tinasangoras

Tinas Angoras - Spinning Tools, Lapidary, Fiber Arts

4748 Sales

tinasangoras

Tinas Angoras - Spinning Tools, Lapidary, Fiber Arts

4748 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(2202)
Shop owner

Anne

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Announcement   We hope to be your source of hand-turned wooden spinning and knitting tools! I started by raising champion Satin Angora show rabbits, using their fiber for spinning - that activity led me to build my own lightweight spindles for spinning laceweight and the finest of fibers. I'm a retired military officer, and am now a part-time woodworker on my husband's family farm in NE Washington State, USA, making hand-turned spinning and fiber arts tools out of locally-sourced woods; I also make my small, stone-whorl drop spindles out of commercially-made stone beads and carved wooden shafts. I no longer have rabbits, due to family medical issues that require too much time away from home, but my fiber friends help keep me supplied with Angora fiber, if you need some!

We'd love to help you find the perfect spinning tool, and we always offer a 100% guarantee - we will fix your item if it ever breaks at our cost, we'll replace an item if you'd like, or we'll give you a 100% guarantee (full purchase price plus shipping costs)! Please note that our only negative feedback was given to us by a customer several days AFTER they were given a 100% refund after they felt our spindle did not spin to their satisfaction, so we realize that we can't satisfy everyone! And, if you aren't satisfied or can't find what you like, please look around Etsy, as there are so many lovely fiber arts suppliers here! God bless all of you in your fiber arts projects!

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2016

We hope to be your source of hand-turned wooden spinning and knitting tools! I started by raising champion Satin Angora show rabbits, using their fiber for spinning - that activity led me to build my own lightweight spindles for spinning laceweight and the finest of fibers. I'm a retired military officer, and am now a part-time woodworker on my husband's family farm in NE Washington State, USA, making hand-turned spinning and fiber arts tools out of locally-sourced woods; I also make my small, stone-whorl drop spindles out of commercially-made stone beads and carved wooden shafts. I no longer have rabbits, due to family medical issues that require too much time away from home, but my fiber friends help keep me supplied with Angora fiber, if you need some!

We'd love to help you find the perfect spinning tool, and we always offer a 100% guarantee - we will fix your item if it ever breaks at our cost, we'll replace an item if you'd like, or we'll give you a 100% guarantee (full purchase price plus shipping costs)! Please note that our only negative feedback was given to us by a customer several days AFTER they were given a 100% refund after they felt our spindle did not spin to their satisfaction, so we realize that we can't satisfy everyone! And, if you aren't satisfied or can't find what you like, please look around Etsy, as there are so many lovely fiber arts suppliers here! God bless all of you in your fiber arts projects!

Anne

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Anne

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2202)
Jeaneen Kish

Jeaneen Kish on Aug 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love the spindle! It is beautiful and I love the way it spins. Shipping was super fast. I really appreciated the added fiber as well. I will purchase from this shop again!

duchessb

duchessb on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely spindle, and seller included some beautiful roving to play with. Incredibly fast shipping!

duchessb

duchessb on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely item and incredibly fast shipping! Seller also included some beautiful roving.

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About

Irish Rose Woodcraft

After retiring from the military, my husband and I moved back to Washington state, to his family's farm. I began making spindles to help support my "Angora rabbit habit," and when my husband was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease and went on home dialysis, I decided to get serious about my Etsy store. It's named for a friend who originally was my Angora rabbit show partner, who has since found marriage and motherhood, so I now run "Tina's Angoras" with my husband, Merrill. We both are wood-turners, using our own mini-lathes (I use a Jet, and Merrill uses a Delta) to make spindles, spinning bowls, nostepinnes, and more!

Our woodshop was originally the farm's garage, so our cars are now outside, and we're just a few steps from our 100+ year old farmhouse in NE Washington State, USA. We specialize in spindles designed for finer fibers, mainly laceweight, as that fits my own preferences to spin Angora, alpaca, and fine wools! And, we like to recreate historically-correct spindles - we may not be very artistic in our wood-turning, but we try to be correct in our spindle styles, and love to help design that perfect spindle for our customers. As business grew, I acquired an Ashford wide drum carder, as I give out free samples of fiber to spindle customers - I now enjoy preparing raw fiber, including some basic hand-dyeing, and carding batts. I try to use more unusual fibers, as I get a bit tired of the same old fiber - I hope to get more people to try fibers such as Teeswater, Angora, and more! I no longer have my Angora rabbits, due to family care issues, but friends now have my lovely Angoras, so I can still enjoy their fiber!

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  • Anne

    Owner, Creator

    I'm a retired Army officer who is addicted to fiber arts! From raising champion Angora show rabbits, to simply working with fiber, I love to make hand-turned spinning and knitting tools for my retirement occupation, and also card fiber and spin!

  • Merrill

    Maker

    My husband, Merrill, is my main woodworker - I have almost no carpentry skills, so he prepares my wood "blanks" for me, getting wood cut into usable pieces to mount on the lathe. He also makes most of our spinning bowls.

  • Christine

    Assistant

    Christine is my sister-in-law, and lives in Bend, OR, where she works as a college professor of Botany and Biology. She's been a woodworker for many years, and is now a wood-turner for us!

  • Sharon Borgford

    Creator

    Sharon is a life-long resident of northeastern Washington. She grew up on a farm, and her interest in art and natural sciences led to a bachelor's degree in earth sciences/geology and her artistic skill as a lapidary, jewelry artist, and painter.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 13, 2015
Welcome to Tina's Angoras, your source for quality spinning tools at a reasonable price, plus fiber!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
We'll accept money orders, checks, or PayPal. Washington state tax is included in the sales price.
Shipping
I try to ship within 1 business day following orders for items in stock. My husband is a transplant patient, so we have frequent medical appointments that sometimes require hospitalization - if this occurs, I will contact buyers to ensure that they approve any shipping delays that might occur, and will refund 100% if the delay is unacceptable to the customer. So far, we've not had more than a day or 2 delay due to medical issues.
Refunds and Exchanges
100% guarantee - a full refund if you're not satisfied, or if the item arrives damaged!