Welcome to Down in the Country Fibers.
Enter our on-line shop by clicking the "Our Shop" Main Menu entry to the left or above.
A note to our European visitors: We have reached an agreement with http://www.wildfibres.co.uk/ to be our exclusive Rakestraw Spinner distributor in Europe. Visit their site for an amazing world of fiber.
While you're here, please consider creating an account with us (see the DIC Login block to the left), so you can be a registered member of our community. There will be features on this site available only to registered folk, so you might just as well be one of them. Also, if you would like to be kept up to date on specials, new products, and general comings and goings of the folk at Down in the Country, the registered you can subscribe to our infrequent newsletter in the Newsletter Subscription to the left.
Our flagship products are The Rakestraw Spinner and the Andean Plying Paddle. You can see videos of each in use in "Videos" in the main menu to the left. In our Shop, each of the Rakestraw Spinner woods is shown as a separate product; each has an enlarged photo of the wood.
The Rakestraw Spinner is different! Unlike the regular drop spindle, the Spinner never drops, just twirls. You spin it like a party noisemaker, and it's even more fun!
Spin in the car, on a boat, in the air, 'most anywhere. Yes, you CAN take it with you!!!
• Tendonitis...even broken bones...won't hurt while using the Rakestraw Spinner.
• Wonderful for children, for seniors, for everyone and anyone!
The Spinner's companion product is the Plying Paddle, using Andean plying. The process is simple and comfortable, easy to use, and suitable not only with the Rakestraw Spinner, but with any spun singles from a drop spindle or a spinning wheel.
Down in the Country's Fibery Things . . .
We are located down in the country in upstate New York. We make a huge lace blocking frame that fits into a box that will go under your bed. Other items appear from time to time, so just browse around.
Want something special? See up above where it says Contact Us? Drop Jackie a message. She can probably help.
The spin starts here!
Jackie and Curt