TheWoollyTangle

Knitwear, knitting and crochet supplies, wire jewellery

Bangor, United Kingdom · 966 Sales

TheWoollyTangle

Knitwear, knitting and crochet supplies, wire jewellery

Bangor, United Kingdom 966 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Knitted wire jewellery, knitwear, stitch markers, knitting and crochet bags. All handmade in the UK.
15% off selected stitch markers, for a limited time only!

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2018

Knitted wire jewellery, knitwear, stitch markers, knitting and crochet bags. All handmade in the UK.
15% off selected stitch markers, for a limited time only!

Tanya Hardman

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Tanya Hardman

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Back in stock; gorgeous heart stitch markers. Superlight & great for all knitting projects.
New in today; super bright and colourful flamingos on a bag large enough to hold all your knit & crochet goodies!
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About

The Woolly Tangle; knitted things & things for knitters.

I've always been a creative sort of body but I didn't really find my niche until I picked up a pair of needles while expecting my first son. Over the last few years I've taught myself a lot about knitting, including how to get out of an almighty tangle!

I first came across knitted jewellery years ago, buying some earrings from a craft fair. After learning how to knit I found myself thinking 'I could do that'. I realise this is a bad habit that all knitters have. It somehow leaves us unable to finish a project and be happy, or to just enjoy someone else's work! Somehow we're always thinking 'I could it better' or 'what if it were stripy'? I sat on this thought for quite a while and then we lost my mother in law to cancer.

She spent a large part of her life as a teacher, but loved all manner of crafting. Never getting the time to do it, all we heard was 'when I retire I'll . . . '. She never got her long wished for retirement. I learnt that there's little point thinking 'when the kids are older' or 'when I'm feeling braver'.

Having taken the plunge, I've found how much I love creating things. For the jewellery, I get my inspiration anywhere. I can see what I want to create. Being able to create that thing isn't always easy! Wire doesn't knit the same as wool. Somehow though that's part of the challenge. Knitting accessories are made up based on my needs as a knitter. Woolly accessories based on keeping the cold at bay, as well as looking lovely.

Once I'm happy with the shape of my jewellery, I knit up a test piece. This then has to put up with a full on product test run through my, often unglamourous, life as a stay at home mum. It has to put up with the shopping, chores, dog walks, playground runs and generally being attacked by my rather over enthusiastic youngest son. Hopefully having come through all that, they'll put up with nearly anything and can go on to bring joy into your lives.

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I'm very happy to accept custom orders. I'll work with you to create something individual you'll love. Once the work is agreed, I will require payment in full before any work starts. This does mean however, that your item will be straight on it's way to you once I'm finished.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All jewellery items are mounted on card, wrapped in tissue paper & placed into a handmade envelope. They will come out to you in a cardboard postal box for safety. All other items will be tissue wrapped & either posted in a box or jiffy envelope, whichever is most suitable.

Postage Services

All items are posted out through Royal Mail using first class post for UK mainland items and International Standard airmail for international orders. These services do not include tracking as standard. If you would like the option of having your parcel posted with tracking please message me. This significantly increases the costs of posting which is why I do not automatically include it.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am currently working on reducing the amount of single use plastic that I use in packaging my orders. Currently orders are wrapped in tissue paper and sent in a poly mailer bag, jiffy envelope or cardboard box, whichever is more suitable. I'm looking at alternatives to poly mailers which are kinder to our planet. This FAQ will be updated once I have made sure that the alternatives I am considering will protect your order as well as the planet.

If you have any queries about packing then please do get in touch.