bigskytextiles

Handspun yarns, handwoven textiles and weaving kits

Bristol, England On Etsy since 2013

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bigskytextiles

Handspun yarns, handwoven textiles and weaving kits

Bristol, England | 140 Sales

Announcement    I am a hand spinner and hand weaver, blending traditional craft skills with modern designs to create unique yarns, homewares and clothing. I use British wool and alpaca as much as possible for my products and hand dye a lot of the fleece and yarns myself.

Find out more about me via my website at www.bigskytextiles.co.uk or on all the usual social media as @bigskytexiles

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Last updated on 05 Jun, 2020

I am a hand spinner and hand weaver, blending traditional craft skills with modern designs to create unique yarns, homewares and clothing. I use British wool and alpaca as much as possible for my products and hand dye a lot of the fleece and yarns myself.

Find out more about me via my website at www.bigskytextiles.co.uk or on all the usual social media as @bigskytexiles

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    About bigskytextiles

    Sales 140
    On Etsy since 2013

    Living a handmade life

    I started spinning yarn about ten years ago, after being intrigued by a skein of handspun yarn I bought at a knitting exhibition. I signed up for a short course to learn how and it was love at first turn of the spinning wheel. Baskets of handspun yarn soon started taking over the house so, in addition to knitting with my yarn, I then learnt to weave with it. Then it became my way of life, filling my home and my life with handmade treasures, every one of which is unique and embodies my love and passion for all things woolly and handcrafted.

    And so bigskytextiles was born, a way for me to share my love of all kinds of handspun yarns and the wonderful and practical things that can be created with them. Almost every item I make is a one-of-a-kind. Every item is made with love.

    i use British wools and other fibres, like alpaca, as much as possible. I have a campervan and love to pick up fleece and fibre on my travels around the UK. Sometimes, I can even tell you which sheep has provided the fleece for your yarn!

    I hope that you enjoy looking round my shop and will also feel intrigued to see how you might fall in love with handspun yarns and handwoven treasures.

    You can find out more about me and what inspires my work at my website at www.bigskytextiles.co.uk

    Shop members

    • Caroline Walker

      Owner, Maker, Designer

      A big fan of big skies everywhere, I'm very lucky to live in a village on the edge of Bristol, surrounded by beautiful countryside and views of the big sky. Owned by one Bichon Frise dog and two elderly cats.

    Production partners

    • Wight and Wight

      Weston-super-Mare, England

      Wight and Wight are local craftspeople who truly share my ethos and ethics in their own work, hand making unique glass items using recycled materials. Find out more about them at https://www.wightandwight.co.uk/

    Shop policies

    Last updated on 24 October, 2017
    Here are all the basics you need to know about how I run my etsy shop. But if there is anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Accepted payment methods

    Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Gift card
    Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
    Returns and exchanges
    I gladly accept returns and exchanges
    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
    Dispatch 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
    Items are sold as seen so please read the item description carefully and check the photos to make sure it's what you are looking for! I want you to be really happy with your purchase so I take care to write as detailed a description as I can and to take photos that accurately reflect the item. If you have any queries on any item, please do ask - I'm always happy to advise or even send additional photos if necessary.

    If you are unhappy with your purchase, I will accept returns within 14 days but postage will be at the buyers expense, unless the item is faulty. I would recommend returns using a signed-for postal service for your piece of mind.
    Payment
    You can pay for your order via Paypal, or using Etsy's Direct Checkout with a credit or debit card.

    You can cancel your order at any time before the order has been posted out - but please contact me quickly to arrange this as I usually post the next day!
    Delivery
    For most items, I use Royal Mail second class postage within the UK and the closest equivalent for other countries. Items are usually posted without tracking but I always obtain a proof of posting. If you would like any item sent with tracking or signed-for insurance, please let me know and I will be happy to arrange this for the extra fee, as charged by Royal Mail.

    I aim to post orders within 1-2 days and I always send a confirmation note to let you know that it has been posted.

    Your item should arrive within a couple of days of posting but please allow up to 15 working days as I can't report an item as missing with Royal Mail until then. If it remains missing after this time I will do my best to replace your order or will offer you a refund.

    If you are local to me (near Bristol), you are welcome to collect your order if you like, either from my studio or from any of the local events I will be attending. Use voucher code LOCALCOLLECT to remove the postage charge from your order. I will message you to let you know when it is available and to arrange a mutually suitable time for collection. You can see all the local events I will be attending by following me on Facebook @bigskytextiles
    Additional policies and FAQs
    Packaging: please note that I do use recycled packaging wherever possible.

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    Last updated on 23 Mar, 2016
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