tinasangoras

Tinas Angoras - Spinning Tools, Lapidary, Watercolors

5099 Sales

tinasangoras

Tinas Angoras - Spinning Tools, Lapidary, Watercolors

5099 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Note from shop owner We're on a short trip, and I'll re-open my Etsy store on Tuesday, 8/22/17! I apologize for any inconvenience.

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Last updated on Aug 19, 2017

We're on a short trip, and I'll re-open my Etsy store on Tuesday, 8/22/17! I apologize for any inconvenience.

Anne

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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!

Shop members

  • 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.

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

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We'll accept money orders, checks, or PayPal. Washington state tax is included in the sales price.
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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.
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100% guarantee - a full refund if you're not satisfied, or if the item arrives damaged!