stitch markers, niddy noddies, handdyed fiber & yarn

Herndon, Virginia
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Announcement    Welcome to my little shop, filled with my whimsical stitch markers, note cards, hand-dyed yarns and fiber, and my Skein-it adjustable niddy noddies. You’ll also find some fun gifts for knitters and sheep lovers, and who knows what else...all hand made by me, for you!


Last updated on Mar 8, 2019

Welcome to my little shop, filled with my whimsical stitch markers, note cards, hand-dyed yarns and fiber, and my Skein-it adjustable niddy noddies. You’ll also find some fun gifts for knitters and sheep lovers, and who knows what else...all hand made by me, for you!


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About needleclicksEtc

Sales 8,303
On Etsy since 2011

adding a little whimsy to your wips!

I love color and whimsy. I love to knit. I love to make things. Silly little ideas get trapped in my imagination and I release them through my stitch markers, yarns and fibers. It may sound a bit crazy, but it works for me, and it makes me quite happy!

As a small child, I always loved to draw and color. I learned to sew when I was 12. In college I was inspired to learn how to knit by a very cool reindeer sweater my best friend‘s mom had made for me. Almost 40 years later I still have it, though sadly it doesn’t fit me any more…that beloved sweater was the inspiration for my sweater stitch markers.

needleclicksEct was born out of my love to create. For me it is the perfect combination for my love of drawing, coloring, and all things fiber-liscious. The thought of my little doodles dancing on so many knitters’ needles truly makes me smile every day.

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  • Shafer Dobry

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I truly love what I do, am so very grateful that so many fellow fiber enthusiasts appreciate my sense of whimsy.

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
I have been creating things for as long as I can remember. I love to knit, play with fiber and color, doodle, and try to figure out how things work so I can do it myself.

I just love what I do, and hopefully you will, too.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Hopefully you'll love what you order, but in the event you are not pleased, you must contact me within 3 days of receipt of your item. Any returned items must be in original condition. A refund of the purchase price less shipping, will be made upon receipt. Insurance and delivery confirmation are suggested for any return.
No refunds will be made for patterns.
No returns or refunds allowed for face masks
I accept payment by Paypal or credit card. If you are paying by Paypal or credit card, payment is expected at the time you order. If you are paying by check through Paypal, your purchase will not ship until your check has cleared.
Your package will ship to the address provided by your payment method unless you notify me with alternate instructions. 6% sales tax will be added for residents of Virginia
Free shipping is available for orders of $35 or more. Method of free delivery service will be USPS First Class Mail when possible. Shipping is estimated using the weight to ship an individual item with packaging, so occasionally an order of multiple items will indicate Priority Shipping when it actually still meets the weight limits for First Class. If you would like to upgrade to Priority Mail, please contact me.

US orders - USPS First Class; Delivery Confirmation will be provided.

US orders - Priority Shipping is available as an upgrade once an item is in your cart.

CANADA / ALL OTHER INTERNATIONAL orders - USPS First Class International;Delivery confirmation is provided for shipments when available. Items CANNOT be designated as gifts, a brief description of the contents is required on the customs form. Customer responsible for any related customs fees, taxes, etc.

It's tough to always be accurate in shipping estimates. Occasionally the rate may be quite off, which may result in a refund to you, or a request for additional funds from me. The shipping charges include a small amount to cover time and packing materials.

I ship as soon as possible after receipt of payment, generally within 3 days.
If you don't see your location listed, please feel free to convo me for shipping information.
I do not use a buyer's personal information for any purpose other than fulfilling orders and providing customer service. This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of stitch markers, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services.
I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.
I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

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Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Shafer Dobry, am the data controller of your personal information.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at shafer.dobry[!at]
Alternately, you may mail me at:
Shafer Dobry, 12812 Tewksbury DR, Herndon, VA 20171, USA