textile & book arts

New York, United States · 579 Sales


textile & book arts

New York, United States 579 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2016

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Natalie Stopka

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5 out of 5 stars
Emily Jeffords

Emily Jeffords on Sep 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Totally beautiful! I'm excited to package some paintings with this fine ribbon.

Naomi Kaskela

Naomi Kaskela on Sep 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect for my wedding floral halo. Keeping this ribbon as a memento. Beautiful.


jerisophia on Sep 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So lovely! Thank you for your craftswomanship.....they are just as impressive in person!

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Marbled Silk Ribbon in Sandstone
New colors for fall: lichen and lake

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Marbled Silk Ribbon in Lake Blue
Back from vacation! With new linen & lace photo albums coming soon

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Tansy Linen & Lace Album
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Hand bound books and fiber arts created with vintage techniques.

Natalie was raised in a family that encouraged creative freedom, and approaches each day in the studio with that attitude. Melding book and textile arts, she draws on diverse techniques to create unique objects, utilitarian or purely artistic. In her exploration of historical fiber arts techniques, Natalie refreshes half-forgotten methods such as embroidery, needle weaving, fabric marbling, mordant patterning, and the fermentation of natural dyes. This approach brings a complex, ever-evolving vocabulary of texture and surface patterning to her work.

All of the goods are designed and created by Natalie. The natural dyes she uses are responsibly foraged or sourced from ecologically conscientious vendors. A priority is placed on energy and water efficiency in dyeing, and no heavy metals are used.

Natalie divides her time between Cragsmoor, NY where she forages and experiments with natural dyes on the Shawangunk Ridge, and Manhattan where she creates studio work and teaches.

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  • Natalie Stopka

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Natalie started binding books and couldn't stop, then dove into the related textile and paper arts. She works in Shawangunk Mountains and Manhattan as a freelancer and instructor.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 5, 2016
Welcome! Crafted with a mindfulness of materials, these textiles and books and are made to be both lovely and utilitarian.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Paypal payments are expected upon ordering; items ship 1-3 days thereafter. If payment is not received within 3 days of ordering, the items will be re-listed.
All books for delivery within the US are sent via USPS Priority Mail; all paper goods, ribbons, and international orders are posted First Class. Expedited shipping of any order is available upon request for an additional charge. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require speedy delivery or an alternate delivery method.
Refunds and Exchanges
If any item ordered is faulty or damaged, I will gladly work with you to arrange for a refund or exchange.
Additional policies and FAQs
Photo Albums:
The albums I offer are bound with blank, acid free, heavy weight pages. No photo sleeves or mounting materials are included. Please use acid free mounting materials to ensure the longevity of your book and its contents.

Guest Books:
My recommendation for a writing instrument that will not fade over time or bleed through pages is a Pigma Micron pen, available in many colors and weights.