, and spinning fiber, as well as books, magazines, and sewing patterns.

website: http://www.highcastlecrafts.com
email: highlander1 [!at] highcastlecrafts.com
blog: http://highcastlecrafts.blogspot.com

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Last updated on Jan 19, 2018

Welcome! High Castle Traditional Crafts offers a wide variety of handwoven articles (including bags, wallets, purses, scarves, table runners, rag rugs, placemats, towels, pillows, and stuffed animals), hand knit items, knitting patterns, handspun yarn, and spinning fiber, as well as books, magazines, and sewing patterns.

website: http://www.highcastlecrafts.com
email: highlander1 [!at] highcastlecrafts.com
blog: http://highcastlecrafts.blogspot.com

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Hooded Scarf Knitting Pattern - (PDF download)

Hooded Scarf Knitting Pattern - (PDF download)

$3.95

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Jester Handwoven Drawstring Bag

Jester Handwoven Drawstring Bag

$24.00

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Springtime Baby Wrap - Handwoven

Springtime Baby Wrap - Handwoven

$240.00

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Hogwarts Hopeful Pacifier Clip - Handwoven

Hogwarts Hopeful Pacifier Clip - Handwoven

$21.00

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Boot Cuffs - Handknitted

Boot Cuffs - Handknitted

$20.00

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Boot Cuffs - Handknitted

Boot Cuffs - Handknitted

$20.00

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Handwoven English Driving Cap/Ivy Cap/Flat Cap

Handwoven English Driving Cap/Ivy Cap/Flat Cap

$67.00

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Latvian Braid Cap - Handknitted

Latvian Braid Cap - Handknitted

$36.00

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5 out of 5 stars
(26)
pattyz60

pattyz60 on Oct 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Washcloths are PERFECT! Seller went above and beyond to make sure these were exactly what I wanted. She was super nice and I couldn't be happier with my purchase!!!

pattyz60

pattyz60 on Jul 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful towel! I love the pattern and it will last for a very long time!!!

Michelle

Michelle on Feb 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent book in perfect condition! Thanks for shipping so quickly:-)

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About

Enhancing the Present by Connecting with the Past

The past has always captivated me. When I was 12, I pursued archaeology by excavating my backyard with a spoon and an old toothbrush. In high school, my interests shifted from ancient Egypt to medieval Europe, ultimately resulting in a master’s degree and doctoral work in medieval history.

Throughout, I have been drawn to the elemental foundations of living: food, animals, and clothing. I’ve made recipes from classical Rome, medieval England, and colonial America. I raise Cotswold sheep, a breed likely brought to Britain by the Romans 2,000 years ago. And what touches me most deeply, at a level I can’t explain, are textiles and the fiber and yarn from which they are made.

Cloth and its creation form a continuous link with the past, through millennia and across the globe. The Industrial Revolution of the late 18th century marked only a very recent change in how yarn was spun and fabric woven and knitted. But despite its relative newness, industrialization has weakened our connection with the people of our past and of our present, devaluing essential elements of our daily lives.

Textiles were once valued so highly that they were itemized in wills and passed from generation to generation. They had meaning. They gave meaning. They were part of tradition.

Handmade cloth and the items fashioned from it retain that significance and worth. The time, skill, and attention to detail that go into handwoven cloth represent the passion and love it’s imbued with. From me to you.

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  • Diane

    Owner

    I'm a weaver, spinner, and knitter who raises Cotswold sheep in the central Arizona highlands. I have a M.A. in medieval history and am interested in dye plants, historical cooking, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, and rare breeds.

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Last updated on February 5, 2011

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