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Malcolm Fielding: Kindness from the Land Down Under

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Earlier this year when things were looking financially rosey, I put a deposit on a couple of custom spindles from master spindle maker, Malcolm Fielding. Mr Fielding has a website called The Lace Bobbin Shop. He also sells on etsy. If you aren’t familiar with his work, prepare to fall in love. Bobbin lace practioners will be stunned too, so be sure to take a peak.

Fast forward to November where things became less financially rosey, I ended up having to cancel my order with Mr Fielding. I was going to lose my $25 deposit but I had no choice with mounting medical bills looming beyond and in front of the horizon. I emailed Mr Fielding who later emailed me back with a lovely surprise – he advised me to look in the mailbox as he was sending me one of his amazing Dervish Spindles at no extra charge. How nice is that?! His kindness left me speechless. He knew I was having a tough time and had wanted to spread some good cheer. How many business owners would choose to take a loss and go out of their way to please a customer in a foreign country? I should think this rates Mr Fielding as incredibly nice on the special people meter.

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So now, it is a couple of weeks later and guess what came in the mail today nestled in soft Tasmanian Corriedale? The Dervish! It is absolutely stunning and is one of the best spinners I have ever had. (I would say that whether he gave me the spindle or not.) It is really THAT good. I love the gorgeous Lace Sheoak whorl with the hard dymondwood shaft. He invited me to sell it if I needed to (I mean, so nice again!) or if I didn’t like it but I can tell you that this beauty will never leave me. It is now wearing a coat of blue merino/silk.

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(Note to spinners: I encourage you to check out his exquisite workmanship. You won’t regret it!)

Thank you, Malcolm, for your generosity! Your gift came at the right moment. I will use and treasure my new Dervish. It will always be dear to me. I deeply appreciate your kindness. Thank you!

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