Mary Ann Pollack's Profile

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My hobbies have always been of a creative nature. My mom was an award-winning seamstress and I have been around fabric all of my life. So the nut did not fall far from the tree!! I earned a B.S.degree, consisting of a double major in Business Administration along with a minor in sociology, from the University of South Carolina, I published a publication on DECA as part of my graduate work. I really enjoy working with ETSY and all of the fine people I "meet" through transactions.

Handmade primitive Santas have always been a love of mine.due to the whimsical look and individual personalities. One of my problems in finding the really great ones was that the artists were limited to the fabrics available. .Dressing them with the newer fabrics, even if they were "antiqued," hung on the dolls like "heavy wet rags " and lost the integrity of being truly primitive Santas and Father…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 14
  • Joined August 31, 2009

Favorite materials

wools, All types of leather, both recycled and cut from the actual hides, silks, cashmere, camel hair, all fabrics from denim to lace

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My hobbies have always been of a creative nature. My mom was an award-winning seamstress and I have been around fabric all of my life. So the nut did not fall far from the tree!! I earned a B.S.degree, consisting of a double major in Business Administration along with a minor in sociology, from the University of South Carolina, I published a publication on DECA as part of my graduate work. I really enjoy working with ETSY and all of the fine people I "meet" through transactions.

Handmade primitive Santas have always been a love of mine.due to the whimsical look and individual personalities. One of my problems in finding the really great ones was that the artists were limited to the fabrics available. .Dressing them with the newer fabrics, even if they were "antiqued," hung on the dolls like "heavy wet rags " and lost the integrity of being truly primitive Santas and Father Christmases.

Later I realized the limited market for affordable 100% wool fabric that crafters face. It its very obvious that my selected product gives the feel, color range and look desired by so many fabric artists. Like them, I grew frustrated when looking for the felts I wanted and decided to offer 100% wool that has been felted from re-purposed sources to give a more authentic look for the tie period in mind.

Here in Etsy I found many friends who had the same need but for a completely different use--from recycled to new fabric arts. I supply a very good product at a reasonable prices as well as in many sizes and colors and have a clientele who use no other types of felt.

My felted wools are easy with which to work, are very durable, last forever, and give a texture not acquired with craft felt--most of which is acrylic or polyester--some with a small percentage of wool fibers, but often referred to as "wool felt". I make a new friend with each new order and it is amazing how many have the same common demands in products that I share with them.

I have also had many requests about branching out into some of items needed by the fabric artists for creating jewelry, purses, electronic cases--just to mention a few of the items being created. So I have branched out into suede leathers, lambskin leathers, cowhide leather, leathers that I cut from animal hides, as well as recycled vintage and primitive leathers. So check back often, as new things are constantly being added to my inventory.

I have been collecting all types of sweaters and now have the variety necessary to add that section of felted materials. In addition, I am in the midst of clearing out my many hobby supplies, other cottage industry items, vast collections, including family heirlooms, accumulated over a 45-year marriage in preparation of our attempt of relocating to the mountains of North Carolina; and I cannot take them all with me.

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