Kate Fly on May 9, 2014
This pillow is beautiful and the seller is especially helpful, kind and communicative. Be aware that the background fabric may vary in shade and darkness from the image. I'd suggest contacting the seller initially to share what hue you are seeking. Its a unique color and pattern which delights.
Hand carved, hand printed, hand sewn.
Henri Kuikens textiles are produced in my small studio in Observatory, Cape Town.
After drawing a design on paper, I transfer it to a linoleum block, and carve it out to make a stamp. Using waterbased silkscreen ink, I apply ink to the stamp block, place it on the fabric, and carefully press it down with a rolling pin. Over and over again to make a repeat pattern, often combining different blocks to make new patterns.
Experimenting with colours and placement to come up with new repeat patterns is an endless source of fascination!
Once printed, I cure the fabric to make it washable, and sew it up into cushion covers, bags, baskets, purses... whatever I can think of.
Owner, Creator, Designer
I'm a freelance illustrator, fabric printer, comic artist, and general fixer-upper of anything that could do with a lick of paint and a good scrubbing.
Accepted payment methods
- Other Method
South African buyers - Payment can be made via EFT; please contact me for details.
Countries not covered by Paypal - payment can be made via Setcom Monsterpay, which is similar to Paypal. Simply choose 'Other' under payment options, and I'll contact you with payment information.
All items are posted by registered mail, which includes a tracking number.
Other shipping options:
Surface mail, which can take a long time (up to 8 weeks) but is cheaper.
Please let me know if you'd prefer this, and I will send you an adjusted invoice.
Some items are made to order, and the lead times for these are noted in the item descriptions. All other items will be shipped within 48 hours of confirmation of payment. If the transaction takes place over a weekend, I'll ship the parcel first thing Monday morning.
International buyers please note:
Items may be subject to import duties which are levied once the package reaches your country.
Refunds and Exchanges
These are handled on a case-by-case basis. If a parcel hasn't arrived within a reasonable time, I will refund or resend the item, provided I have another available.
If a parcel is returned to me by the postal service, but did reach your country and was sent to the address provided, I'll contact you to confirm your address and try to send it again. Should you prefer to end the transaction at this point, I will refund you the cost of the item, but not the shipping costs.