HeritageAndFolklore

FRENCH MATTRESS CUSHIONS & KAFTANS

Ghent, Belgium

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

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Handmade French Mattress & other cushions. Made in heritage fabrics or natural linen & cotton! Twill silk kaftans, cotton gauze kaftans

Thank you for visiting my shop! Check back for new additions soon, I am adding new items all the time!
Heritageandfolklore is my Etsy shop where I sell items I sew myself, such as French mattress cushions and kaftans

In addition to this Etsy shop, you can find me also in one of my two other Etsy shops:

SimoneDesStore - this shop is for drawstring bags in cotton and linen and bunting by the yard

DeGruyterArt - this is a store for fiber craft supplies

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Last updated on Jun 11, 2020

*´¨`*•♥•☆.•*´¨`*•♥•☆.•*´¨`*•.☆ Inspiring Handmade! ☆.•*´¨`*•.☆•♥•*´¨`*•.☆•♥•*´´¨*

Handmade French Mattress & other cushions. Made in heritage fabrics or natural linen & cotton! Twill silk kaftans, cotton gauze kaftans

Thank you for visiting my shop! Check back for new additions soon, I am adding new items all the time!
Heritageandfolklore is my Etsy shop where I sell items I sew myself, such as French mattress cushions and kaftans

In addition to this Etsy shop, you can find me also in one of my two other Etsy shops:

SimoneDesStore - this shop is for drawstring bags in cotton and linen and bunting by the yard

DeGruyterArt - this is a store for fiber craft supplies

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About HeritageAndFolklore

Sales 2,012
On Etsy since 2018

Fabrics + history + sewing + art

My shop is in fact a combination of things I love. I love fabrics, specially natural fabrics, and I love old fabrics - textile exhibitions are my favourite in musea

I love to work with linen - a fabric that I prefer over all other fabrics. Traditional linens with stripes, washed and softened, and made into eye catching bench cushions, complete with tufts and quilted edges as real traditional 'French mattresses'...so chic in their simplicity!

I work from a tiny house in the historical part of Ghent, Belgium. Most of the work is done by myself with some help from my daughter at times, or my son (to carry boxes around)
I love art, drawing, and especially children's picture books. Cooking is fun when I have time for it. Ayurvedic nutrition is another interest.

Send me a convo! I love custom orders

Shop members

  • Barbara

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Loves (and collects) fabric & loves sewing!

  • Cookie Nan

    Maker, Shipper

    Craft person; makes lots of wooden artwork - but for this shop helps with shipping, marketing, packaging and generally all odd jobs

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 3, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders are very welcome!

Sizing details

Since my - specifically french mattress - cushions are all handmade, the sizes go up until the inch, not smaller. So, no orders in for example 6.3/4 inch or 5.2/8 inch....this does not work with french mattress edges and tufted cushions because it gets scrunched up.

Sizes are measured and fabric is cut according to the agreed size. For French mattress cushions, the cushion as a whole can become smaller due to the scrunching up nature of French mattress hand stitching. (1 cm is allocated for seams)

I try my very best to be as close as I can get to the ordered size but please bear in mind that it is handwork!

Time slots to make french mattress and/or tufted cushions

Since I need to allocate a time slot for each project, and since I do everything myself, it is sometimes difficult to keep to the time slot when 2 or more cushions are ordered at the same time. Of course I need more time to make 2 cushions than 1 cushion. This is specifically the case for the french mattress and/or tufted cushions who are very time consuming to make.
So, in some case, I will be forced to delay the shipping of orders.

Shipping time

It is very hard to put a time on how long the order will ship. I have therefore set my shipping times at the longest, but often it will take less time than mentioned in my estimated shipping times. Of course, customs can delay the shipping times considerably - but this happens sometimes, not everytime. So be patient; orders very rarely dissapear and get lost, but sometimes are delayed. This is normal in international shipping. I will help after shipping to track and follow up as much as I can, but delays do happen - and are not my fault

Custom and personalised orders

If you are not sure about the fabric for your order, ask for a sample. I do not have all of the dutch heritage fabrics in stock but I can send a sample in for example a different color - so you get to see and feel the quality.
For linen, I can send samples if needed

Delivery dates can not be controlled by me - they are in the hands of the international post

If you have a set date and need your order delivered before this event date, do not blame me if your order arrives late. The only thing I can do is make sure it gets shipped out in time - after that, it is no longer in my hands. Weather conditions, customs, holidays and strikes are often the reason for delays in delivery.
The only thing that can be done is to give yourself plenty of time when ordering!
I will be helping as much as possible with tracking your order

Fabrics or ribbons...anything by the yard/metre: once cut cannot be returned

Once fabric or ribbon has been cut as per order it cannot be returned

Photos can be difficult to reflect the real color of items photographed...

Ask me for further details or photos if you are unsure of the color