Welcome to Ellspins!

We are Tamara and Denny, and we live in Alberta, Canada. We the kind of people that just can’t sit still. We are always being inspired to create new cool items. Then more cool items….

As a working family, our day tends to lack an element of creativity.  Our evenings and weekends, however, are usually full of lasers, wood shavings, fabric, thread, yarn, glue and other items. One of these days we will clean it all up. Again.

Custom Made Wooden Puzzles

Our custom puzzles are a lot of fun! You can chose one of our images, or your own. You can even chose a cutting template theme! Check out our Puzzle page for more details.

Laser Cutting and Engraving

Everyone loves to receive a gift that was created just for them. We create customized and personalized items from wedding decor to cheeky bathroom signs! Come visit our page on Facebook or check our our Instagram!

Hand Turned Fiber Arts Tools

Tamara has been turning for many years, and spinning for around the same amount of time. It really wasn’t until about mid 2016 that she decided to join the two passions together. She started turning spindles for my friends, and one thing lead to another.

Pin-back Buttons

I sell 1.50″ pin-back buttons for fiber artist of all kinds, people who like a little sass, and for people who like a lot of sass!

My sassy sense of humor shows through very well with my pin-back buttons.  Currently they are only available for sale on Etsy, or if you happen to catch me at one of my craft fairs. Some of the buttons

are NSFW (Not Safe For Work), so here are links to the direct categories for those who would like to avoid the naughty ones.

Knitting and Crochet Buttons

Knitting and Crochet NSFW Buttons

Spinning Buttons

Everyday Buttons

NSFW Everyday Adult Humor Buttons

Do you have a saying you would like on a button? Special orders are always welcome!

Hand Spinning Instruction

I have been teaching hand spinning (yes, on a spinning wheel, not a bike) for 10 years. I do offer private lessons, but most of the time I teach group classes at Heritage Park in Calgary, Canada. Check out their adult education page for details! Would you like to learn? Do you have a wheel that needs to be brought back to life? Would you like me to come demo spinning to your guild or group? Let me know!

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Knitting/Crochet Designs

Once upon a time (2010 to be precise), I was looking for a knitting design online and couldn’t find one. I decided to design it myself, then I decided to share it with others! That was just the first of many, and once I get them all out of my head I will be a very happy girl.  I like creating things that are fun, a little unique and sometimes a little mind bending. It’s all in good fun though. Let me know if you have made one of my designs, or if you are in the process and would like to ask a question!

Check them out at on my Ravelry shop.