BirdsOfExtinction

Birds of Extinction series - by Eve Close

Melbourne, Victoria On Etsy since 2015

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BirdsOfExtinction

Birds of Extinction series - by Eve Close

Melbourne, Victoria | 35 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hello!
I'm temporarily unable to make any bespoke pieces. My Birds of Extinction etsy shop will be back online again sometime soon I hope, probably closer the end of March at this stage. Life is so busy at the moment I thought it better to put my Etsy on holidays for a bit until things settle down.

Thanks for stopping by!
Any questions, please send me an Etsy conversation or send me a hello on Instagram or my Birds of Extinction series page of Facebook and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Regards,
Eve

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 25 Jan, 2020

Hello!
I'm temporarily unable to make any bespoke pieces. My Birds of Extinction etsy shop will be back online again sometime soon I hope, probably closer the end of March at this stage. Life is so busy at the moment I thought it better to put my Etsy on holidays for a bit until things settle down.

Thanks for stopping by!
Any questions, please send me an Etsy conversation or send me a hello on Instagram or my Birds of Extinction series page of Facebook and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Regards,
Eve

Eve Close

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About BirdsOfExtinction

Sales 35
On Etsy since 2015

Extinct birds prints on silk

Eve is interested in history and the natural world and has always loved birds including the iconic Dodo from Mauritius. She is a practising Australian artist and she works with a range of media. Eve studied Fine Arts and teaches Art at the same time as making artwork.

After spontaneously deciding to create a dress featuring a dodo print, Eve started to investigate other extinct birds. In doing so, she realised that an astonishing array of birds have died out since the 1600s. Many of these unique and beautiful birds were lost through changes to land use, hunting for sport, introduced predators and reduction of habitable land. Some stories are very well documented while other birds are known only because of fossil specimens. Eve is also exploring the use of extinct bird imagery on her hand thrown porcelain works.

Each bird Eve chooses to transform into a print design is carefully researched to uncover its history, characteristics and habits and examine its unique aesthetic qualities.
In addition to some native birds from Australia Eve has created designs of birds from all across the globe and is often designing and planning new ones.
Her aim is to show a range of bird examples from predators to small helpless passerines, from modern day birds to prehistoric birds such as the Dromonorthids that are known from fossils found across Australia.

Eve also hopes to generate greater awareness of currently threatened and endangered species and has been donating approximately 20-30% from each scarf sale to Zoos Victoria in the hope that further extinction of precious Australian birds might be averted. Around the world, many birds, animals and plants also face various threats. Her long term goal is to end up more directly sponsoring conservation of lesser known bird species native to Victoria through sales of her extinct bird range. If you participate in an independent conservation programme that directly works with an endangered bird from Victoria, Australia and would like to work with Eve and her extinct bird designs (eg. the endangered Mallee Emu-Wren) she would like to hear from you.

Eve usually prepares several drawings before cutting and printing each bird by hand. Every time she prints a bird, she arranges them differently on every new silk scarf, so no two are the same.
Because of this, every bird has slight variation in ink density and the scarves vary slightly in width depending on the bird design as Eve makes and sews these scarves after printing to ensure the composition is exactly the way she wants it to be.

Eve uses end roll silks because it is biodegradeable with lustrous colours and she buys ex-designer/textile industry silk fabrics which minimises waste.

If you are interested in seeing her create a particular extinct bird as a textile design, you can send her a message and she will look into it.


Copyright Statement
All images are copyrighted © by Eve Close. The use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from the artist is obtained. 2015.

Note: Please ask permission before using any images of Eve's artwork. Sharing of her shop link and sharing listings is permitted as long as her artwork is not taken out of context or passed off as another person's or physically copied/replicated.

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  • Eve Close

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I'm a practising artist and I work with a variety of media. This series of mine is a visual celebration of extinct birds from around the world, printed by hand onto fine silk. 20-30% of sales I donate Zoos Victoria using proceeds from my designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on 08 February, 2019
Welcome to my etsy shop BirdsOfExtinction!

I extensively research extinct birds from around the world and use that research to create my extinct bird designs. Each bird has a unique and even surprising backstory. I aim to celebrate these birds visually through my series of individually hand printed and sewn scarves and by doing this, keep their memory alive.

I also hope to generate greater awareness of currently threatened and endangered species and will be donating an amount from each sale to Zoos Victoria in the hope that further extinction of precious Australian birds might be prevented.

I print each bird by hand and arrange them differently on every new silk scarf, so no two are the same. Ink density may vary slightly and the scarves a variable in width as I hand cut, print and sew these scarves myself.

Eve Close -artist & maker

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Return of scarves that have been worn, or worn and stained/marked by makeup or washed inappropriately will not warrant a refund.
If you need to return an item you must be able to first provide sufficient reason for the item's return and also return the item at your own cost within fourteen days of receiving your item. Contact me before posting the item back.


If your item arrives damaged, you must immediately contact me on receiving your item. You must include three photographs: a photograph of the UNOPENED package and a photograph of the damaged area/s in addition to a photo showing of the entire item as a whole.

Returned items: postage costs will not be refunded and buyer to return at own cost.
Item must be in the exact same condition as posted, in the sealed plastic protective packet and be unopened and unworn.
If you think you require a refund please direct your enquiry to me through etsy first.

Allow at least three to four weeks after dispatch before contacting me if you believe your item has not arrived. Depending on the time of year, items may take considerably longer to arrive.


**Returns of item/s with no valid reason, or just a change of mind will not be refunded as the items are made to order.
Payment
I accept Paypal and all Etsy payments. Goods will not be made or shipped until after payment has cleared. Please pay within three-four business days if you would like to purchase an item or items and allow for weekends and public holidays. Contact me if you think you require more time to pay and complete the sale.
Delivery
I will be making your item to order following your payment's clearance. I will aim to ship your item with 1-2 weeks from payment and will contact you if I should need to confirm the details of your order. I will also notify you when I have posted your item.
Please allow the standard postal time frame for your package arrival.
Your scarf will be sealed in plastic and packaged in a sturdy envelope or postal satchel as appropriate.

Within Australia the average letter delivery is 3-5 working days depending on your location (capital cities are generally quicker). International locations might take 2-3 weeks to arrive depending on postage type and location.

Unless you request registered post and an upgrade of shipping type, I will post your scarf via Australia Post at a standard postal option. Requests for a higher level of shipping may incur extra cost to cover the postage requirements.
Registered, airmail or insured post is available on request- and may incur an increase in postage cost accordingly.

All international customers, I will post your item via standard international airmail within the 1-2 weeks following your purchase and payment (funds cleared). If you are after tracking, insurance or any other special postage types, please contact me to discuss the cost.

***I post each scarf sealed into a cellophane pocket which is often double layer sealed again in a water resistant packet and finally placed in the postal packaging (this may be in the form of a sturdy envelope). As weight and size increases postage, I try to keep each package slim and lightweight at the same time as giving suitable protection for your item. Any queries, please contact me. I take great care when addressing the items for post.
Additional policies and FAQs
Caring for your items:
Handwash in cold water with a mild silk detergent, dry flat in the shade, cool iron only on the silk setting.
You may dryclean these scarves, but I think this is unnecessary.

Do not machine wash with any random cycle, tumble dry or iron these scarves using an ironing setting hotter than silk. Do not use stain removers that aren't recommended for silk and ordinary laundry surfactants are not suitable for these handmade items.

Long term storage reccomendation:
Store your silkscarf rolled up to prevent permanent creasing of the fabric.
Store in a sealed container to prevent moth attack.
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