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Handmade Fiber Arts on Etsy, Mine..... and Others!

Updated on March 12, 2015
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Handmade Fiber Arts by Creative Crafters

This page will give you brief descriptions of the many forms of Fiber Art, plus it will showcase the works of many of the creative and talented fiber artists you will find on Etsy whose work I greatly admire.

The items you will find featured here are all handmade with a great deal of care and much love, as most of us began by making these things for our own children, family and friends long before we began sharing them online for sale.

Etsy Fiber Artists

Since their launch in 2005, 54 million sellers from around the world have opened up Etsy shops. In the area of fiber arts, there are currently over 87,900 items listed on Etsy from a large number of creative crafters, with new ones listed daily.

Baby Harp Seal
Baby Harp Seal | Source

My Etsy Journey

Opening Day, March 3, 2008

I began my online selling journey six years ago when a friend told me about Etsy. Prior to that time, I had spent 30+ years creating my crafts for the delight of my own children, for gifts for family and friends, and eventually for my grandchildren. Over the years, I had occasionally participated in local craft fairs and displayed my items in consignment shops, selling a few here and there.

Today my main focus for my creations has become my Etsy Shop, Coastal Crochet Crafts. My original Etsy Shop name was Mountainside Crochet, chosen because was living on the side of Stumphouse Mountain in Upstate South Carolina, on the edge of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at the time I opened my shop. Recently I moved to the Georgia coastal region, so have renamed my shop to fit my location. :-)

CROCHET

Crochet is a process of creating fabric from yarn or thread using a crochet hook. The word is derived from the Middle French word croc or croche, meaning hook. Crocheting, similar to knitting, consists of pulling loops of yarn through other loops. Crochet differs from knitting in that only one loop is active at one time (the sole exception being Tunisian crochet), and that a crochet hook is used instead of knitting needles.

Baby Teddy Bear in Crochet
Baby Teddy Bear in Crochet | Source

Crochet - My Fiber Arts Focus

I can knit and sew, but I LOVE Crochet the Best!

My favorite fiber art medium is Crochet. Crochet takes many forms, from delicate doilies to bulky sweaters, from pretty afghans to hats to kitchen and household accessories.

My specialty is creating plush animals and toys with children in mind. I love the smile on a child's face when they see or hold one of my 'cute critters'.

My very first listing in my new Etsy Shop was a Baby Teddy Bear wearing a bib, crocheted using a soft pale green yarn. Over the years I've made a couple dozen of these Baby Teddy Bears for baby gifts for friends and for sale.

Create your own Crocheted Teddy Bear - Fun patterns on Amazon

Always wanted to create your own crocheted teddy bear? Here's a selection of patterns to choose from.

Crocheting Teddy Bears: 16 Designs for Toys (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Crocheting Teddy Bears: 16 Designs for Toys (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)

Crochet a wide variety of teddy bears, including Panda Bear, British Bear, Goldilocks and The Three Bears and 10 other huggable bruins. Also included are patterns for clothes for your teddy bears!

 
Crochet for Bears to Wear: More Than 20 Perfect Projects for Your Favorite Teddies and Friends
Crochet for Bears to Wear: More Than 20 Perfect Projects for Your Favorite Teddies and Friends

Do you like to dress up your teddy bear? Patterns here for clothes for Teddy, including sweaters, hats, pj's and even a baseball uniform! Fits Build-A-Bear Workshop bears, Vermont Teddy Bear Company bears, and American Girl dolls.

 

Crochet takes many forms...

From hats to scarves to soft toys & afghans

Earflap Hat for Baby Girl
Earflap Hat for Baby Girl | Source

Grandma Linda Crochets...

Baby Earflap Hats!

Linda, a grandma in West Bend, Wisconsin, loves to crochet cute baby hats, especially ones for baby girls with pretty crocheted flowers on them, like this 'oh so pretty Lavender, Pink & Sage earflap hat.

In addition to crocheted baby hats, Linda also loves to sew and her specialty is Barbie Doll Clothes.

Come see all her wonderful creations on Etsy at GrandmaLindasHouse.

Renaissance SNOOD
Renaissance SNOOD | Source

Crocheted Hats in Many Forms

by Nora

Crocheted hats can be found in many styles from hats to caps to beanies to cloche to snoods. Nora from North Carolina has a lovely selection in almost every category. Nora has two Etsy Shops; her original one NoraDora has darling doll outfits. Her many hats and other 'pretties' are shown here at noradoramora, which she describes as a continuation from her first Etsy Shop as: noradoramora = mora from noradora . . .

Nora's Snoods are quite special, her own design, and something you won't find just anywhere.

Amigurumi Sheep Family Pattern
Amigurumi Sheep Family Pattern | Source

HomemadeZen

A Fiber Artist in Crochet

HomemadeZen from Baldwinsville, NY is a full time System Engineer, married to a Marine. She creates adorable crocheted animals and cute amigurumi characters from her own original patterns.

HomemadeZen's wonderful work can be found in her Etsy Shop where the patterns for her creations are also for sale.

I love her darling Amigurumi Plush Sheep Family the pattern for which is pictured here.

Colorful Baby Blanket
Colorful Baby Blanket | Source

Baby Afghan in Crochet

Pretty bright blanket for baby was created by Audrey of Georgia. She calls it "Colors that Pop" and it certainly does. Bright & beautiful, this baby afghan will become an heirloom treasure.

Come see all of Audrey's adorable afghans and darling baby clothes in her Etsy shop Stitch Rhythm.

You, Too, Can Learn to Crochet

The best way to learn to crochet is to begin with a basic How-To book. This will show you the basic stitches, in addition to getting you familiar with the terms used in patterns, such as sc = single crochet.

How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1)
How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1)

A crochet guide for newbies... Kindle edition!

 

KNITTING

Knitting is a method by which thread or yarn may be turned into cloth using loops called stitches pulled through each other. The active stitches are held on a needle until another loop can be passed through them.

Fantastic Knitted Toys - Delightfully Created by mamma4earth

Guardian Owl Pattern
Guardian Owl Pattern | Source

Fantastic Knitted Animals by mamma4earth

Linda of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa calls her Etsy Shop mamma4earth. Here you will find the most delightful handknitted treasures and the very creative patterns for many, including a pattern book she's recently published. Linda says of her designs "I love to create designs of animals. I look at their shape, watch their movement and then I can see a pattern of stitches forming before my eyes, its like magic!"

All her handmade items are knitted with the most beautiful pure Merino sheep wool from the Cape in South Africa and they are filled with pure fleece. She says the wool she uses is very precious to her because it has been handspun and hand dyed. It has such a lovely soft texture and the most beautiful hues... ".

Cute Patterns for Knitting your own Plush Toys

Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs

From a cute chick and a curly-haired doll to colorful mice and a patchwork tortoise, there's something for every child and every knitter.

 
One-of-a-Kind Hand-Knitted Baby Layette
One-of-a-Kind Hand-Knitted Baby Layette | Source

Knitted Baby Layettes...

An Age-Old Creative Art

This beautiful hand-knitted baby layette by Laraine Rose, a Canadian from Winfield BC, reminds me of the times when grandmas and moms used to knit lovely layettes for the 'expected' new baby. A complete set from dress to hat to booties makes such a wonderfully welcome baby gift.

This pretty layette and many other handmade knit & crocheted baby layettes, children clothes, toys and decorations can be seen in Laraine Rose's Etsy Shop aptly called Laraine Rose Handiworx.

R2D2 Knit Hat For the Gal in a galaxy far far away
R2D2 Knit Hat For the Gal in a galaxy far far away | Source

Clever Knitted Creations are also Created...

using Knitting Machines!

Welcome to Babbidge Patch ~ Home of Adorable knit hats and Body Décor Designer Scarves ~ Made in Maine!

To me, this is a perfect example of "Creating Art with Fiber."

Cathy, of Falmouth, Maine, does the cutest, most creative designs in knit hats you'll ever see. My favorite are her hats for babies and children. This hat for a gal-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away design is adorable!

Cathy also knits beautiful scarves for every occasion and season. Come see her delightful items here in her Etsy Shop Babbidge Patch

Want to Learn to Knit? - Here's a Start...

Special Features on this DVD:

*Auto Pause: The video pauses automatically after showing you something new, waits for you to decide when to keep going, or lets you opt to see that last part again.

*Booklet: Seven scarf patterns included inside take-along booklet.

*Website: Free patterns, tips & advice, links to fun stuff, video clips.

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting

You'll learn how to 'cast on', 'bind off', and the knit and purl stitches in between. Great guide to learn to knit.

 

SEWING

Sewing or stitching or Tailoring is the fastening of cloth, leather, furs, bark, or other flexible materials, using needle and thread.

Sewing is used primarily to produce clothing and household furnishings such as curtains, bedclothes, upholstery, and table linens. It is also used for sails, bellows, skin boats, banners, and other items shaped out of flexible materials such as canvas and leather.

Zoo animal theme baby bib and burp cloth
Zoo animal theme baby bib and burp cloth | Source

A Sewing Granny on Etsy

"Mona" of Prince Edward Island, Canada!

Mona, from Prince Edward Island, Canada, is a talented seamstress who makes handmade baby items (burp pads, bibs and hand quilted quilts), kitchen linens (placemats, potholders, aprons), and custom orders. Her complete selection can be found in her Etsy Shop she calls Sewing Granny

*One of my favorite examples in her handmade items are her darling Baby Bibs

Winter Skiing Necktie
Winter Skiing Necktie | Source

Neckties and Potholders...

Handmade by Wilderness Ties

Wilderness Ties creates men's 100% cotton neckties. Each are unique, depending on where they are cut on the fabric. There is a top quality interfacing in each tie to help it maintain its shape and the back of each one is hand stitched to allow for maximum flexibility. You will find a woven tag hand sewn on the back of your tie indicating it is handmade especially for you by Wilderness Ties on Etsy.

Wilderness Ties has been offering her unique handmade ties (such as this Winter Skiing Necktie pictured here) on Etsy since 2007. She creates her unique products in her home in New York State.

Pink Ball Gown Barbie Doll Dress
Pink Ball Gown Barbie Doll Dress | Source

Barbie Doll Wardrobes

by Grandma Linda's House

Does your little girl have a Barbie Doll or two? Do you collect Barbies? Keep Barbie well dressed in a wardrobe that is beautifully handmade with a great deal of love from Grandma Linda's House. A lovely example is this pink ball gown that makes Barbie look like a Princess!

Grandma Linda really is a "Grandma" from West Bend, who learned to sew from her grandmother. As they say... what goes around, comes around. Linda is a perfect example.

Linda loves to work in many areas of fiber arts. In addition to sewing these beautiful Barbie Doll clothes, she crochets and does cross stitch.

Come visit GrandmaLindasHouse for fabulous finds in the field of fiber arts, in addition to her fantastic Barbie Doll creations.

School Bus Romper
School Bus Romper | Source

Room to Romp

Rompers for Toddler Boys

Sandy of Clemson, SC is a talented seamstress whose creations fit into both the Sewing and the Applique categories of Fiber Arts. Her Etsy Shop Room To Romp has the perfect design for little ones on the move.

Rompers are easy-on, easy-off, roomy through the middle to accommodate bulky diapers and toddler bellies, and have crotch openings for fast and easy diaper changing. Rompers are also versatile for cool or warm weather because they are easy to layer with a shirt, turtleneck, or sweater. Her rompers come in toddler sizes from 18 months to 4T.

Besides being a wonderful item of clothing for toddlers, Sandy creates adorable appliques for her rompers that appeal to little boys. Whatever your toddler's interest, Sandy has the perfect applique.

Have you always wanted to Sew?

When learning any new craft, beginner books are usually the best way to master the basics.

QUILTING

Quilting is another sewing method, done by hand or by sewing machine. The process uses a needle and thread to join typically three layers together: the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and backing material. The quilter's hand or sewing machine passes the needle and thread through all layers and then brings the needle back up. The process is repeated across the entire piece where quilting is wanted.

Dachshund Dog Design Quilted Purse
Dachshund Dog Design Quilted Purse | Source

Cute Quilted Purses

by CutePurseNalities

Kathie, a talented Iowa quilter who has made fantastic scenes in quilting for wall hangings, regular size quilts, and quilts for baby cribs, now creates darling quilted purses. Her Etsy Shop displays 'Cute Purses' that definitely have 'personality', thus her shop name "CutePurseNalities".

One of Kathie's latest creations is this adorable Dachshund Dog Purse.

Come see all her Terrific creations at CutePurseNalities.

Moda Kasuri Quilt, Blue Patchwork, Throw Quilt
Moda Kasuri Quilt, Blue Patchwork, Throw Quilt | Source

Beautiful Handmade Quilts

by chimeracustomquilts

This handmade quilt in shades of blue is a fantastic example of the lovely quilts created by Kari of Amesbury, MA who says she

"..pieces her quilts by machine, but all the finish work is done by hand."

Kari loves sharing her passion for quilts and the tradition of quilting with others.

For bed quilts, baby crib quilts, stunning quilted wall hangings, quilts for your table, and even tiny quilts for your dolls and stuffed animals, you'll find it all in Kari's Etsy Shop she calls Chimera Custom Quiltsl.

NEEDLEWORK

Needlework is a broad term for the handicrafts of decorative sewing and textile arts. Anything that uses a needle for construction can be called needlework.

Needlework in it's Many Forms

EMBROIDERY: Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle and thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins.

PLASTIC CANVAS: Plastic canvas is a craft material of lightweight plastic with regularly spaced holes in imitation of embroidery canvas. It is also commonly known as vinyl weave. Plastic canvas is typically used as a foundation for needlepoint or other canvas work embroidery, usually in acrylic or wool knitting yarn. Due to its rigidity, it is useful for creating 3-dimensional objects such as tissue box covers, small jewelry boxes, handbags, and other decorative objects.

CROSS STITCH: Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. Cross-stitch is usually executed on easily countable evenweave fabric. The stitcher counts the threads in each direction so that the stitches are of uniform size and appearance. This form of cross-stitch is also called counted cross-stitch in order to distinguish it from other forms of cross-stitch.

CREWEL EMBROIDERY: Crewel Embroidery, or Crewelwork, is a decorative form of surface embroidery using wool and a variety of different embroidery stitches to follow a design outline applied to the fabric. The technique is at least a thousand years old. It was used in the Bayeux Tapestry, in Jacobean embroidery and in the Quaker tapestry.

APPLIQUE: in the context of sewing, applique refers to a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures.[1] It is particularly suitable for work which is to be seen from a distance, such as in banner-making.

Love to do Needlework? Me too!

These are terrific resources on virtually all forms of needlework, from crochet to macrame.

Showing off Some Needlework Examples!

Bugs Bunny on a Tissue Box Cover
Bugs Bunny on a Tissue Box Cover | Source

Plastic Canvas Creations

My Newest Craft Line

To find a bit of variety in my crafting endeavors, I recently began creating items using plastic canvas and yarn. It's also a good way for a 'yarn' crafter to use up small 'bits' of leftover yarn, as most plastic canvas creations do not take very much yarn.

This Bugs Bunny design on a tissue box cover is a fun, delightful décor for a child's room. It's one of my latest designs done in Needlework on plastic canvas.

I've included a bunny design coaster to coordinate with the tissue box cover for that night-time 'drink of water'. :)

Plastic Canvas patterns in this Etsy Shop
Plastic Canvas patterns in this Etsy Shop | Source

PatternsAndSuch

Patterns and Such is an Etsy Shop run by Anne from London, Ontario, Canada.

She has patterns galore for that creative crafter in plastic canvas, knitting, crochet, and sewing. She also carries craft supplies - that explains the "such" in her name! Come browse through her shop.... she may have just what you need to make your own crafty delight.

Handmade Tic-Tac-Toe Game with Lady Bug theme.
Handmade Tic-Tac-Toe Game with Lady Bug theme. | Source

Gail's Crafts

Pretty Plastic Canvas Creations

Gail, a fiber arts crafter in Texas, loves to create in plastic canvas. She has many attractive, decorative and useful items for your home, ranging from heart magnets to placemats to coasters to things between, like her butterflies magnets. Some items are made to match others.

My favorite of Gail's creations is her Tic-Tac-Toe Games for kids. Gail creates these games in many styles, as seen in this pictured Ladybug and Blooms Tic-Tac-Toe game. What fun! :-)

Gail also has some really colorful Crayon Holders, Coaster Sets, Refrigerator Magnets, Tissue Box Covers, and now plastic canvas jewelry, plus Barbie Doll furniture. You can check out all her clever creations right here: GailsCrafts

Dachshund 'Wipe my Paws' Towel
Dachshund 'Wipe my Paws' Towel | Source

Chris' Cute Crafts

Unique Machine Embroidery

Chris is a creative needlework artist from Massechusets, who loves creating designs in machine embroidery. She has many designs to choose from. One of my favorite examples is her selection of 'Wipe My Paws' towels which are available in a large variety of dog breed designs.

Come see all Chris' designs here in her shop called cdosehn (Chris's Craft Shop)

Girly Owl Applique
Girly Owl Applique | Source

Applique Designs

Cherry Stitch is a graphic designer with years of experience. Ever since she was a kid, she's been passionate about drawing. All of her designs are original and created with her own style. She features them on Etsy in her shop she calls "Cherry Stitch Designs".

She has hundreds of designs to choose from. I love this 'Girly Owl' applique!

Fiber Arts Handmade Creations Make Unique Gifts

Lavender Plush Penguin
Lavender Plush Penguin | Source

Fiber Arts Animals are Cute Too...

Here's a crocheted plush Penguin...

Plush Penguin in crochet is a fun, squeezably soft and cuddly plush animal in a cuddly roly-poly Amigurumi style in Lavender. Also found in many other colors, including traditional Tuxdeo, in this shop. :)

Oh... by the way, I'm Coastal Crochet Crafts, Wednesday-Elf's 'alter ego' when she's wearing her Etsy hat. :-)

Some of my Cute 'Crocheted Critters' & Fun Household Designs - Click on Individual Pictures to See a Larger View

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Baby Bear in CrochetPlush penguin in GreenLady Bug CoastersTybee Island Georgia Lighthouse Lapghan
Baby Bear in Crochet
Baby Bear in Crochet
Plush penguin in Green
Plush penguin in Green | Source
Lady Bug Coasters
Lady Bug Coasters
Tybee Island Georgia Lighthouse Lapghan
Tybee Island Georgia Lighthouse Lapghan
Baby Octopus or Toy Cthulhu
Baby Octopus or Toy Cthulhu | Source

The items featured on this page are available now in our shops on Etsy. All of us who create in the field of fiber arts, and believe in the quality and craftsmanship of handmade creations, hope you have enjoyed this mini-tour of our shops.

© 2009 Wednesday-Elf

The Fiber Artists featured here.... Thank you for visiting.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I feel exactly the same way, Barbara. There are some really talented DIY artists out there and l love to showcase their work.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I'm always impressed with the crocheting talent and creativity that's out there in the DIY world!

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks for the visit. Glad you enjoyed my fiber arts page. Amigurumi crochet is a lot of fun to do.

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      Melody Lassalle 2 years ago from California

      There are some really neat items here. I have been hearing a lot about Amigurumi lately. The sheep are very cute!

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Thanks for visiting Sylvestermouse.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      There are always so many pretty and neat Etsy items featured on this page! I love that owl.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Mona, it's so great to hear from you! :) Thanks for visiting my article. Glad you enjoyed the feature.

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      Sewinggranny 2 years ago

      Hello.... from a long lost Etsy friend...thanks for the post on my burp pad set!! Love your article.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Looking forward to having you on Etsy, Ann. Let me know your shop name so I can come visit. :) Thanks for sharing my story.

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      annmackiemiller 2 years ago from Bingley Yorkshire England

      I love the baby seal. I promise myself I will try out Etsy after my March craft fair. - shared and stumbled.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @ChocolateLily: Glad to have you on the plexo, ChocolateLily. Your original crochet crafts are so nice and downright clever.

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      ChocolateLily 3 years ago

      What a nice collection you've made of Etsy fiber artists! I added my Etsy shop to your crochet plexo. Thanks for visiting my pages as well!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @Craftymarie: I'm always delighted when I hear someone has discovered the art of crochet. It's my favorite craft. Good luck with your cushion cover.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      How fun to look at all these masterful creations! I want my writing to look like this!

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      Marie 3 years ago

      Oh lots of great yarn and fiber creations here and plenty of inspiration. I have just taken up crochet and my first project is a cushion cover which is worked in double stitch so it's quite easy. Almost done the front!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @anonymous: Charli, in my opinion, your writing is already as 'creative' as the fiber arts featured here. Thanks for your visit.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @Sylvestermouse: I agree. That darling squirrel, knitted by mamma4earth on Etsy, is a very unique plush animal. Anyone looking at the squirrel in her Etsy shop will find a most interesting story in her description about the Albino Squirrel.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      Oh, Elf! I always love all the Etsy products you feature, but I do believe that little Albino Squirrel captured my heart today!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @Ruthi: The knitter of that albino squirrel is from South Africa and she uses pure Merino sheep wool from the Cape of South Africa for her beautifully made knitted items. I'm most impressed with her work.

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @Diana Wenzel: I love featuring Etsy crafts(wo)men. The talent seen in these handmade items is wonderful.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      So much extraordinary talent featured here. Loved everything.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      I enjoyed all the new items on display from the fiber artists on Etsy, thank you! That albino squirrel is adorable!

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      Diana Grant 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lots of information - great stuff. I have an Etsy Shop where I sell earrings. Here's my Squidoo lens: http://gloriousconfusion.squidoo.com/metal-bead-ea...

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @DonMcCyclist1: Always nice to meet not only a fellow Squid, but another Etsy Shop owner. Thanks for the visit.

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      DonMcCyclist1 3 years ago

      Brava! Your lens is instructive in using a Squidoo lens to bring together one's own and Etsy teammates' offerings. Thank you!

      I'm not a fiber artist, but I do have an Etsy shop.

      http://www.etsy.com/people/McCyclist

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      amandascloset0 3 years ago

      Very nice lens, full of creative and artistic ideas! Thanks so much for sharing

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      All of the artists that I have seen on Etsy are so fantastically creative and talented!

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      BuckHawkcenter 3 years ago

      Just love all of these amazingly talented people who create and sell their items on Etsy. And that includes you!

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      Ibidii 4 years ago

      Just starting back on crochet so I can make the Amigurumi toys and dolls! I love that Owl pillow! Awesome lens! :D

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What an interesting lens, Pat! Thank you for including my new Etsy shop in your knitting section. You have featured a great many Fiber Artists! Thank you.

      SquidAngel Blessings.

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      Johann The Dog 4 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      A sheep in sheep's wool clothing!!! Love it, wanna herd! These are sooo cute!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Elf I often promote Etsy on my webpages as a great place to purchase handmade crafts. I do not have a store there so just link generically to Etsy. If you would like me to link to your shop please drop a comment on my profile page with your shop and I will change my links. Best of wishes for a great holiday season. Your crafts are so cute and made from wonderfully washable materials. I love that your toys are hand crafted.

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      Stacy Birch 4 years ago

      The owl is super awesome.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I am so glad I visited your Fiber Arts article! I followed your Etsy link and just submitted my order for a sunshine yellow Baby Octopus. Every good Squidoo lensmaster should have one!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      What a neat lens! Pinned for you!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      You're so very talented, I love your work!

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      Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      What a great lens about so many talented crafters on Etsy. I'm partial to the little crocheted animals because it reminds me of my mom who made them for many years and gave them as gifts and donated them to a children's hospital gift shop.

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      allystuart 5 years ago

      how come when I try doing one of those it always end up looking like an alien inspired project? Great lens! I just wish I can do those projects as beautiful as in the pictures.I envy your talent.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      You are so talented! Props to you!!

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      Your lens is very interesting it deserve Thumb UP.

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      I just love this lens with all the fiber arts! So glad there are talented people out their that share their passion with those of us less talented in fiber arts. LOL

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Very creative. I love the little animals!

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      These are all so cool. Now I want to learn how to make some. Great lens and thank you for sharing!

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      Kathryn Wallace 5 years ago from Greenbank, WA, USA

      Thank you - now more than ever I want to get going on Etsy with my knitting. I'll be back!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I want to use Etsy so I will be encouraged to do crafts I like doing.

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      snappycanvas 5 years ago

      I like the idea behind 'Crocheted Hats in Many Forms'. I love hats! In fact, I'm collecting some of different sizes, colors, and designs. but I want to try doing it on my own. I hope you can post the steps on how to do this craft. This is nice!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You are so talented.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Amazing hand-crafted gifts, love the artistic work - very beautiful.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love the lens and the wonderful toys,

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A return flight to smile...and bless!

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      AnimalHouse 5 years ago

      Very creative lens. Loved the different art forms and the wide variety of items.

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Love the lens and the wide array of items - wonderful toys, hats, critters, quilts, etc. All I ever knit are straight scarfs. I'll have to brave someone more complicated! Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      brittniehomesewn 5 years ago

      hey fellow fiber artist, i'm new to this site, and i think your lens is fantastic! i would like to add this lens to a featured lenses page that i am working on. i focus on natural fibers and dyes. i've recently gotten into mushroom dyeing my fabrics, which creates the most wonderful earthy tones i've seen yet. anyway, thanks for the great read <3

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      BebesBaubles 5 years ago

      I love fiber art (love to buy it!) and I make accessories for wearable fibers!

      http://www.etsy.com/shop/BebesBaublesJewelry

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I can Crochet blankets and scarves, but complicated things like animals are beyond my skills.

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      eganj1 5 years ago

      hello, i started off as a textile artist so I've enjoyed reading your lens, it makes me want to get knitting or sewing again

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      Very cute and creative toys. :) I especially like that yellow octopus (above the guestbook).

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      very cool, great creativity

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Good lens - lots of helpful information

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      I adore the giraffe toy from mamma4earth. And your little crocheted penguin is so adorable. I have just started to try my hands at some wool roving crafts. Lots of fun!

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      laki2lav 6 years ago

      wow, lot of good stuff here - great lens

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      love4rocks 6 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by. Lovely work you do. I definitely will check out your etsy shop.

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      KANEsUgAr 6 years ago

      I love the Crochet felt look. Its so cool.

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      Srena44 6 years ago

      great lense, thx for sharing...

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      Runnn 6 years ago

      I can get one of these for Christmas.

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      MarkFashionista 6 years ago

      Wow they are so adorable!!

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      CherrrieB 6 years ago

      Oh so many wonderful crafts..You have me wanting to pick up another project yet to be finished. I love making things by hand too.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      This stuff is so cute..Great lens love it!!!!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I love your stuff. I wish I could crochet as well as you.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      My daughter still takes the blue penguin everywhere!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Oh, I am featuring 5 of your lenses on my International Fat Quarters & Thin Dimes, since you are instructional about sewing and embroidery too. And especially educational about the tools of the trade required. You will round out the experts in that lens quite aptly. Thank you so very much, Rose

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      Dinostore 6 years ago

      SO creative! I love this lens! Thumbs up and fav'd.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      I love the knitted farm animals. These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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      nestboxes 6 years ago

      These would make excellent hand crafted presents for children. Very cute and a great creative skill

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      moskit 6 years ago

      Hey this will be a cool hobby for my mum. It looks like a relaxing craft and look at all the fun things that can be made!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      My mother will surely love your plushies. Although she knows how to make some of these, she never fails to commend and adore other people's work.

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      I clicked over to your Etsy shop. I love your handmade cow. Very cute.

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      What a lovely collection of handmade fiber arts creations! Wishing I could find the talent and the time...

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Love that giraffe. Way to go!

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Forgot to mention, I lensrolled this to my Health Gifts lens. Thank so much, Rose

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Oh these are so gorgeously made with love. I cannot knit or crochet, but perhaps I will try someday. I must return and keep these in mind for fellow knitters. A Canadian lensmaster Poutine is also into this kind of thing. Absolutely stunning. Take Good Care, Rose

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      David Stone 6 years ago from New York City

      I see what you mean. Very creative and very gentle crafting. Here in New York, we see little of these as the shows are heavy, heavy on jewelry. I'll share the lensroll on this outstanding item.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the Thumbs Up ... I'll be looking for you on Etsy! Happy New Year!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @LisaAuch1: Thank you, Lisa. I'm so pleased my creations were just what you needed for gifts this Christmas.

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      BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

      Just rolled this lens to my shopping on Etsy lens! Also, please add this lens to my lens for Etsy sellers who have lenses!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      Our packacge arrived today from Mountainside Crochet in time for Christmas, and I don't believe I have ever given my mum such a beautiful, unique present! and my daughter wil just love the penguin. What wonderful presents they have made!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE Etsy, I had a shop where I sold cottage style items and vintage linens, then I got out of it, had my Koupie shop for mixed media art and now I have some digital art left but am closing it up this week to focus on other things. I do shop a lot on Etsy :)

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      Nimblepins 6 years ago

      Yes... a cool lens! I love your plushies - especially the seal! I'll have to look into etsy. What a talented group of artists here!.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Cool lens. So much stuff on here! I'm a quilter and I love it!

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      livingfrontiers 6 years ago

      Oh my goodness! Love your work here....so very wonderful!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      @LisaAuch1: I'd love to see a picture, Lisa. Congratulations on completing your first crocheted blanket! Watch out, crocheting can be addicting! :)

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I just had to let you know! I findished my crochet blanket! mastered it lefthanded, it is now ready for Christmas, I will try to get a picture to send as I am just so excited, I thought there was no way I could do it, s o now i am ready to try some variations! thanks for all your help and happy Holiday Season!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      Such beautiful creations here. Very talented creators.

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      Cindy Fahnestock-Schafer 6 years ago from Hedgesville, WV

      you did a great job highlighting your fellow fiber artists and they are lucky 2 have you in their community great job xoxo

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      My goodness so many sweet animals, hats and other things you have made. I envy you.

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Outstanding lens. You've created some really unique looking crochet items! Squid Angel blessed.

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      marsha32 6 years ago

      I recently opened an etsy store. I listed it under quilts yet I also crochet, make rugs, and do plastic canvas. I wasn't sure where to list it in your lens!

      I have lots more to get added to my store, including a rug that I finished last night.

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      scar4 6 years ago

      The Barbie doll looks so lovely. Great lens with nice pictures and helpful information. Thumbs up!

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Another fantastic lens. Featured now on Great Gift Ideas plus thumbs up faved and liked. Good one.

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      Paul 6 years ago from Montreal

      Cute projects, good luck with your shop!