DonnaKallnerFiberArt

Donna Kallner Fiber Art

Wisconsin, United States · 518 Sales

DonnaKallnerFiberArt

Donna Kallner Fiber Art

Wisconsin, United States 518 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Eco-conscious gifts, natural dyes from rural northern Wisconsin, New Age looping ebooks & online classes. Visit donnakallnerfiberart.com and follow my studio life at http://instagram.com/donnastitches . For my studio newsletter sign up at http://eepurl.com/i35eT . For a thumbnail sketch of what I make, go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt/about/

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Last updated on Jul 21, 2016

Eco-conscious gifts, natural dyes from rural northern Wisconsin, New Age looping ebooks & online classes. Visit donnakallnerfiberart.com and follow my studio life at http://instagram.com/donnastitches . For my studio newsletter sign up at http://eepurl.com/i35eT . For a thumbnail sketch of what I make, go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaKallnerFiberArt/about/

Donna Kallner

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Donna Kallner

Online Workshop Cross-Knit Looping eCourse
US$30.00
Online Workshop New Age Looping Basics eCourse
US$30.00
PDF e-book - New Age Looping Good Start Guide
US$4.99
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Adding more #readytoship #naturaldye scarves to my etsy shop tonight. I use recycled sewing pattern tissue for wrapping them.
Nice to watch the birds outside my studio while ironing #naturaldye silk scarves to add to my shop.

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natural dyes, hand-dyed fabrics & yarns, new age looping, online classes

As a kid, I lived on a dairy farm in Indiana. Now I 'farm' willow in rural northern Wisconsin. I use that willow and other plants I grow and gather (weeds, my dad would call some of them) for dyeing silk scarves, wool yarns and other fibers. Leaves, blossoms and other plant parts get used fresh, frozen and dried. In early summer, we peel willow bark to use for dye, then burn the peeled sticks to make willow artist charcoal. In all we do, my husband and I try to make the best use of our resources and live a sustainable lifestyle. That's how I was raised, and those habits have served me well in the 15 years I've been self-employed as a fiber artist.

In addition to working with natural dyes, I produce hand-dyed quilting fabrics and threads using low-water dye techniques. You'll find my those in the Craft Supplies section of my shop. I also sell them locally (I love selling at the farmers market), and in finished quilts made in collaboration with my sister-in-law, Jean Romack.

When I'm not dyeing or collecting dye materials, I teach surface design and stitching techniques like looping. Looping is an ancient tradition that keeps evolving as contemporary fiber artists put their own spin on it. Students from all over the world have learned about looping in the online classes I produce. Never heard of it? Your ancient ancestors probably knew it by another name. Intrigued? You can learn more about looping at http://donnakallnerfiberart.com/ecourses. I even offer a free introduction class online.

Maybe it sounds a bit odd to mix natural dyes and Stone Age fiber techniques with 21st educational technology. But it all fits into the life we've crafted here in Wisconsin's Northwoods. Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Donna Kallner

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Gatherer Of Natural Materials, Dyer, Teacher

    Inspired by ancient fiber techniques, I give old ideas a new spin. I teach workshops, dye with plant materials I grow and gather, dye fabric and threads, develop and teach online courses, and blog about life as an artist in rural northern Wisconsin.

  • Bill Kallner

    Woodworker, Harvest Hand

    When not building hand-crafted bentwood landing nets for fly fishermen or rustic furniture, my husband Bill turns scrap wood into molds for looping materials kits and helps me harvest willow, strip bark and gather materials for natural dyeing.

  • Jean Romack

    Maker, Designer, Quilter

    Bill's sister Jean is a professional longarm quilter. We enjoy collaborating on projects that incorporate my hand-dyed fabrics. Jean's own Etsy shop is at https://www.etsy.com/shop/quiltingbyjeannie

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Last updated on December 30, 2015
Thanks for visiting donnakallner.etsy.com, and thanks for shopping handmade! I'm a self-employed independent artist from rural northern Wisconsin. Learn more about my materials and techniques at donnakallnerfiberart.com.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Direct Checkout lets you use your Visa, Mastercard or American Express right here -- it's quick and simple. I also accept Etsy gift cards and Paypal. Please note that with Paypal e-checks, there is usually a 3-5 day delay in shipping until the echeck payment notification is received.
Shipping
I'm located in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where our rural mail carrier and local Post Office do a great job of helping us get products to you quickly and with the most reasonable shipping charges I can manage. I ship via US Postal Service and generally use First Class or Priority Mail. Most items ship the day after purchase. If I'm not able to ship that quickly (usually because of teaching on the road or caring for aging parents), I promise to let you know and work with you to ensure that my shipping schedule doesn't cause you a problem.

Priority Mail shipping upgrades are available for some items shipped within the United States. If you really, really, REALLY want me to ship UPS instead of USPS and are willing to pay a bit more and wait a bit longer (generally about 5 days) before I ship, please convo me.

For international customers, excess postal charge will be refunded if actual postage is less than the amount charged. Buyer is responsible for any import taxes, VAT or customs fees that may apply at the time of delivery for physical items. Please check with your post office before placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any problems or concerns about an item, please contact me asap and we'll work together to find a fair solution.

Please note, though, that purchases of online courses,ebooks and digital items are not refundable. Please read item descriptions carefully before making your purchase. And if you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me for more information.
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Learn more about my fiber art workshops and work in progress at http://donnakallnerfiberart.com and http://instagram.com/donnastitches