whyknotfibers

Why Knot Fibers

Traverse City, Michigan · 56 Sales

whyknotfibers is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Please check out our new website at www.whyknotfibers.com

We will leave our Etsy shop live for the next 3 months (albeit in vacation mode) to help you find your way to our new location.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 14, 2017

Please check out our new website at www.whyknotfibers.com

We will leave our Etsy shop live for the next 3 months (albeit in vacation mode) to help you find your way to our new location.

Kat and Claire

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Kat and Claire

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About

A Spindle Made Me Do It.

The Story of Kat: I have a saying when it comes to trying something new in my life (with the exception seriously dangerous or injuring things). It goes like this: "Sure! Why not?" I have joked that it would sometimes be followed with the phrase "It seemed like a good idea at the time." Though, more often than not, I have been glad when I've stepped outside my comfort zone and done or learned something new.

Quite a few years ago, I picked up my mother's 30-year-old oak drop spindle that was made in Virginia in Amish Country. I loved that I was using the oldest spinning tool on earth to create yarn that could then be made into THINGS.

I expanded into dyeing very quickly, and that grabbed me by the throat. I LOVE color and how it plays. I love seeing what each type of yarn or fiber will do when I add this or that shade to it. I was hooked.

I was encouraged by friends, family, and even a few strangers to open an online shop instead of just hand-selling my products. So, after hemming and hawing, I listed a few things on Etsy, and then a few more, and now I'm looking at expanding again. This has been a fantastic platform to showcase and sell the yarn, fiber, and knit items I create.

When I've been asked more recently why I decided to start all this, I simply answer "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Claire's Story: Coming soon.

Shop members

  • Kat

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Spinner

    I am a fiber enthusiast, a musician, a crafter, a maker. I love seeing something transform with each step, and I love to see people's eyes light up when they enjoy something I've made, sung, or spun. I love creating.

  • Claire

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on May 2, 2014

Accepted payment methods

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If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me and give me a chance to correct any issue.
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I will ship within 1-3 business days of purchase.