LuneDeNacre

Handknit with love from natural fibers

Luynes, France | 176 Sales

LuneDeNacre

Handknit with love from natural fibers

Luynes, France 176 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (67)

Announcement   All my products are entirely handmade in my little home studio in the beautiful Loire Valley, France. I only choose natural and/or organic materials for yarns (wool, merinos, alpaca, mohair, cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, hemp…) and other supplies (buttons made of wood, glass, mother-of-pearl, ceramic, bone and horn, stone…)

Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.

Thank you for visiting !

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 23, 2016

All my products are entirely handmade in my little home studio in the beautiful Loire Valley, France. I only choose natural and/or organic materials for yarns (wool, merinos, alpaca, mohair, cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, hemp…) and other supplies (buttons made of wood, glass, mother-of-pearl, ceramic, bone and horn, stone…)

Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.

Thank you for visiting !

Sandrine Froument-Taliercio

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About

Between tradition et modernity

Lune de Nacre story :
My academic background has nothing to do with knitting ! (I obtained a degree in international trade, then a PhD in ancient history). When my first child was born, I set aside research in favor of the life of a craftswoman. I founded Lune de Nacre (Pearlescent Moon Studio) soon after. I learned the basics of knitting with my mother when I was 4 ½ years old and more complicated techniques (like knitting in the round seamless gloves, mittens and socks or cable knitting) with my grandmother a few years later. I also read many books of knitting technics, I love to learn new techniques and continue to perfect my practice. Knitting is a passion and I find it always magical to create a garment only from needles and skeins, and then ship it to a distant country to bring warmth to another human who shares my values regarding handmade, natural materials and small business.

Workshop :
My workshop is a room in our house. Until the middle of the nineteenth century, it was part of a sheepfold. Today, it is still filled with wool, but rather in the form of balls or skeins ! Through the window, I can see part of our field behind our house. In the background, our large permaculture-led vegetable garden and our fruit trees. In the foreground, the meadow where our sheep graze, and two magnificent old trees : a robin tree which embalms the garden in spring, and an immense spruce with a red grape vine climbing the trunk... I rise early to work, and every morning I see the sun rising over this landscape. It’s always a wonder...

Creation process
I create garments and accessories for adults, infants & toddlers, and home accessories too. All my products are entirely handmade. I only choose natural and/or organic materials for yarns (wool, merinos, alpaca, mohair, cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, hemp…) and other supplies (buttons made of wood, glass, mother-of-pearl, ceramic, bone and horn, stone…). I find my supplies all over the world.
I chose to limit myself to a palette of neutral colors, similar to those found in an Icelandic landscape : dark blue - medium blue - ice blue - light gray - medium gray - dark gray - black - chocolate brown – caffe latte - light beige - off-white, sometimes with a moss green, a pale gray pink and a dark violet.
My sources of inspiration are varied : I like the purity of line of ancient Japan clothes, the simplicity of the forms and the beauty of the materials of the Scandinavian products, the magic of the Celtic motifs and legends, the creativity of the nomadic clothes all over the world. All these cultures share beautiful spiritual traditions (often animistic) and strong links with natural elements.

Creation process of a piece of knitwear is always a long time task :
- first sketches in my notebook, with pencils and watercolor pens.
- swatching (experiments with the yarn and various needle sizes to obtain the best look and feel for the garnment, and to calculate the gauge (how many stitches and rows to the inch)
- drafting (planning the pattern of the garnment in several sizes) with knitting graph paper, knitting calculator and my computer
- hand knitting (about 60 hours for a man sweater, between 10 and 20 hours for a baby sweater…)
- steam blocking
- assembling (pieces are hand sewn together with a yarn needle)
- finishing (buttons bands and collars knitting, buttons sewing, ends weaving…)

Places of sale :
In addition to this online shop, I also take part in craft markets in France, during which I sometimes run knitting workshops. I also sell some of my creations in shops or art galleries, in France or elsewhere in Europe.

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  • Sandrine Froument-Taliercio

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Shop policies

Last updated on September 26, 2018
Welcome to Lune de Nacre (Pearlescent Moon)

All my products are entirely handmade in my little home studio in the beautiful Loire Valley, France. I only choose natural and/or organic materials for yarns (wool, merinos, alpaca, mohair, cashmere, silk, cotton, linen, hemp…) and other supplies (buttons made of wood, glass, mother-of-pearl, ceramic, bone and horn, stone…)

Some of my items are already knit and ready to ship. Other are made to order. Thank you to check in the product sheet if the item you want can be shipped directly or if you have to wait a certain time for it to be made for you.

Please don't forget to read the shop policies before purchasing !

Feel free to contact me with any questions or requests.

Thank you for visiting !

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Your satisfaction is very important to me. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact me imediately, and we will find together a solution.

You can return “ready to ship” items to me within 21 working days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price less shipping charges. Please convo me before returning any item for proper processing. Returned pieces must be never worn and in their original condition. Buyers are responsible for all return shipping charges.

“Made to order” items are a final sale.
Payment
For ready-to-ship items, your purchase will be shipped upon receipt of the money order. For made-to-order items, work will begin when payment is received, and I will ship your item as soon as I am finished making it (please see individual listings for time details). I will contact you the day I ship your item(s).


FREE LAYAWAY POLICY :

You would really like to buy one or many of my items, but don't have all the money right now ?

I offfer a free layaway plan for any purchase over EUR 150 (excluding shipping). You can reserve one item or a combination of items.

A non-refundable down payment of minimum 25 % of the price is required, then the rest of the payment can be paid in up to 6 payments weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly over a individual period but maximum for 120 days.

Please note that I hold the item(s) so that others customers cannot purchase it, but that I won’t ship the item(s) or begin a custom order until the purchase is paid in full.

If the customer fails to make payments on time or cancels the layaway plan, the merchandise is returned to inventory and the customer forfeits all payments to date.

Payment method : Paypal

Thank you to contact me first by message if you want to use this opportunity, in order to find together the best solution for you. No fee is required at any time, it is only a way for me to offer a payment facility.


HOW DOES IT WORK ? :
1) Firstly choose the item(s) you want to purchase in my shop. You can reserve one item or a combination of items

2) Send me a message in order we can discuss and create a payment schedule that works the best for you

3) I will then edit in the “Custom” section of my shop a first listing (down payment), in which I will mention all the details of our agreement and also your additional listings, for the amount of the down payment and following payments. (you can favorite these listings !)

4) Then, 3 days before each due date I will reminder you par mail. If you wish to pay any of the payments sooner than agreed, or pay a greater amount on any payment, you can mail me and I'll update the listing accordingly

5) If you do not make a payment on time, but still wish to hold your item, please contact me, in order we can find a solution together

6) If at any time I have no news for 15 days after the first missed payment, then I will assume that you no longer want to purchase the item on layaway, I will restock the item and all payments made will be forfeited. If layaway is cancelled all payments are forfeited also.
Shipping
I’m always happy to combine postage costs for multiple purchases : please contact me for a price. I ship worldwide on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by French Postal Service (La Poste) as soon as possible after payment being received.

If your Paypal and Etsy addresses are different, please let me know which one is the correct one. If your Etsy address does not match your Paypal address, items will be shipped to your Etsy address If an item is sent to a incorrect address, I cannot be held responsible if you do not receive this item.

I pack my items carefully and do my best to ensure safe delivery to their destination. I’m always trying to reduce my impact on the environment, so I use as few packaging and shipping materials as possible (bubble mailers for small items and clean recycled cardboard boxes for larger orders).

When you make a purchase, I will contact you directly to confirm I have received your order and provide you with the shipping date and the tracking information if you chose the option.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Small items (package less than 3 cm high) are sent in bubble mailers, via International Letter (wich includes no tracking or insurance). If you want your package to be trackable, additional shiping costs will apply. Please contact me for more details.
Heavier items are sent in carboard boxes via Colissimo (insurance, proof of mailing, tracking, delivery times 3-8 working days, delivery with signature).
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome. Please drop me a note if you have an idea for something special !