About Handywoman and
her handmade weaving tools.
...the person behind Handywoman's Shop:
As Handywoman I have been making and selling low cost weaving tools for 20+ years. In 2007 I found Etsy and opened an Etsy shop to reach more weavers. Since then my little weaving shop has taken off and I'm outgrowing Etsy. I'm not ready to completely leave Etsy but I do need to begin the process. This is why I have a new site. You will find more Handywoman tools here but I will still be on Etsy for now too.
Order processing time varies by item ordered. All Handywoman tools are made on order so time is required to make your new Handywoman tool which is generally 4-5 days. Shipping time varies by location and service provided. I do not take orders without a purchase. Orders are made in the order of the PayPal receipt date and time.
All shuttle orders are taken Monday through Wednesday, shuttle orders after Wednesday get started the following Monday. I work on those shuttles Monday through Sunday and then I ship them on the following Monday unless I am able to get them completed before then where I will ship them earlier. I hope that makes sense and it’s the only way I’ve figured out how to get orders out in a timely fashion. All other tools are worked on between shuttle finishing tasks and shipping time varies depending on size of the project and if a poly finish will be applied. Poly finish takes 3 days to put on and dry so this is in addition to the time required to make the item.
My mission is and always has been to offer low prices to help promote weaving, giving more people the opportunity to have some of the necessary tools needed without breaking the bank. All my weaving tools are handmade by me using a variety of woods so you have a choice in the wood and prices you want. I source wood from companies that collect sustainable and wood from downed trees as well as recycled woods.
I am Handywoman and I do not have helpers for any part of my little weaving business so that I can continue to offer you prices that you can afford. Every day is a hustle and bustle to get you your order as fast as I can. I get out in my shop every day and start making the tools you've ordered. If you have a deadline just let me know and I can tell you if I can manage to complete your request in the time you require.
Please understand, all my products are handmade by me, they are not manufactured by some machine that makes them exactly the same and perfect every time. I do not throw away wood because it's not perfect. I work around imperfections and I make sure the tool works as designed. If you are thinking you will be getting an exquisite 80 dollar shuttle for 25 dollars you are mistaken. I am not trying to make expensive tools, I am trying to offer you perfectly good tools for a price you can afford. :) That is my mission for goodness sakes.
Thank you for stopping by my Handywoman Shop page.
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