WindfallArts

yarn, bags, masks, scrub caps, ceramics, stitch markers

Reeds Spring, Missouri On Etsy since 2010

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WindfallArts

yarn, bags, masks, scrub caps, ceramics, stitch markers

Reeds Spring, Missouri | 961 Sales

Announcement    One-woman shop. Handspun & reclaimed yarn, stitch markers for fiber artists, natural dye studio, thoughtfully sewn bags and personal protective equipment, nature-inspired pottery. Enjoy browsing!

My work focuses on natural materials, saving cast-off items from the waste stream, and stewarding the earth with biodegradable fibers and non-toxic dyes. I almost always ship orders in gently used packing supplies.

I'm a mom of three, passionate creator of things, steward of a medium-sized house on a rural half-acre next to the woods. You'll see the influence of the things I love, and the place I live, in my work.

Connect with me on Instagram @windfallarts or join my rarely-sent-out email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/98f90f796f14/windfallarts

Thanks for visiting!
Rachel Miller
Windfall Arts

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 6, 2020

One-woman shop. Handspun & reclaimed yarn, stitch markers for fiber artists, natural dye studio, thoughtfully sewn bags and personal protective equipment, nature-inspired pottery. Enjoy browsing!

My work focuses on natural materials, saving cast-off items from the waste stream, and stewarding the earth with biodegradable fibers and non-toxic dyes. I almost always ship orders in gently used packing supplies.

I'm a mom of three, passionate creator of things, steward of a medium-sized house on a rural half-acre next to the woods. You'll see the influence of the things I love, and the place I live, in my work.

Connect with me on Instagram @windfallarts or join my rarely-sent-out email newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/98f90f796f14/windfallarts

Thanks for visiting!
Rachel Miller
Windfall Arts

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Updates

Getting the last of my pottery up in the shop! I do not have plans in place yet for how to do pottery at our new place (I said “yet”—I’m not quitting, but life has its seasons!). Everything is one of a kind and when it’s gone, it’s gone ... bittersweet.
I’ve added four listings of these sweet stitch markers, made with different types of natural stone! I created these for my own knitting and I love them. Two sizes available, for larger and smaller needle sizes.

About WindfallArts

Sales 961
On Etsy since 2010

Good, Quiet, Beautiful Work

I’ve always been a maker of things. Most of these went unfinished as I moved from idea to idea as a child, always doing something but without the foresight to see it through. As an adult, my creative energy is more directed and has been honed and strengthened through the years.

I started my journey as an artist with pottery, a medium I adore, and focused on that for eight years. In the middle of this time, I became a mother. What a transition that was! It rocked me. No longer could I go to the studio and get covered in clay any time I wanted to. The loss of independence sometimes felt total. My art went through transitions, and I made some beautiful stuff, but much less of it.

During this strange time of upheaval, I discovered knitting. Long story short, over 5 years and two additional babies later, this has led to fiber dyeing, spinning, sweater recycling, upcycling textiles, dyeing with local plants, and processing raw sheep fleeces. I never would have seen this coming 8 years ago.

I greatly value the domestic. I love things made from scratch--food, music, pottery, sweaters . . . there really is love embodied in these things. I'm not much interested in being avant garde or groundbreaking, when there is so much beauty to be found in everyday objects. Something new and fresh can be placed within these things, to delight the soul and revive our daily rituals, without seeking to shock or break boundaries. It's good, quiet, beautiful work.

This shop is an outflowing of my journey towards the good life as I see it, and I hope my work speaks to you.

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  • Rachel Miller

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm a midwestern girl who really only ever wanted to make art for a living. My work is informed by lots of things, directly and indirectly: the natural world, domestic arts, found and saved objects, and life with small children.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 11, 2020
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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or 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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Get in touch if you aren't happy with your item! I'll ask that you ship at your own expense. I can offer a full refund for your item as long as it arrives in its original condition, and I am happy to offer shipping tips, especially for fragile objects (in this case it's really optimal if you keep the original shipping materials).

Please DO NOT send me a rude message. Keep it constructive. I will not answer unnecessarily rude convos (yes, I am writing this because it has happened). Everyone deserves to be treated like a human, from your local Walmart customer service representative, to the small-time maker you never see but only communicate with digitally. Thank you.
Shipping
Your order will be packed and mailed within 2 business days of purchase!

**Materials**
I place priority on reusing materials (for my art, and for shipping). Your shipment may not appear sleek and new, but it has been packed with care. I do mostly use new boxes for shipping fragile items. Consider saving and reusing the shipment materials you receive with your order! They often have a lot of life left in them.

**Methods**
I use USPS. Shipping times range from 2 to 9 days, most on the fast end of that. If you need a tracking number and didn't receive one automatically, get in touch!

**Speed**
If you're concerned about arrival time, convo me before/when ordering!
Additional policies and FAQs
**About handspun:**

- Imperfection is one of the lovely things about it. Variation is normal: some is because I'm human, and some is for fun!

- I do my best to remove all extra bits of plant matter, which is common in animal fibers, but a few specks may have stayed in your handspun. Just flick it out and say to yourself, "ah, nature!".

- And if you've never worked with handspun: you are in for a treat.



**About colors:**

-You know how this goes: different monitors display colors differently. I do compare my photos to the actual item to make sure they are as accurate as possible.

-Pottery/natural dye colors:
Glazes and natural dyes are quite variable, and that's one beautiful thing about them.

-Yarn colors:
If you need to match or get a specific color, I suggest shopping at your Local Yarn Store (LYS), doing a Google Image search on your desired colorway, sending me a convo, or adjusting your expectations (and I mean that kindly! thus creativity is born).**