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bARNETTdESIGNS

Kingston, Canada 90 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   bUTTONS aNd bITS
My hand made polymer clay buttons have had a home here for a while but now I've added other items from my studio including my stock of sweaters. Welcome to my stash of sweater accessories, buttons, sweater sticks and pins. Starting more than a decade ago as an accent to my hand loomed knits the bUTTONS became an entity unto themselves! Now, as I knit shawls and wraps I have made sWEATER sTICKS to hold them together or to use on buttonless knit jackets. It's been suggested they would look cool in hair!
Now and again when I have some in stock (they go fast at shows) I am listing some of my sWEATERwRAPS, sCARVES, and my kNIT jACKETS.

I have now added bARNETTdESIGNS sTUDIO with my first instructional DVD for Machine Knitters.

Follow my blog: http://www.theartofwool.blogspot.com
My web site: http.//www.barnett-knits.com

Announcement

bUTTONS aNd bITS
My hand made polymer clay buttons have had a home here for a while but now I've added other items from my studio including my stock of sweaters. Welcome to my stash of sweater accessories, buttons, sweater sticks and pins. Starting more than a decade ago as an accent to my hand loomed knits the bUTTONS became an entity unto themselves! Now, as I knit shawls and wraps I have made sWEATER sTICKS to hold them together or to use on buttonless knit jackets. It's been suggested they would look cool in hair!
Now and again when I have some in stock (they go fast at shows) I am listing some of my sWEATERwRAPS, sCARVES, and my kNIT jACKETS.

I have now added bARNETTdESIGNS sTUDIO with my first instructional DVD for Machine Knitters.

Follow my blog: http://www.theartofwool.blogspot.com
My web site: http.//www.barnett-knits.com

Carolyn Barnett

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About

One Woman Enterprise.

Trained and working as a nursery school teacher but with a year of fashion under my belt first I went back to clothing when I started to knit to sell in 1982. First hand knits starting in 1982 then, visiting a US wholesale art show in my part time job with a glass artist, I met two women creating beautiful garments using domestic knitting machines. When I got home I bought one and started to work with finer wools and cottons in 1984.

First pullovers in plain colours (hand knit) then more colourful knits and jackets as I learned to make buttonholes, that lead to my using buttons then making my own of polymer clay. Travel and aging lead to using more colours. As my jackets are pricey a friend suggested wraps as I could make them more easily and they didn't need to fit, I could sell them for somewhat less even though they took almost as much yarn. To hold the wraps in place I started to make my Sweater Pins and Sticks.

I started knitting socks in the '70's, I wanted to learn how, but a job making costume knits for a Stratford Festival production of The Boyfriend left me with lots of left over sock yarn. I had used sock yarn so the wardrobe mistress could easily wash the sweaters worn by heavily sweating dancers. I went back to knitting socks and I haven't looked back...I always have a pair on the go, for in front of the telly, riding on long journeys. With my local yarn shops and in my travels I always hit the knitting stores to stock up on more colourful sock yarn.

Teaching is something I love to do, imparting my knowledge to other knitters to carry the creativity forward, hence working up three machine knitting patterns. Thei first two were published in Knitwords a now online only machine knitting magazine.

When I'm not knitting, felting or claying I'm building web sites...another creative outlet and my 'side gig'.

Shop members

  • Carolyn Barnett

    Owner, Designer

    I'm the chief cook and bottle washer in this business. I knit on my knitting machine, wet felt jackets in my studio, move over and work on polymer clay the create the buttons and pins for my knits and felteds.

Shop policies

Last updated on 01 December, 2011
Thank you for checking out my Etsy shop. All items (other than DVDs) are one of a kind made individually. My jackets may be custom made if you desire a different colourway or need a different size. I will work one on one with you. Enjoy!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Knit jackets may be returned immediately for alteration (sleeves lengthened or shortened) or to be remade if the fit is off. Contact me directly and we will work one on one.
Shipping
I ship all items using Canada Post Expedited.
Additional policies and FAQs
I guarantee my work and will make any repairs during the life of the garment. I will replace buttons if needed.