OldSaltCraftCo

knit hats, socks, & accessories - free U.S. shipping!

Saugerties, New York | 14 Sales

OldSaltCraftCo

knit hats, socks, & accessories - free U.S. shipping!

Saugerties, New York 14 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Note from shop owner Old Salt is temporarily closed while I rethink my life.

Thanks,
Amanda

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Last updated on Jul 20, 2018

Old Salt is temporarily closed while I rethink my life.

Thanks,
Amanda

Amanda Hinski

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I make these with repurposed fabric that otherwise would end up in a landfill (gross), and I hand paint the wood beads myself. Nothing subtle about these bold pieces! Due to the recycled materials, quantities are limited, so hurry while they last!

About

What the heck is an "Old Salt?"

When I was a kid, my mom and dad – I’m an only child – used to take me to Ocean City, New Jersey during the summer. We’d pack up our blue Chevy Astro van and spend entire weekends on the beach and in the ocean, enjoying nights in our little “camper.” My dad, a sailor himself, used to point out the “old salts” who seemed to waste away on the powder blue benches along the board walk – crusty old sailors, with yellow beards, faces like road maps, and woolen hats.

I was often permitted to buy one small souvenir during most visits, and I guess because I sensed Dad’s admiration for the old salts, I often preferred to make my souvenir selection at a shop called “Old Salt” despite its lack of toys or hermit crabs or any of the various items available for purchase at the dozens of stores actually intended for children. Old Salt is out of business now (I checked), and sadly my dad never lived long enough to become an Old Salt himself. But I can still remember how my artsy streak got its start – sitting in that little camper, at a table that could also be turned into a bed, as seagulls called out and the salt air wafted through the windows, I would pass the time drawing stick figures and cats and unicorns on paper plates. A few art classes and some knitting lessons from my best friend (and LOTS of YouTube tutorials) later, and I suppose that’s how Old Salt Craft Co. came to be

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  • Amanda

    Owner, Creator

    Ahoy! Name’s Amanda. I live in the Hudson Valley of New York state. I knit and paint – both of which I’ve been doing since I was a kid, and I dabble in a few other mediums too. But, if I could do only one thing at all, it would be reading!

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Most of my knitted items are easy to care for. However, some items may contain real wool and will require extra care. Every knitted item I sell will have care instructions listed in the product description as well as on the tag that you'll receive when your order arrives. If you have questions please contact me first, as wool is heat sensitive and can "felt," which is irreversible. It's worth the extra care to be cozy and warm!

Custom and personalized orders

If you see something you like but would prefer a special size or a different color that is not listed, please message me and I'll see what our options are. You deserve to be cozy and warm - without compromising!

Unfortunately, I cannot exchange or return custom orders, and I do require an additional fee for extra materials and increased labor.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I'm happy to gift wrap and include a note from you at no charge. Just please message me and let me know what you'd like the note to say. If I do not receive notification that the item is a gift, I do include a price receipt in all orders.

Wholesale availability

If your business seems like a good fit for my brand, I typically offer a 40-50% discount for wholesale depending on order size. If you are in the Hudson Valley, I will consider 30% commission at your brick and mortar store for your first order.

Message me to see if it makes sense for us to do business together!