Announcement   Welcome to my nomadic handweavery. Touring the Celtic Crescent in an old motorhome, in it I hand weave scarves, snugs, cowls, shawls and blankets for low-impact, land-inspired warmth and beauty. I also offer gift vouchers in any amount for you to give low-impact, land-inspired warmth and beauty AND choice to your loved ones.

My making process, my tales from the road, and my eco-socialist politics are described on www.theseisles.co Keep in touch on my other social media platforms linked there also.

Thanks for the visit, and if you like what you see, do tell your friends. (An artisan livelihood is highly cost-ineffective in our global race-to-the-bottom economics, so all support is greatly appreciated!)

Eloïse

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Last updated on 23 Apr, 2018

Welcome to my nomadic handweavery. Touring the Celtic Crescent in an old motorhome, in it I hand weave scarves, snugs, cowls, shawls and blankets for low-impact, land-inspired warmth and beauty. I also offer gift vouchers in any amount for you to give low-impact, land-inspired warmth and beauty AND choice to your loved ones.

My making process, my tales from the road, and my eco-socialist politics are described on www.theseisles.co Keep in touch on my other social media platforms linked there also.

Thanks for the visit, and if you like what you see, do tell your friends. (An artisan livelihood is highly cost-ineffective in our global race-to-the-bottom economics, so all support is greatly appreciated!)

Eloïse

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On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love sent to me a muddy autumn walk, a (dreamed) anti-neoliberal chat w Trump, and some dead oak leaves & onion skins... (aye, the counting, too, is awol. But the scarf is superb. Ahem.)
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me nigh-dead oak leaves and onion skins. Who'd have thought they could bring such a warm glow?
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me nigh-dead oak leaves and onion skins. Who'd have thought they could bring such a warm glow?
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About

Earthenwear handwoven in wool in a bus in some wild corner of the Celtic Crescent

Hailing from Dartmoor and travelling the Anglo-Celtic isles, I make fine and rugged woves from largely local wool, evoking the landscapes and folk traditions of the Celtic Crescent. (Check my 'Tales from the road' for the latest stories from a far-flung island or remote hillside.)

In earthenwear plaids, mauds, scarves, stoles, snugs, snoods, saddlecloths and blankets, I seek to capture the essence of the landscapes and folk traditions of my native Dartmoor, Cornwall, the Highlands, Islands, Brittany and Ireland: the granite, bracken, lichen and hawthorn; native sheep breeds and rural livelihoods; wooded lochs, foggy headlands and Victorian mills; quicksilver light, tweed and fiddles; bushcraft; ancient oak woods; medieval knights, ladies and hounds; castles, crofts and bothies; Celts, bards, gypsies and common folk… The regal, the spartan, the pagan, the peasant, the classical, the contemporary: our ancestry and heritage… They’re rich, these isles!

Find a handweaving I’ve already made in my shop sections:

- Croftwear (rugged earthenwear for folky days)
- Edenwear (luscious colours for verdant days)
- Castlewear (smoother and softer garments for posh days)
- Boskywear (mossy woollens for woodland days)
- Homeware (to make days in special days)
- Horsewear (for imaginative equestrians who seek natural fibres beneath the saddle)
- Sale and Miscellany (remnants, experiments and sale items for creativity and thrift)

Or begin a consultation for a commission and I can weave our stunning landscape into a blanket or garment for you (please see my policies section for custom request information).

Shop policies

Last updated on 26 April, 2018
Hello, and thank you for visiting. I'm a travelling artisan striving to run a sustainable business steeped in the character of the folk traditions of the Celtic Crescent. Pleased to 'meet' you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
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
I am a small business and this is my livelihood. I appreciate prudence, courtesy and generous-spirited transactions, and you can expect the same. If you wish to return an item, I would much rather exchange, or make a replacement to order, than reimburse.

However, EU customers have the right to return an item for any reason within fourteen days of receipt and receive a full refund for the original purchase price and outward shipping paid. You will be liable for return shipping costs.

Non-EU customers will be able to return items after discussion, at my discretion, and will be responsible for all shipping costs incurred.

If the item is not as described, I will refund the full amount including shipping both ways, for all customers.
Payment
PAYMENT METHOD

I accept payments via Direct Checkout (credit/debit card, Paypal, bank transfer and Etsy Gift Cards). Please contact me if another method would sit you better.

I am happy to consider payment in instalments ('layaway') but have to add approximately 5% to the total weaving value in order to cover additional fees charged by Etsy and Paypal for each transaction.


BESPOKE COMMISSIONS

If you would like something made especially for you, I work to commission, designing weavings in consultation with you. This provides me with constant technical and artistic challenge, as well as new inspiration! I work in batches for efficiency, designing variations around your specifications. I normally have a waiting list of at least a month. Please allow for custom order requests to cost around 50% more than equivalent stock items. Costlier yarns, complicated colour combinations or designs, larger dimensions and/or denser weaves will all increase the price due to higher materials costs, lengthier consultation time, experimentation challenges and increased labour intensiveness.

The order process is as follows:

1. Online (or occasionally by phone or face to face), you place a custom request in which you describe your chosen design's ideal colour(s), texture, weight, dimensions and character, sending photos and highlighting which aspects you like most in my existing items. You specify your ceiling budget.

2. I make a design proposal (which may involve more discussion with you), giving a guide price and outlining timescale.

3. You pay a 25% non-refundable deposit (if the item's final price is less than four times this amount and you reject it, I will refund the difference, but not the full deposit).

4. I make what we've agreed, in a batch of related but non-identical items (which means you may have a second choice).

5. I list the weaving(s) for sale and send you the link for you to purchase.


DEPOSIT

For both layaway and commissions I require a non-refundable 25% deposit upfront, and punctual payments thereafter to an agreed schedule. The full amount plus shipping costs are to be paid before despatch.
Shipping
Shipping figures include packaging costs. Second items in the same consignment are posted free of charge - you pay for shipping of the larger item only.

All items will be posted fully insured against loss or damage so that we are both protected.

I endeavour to despatch items within five working days of receiving your payment, and almost always achieve this and better with stock items. Since I live on the road and seek out the wilder places, please forgive any delay - I will usually be able to contact you to let you know if this is likely to be the case. Please let me know if you have a special occasion deadline or similar and I will do my best. (If in doubt please enquire before purchase.)
Additional policies and FAQs
WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR

I take great care and time with both my customers and my craft.

My weavings are never perfect. With the more organic-looking designs, I allow irregularities to remain where they complement the whole. With smarter, patterned or more homogenous items, I make more corrections to any missed picks that are not in keeping with the overall look.

Handweaving is an extremely time-consuming and labour-intensive process (even without this additional step).

As I establish my business my prices - which have to cover labour, materials, customer service, workshop, marketing, advertising, listing, computing, banking and professional development costs - will increase gradually over time so that I can achieve at least the local minimum wage for myself.

'These Isles' is yet young and changing as it grows: my craft, procedures and policies are refined and improved all the time. Your suggestions are welcome.