HelenDarlington

Robin's Room

Sheffield, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2013

HelenDarlington

Robin's Room

Sheffield, United Kingdom | 148 Sales

Announcement    COVID 19

To reassure buyers, I am taking every precaution to ensure that items sent out during this time are as safe as possible.

I work from a home studio and I'm using materials that were all bought before the COVID 19 outbreak. My postage and packaging materials were also bought last year.

As a matter of course I make sure my hands are super clean when I make my pillows and currently I also wear surgical style gloves.

I take my parcels to the Hermes drop off just around the corner from my home. The staff at this small corner shop are currently also wearing gloves and masks to handle parcels.

If you receive a parcel delivery I would recommend wiping or spraying the outside of the package with a sanitizing cleaning product and leaving it as long as possible before handling to open.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all about my making or delivery process.

Wishing you all good health,

Helen

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 11, 2020

COVID 19

To reassure buyers, I am taking every precaution to ensure that items sent out during this time are as safe as possible.

I work from a home studio and I'm using materials that were all bought before the COVID 19 outbreak. My postage and packaging materials were also bought last year.

As a matter of course I make sure my hands are super clean when I make my pillows and currently I also wear surgical style gloves.

I take my parcels to the Hermes drop off just around the corner from my home. The staff at this small corner shop are currently also wearing gloves and masks to handle parcels.

If you receive a parcel delivery I would recommend wiping or spraying the outside of the package with a sanitizing cleaning product and leaving it as long as possible before handling to open.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all about my making or delivery process.

Wishing you all good health,

Helen

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Coming soon to my shop! My Fennel Print sleep pillow will soon be available in two sizes the larger 30 cm x 40cm and the smaller 20 cm x 28cm

About HelenDarlington

Sales 148
On Etsy since 2013

carving out a little time for myself

Many years ago I did my degree in fine art, painting and printmaking. In my former working life I can't say I got to use these skills very much. Though I worked for arts organisations it was generally in an admin or management position, not so hands on.

My life changed when I had my two children, I now work from a home based workshop, taking inspiration from my garden and the changing seasons and producing lino cut prints, mainly on linen fabric.
At last I am finally getting chance to use those fine art skills doing something I love.

We manage our suburban garden with nature in mind. It's wild and wooly and some would say messy but it's full of wild visitors and I'd rather have that than a manicured lawn. I love to record and monitor the seasons in sketch and print, noting any new visitors or changes in habit.

We also love to walk and are lucky to live close to the Peak District National park, as a family we head out there whenever we have some time out.

The vivid colours and incredible variety of nature excite and inspire me to create my hand printed designs. My design influences are 1930's print fabric, vintage nature guide illustrations and children's colouring books.

Though I use a variety of hand printing techniques, I like the direct nature of lino printing best, it is so adaptable, I use small blocks so that I can combine them to create different effects to suit different products.

I started lino printing when my children were babies and I needed to literally carve out some time for myself. Now they are growing fast and off at school I'm able to expand a little and I'm really enjoying the opportunity to combine working from home with family life.

Shop members

  • Helen Darlington

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2020
Welcome to Robin's Room, hand printed designs by Helen Darlington.

I base my lino cut designs on the birds, plants and wildlife that I see around me in our wildlife friendly garden and in the local peak district when I'm out walking and camping with my family.

I enjoy working with my hands in a slow and methodical process and creating images using the natural forms and colours of nature. I like to the illustrate the relationship between flora and fauna and record the seasons by including the specific plants that birds and insects rely on.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
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 personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I accept returns should you not be completely satisfied with your purchase.
I will refund the full purchase price but not original or return postage cost. Please note that items listed in the sale and seconds section are not eligible for refund.

custom orders are also not eligible for refund.

Each piece is made entirely by hand. Minor variations in colour or print alignment make each piece unique and should not be considered a fault.

Returns must be within 30 days from time of receipt of goods and in original un-used condition. Return postage costs are borne by buyer.
Payment
I accept payment by paypal, direct checkout, Etsy gift cards.

Made to order and custom order items will be made once payment is received.
Shipping
UK orders will be dispatched by Hermes.
Overseas orders will be dispatched via royal mail standard international mail. This takes between 5-14 days but can take several weeks to some countries due to customs delays.

As with any handmade product, from time to time there may arise issues that cause a delay in dispatch. If such an issue occurs the customer will be contacted immediately and issued with a revised dispatch date.

Items in stock will be dispatched within three working days. For made to order items please see item listing for estimated delivery dates.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please convo me if you would like a custom order such as fabric by the metre or for larger lampshade sizes ( lampshades can be made up to 50cm diametre in either to fit either lamp or ceiling light).
For wholesale orders please contact me directly.

More information

Last updated on Oct 31, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Robin's Room decorative items are block printed by hand. With this technique the design remains on the surface. This means that although the high pigment colour inks used are durable they should be cleaned with care.

The printed fabric can be washed in a machine at a low temperature preferably 30 degrees. Better for the environment and your pocket. Please use a delicate cycle and allow to dry naturally.

The best way to iron a cushion cover is to insert the pad before pressing. Cover the printed area with a clean tea towel or cotton cloth and iron over the cloth.

Herb filled sleep pillows and lavender bags should not be washed but can be sponge cleaned if soiled.