Old School Handwovens and Fossil Creek Fibers

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Old School Handwovens and Fossil Creek Fibers

18 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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I'm a fiber addict and self reliant type who decided I could produce my own wool and weave cloth myself like the Colonials once did.

The shop was born out of a need to share and create my hand spun, handwoven textiles.

Using 18th and 19th century weaving looms and spinning wheels, I determined to aid in preserving the history and knowledge of how to produce one's own textiles without need of modern technology.

As an independant and self-reliant type who reasons that if the Colonials could produce magnificent as well as utilitarian textiles with far less sophisticated tools than we currently posess, than I can too!

Setting out to use the same tools as our forefathers, the journey has caused me to learn and grow along the way, but still remain true to my original goal of creating textiles from raw wool to finished rug, blanket, saddle blanket or whatever the need demands.

I shear, husband, and watch over the flock of registered purebred Finnsheep that comprise our flock, and cannot imagine life without them.

Having been told my pesonality is classed as" idealistic dreamer" I have learned that yes, I am and it works for me. Without this personality I wouldn't have arrived at this most satisfying and blessed of lifestyles!

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  • Old School Handwovens

    Owner, Shepherd, Hand Spinner, Weaver

    Nestled in the mountains of Cental New York, Old School Handwovens is a small one woman operation. When not lambing and shearing, April - Septeber, I spin and weave, September - March. New listings will be offered during our production time.

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Last updated on April 11, 2011
Thank You for chosing Old School Handwovens and Fossil Creek Fibers!

Your item is homegrown on our small farm in Central New York. Using fibers from Finnsheep that we have raised, I work with a local fiber mill, supporting other New York State family run agricultural business, and use my own fiber in my handwoven textiles.

My fiber mill does not use chemicals in processing the wool. Our sheep are raised naturally, fed everything they need to meet their nutritional requirements while growing fleece and lambs, and are well loved by us.
We are proud to be American, buy American and give back to our fellow farmers in our Community.
You can find us at the Homer Farmers' Market from May through October where we sell USDA lamb, fleeces, rovings, yarn and hand woven items to return customers, fellow vendors and all new customers we enjoy meeting each seasons.
Right now ( April ) is shearing time on our farm and I am enjoying shearing the animals, collecting the fleeces and daydreaming about what they will become.

Fossil Creek Farm
Old School Handwovens
Central NY
fossilcreekfarm [!at] yahoo.com

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Returns and exchanges
Returns - Returns accepted if the item is returned in original condition at the buyers expense. You may exchange or accept store credit, no cash returns.
I am required to pay sales tax therefore I will charge 8% sales tax on all items.

I accept Paypal, credit cards ( through Paypal ) and personal checks. Item ships upon clearing of funds.
Shipping - I mail items twice a week - Monday and Thursday. If you have a special need please let me know and I will do my best to accomodate you.
Postage is buyers responsibility.
Generally I use boxes that have been recycled, its kinder on the environment but if you prefer a new box please specify. The extra cost will be buyers expense.
I include delivery confirmation and insurance at my expense to ensure the transaction reaches its final destination.
I will ship internationally though my info states I only ship in the US. All fees associated with duties, tarriffs, postage are buyers responsibility.