wietekeopmeer is taking a short break
Marjan Ivonne on Jul 10, 20185 out of 5 stars
Working on a new house, this illustration was the perfect birthday present for my partner. 'Head full of house', was his reaction and he smiled.
inekev on Jun 5, 20185 out of 5 stars
Everything Wieteke makes is done with such great care and consideration. It's lovely to communicate with her. I love my needles and hook dearly and i would order again.
Ruby on Mar 2, 20185 out of 5 stars
The craftsmanship and attention to detail is just amazing. Wieteke has an eye for beauty, and even her packaging is perfect. xoxo
evaowl on Feb 7, 20185 out of 5 stars
A beautiful pair of sharp needles in an amazing box! And, if you ask, the needles are perfect for sewing, not just a piecework by themselveses.
Pien on Jan 30, 20185 out of 5 stars
See my previous review. I am happy to have this second set of needles as well, for now I have a good range of thicknesses.
Pien on Jan 30, 20185 out of 5 stars
Lovely needles that are not only functional and beautiful but tools for the imagination as well: they make me think of sewing nettle shirts for fairytale characters or leaf sculptures a la Andy Goldsworthy. The packaging was perfect as always, with the pointed wrappings that echo the shape of the needle, the map paper, the beautiful box and the little extra gifts. Thank you, Wieteke! I look forward to seeing what you will dream up and make next.
Wieteke Opmeer Design is a small one (wo)man business that stands for poetic sustainable ecofriendly products and art that tickle your fantasy
This shop is the result of many many sweet people surrounding me asking me, where is your work for sale? So here on many's request, my very own shop where you will find lot's and lot's of handcrafted designs that I myself make. All products are eco friendly or made from recycled materials. To support my philosophy of using the right materials I try to give lot's of information about materials i've used and the origins and/or crafts used to create the designs. Feel free to ask if something is not clear. Let's make this world a better place!
Owner, Maker, Designer, Designer, Photographer
After my education as a florist I decided to follow an education to become a Product Designer at the Arts Academic In Utrecht (the Netherlands) I've graduated in june 2008 and since then I have started a small business in eco friendly designs
I love working with textiles and I also love to illustrate the world around me. All these crafts inspire me to invent and create what I would want to have personally. I love to work as pure as possible with as less materials as possible preferably found in my surroundings with the help of my family and friends :) I try to make Eco-friendly and environmentally friendly products. I am always transparent in my listing descriptions of where the resources come from, and what is used to create my handmade designs. with this shop I want to create a chance for people to consume with thought and genuine love for the environment. If you have any questions or remarks you can always contact me!
As you can see my shop is not yet a large well filled shop. This is because I make every item by hand. This makes every item unique and made with lot's of love :) I will be building my shop step by step. I hope you'll be supporting me :-)
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
MULTIPLE PRODUCTS SOLD IN ONE LISTING (needles, crochet hooks)
With multiple products being sold in one listing (like hawthorn needles, crochet hooks and plain knitting needles) I make use of photo's I made as an example. The item you purchase might not be exactly the same as one particular needle or crochet hook seen a particular picture. The pictures are meant to give a good estimate of what to expect. Note that you are the owner of your own very unique one of a kind creation, no one else has one just like yours.
If you really don't like to be surprised, let me know in advance what you really want or specifically what you don't want, before you order! I can not give you a refund because the shape or color of the item isn't exactly to your liking.
If you have any questions or remarks, I will try to answer them as quickly and as honestly as possible.
And please remember, you are not dealing with a large company. You are just dealing with me :)
I also welcome direct credit card payments through Etsy, and Etsy gift cards.
Payment is required at the time of purchase.
Buyers are responsible for paying possible Customs import taxes, duties, tariffs, VAT, or other charges assessed by their countries. You should check into those charges before making a purchase.
I ship through POSTNL (http://www.postnl.nl/)
I normally use standard/priority for mailbox post (I find it the quickest way)
(you can always contact me if you want this differently)
I normally use standard shipping for parcel post.
You can also upgrade your (parcel post) order to add track and trace, or track and trace combined with insurance up to € 500,- (you will have to sign for the package when it arrives) you can do this by adding one of the options in your shopping cart.
How soon I can post your order might differ per product. The shipping times are usually noted in the listings of the different Items. If I think I can not send your order within the period of time which is concluded in the listing, I will contact you.
Your order is send to the address on file with your payment processor (PayPal or Etsy). Please make sure that your listed address is current and correct, I can not take responsibility for sending your package to the address you have forgotten to change resulting in someone else making awesome things with your purchase ;-)
ARRIVAL TIMES OF YOUR ORDER
I am based in The Netherlands
shipping times within The Netherlands:
mailbox post: 1-5 work-days
parcel post: 2-7 work-days
shipping times to the United States
Mailbox post: 7 to 14 days
parcel post: 1 to 4 weeks
shipping times everywhere else (times may vary on where you live)
Mailbox post: 7 to 20 days
parcel post: 1 to 6 weeks
(please take in account that around the holidays these estimated times may not be accurate, and it might take longer for you order to arrive due to holiday busyness)
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE:
if your order is send by package, customs forms will be completed with your purchase, as required by law. Buyers are responsible for paying possible Customs import taxes, duties, tariffs, VAT, or other charges assessed by their countries. You should check into those charges before making a purchase.
ORDERING FROM COUNTRY'S WITH VERY STRICT IMPORT RULES
Please note that if your country prohibits the import of a particular item, I will be unable to ship it to you, and your order will be canceled and refunded. This will be noted in the listing description of the particular item also explaining why. I can always help to see if we can find an item that fit's your liking and is still possible to send to your country.
BUT WHY, IT COULDN'T BE THAT BAD RIGHT?
Some countries have very strict rules of what can enter their country. I often use very pure materials (wood, feathers, bone etc.) which I will treat as less as possible (I never tend to use chemicals only natural preservatives if necessary). Because of this some country's might find the item a greater risk and sometimes not suitable for entering their country. This will result in a penalty for the receiver, (yeah that's you unfortunately) followed by the destroying of the item or placing it in quarantine and treating it with chemicals (resulting in even more costs and, it can take up to three months before they release the item....). Because of these serious consequences I don't want to risk sending some of my items to countries with very strict borders, preventing lot's of drama for both you and me.