Handwoven. Hand stitched. Natural Dyes. + Antiques

Perth, Western Australia | 256 Sales


Handwoven. Hand stitched. Natural Dyes. + Antiques

Perth, Western Australia 256 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars (59)
Libby Rose

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Libby Rose

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Natural Dyes.


Last updated on 27 Sep, 2016

Natural Dyes.


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Folk Work Goods

I use natural materials and hand dye my fibres with plant dyes. I feel a great importance in reconnecting with the ancient art of natural dyeing and weaving. The colour derived from natural materials is one that can not be replicated, you can feel their sensitivity and fragility, they have the ability to be in a constant state of transformation.
Independent artists have a limit. Natural dyeing and weaving draws the artist into a state of the universe.

The world has been deverstated since the introduction of chemical dyes and onoging mistreatment of nature. In response a reconnection to and celebration of these ancient arts and crafts is needed in order to learn about ourselves, about others and the world in which we live. Rather than focusing on preserving craft objects, we can steer our focus towards encouraging artisans to continue to produce craft and to pass their skills and knowledge onto others.

Weaving and natural dyeing has a special significance, a tangible means which allows me to maintain a connection with an invisible, ever present community of ancestors and masters that have paved the way for our generation.

It’s about holding nature in reverence; humans often lack this kind of respect. In the world today this is the case, yet people in ancient times adhered to that principle. People have expressed their respect for nature in tapestries, Japanese poetry, painting and pottery. We can find the spirit here, amongst these things.
The spirit of nature is also found within it's infinite pallet. One colour will only be given to us once by this season of this year. It is impossible to exactly match natural dyes. Many factors contribute to the creation of a colour. Colours are not eternal but fragile, we must work harmoniosly to co-exist together, not exploit them.
In the palms of a dyer a colour gradually establishes and asserts itself, and rises up to become a colour.
We should go directly to nature, not to replicate it’s motifs, but to understand it’s essence. In osmosis with nature we receive it’s innermost movements.

The weaver takes time to carryout with full investment of heart and soul. The surrounding world of speed will not deter us.
We are surrounded by history; weavers acknowledge this glorious past and continue it on.

The feel of the weave, the scent of the natural fibres and the infinite expression of a simple thread to be transformed into form - weaving touches all senses. Meaning grows slowly in the lap of the maker.

I want weaving to be a place where people find joy in creating something beautiful, and can feel connected on a spiritual level while working in harmonious coexistence with nature.

Shop members

  • Libby Rose

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on 21 May, 2019

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
4. Exchange & Returns Policy:
Certain items sold on Folk Work Goods are limited edition pieces and/or special handcrafted items of high value which may not be eligible for customer or wholesale returns.

Customised items, sale items, earrings and digital downloads are non refundable and non returnable unless otherwise stated in the item description field.

Items which are returnable: contact to initiate return must be made within 14 days of delivery, and must be returned to Folk Work Goods within 21 days from the date of delivery (i.e., date you receive the shipment), and subject to the terms below. Refunds will not be issued before your item has been returned to us. Please make sure to comply with the following conditions as Folk Work Goods reserves the right to deny a refund if the returned item does not meet all of the following conditions:
Must be unused, unwashed, unstained, and not damaged
Must have original tags still attached, if applicable
Must be returned complete of all of its parts, accessories, in its original packaging. A restocking fee may apply to any return not received in its original packaging
Must be shipped back and received by Folk Work Goods within 21 working days
from the date date you originally received the shipment
Must be sent in one single shipment
Sale items are final sale and no refunds or exchanges will be given for these purchases.

6.1 Return Shipping Costs / Refund Process:

Customers are responsible for all shipping and handling fees incurred for their return.
Import customs duty & taxes incurred from return shipping will be deducted from the total refund amount.

6.1.1 Upon receipt of the return, we will contact you by email to confirm your refund or exchange.
All refunds will be calculated in Australian dollars due to fluctuations in currency rates, the amount refunded maybe slightly higher or lower than the price originally paid.

In case of error on our part of shipping the wrong item to you or writing the wrong delivery address, we will cover the return shipping cost and you will be fully refunded for the list price of the item you purchased.

In the case that the customer provided incorrect delivery details, or the parcel was returned to us because there was either unclear addresses or more information required by the postal company, the customer must cover the shipping costs to repost the item. You will not be refunded if this is the case, postage must be payed for the return of the parcel to your updated delivery address. If postage amount is not paid by the customer, Folk Work Goods will no send the item/s.

Within 5 working days of being notified that you are not entitled to a refund, you have the option to have your purchase be shipped back to you, at your own cost, in the condition it was received by Folk Work Goods.

6.1.2 In the rare event your shipping box or shipping packaging arrives to you in damaged condition, please contact us at folkworkgood [!at] before opening the package for special instructions. Immediately send us photo.

6.2 How to Return Your Order:

1) Print and complete the return form (contact us for this form)
2) Enclose the completed form with the items you wish to return in its original packaging
3) Address and send your return via signature-required insured mail to:
(contact business owner for address)

6.3 Important instructions for customers:

6.3.1 Air Waybills and invoices must be filled out correctly with following information.
Otherwise, import customs duty & taxes incurred by Folk Work Goods from return shipping will be deducted from the total refund amount.

6.3.2 Invoices must include these texts:

6.3.3 All values must be declared as $0 in the currency of AUD on both Air Waybills and Shipping Invoice
“Return Goods” must appear in the description of contents field
“Return Goods” or “Repair/Return” must be checked in the type/nature of export field

6.3.4 We recommend that you insure the return shipment, as you will be liable for any damages until we receive the item.
In case of dispute, we also recommend you retain proof of sending.
Please retain your shipping airbill until you have received your refund
1. Prices and Purchase:

All item prices are listed in AUD and can be altered by Folk Work Goods at any given time.

1.1 As most items are handcrafted, delivery times are estimated for the period after a product has finished the weaving, dyeing, construction and packaging processes. Please refer to each individual product description for an accurate waiting time period for construction of purchased items.
During busy periods if the waiting time for construction of any item will exceed the estimated time period, customers will be notified via email of a new estimated waiting time for construction.

2. Purchase Acceptance
This website is operated by Folk Work Goods. Folk Work Goods reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice to you.
Any order placed by the customer is an agreement of the customer contract. To purchase a particular item or items the following terms must be agreed upon and accepted before making an order.
Folk Work Goods reserves the right to accept or reject your order for any reason, including and without limitation, the unavailability of any product, an error in the price or the product description posted on this website, or an error in your order. Until Folk Work Goods receives payment in full for a product of any description, Folk Work Goods remains the lawful owner of the product. Your customer contract of agreement with these terms and conditions with Folk Work Goods comes into effect once you have made payment.
3. Shipping

Shipping Charges:

Shipping charges are based on size and weight of the package.
Charges will be calculated and applied in wholesale order invoice.

Standard Shipping within Australia

Nation wide orders are delivered as standard parcel post with tracking via Australia Post (with the exception of undersized small parcels sent as letters) , with the following approximate time-frames:

Australia: 2-7 working days from shipping date

Standard International Shipping (all destinations outside of Australia):

International orders are delivered as standard mail via Australia Post (with the exception of undersized small parcels sent as untraceable letters), with the following approximate time-frames. Please note that orders may be delayed either through Australia post, or the postal company that it is passed over to in the country of delivery.

5 – 13 working days from shipping date

3.1 International Customers:

Please note that import duties, taxes, and charges may apply in your country. These charges are the customer’s (buyer’s) responsibility and they are not included in the item price or shipping cost. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what your additional costs will be prior to buying.

3.2 Express Shipping:

Some items have a shipping option upgrade for express shipping, we do not usually offer express shipping normally, however if you require this please email us at
folkworkgoods [!at] for a price quote.
The quote is also based on the measurement and weight of the item/s.


Signature will be required for some deliveries.
If you wish instead to opt for safe place delivery, please specify this information (i.e. neighbour, building manager) upon check out, in the “SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTION” field. However, please note that Folk Work Goods will not be held responsible for any mis-delivery that may occur.

3.3 Your Address & Instructions:

We are not responsible for incorrect addresses given by customers. If an incorrect “ship to” address is provided on an order, there will be an additional fee charged to reflect our additional incurred shipping fees.
Please note any special delivery instructions (i.e., door codes, building numbers, floor, specific safe place delivery information) when you place your order upon check out in the “notes” field.

3.4 Shipping issues:
Folk Work Goods will not be held liable for any item/s that go missing in the shipping process. Once items have been shipped they are in the hands of the postal service.

3.5 Shipping insurance
All parcel are sent without insurance unless asked for and paid by the customer.
Please contact us prior to purchasing an item/s if you would like to receive a quote for insurance to be added to your parcel.
Folk Work Goods will then give you a quote, if this is accepted by the customer It will be added to the shipping fees.
Additional policies and FAQs

7. Customer Enquires
All customer enquires can be emailed directly to folkworkgoods [!at] We are happy to assist you during regular business hours: Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm, Australian Western Standard Time

7.1 General use of the Folk Work Goods website
By accessing the Folk Work Goods website the user agrees to not copy or use any of the content for personal or commercial purposes. All text, information, photographic images, logos and website and product designs remain the property of Folk Work Goods. Please contact us at folkworkgoods [!at] if you wish to use any content from the Folk Work Goods website.

8. Privacy policy
Folk Work Goods respects it’s customers privacy and does not share any personal information or contact details onto any other parties. We however may email you our newsletter from time to time with special offers and/or new products of ours that become available. If you wish for this not to happen, please inform us and we will delete all of your details from our mailing list.

9. Handcrafted Product Disclaimer Agreement
Folk Work Goods handcrafts a selection of garments, accessories and homewares.
By purchasing any items and products through Folk Work Goods online store or Etsy store you agree you agree with the Handcrafted Product Disclaimer below (article 9.1)

9.1 Handcrafted Product Disclaimer

Quality is our highest priority. Please keep in mind that most of our products are handmade, using natural materials, and therefore it is quite difficult, if not impossible, to make identical items. Due to this process, there may be a slight variation from one item to the next. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handmade products. Even though every effort is made to create only the best products, there may be natural blemishes that should not be misconstrued as flaws. These are what make each handmade piece unique and special. The pictures may not be identical to the product you receive.