Minneapolis, Minnesota · 233 Sales


Minneapolis, Minnesota 233 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Last updated on Oct 18, 2014

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Rachel Koniar

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spitz2 on Mar 31, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you again for the awesome wool slippers! I'll order again when this pair get worn out.


jacquelia on Dec 18, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for these lovely pot holders. I love the way they fit in my hands.....perfect. Happy Holidays, Jackie

Anonymous on Jan 9, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful abstract sculpture. I love them! Fast shipping and great packaging. Thank you!

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Secret Snowbird Fiber Arts

When I was living in Duluth, Minnesota I learned how to knit. Knitting was a wonderful way to pass the time in a place that is snowy and wintery most of the year. I also love the way it connects me to local farms and the heritage of hand made textiles.

Every object in my shop starts as a loosely knit, formless fabric on two bamboo needles. After knitting and sewing any shaping that needs to be done, everything is processed through hot and cold water to felt the wool. After it has been thoroughly felted, everything is plunged in water again, and formed to it's final shape.

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    Rachel Koniar is an artist and educator living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When not knitting, she's busy painting and teaching elementary art.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 4, 2011
All artwork are original and from my own patterns. Each piece is hand knit and lovingly crafted. Felted pieces are carefully processed to conserve water and energy.

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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PayPal and personal check are accepted. Please send payment within 5 days or your order may be canceled. Funds must clear before items are shipped.
:::First Class or Priority:::
Items are shipped once a week via USPS or UPS. If you would like to upgrade to Priority mail, indicate this on the check out note. Then either add the additional amount to your payment, or I will send you a revised PayPal bill.

Upgrade to Priority: In the U.S. and Canada- add $4, Everywhere else- add $7

:::Local Orders:::
If you live in the Twin Cities area we can arrange a pick up. We meet at The Beat coffee shop in Uptown, Minneapolis and you save on shipping. Convo me and we'll work out details.

:::PDF Patterns:::
I will email you a PDF attachment after payment is complete. So be sure the *email address* you have on PayPal is the one you want it sent to! If you would like it sent to a different address, please indicate in the note space provided at check out.
Additional policies and FAQs
:::Alchemy Orders:::
Please see Request Custom Order on my main shop page.

:::Care of Artwork:::
Spot clean only, lukewarm water.

This pattern is for your personal use only. After purchase you are not licensed to distribute/sell copies or sell objects created from the pattern.

What is the difference between the Felted Nesting Bowl and Robin's Nesting Bowl patterns?
Wool. "Felted" uses Cascade 220 to make a smooth soft felt. "Robin's" uses Lopi Lite to create a fuzzy textured felt. However, the "Felted" pattern includes a few extra photos of ideas and some additional info on felting different colors.