Well made project bags from interesting fabrics & Poke Me Not tools

Fort Mill, South Carolina

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Announcement    Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop - I appreciate your interest in my project bags, Poke Me Nots and other knitting tools. ! I know you have lots of places to spend your hard earned money and truly appreciate your support!


Last updated on Oct 9, 2018

Thanks for visiting my Etsy shop - I appreciate your interest in my project bags, Poke Me Nots and other knitting tools. ! I know you have lots of places to spend your hard earned money and truly appreciate your support!


Jan Smiley

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Jan Smiley


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5 out of 5 stars
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  • pawlah2 on Aug 31, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Quality product that works beautifully.

  • RPC on Jan 11, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    These rings are so great, this is my second order, perfect for my dying projects :)

  • RPC on Dec 5, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great, arrived on time and well packaged, can't wait to use :)

  • FabricPrincess on Dec 1, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    shipped fast. great rings, perfect for dyeing and so much cheaper than I've found elsewhere

  • Denise on Apr 28, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I've been wanting this knitting tool kit for some time. I inquired and Jan was so accommodating putting together a special set for me. Shipping was quick and the items are nicely packaged. I'm already using my poke my not and trying to decide which bag to put the other items in. Thank you Jan.

  • Barbara on Feb 28, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I love my poke me not and would not consider knitting without using one. Don’t you just hate taking your project out of your bag and lose some stitches? This will prevent that happening.

  • DelawareJennie on Feb 19, 2020

    5 out of 5 stars

    I already had one of these Poke Me Nots. I love mine. But I had to pause the christening gown I’m knitting for the baby I’m expecting to knit hats and baby booties for the babies my 3 friends are having. I realized having a few more would really come in handy for when I have multiple projects on my needles. They came today, and Jan even included a tea bag. 💜 Tea and knitting certainly go together! Thank you, Jan!!!

  • Lisa on Sep 1, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    These are the only protectors that I use for my needles. They keep my fancy wood needles safe.

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  • DANA on Nov 11, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a beautiful bag! Nice quality fabric, sturdy and the bag holds its shape. Quality zipper. I started using it immediately!

  • Linda on Feb 24, 2019

    3 out of 5 stars

    Haven’t received this item but recd extra tubes with other order

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About JanBSmiley

Sales 1,212
On Etsy since 2014

Making Things. Its a necessity for me. I hope to create something that you love!

I've long been a sewist. Even while I in college, my Grandma Bode and I would collaborate on sewing projects. I still miss her.

Then patchwork. I couldn't get enough of sewing pieces of fabric together. I even published a quilting book : Focus on Batiks. When all the beds, walls, and shelves were covered with quilts, I started knitting again and remembered that back when I started quilting, I was also interested in spinning my own yarn.

Stay with me, it all comes together I promise.....

Knitting is a natural for me. My mother and older sister are knitters. None of us remembers when I actually learned to knit. I picked it back up again in college for a few years. For the last decade or so, it's been my main craft. Sweater knitting is my true passion.

So, I was knitting, and starting to spin. I wanted to meet more spinners and couldn't find a gathering place near me, so I started organizing spinning focused fiber retreats: the Carolina Fiber Frolic retreats (we'll celebrate our 10th anniversary retreat in 2019).

On several of the post-retreat questionnaires, people mentioned that they'd like to be able to purchase Carolina Fiber Frolic swag/project bags/etc. I thought that was a great idea and then it occurred to me "I know how to sew. I love fabric. I think I could do that for retreat attendees". So, I made limited edition hand sewn bags available at the next retreat.

To say that they were well received at the next retreat would be an understatement. I loved being back at my machine & sourcing interesting fabrics. I love bringing fabrics back as travel souvenirs and making bags to share with all of you.

My Etsy store grew very organically through all of my past experiences and present interests. Thanks for sticking with me as it all came full circle to bring us here together!

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