Announcement   I learned to knit, crochet and make jewelry by the time I was nineteen. For many years they were separate pastimes until I started making fiber arts related clasps, closures and tewelry (jewelry that doubles as knitting/crochet tools). In the past year I learned to spin with a spinning wheel. No other craft has the calming ability like spinning!
Although I have sold my jewelry for over forty years from a shop or home studio, etsy has given me the chance to sell world wide without the tyrany of the "open" sign.

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2015

I learned to knit, crochet and make jewelry by the time I was nineteen. For many years they were separate pastimes until I started making fiber arts related clasps, closures and tewelry (jewelry that doubles as knitting/crochet tools). In the past year I learned to spin with a spinning wheel. No other craft has the calming ability like spinning!
Although I have sold my jewelry for over forty years from a shop or home studio, etsy has given me the chance to sell world wide without the tyrany of the "open" sign.

Leslie Wind

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How I went from poor student to good teacher.

I was not happy in a normal school setting. Long before all those learning labels came to be I just knew I felt trapped in a standard classroom. And I resented my creativity. Now I feel it is the best gift I have been given. In teaching I am careful to be a cheerleader for the more creatively timid while staying out of the way of those who take the ball and run!
After more than forty years of making and selling I have now closed my studio to the public (except by appointment) to make space to experiment and play in new directions. This time around I am able to be less self judgmental and more trusting of the process. I am both grateful and excited to have this opportunity. Etsy gives me the platform to share the results world wide.

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  • Leslie Wind

    Owner, Maker, Owner/maker/designer

    I have crocheted and knitted since my teens and started jewelry making right after leaving my freshman year of college. Putting all my favorite things together, I now make clasps and closures for knitters, crocheters and weavers and teach workshops for those who like to make their own. I come from the perspective of keeping the workshops simple in tool requirements. The student is also free to experiment and make a shawl pin, tea stirrer, ornament, etc.

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