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Ester Puente

Hi, I'm the owner of Industrial Whimsy and maker of all the things! I love challenging myself to make new gifts and learn new skills. I have a love for simple design and functional beauty. I am a self-taught knitter, curator of found objects and constant crafter. As a mother of four, I have a constant source of inspiration in my children and family life. 

If you have any questions about patterns or items you can send me an email or use the chat box feature here on the site.

Thank you so much for supporting Industrial Whimsy, it means a lot to me and my family.  

FAQ: I see a pattern I like but I don't knit. Can you make it for me?

Yes! I can knit any of the patterns you see on my site in your choice of colors. Pricing starts at $40 for Earflap Hats and Cowls and can go upwards to $300-$400 for Trail Mix Wraps or Landscapes Shawls. Hand knits are made to last for years, not just one season. We are talking the original slow fashion movement. With proper care, you will be able to cherish your pieces for a long time to come.

FAQ: Can you make me a pattern I saw online from another designer? 

This depends. Some designers do not allow their designs to be created for sale. Research must be done into the specific pattern and what skills are required to complete the project. Making hand knits is costly in time, materials, and skill. Pricing will reflect the level of each that is necessary to complete your request. 

FAQ: A pattern is not working out for me, are you sure it's written correctly?

Yes. It's correct. (Unless there's a typo somewhere that I missed.😅) 

I personally knit every pattern at least twice and create several samples and swatches to make sure the instructions give you the finished object that is shown. If you change the yarn weight, needle size, number of repeats, stitch count, or stitch will get a different result. I do my best to provide explanations, YouTube video tutorials, and clear directions. If you have a problem area that you just can't figure out please email me and we can get you through it together. 

FAQ: Do you sell wholesale?

Yes! Send me a message letting me know what type of items you are interested in carrying in your boutique or shop. I have produced large quantities of knit hats, jewelry, stitch marker sets, pattern booklets, coffee cozies....and would love to work with you on filling your store with handmade gifts. Wholesale pricing tiers and quantities start as low as 20 units.

FAQ: Do you ship worldwide?

Yes! We ship with United States Postal Service and provide tracking information with every order. I do my best to provide accurate shipping costs and will refund overages back to you. 

FAQ: Do you offer Free Shipping?

Yes! U.S. orders over $50 automatically ship free and International orders over $150 automatically ship free. I ship from Houston, Texas, United States of America. 

FAQ: How long have you been in business?

  Industrial Whimsy was founded in 2010 and is a registered LLC with the state of Texas. I have 5 star ratings on Etsy and am a Star Seller on their site. I want you to love your product and purposely keep things on a small scale so that I can provide quality work and service for you. 

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a mug of coffee next to a knitting project of a beanie and yarn
Ester Puente, owner of Industrial Whimsy handmade gifts and notions, in a green hand knit sweater
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