PuffinCo.com the solution to tangles and knots for floss separation.

Puffin and Company

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PuffinCo.com is the official website of a revolutionary new product called the Puffin Craft Strand Separator created by Puffin and Company. This device allows users to separate and untangle single strands from embroidery yarn. It is easy to use and comes in a range of attractive styles and patterns.

The PuffinCo.com website provides visitors with the ability to make purchases online. A new user must create a new account and register themselves before shopping online.

Products and Services

Wonderful Designs
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Rustic Cross with Heart

The Puffin Craft Strand Separator comes in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the weight and strength of the yarn that the user will be working with.

The products are available in the following categories:

  • 3.5 Rustic Heart Collection
  • 4.25 Rustic Heart Collection
  • Covey of Doves Collection

How the Puffin Hatched

Diane Zielinsky, entrepreneur behind Puffin and Company, tells us the story of how this creative product came into being:

"One day I was making some gifts, using a cute punch needle design, for family and friends. I had an exceptionally long piece of floss that I was using, so I said to my husband, “Here honey, hold this end for me.” He dutifully held the end and I proceeded to separate the strands I needed from the floss."

"As I completed the process my husband looked at me and said, “Do you always have to do this, doesn’t this tangle up?” I said “Yes I do and yes it does, many times.” He said,” wait here, I have just the thing.” He got up and went out to the garage and came back in with a smelly old fishing swivel. I was wondering what on earth was going on while he tied it onto my floss. He said, “ ok, now try it again.” I did and WOW, it easily and quickly separated my strands without any problem at all!

Unique Craft Strand Separators
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4.25 Rustic Heart with Peace Dove

"Being the problem solving engineer that my husband is, he said, “now we need a clip and a bob.” He went and got a variety of little devices from the garage and came back, proceeding to fashion up the very first puffin, which was a baggie full of coins stuck on the stinky swivel and attached with a paper clip. As ugly as it was, it worked like a charm and I looked at him and said, “Coulda had a V-8.”

"With a shopping list of items provided by the now brilliant engineer I set about looking for materials that we could use to make a separator that worked well and was also cute. After much trial and error and many trips to various stores to find the ideal combination of parts, the new and vastly improved Puffin was hatched.

I already knew that there were no solutions for craft strand separation on the market, and we looked into a patent for our product. After writing and submitting the patent, we began our R & D and market research with the help of several very kind proprietors of quilt and cross stitch stores.

Now we have a new product and we are selling our new Craft Strand Separators! All because I said: Here honey, hold this. I do wonder why he just now invented this, as I have been doing needlecrafts sitting next to him for 30 years now! Engineers, gotta love em."

Rustic Heart Collection


4.25 Rustic Heart Collection

Covey of Doves Collection


Puffin and Company
PO BOX 248

Liberty, Utah 84310

Contact Information

Tel: 801-643-8653


Wholesale inquiries:

Store Policies

  • Warranty: All Puffin and Company products come with a 90 day full replacement warranty against manufacturer’s defects.
Variety of Shapes, Sizes and Designs
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3.5 Inch Rustic Heart with Kitties

  • Payment/Credit Cards: All their transactions are in US Dollars and they accept VISA, Mastercard and DiscoverCard. In case of personal checks, the check must be imprinted and have current address information.
  • Return/Exchange: Customers can call or email customer service before returning their puffin product.
  • Security: The Puffin and Company website has security measures to ensure protection against the loss, misuse and alteration of information.
  • Shipping Policy: Shipping is by USPS First Class. Charges in the continental US are $1.29. Additional charges will apply for alternative shipping methods and for those outside the continental US.

For more detailed store policies please visit their policy page available here.

Video Demonstration


http://www.nuts-about-needlepoint.com/?p=518 Janet Perry at Napa Needlepoint http:stitchinaddiction.wordpress.com Carol Whitmore http://needlework.craftgossip.com/embroidery-cool-tool/2008/06/16/ Denise Felton at Craftgossip.com


{Hi Diane,

I received my Puffins yesterday. Thank you for the wonderful service. I put the cats into a card for my sister for Mother's day. She loved it, but the first words out of her mouth were......It should have a pin on the back so I can wear it as it is so detailed. I kept the butterfly and it is just as cute.

Many thanks for a wonderful...useful tool.


Got'em! They are sooo... Nice!! I can't wait to show them around!! Thanks, Peg

Diane these are wonderful! I'm thinking I might need to keep them both....I am going to a stitch shop in Dallas this weekend and I can't wait to show it off.

Thanks and much luck.


I saw the article in Needlepoint Now and I really like your video addition on your web site. I really ordered this as an individual as I do not have a shop. I am going to show them to my local shops and at my EGA Guild meeting. I am looking forward to them carrying them. One I have ordered is for my secret pal as she is a "gadget junkie". I am looking to enjoy these quite a lot! I also like helping groups such Ten Thousand Villages and you. Keep up with the ideas. Peg

Yes, I am interested. This is the greatest thing ever. I am talking it up everywhere and showing it to everyone who is doing punchneedle—over 20 women on Wednesday. How easy it would be for them to just order through a web site. I would be good advertising. I put it on my web site as a fun find also. If they then could just click to get it, it would be so convenient.

Is your web site up yet?

Thank you,


Sandy - I recently came across an interesting new product that is not only a work of art but useful as well. It is somewhat hard to describe but it helps you separate your thread strands without knots or tangles. And it comes in several beautiful styles. I have included a link to the website which includes a video of how this unique product works. I wish I could do this justice but the website speaks for itself. This is new company trying to get some exposure with a terrific product. I think many of the Needlepointers magazine readers and stitchers would enjoy having this product. Wendy {InfluenceUs}}

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