JensTangledThreads

Eco-friendly Dryer Balls and Cozy Fashion Accessories

Minnesota, United States · 507 Sales

JensTangledThreads

Eco-friendly Dryer Balls and Cozy Fashion Accessories

Minnesota, United States 507 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to Jen's Tangled Threads, where you can find everything knit and crochet, from eco-friendly dryer balls and grocery bags to cozy boot cuffs and fashionable cowls.

All ready to ship items are shipped within 1-2 business days. My current processing time for custom items is 1-2 weeks. If you need something sooner, please contact me. Please check processing times carefully when ordering.

Free domestic shipping on all orders over $50! Use coupon code SHIP50 at checkout.

Please feel free to contact me if you see something you like, but are interested in another color. I will do my best to find the color you want.

Everything is handcrafted by me in a smoke free home. I do have 2 cats, but they are not allowed to play with yarn.

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2016

Welcome to Jen's Tangled Threads, where you can find everything knit and crochet, from eco-friendly dryer balls and grocery bags to cozy boot cuffs and fashionable cowls.

All ready to ship items are shipped within 1-2 business days. My current processing time for custom items is 1-2 weeks. If you need something sooner, please contact me. Please check processing times carefully when ordering.

Free domestic shipping on all orders over $50! Use coupon code SHIP50 at checkout.

Please feel free to contact me if you see something you like, but are interested in another color. I will do my best to find the color you want.

Everything is handcrafted by me in a smoke free home. I do have 2 cats, but they are not allowed to play with yarn.

Jen Anderson

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Back in stock. Hurry now before they run out! The best dishcloths you will ever buy
Just got these gorgeous pictures back from the photographer on this wool Infinity scarf.

About

Yarn, Yarn, and More Yarn

Tangled Threads is about perception. It is the beginning, middle, and continuation of my journey through the world of crochet and knitting. It is the artistic and deliberate tangling of yarn into beautiful, functional accessories for you and your home. From cozy boot cuffs and coordinating keyhole scarves to eco-friendly dryer balls and reusable grocery bags, each piece is lovingly handcrafted and methodically tangled for your enjoyment.

Crocheting and knitting are more than just hobbies for me. A tiny piece of my heart goes into each piece I make. I am the mother to a wonderfully thoughtful young man who dances competitively. During the school year, I am often running from work to pick him up at school, then straight to the dance studio where he dances for at least an hour, four days a week. I spend this time at the dance studio not only cheering him on and watching him do what he loves, but I bring my yarn and I work on my current project. This downtime is what I need to reset my brain and get ready to be a provider for him. It is just the two of us and every moment we have is precious. Joshua helps me in my shop when he can, whether it is picking out a yarn color at the local craft store, or helping me find vintage buttons at antique shops.

Jen’s Tangled Threads started shortly after I learned to crochet in 2007. I’ve always been the type of person who can’t just do one thing at a time. My brain is always going. To help relax, I would cross-stitch in the evenings while watching TV. However, cross-stitch was very restrictive for me. I do not have the ability to draw or differentiate between different shades of a color so I could make my own patterns. I turned to crochet because I could make one item, and the next time, I could change one thing about the pattern and it was completely different and new.

Crocheting and knitting didn’t come easy. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and, being a perfectionist, if I made a mistake in the pattern, I had to frog (or tear out) entire sections of a project until I came to the mistake. This often led to impossibly tangled balls of yarn. After tearing out a pattern, before I could move forward, I forced myself to untangle that mess of yarn and wind it back into a ball I could use. Thus, Tangled Threads.

Today, Tangled Threads has many meanings for me today. It is the purposeful tangling of yarn to create beautiful pieces for my customers. It is the patience I learn when I am untangling a ball of yarn after finding a mistake. It is the hours I spent working with the yarn to create some of my own patterns. Finally, it is the people I have met on my journey through craft shows and my customers.

I look forward to working with you to create a beautiful product you will love. I love playing with new yarn to and trying new patterns. If you are looking for a something not listed in my shop, please contact me at jenstangledthreads [at] gmail.com

You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter with the links to the right. I am also on Pinterest (JTangledThreads) and Instagram (@Jenstangledthreads)

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  • Jen Anderson

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I taught myself to crochet and knit using books and YouTube. I recently started designing my own patterns and I have a notebook full of ideas. My favorite tools in addition to yarn and my hooks are a glass of wine and a good tv show.

  • Josh

    Color Coordinator, Button Selector

    This is my 14 year old son. He is a gifted dancer and helps me pick out yarn colors. Recently he has been promoted to button selector - he helps pick out which buttons to use on certain products.

  • Huggy Bear

    Cat And Bedtime Reminder, Package Inspector

    Huggy is one of my two cats. When it is time for bed, he will jump up into the recliner and stare at me until I shut everything down. Lately he has been following me into my office to inspect packages before they are sent.

  • Starsky

    Cat, Guardian Of The Yarn

    Starsky is my other cat. He is aloof and rarely crawls into my lap while I am crocheting. His primary duty is to keep Huggy busy and happy and off my crocheting blanket, keeping it fur free. Neither cat plays with the yarn.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 3, 2015
Thank you for stopping by my shop. If you find something you would like, but I currently do not have the color listed, please contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit card payments. Payment must be received in full before I begin any project, including custom orders. If you would like to cancel your order, please contact me within 24 hours. After 24 hours, I will ship all ready to ship items and begin work on made to order items.
Shipping
I will ship USPS with a delivery confirmation number on all domestic orders. Once I have sent the item, I will send you the confirmation number. Please let me know if you have not received your item within a week, except for international shipping.

If ordering more than one item, I will put all items in 1 package, if possible.

International Buyers – Please contact me for shipping costs. I will work with you as much as possible to get you the best rate for your money. Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to buying. I do not lie on customs forms. Don't ask. It is a $10,000 fine per infraction, and/or 5 years in jail. And they don't allow me to crochet in jail.
Refunds and Exchanges
If the product does not meet with your expectations, I will create a new item for you once the old item is returned to me, at the buyer's expense. I will then send the new item for free. If the item still does not meet with your expectations, a full refund will be issued once the item is returned to me at the buyer's expense.

There are no refunds on digital downloads.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do accept requests for custom orders. Please send me a request. I will reserve a special listing for you and payment must be received before I make the item.

I do have two cats, but have a smoke free home.