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October 29, 2021

Leather Wallets and Pouches for the Ardent Knitter

  • A brown leather pouch with scissors and metal circular knitting needles.

Her Hands Atelier is a woman-owned small business specializing in handcrafted feminine pieces for the chic knitter. My name is Sadie Patton and I began sewing and designing small handbags for myself at the age of 16. Soon I was selling to classmates. My love of sewing continued throughout my teens and twenties when I began to sew my own wardrobe. As this passion for sewing and design grew, I began to realize I could not find affordable or quality handbags to accessorize my wardrobe thus Her Hands Atelier was born.

I chose this name because I wanted something that encompassed all of the crafts I enjoyed. I came across a scripture at Proverbs 31:13 that really resonated with me. It read, “She obtains wool and linen, she delights to work with her hands.” I also decided to include the word Atelier, a workshop or studio, especially when used by an artist or designer.

The process for making my products stems largely from what I found while shopping for handbags. Most leather goods I found had a masculine feel. I wanted something that would reflect my personality and style. You’ll notice that my products have a very soft color palate and also incorporate gentle lines and curved features.

My work ethic originates from a family of hardworking entrepreneurs. I especially remember seeing my mother work hard to help support our family. I saw her sew clothes for myself, my brother and sister, bake homemade bread, grow a garden and can homegrown foods to eat throughout the winter. She was resourceful and valued sustainability long before it became a trend. These are values I strive to maintain at Her Hands Atelier.

I briefly want to share how The Daisy Notions Pouch was born. I received a large order for The Hannah Essential Oils Pouch some time ago, so I eagerly went to work to cut out the pieces. Unfortunately, the first few pieces cut turned out to be too small. Rather than waste the smaller leather pieces, I created The Daisy Pouch. This mistake turned into a happy accident when I realized this was the perfect knitting notions pouch. The Daisy Notion Pouch maintains a feminine charm while still being durable and spacious enough for all of your knitting essentials. If you are an avid knitter who loves quality handmade leather goods checkout the Daisy Notions Pouch!

Today I can be found in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley. My husband of 10 years and our adorable multi-poo puppy Tallulah complete our family. My days are spent in my atelier, crafting and creating. You can follow my progress on Instagram. Love to see you there.

October 21, 2021

Winter Solstice Boxes!

A collage of scenes from Scotland.

Travel through the stones…
•••
Touch the stones at Craigh ne dun and be transported through time to experience the love and wonder of colors inspired by Outlander. Reveal a 20g mini and a SamsTinyTrinket charm each day for the 7 days leading up to the winter solstice. On the solstice, unwrap goodies including an exclusive woolenwomenfibers DK sock set, a SamsTinyTrinkets charm set inspired by the characters and an Aggie’s bag!

This box brings all the scottish feels with an exclusive Donegal tweed DK base!

October 19, 2021

Hand-dyed bags to brighten your fall

  • A stack of colorful bags.

The new collection of hand-dyed bags I have presented during Indie Untangled everywhere is here to brighten your fall! And still exclusive to Indie subscribers!

During my slot at Indie Untangled Everywhere I had the pleasure to show you all the colours and bags of this collection.

Starting from un-dyed and unbleached cotton, I create unique, whimsical, and bright colours inspired by one on my favourite region of Italy, Sicily.

I am originally from the other side of Italy, the northern Lombardy, the region of Milan. But when I set foot for the first time in Sicily my heart was taken: cannoli (the crunchy and the sweetness), the sea, the colours, the Etna, , the granita, the Greek temples… Everything is Sicily is beautiful, real, and timeless!

Just as this ancient land, the bags in this collections are sweet, timeless, and unique!

And until Sunday 24th October (midnight CET, 6pm ET) you can enjoy free shipping for all orders over 70€ with code INDIE2021OCT.

October 12, 2021

Spooky Sock Sets and more!

  • A collage with red,, black and green yarn.

Grab your spooky sock set in time for Halloween! We have Nightmare on Elm Street that will have you scared to sleep until these socks are off your needles! Check out this set and more on woolenwomenfiber.com.

Special for November is our new mini mystery — All the fixins! Get your minis and charm combos to make a holiday scrappy project!

October 7, 2021

Fall project bag, shop update

  • A row of tote bags with purple, green and pink dots.

I hope you are all enjoying the change in temperature wherever you are. Here in Boston the days are shorter and the leaves are turning.

Tomorrow 10/8 at 6pm EST I will have a shop update. There are a few XL tote bags with XL shoulders straps, zipper bags, and large drawstring bags, You can get a matching set or mix and match!

Other fun news is that the bag I printed for CAKEpalooza is now available for preorder on my website. It's a great, workhorse bag with lots of swirly, colorful dots, perfect for a shawl or sweater.

Enjoy all the festivals and cozy season!

xx
Crista

September 26, 2021

Make your holiday countdown enchanting

A collage of photos of a grandfather clock, candelabra, a snowy tree, a woman in a red cloak and a rose under a glass dome.

We have just few preorder slots left for our holiday calendars!

Unwrap a unique new mini skein every day from December 1st to December 24th. On Christmas Day, unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers colorway (one 100g skein in a 75/20/5 SW Merino/nylon/gold Stellina base), a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and extra special bonus goodies! Your package will come wrapped individually for each of the 25 days of Christmas; the large skein and extra Christmas goodies will be separately packaged for Christmas Day! You can expect a variety of colorways inspired by Beauty and the Beast, an Enchanted Christmas!

Options with charms include a charm to open every other day of the Advent.

24-day full advent includes:
24 20g minis
SamsTinyTrinkets every other day
Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack
100g skein in an exclusive colorway
Extra goodies on Christmas Day

Available for purchase as a 12-day Advent:
Unwrap a unique new mini skein every day from December 13th to December 24th with handcrafted SamsTinyTrinkets every other day! On Christmas Day, unwrap an extra special gift set including an exclusive Woolen Women Fibers colorway (one 100g skein in a 75/20/5 SW Merino/nylon/gold Stellina base), a handcrafted trinket set by SamsTinyTrinkets, a handmade sock sack by Aggie’s Bags and extra special bonus goodies!

12-day full Advent includes:
12 20g minis
SamsTinyTrinkets every other day
Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack
100g skein in an exclusive colorway
Extra goodies on Christmas Day

Options for 12- or 24-day YARN ONLY Advents and options labeled “no charm” will exclude SamsTinyTrinkets

All options include a handmade Aggie’s Bags Sock Sack.

Mini skein base:
80% Superwash Merino/15% nylon/ 5% gold Stellina

100g Christmas Day skein:
75% Superwash Merino/20% nylon/ 5% gold Stellina

September 23, 2021

Life is a Mix Tape

  • An illustration of a tape casette and the words Holiday Mix Tape inspired Advent box.

We can't wait to share our take on a Mystery Yarn Advent kit with you! This year's theme is Holiday Mix Tape, and it's all inspired by our family's favorite holiday music. Turning on the holiday music while we decorate, wrap gifts, bake cookies, and spend time together is a huge part of the season for us and I want to share some of that with you. Each colorway is inspired by a different holiday tune, and the entire box vibe is inspired by those mix tapes I used to make in years past.

Preorders close soon for the Jilly & Kiddles 2021 Advent Box. This box will ship to be received in November 2021, so you will have it to start opening on Dec 1st. Your Advent Box will have everything you need for a holiday season full of Fibery Fun!

Advent Box includes:

– 24 Mini skeins the the base of your choosing, one to open each day, starting Dec 1st through Dec 24th.
– Exclusive xix tape-inspired project bag
– Extra surprises from me to open on days of your choosing or all at once – all themed, of course!
– U.S. shipping is Free!
– Each item will arrive individually wrapped for you, and the minis will be marked with the date to be opened. It's like getting a special surprise gift every day during Advent–isn't that fun?
– You'll receive access to my Holiday Mix Tape playlist so you can listen along too!

Want to join me on this festive trip down memory lane? Order yours today so you don't miss out. Photos of yarn and goodies are examples of last year's box to give you an idea of what could be included — please keep in mind that this year's box will be completely different and is a mystery. That's part of the fun!

September 16, 2021

Trick Or Treat Yo’Self!

  • An illustration of a ghost holding a pumpkin basket in front of an orange ball of yarn and the words Trick Or Treat Yo'self 2021.

Why should the kids have all the fun? Let’s Trick-or-Treat for Yarn!

Last year, I wanted to do something fun for grownups too, and it was such a hit that I’m bringing it back! I’m offering a special Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bag so you can trick or treat yo’self.

Here’s what you can look forward to:
You’ll get one full skein of mystery yarn. You can choose the weight you prefer or embrace the fun and let me surprise you. Each skein comes with a fun “Trick-or-Treat” Surprise just from me. Shhh… it’s a secret! I’ll also throw a special prize into every seventh one ordered, so maybe you’ll be one of the lucky recipients! Each Trick-or-Treat Bag is packaged separately, so feel free to add as many as you’d like to your cart. You can get one or two for yourself, one for a friend… whatever you’d like! You could even hedge your bets and order seven, so you’ll be guaranteed an extra prize. Plus, these are a great deal on a full skein of yarn, even without the extra goodie, so grab one while you can!

Feel free to leave me a note when you check out with a little direction to help me choose your colorway. That adds to the fun on my end, and helps you get something you’re going to LOVE! (Here of some examples of great hints: I love green, prefer brights, not a fan of pink, etc) I cannot fulfill requests for specific colorways or guarantee an exact match to your hints, but I’ll definitely do the best I can. You know I want to make you guys happy! I’m so excited to send out some special mystery packages so my customers can feel like kiddos on… well, on Halloween! 🎃

These will be offered while supplies last, and fulfilled in the order they are received. The earlier your order, the better I’ll be able to find the perfect match for you. Trick-or-Treat Bags begin shipping Oct. 5th, so be sure to treat yo’self! Find Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bags in the Clubs and Kits section of the website.

September 7, 2021

Launching our first Bag Club!

  • A collage of images with a purple, blue, orange and gold color scheme.

I am happy and rejoiced to present you our Collectable Bag Club Subscription, a first in our collections!

The 2022 theme is dear to my heart and inspired by my history degree and passion for women’s history: “La Società delle Giardiniere.”

Once upon a time, in a country, but not yet a nation, called Italy, there was a secret society composed only by women: La Società delle Giardiniere, The Club of Women Gardeners. La Società delle Giardiniere was the female branch of Carboneria, a network of secret revolutionary societies active in Italy at the beginning of the 19th century. Their main goal and aim was to free Italy from oppressors and reunite the peninsula in a unique nation.

If you are not familiar with Italian history, let me resume it in a few words.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, in 476, Italy endured centuries of internal struggles and foreign domination, preventing the peninsula to be a unique nation for almost 1,500 years!

During the uprisings at the beginning of the 19th century, various movements began to work for a unification of the Italian peninsula, beginning a period called Risorgimento, resurgence.
One of these movements was Carboneria. Most of its leaders were imprisoned and killed.
After many battles and lives spared, the Risorgimento ultimately succeeded in 1861, when the first Italian government was formed by Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, and the Regno d’Italia was created.

But Italy was yet not completely united, as Rome and its surrounding territories were still under the power of the Pope. Only in 1870, Rome became the capital of the newly formed Italian Reign.

The Republic of Italy, as we know it nowadays, was established in the aftermath of World War II, in 1946, after an historical referendum that saw, for the first time, women voting.

As always the history of women is neglected in most history books.

For many reasons women do not make it to the short or longer version of history. Women are almost invisible.

Nowadays there is a growing movement trying to rewrite history with more inclusive tones, to acknowledge the history of the many lives spared for the supremacy of the few.

Most of the time women were working behind the scenes, in secret, covered up in crinoline and tea parties, surrounded by children.

This year I invite you to discover with me the stories of four women, all part of La Società delle Giardiniere, with four bags dedicated to them. And an array of gifts and collectables that will make you happy!

Become part of our secret society: subscribe today!

The images you see are the inspiration behind my choice of fabric for this club: from hand-printed, to hand-dyed, to digitally-printed fabrics, all bags will be exclusive to the club throughout 2022!