TinkerCreekHandknits

Natural fibers only...wool, alpaca and organic cotton.

Virginia, United States · 5 Sales

TinkerCreekHandknits

Natural fibers only...wool, alpaca and organic cotton.

Virginia, United States 5 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Welcome to Tinker Creek Handknits. I am busy knitting cabled hats, fingerless gloves, and making pom poms! I am in full "fall mode" now and I'm excited to share my handknit accessories and the patterns I use to make them. New in the shop: matching cabled hat and mitts in the color gray.

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Last updated on Aug 13, 2016

Welcome to Tinker Creek Handknits. I am busy knitting cabled hats, fingerless gloves, and making pom poms! I am in full "fall mode" now and I'm excited to share my handknit accessories and the patterns I use to make them. New in the shop: matching cabled hat and mitts in the color gray.

Lisa Uotinen

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Lisa Uotinen

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Deborah Williamson

Deborah Williamson on Jun 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love this well-made slouchy knit hat! I ordered the red which is a perfect pop of color for me ( a "blue-red"--not an "orange-red") with my black and gray sweaters and jackets. The original design and wool material feels soft and light--not itchy or heavy. Thank you!

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More wool head bands and ear warmers are on the way, since I can't seem to stop making them. They're made of super chunky wool yarn, knit with small needles, making the band tightly knit, and really warm. I've been adding them to the shop every few days!
Head Wraps, Head Bands. Ear Warmers. Hair Bands. These are all names for the wooly bands I've been making for fall and winter fashion! Just listed the one above, a black wool ear warmer to look great and keep you warm! Come visit the shop!
Lots of photoshoots are happening at Tinker Creek Handknits as we bring out the cabled knits - matching hats and mitts - and list them in the shop! Amie (my 13 year old) has been taking a lot of pictures for the shop and insisted on a shot with our cat.
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I design handknits made with natural fibers, primarily wool, alpaca and organic cotton.

I learned to knit 20 years ago, while working at lovely Colonial Williamsburg as a musician, actress and guide in the reconstructed 18th century capitol of Virginia, USA.

While working there, I wore a variety of 18th century costumes. Some of my dresses were made especially for me, all from natural fiber materials that would have actually been used in the 18th century. Wool was a main ingredient in everything from cloaks, scarves, stockings and even dresses. I began to notice that my wool garments not only kept me warm, but were lightweight, durable, and kept their shape. And they were comfortable!

Fast forward 5 years, when I began to have children. I noticed that I could not find wool clothing for babies/toddlers in the stores here in the "real" Virginia. Cotton, yes, lots of synthetics, yes, but what about natural wool fibers, which had served me so well in Williamsburg?

Later, I began designing handknits and writing my own knitting patterns. This became my passion, especially when my children actually liked the products and wanted to wear them!

I love the challenge of using natural fibers to create original designs that are classic yet contemporary for kids, tweens, teens and adults. I design and knit all the hats, gloves and ear warmers in my shop with input from my 3 daughters, ages 11, 13 and 15.

When you choose to buy a product made from natural fibers, you're choosing to support a sustainable, environmentally-friendly industry. If you buy a handknit from me, you are also choosing to support those who handcraft natural fiber garments right here in the United States, including the costume designers at Colonial Williamsburg! And for that, I thank you! I hope you enjoy looking around my shop, and please contact me with any questions or comments you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

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