westlakeknits

hand knits, fibres, and natural dyes made in Canada

Toronto, Canada · 1231 Sales

westlakeknits

hand knits, fibres, and natural dyes made in Canada

Toronto, Canada 1231 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Thanks so much for visiting Westlake to check out my hand knit hats, headbands, cowls, knitting kits, and natural dyes. I'm very excited to have just launched my line of naturally dyed fibres, which combines my love of knitting with my passion for plants. Take a look in the Hand Dyed Yarn shop section!

My original knitting patterns are now only available on Ravelry. See them here: www.ravelry.com/stores/westlake-knits

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

All the best,
Kerri

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 31, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting Westlake to check out my hand knit hats, headbands, cowls, knitting kits, and natural dyes. I'm very excited to have just launched my line of naturally dyed fibres, which combines my love of knitting with my passion for plants. Take a look in the Hand Dyed Yarn shop section!

My original knitting patterns are now only available on Ravelry. See them here: www.ravelry.com/stores/westlake-knits

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

All the best,
Kerri

Kerri Westlake

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The root of the madder plant, once it's at least 5 years old, can produce beautiful shades of red in the dye pot.
Indigo dyed cotton oxidizing on the clothesline. Once you pull the fabric from the dye vat, watch them turn from yellow green to indigo blue when they come into contact with oxygen!
Knitting up a headband in our baby llama yarn in the Cloud colourway.
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About

A Life of Fibre Love

As a child, I spent most of my time dressed in a pioneer costume in my log cabin playhouse in the backyard.  While my friends played with Pogs and Barbies, I’d make ink from lamp black and walnut shells, churn butter and grow wheat. My grandma gave me my first knitting lesson at six. Today, though I’ve tried many other things, from pastry-chefing to painting movie sets, I still find I’m happiest when I’m close to the garden.  When I’m not tending to my edibles and flowers, I have found fulfillment as the creator, designer and knitter behind Westlake. I hand-dye natural-fibre yarns in steaming pots of custom-mixed colour and use skills rooted in tradition to produce thoughtfully-crafted wearables. Inspired by the challenge of a medium seen as old-fashioned, I design simple, chic pieces for the modern wanderer who still has a wool-clad toe in the past.  The soft yarns and muted neutrals and jewel-tones of my colour palette recall nature, enveloping the wearer in the shelter of the garden, even as they step into icy streets.

Please don`t hesitate to get in touch with questions, comments, concerns or custom orders at info[@]westlakeknits.ca or by convo-ing me!

WEBSITE: westlakeknits.ca
KNITTING PATTERNS: ravelry.com/stores/westlake-knits
INSTRAGRAM: instagram.com/westlakeknits#

Shop members

  • Kerri Westlake

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitter

    I'm the creator of Westlake Designs, a line of premium hand knits made from natural materials. I design thoughtfully crafted staple pieces for the modern wanderer who needs to keep warm. I love games, karaoke, and crafts of any kind.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 6, 2017
Thanks for your interest in my collection of simple hand knit accessories, naturally dyed yarns, and locally made tools for makers.

I hope that the following sections will answer all of your questions, but if not, please feel free to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
If for some reason you aren't satisfied with your hand knit Westlake piece, please contact me and I will do my very best to resolve the problem.

If you would like to refund or exchange your Westlake Design, it must not be worn or damaged. As soon as I receive the item, I will refund its cost minus the original shipping charge. Unfortunately I cannot be responsible for covering the shipping charges for returned or exchanged items.

I package my items with care, but if for some reason your Westlake Design was damaged in the mail, contact me as soon as possible to arrange an exchange of the item. Please take a photo of the damaged packaging before opening.

As a small business owner your feedback is very important to me! I would really appreciate the opportunity to make your shopping experience a positive one so please contact me with any concerns before leaving feedback.
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal, credit card and Etsy gift card. If you'd like to discuss another method of payment, please send me a message.

As soon as I receive your payment, I will prepare your Westlake piece to be shipped out to your mailing address.
Shipping
I am the only knitter behind Westlake, so please allow 5 days for me to knit, package and mail out your handmade goods. Thanks in advance for your patience!

In order to ensure that your Westlake piece reaches you safe and sound, each smaller hand knit item comes swathed in a bubble envelope. Larger orders will arrive in sturdy poly-mailers.

I package and ship items through Canada Post's regular air mail service, which means that, once mailed, your Westlake item should reach your door in:

- 2 to 9 business days (within Canada)
- 6 to 14 business days (within the USA)
- 6 to 21 business days (international)

PLEASE NOTE: Holiday shipping deadlines for regular air mail are as follows:
Within Canada Dec 11
US Dec 4
Worldwide Nov 27

This is the most economical shipping option, and so it unfortunately does not come with a tracking number or delivery guarantee. If your item hasn't arrived within the above timeline, please get in touch.

If you would like your package sent Express (comes with a tracking number and delivery guarantee), please get in touch and I would be happy to send you alternate shipping rates.

Please note that International and US parcels may be subject to customs fees at the border, depending on the country you're in, the value of the item and, well, luck (the process seems to be random). Unfortunately, this is out of my control, and I cannot be responsible for paying the fees. You can find out specific fees and duty free thresholds from your local postal service.

If you live in Toronto as well, feel free to contact me about pick-up options.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do my very best to take pictures that show an item's colour accurately, however colours may appear different on different computer monitors.

Feel free to contact me regarding custom orders, questions, or comments. I'd love to hear from you!

Je parle un peu de français aussi, donc n`hesitez pas de m`addresser en français! Je ferai de mon mieux de répondre en français mais je ne peux pas promettre la grammaire parfait:)

Thanks for reading.

Take care,
Kerri