PolClary

Original one of a kind, handmade knitwear, bags & decor

Uden, The Netherlands · 205 Sales

PolClary

Original one of a kind, handmade knitwear, bags & decor

Uden, The Netherlands 205 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   PolClary stands for one of a kind, handmade knitwear, accessories, bags and home decor. All products are original designs and ready to ship.

FREE GIFTWRAP:
If you'd like your purchase(s) giftwrapped for someone else, let me know in the "message to seller" section. I giftwrap it free of charge!

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Last updated on Jan 25, 2016

PolClary stands for one of a kind, handmade knitwear, accessories, bags and home decor. All products are original designs and ready to ship.

FREE GIFTWRAP:
If you'd like your purchase(s) giftwrapped for someone else, let me know in the "message to seller" section. I giftwrap it free of charge!

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"So, Pol, you're kind of crafty, right?"

I have been crafting my entire life. My mother taught me how to knit, sew, crochet, make lace and various other crafts when I was young. When I was a teenager, I would save up all my money and go to the wool factory to buy big batches of yarn. After high school I got Akte-K, a Dutch degree in teaching crafts to children.

When my daughter Lizzy left for university, she stayed in a dorm. To make her new room feel more like home, she asked if we could sew a patchwork quilt together. It was made out of repurposed jeans and t-shirts, printed and embroidered fabric and knit patches, with a fleece back. After that quilt, I was addicted to making things again.

After a few months, my daughter turned to me and said: "Pol, if you're not going to stop crafting, you need to start an Etsy shop."

Lizzy went away on a half year internship with instructions for me to make as many 'cool handmade things' as possible. When she came back, we opened the shop together.

Often times, the way an item gets made is like this: Lizzy will come up to me with a piece of paper with a drawing and a ton of notes scribbled in the margins ("stripes are cute! Use that soft gray yarn you have, or maybe the green! Is this even possible to knit?") Once I have figured out if it is possible to knit and what she means with 'that one cool ridge-pattern', I'll draw up my own design, add a few notes and start knitting (or sewing, or crocheting).

Other times, I'll buy some beautiful yarn and lay it out on the table and go about my day. After I've passed it a few times, I'll know: this should really be a stole (or a scarf, or a hat)! Then I'll write up a pattern and start knitting. Sometimes, I change the design along the way.

We try to repurpose materials such as old jeans (I have a stack of old denim that reaches up to my shoulder, everyone brings me their old jeans!) and clothing.

All of the items at PolClary are one of a kind. When I'm working on something, my mind is already full of new ideas: ways to improve an item, variations on a theme, a matching item, or a completely different item I want to make after this one. Why make the same thing twice when you have so many ideas? This way, it never feels like work, and the buyer always gets something unique and special.

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  • Clary

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Pol/Clary. Called Pol by her daughter and Clary by the rest of the world. She designs, write the patterns for, and makes all the one of a kind items herself.

  • Lizzy

    Sales Team, Internet Gremlin

    Lizzy is a freelance translator. She 'does all the internet stuff', writes the product descriptions, does most of the photography, and translates correspondance for Pol.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2016
Welcome to my shop! I hope you enjoy your stay.

PolClary makes one of a kind items in every price range. All of the items are original PolClary designs. All items are handmade by me, Clary van Rijswijck.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
I only accept Paypal payments. Items will be shipped as soon as payment has been made.

You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the "Pay Now" button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account

Please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
Shipping
All items are one of a kind and ready to ship immediately!

Please keep in mind that items are shipped from The Netherlands, so it may take longer than you are used to to receive items. I will ship your package as soon as possible, at the cheapest rate possible. I will refund you if the shipping is cheaper.

All purchases are shipped after the payment has come through. Packages will be shipped via the Dutch Postal Service via Standard Priority. I may ask for a phone number, as packages have a chance of not being delivered without one in certain countries.

Packages are sent without tracking or insurance to keep the shipping affordable. If you want tracking or insurance, please send me a message beforehand and I will change the shipping price for you. I am terribly sorry for any delays or slow shipping due to restrictions and customs of your country. If you would like to discuss alternative shipping, please contact me.

To spare the environment and keep shipping affordable, I try to repurpose, recycle and reuse shipping materials if possible. Packages are giftwrapped. A hand written note with care instructions is included with every order.

General estimated shipping times, as told by the Dutch Postal Office:
The Netherlands: 1 - 3 business days
Europe: 3 - 7 business days
Canada and the US: 7 - 8 business days
Australia: 8 - 10 business days
Elsewhere: 7 - 15 business days
Sometimes, items may arrive earlier or later, depending on the season, weather conditions, customs and regulations of the country.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund the price of the item if the item is damaged during shipping. If the item is damaged upon arrival, please contact me and send the item back within a week. Once I have the item back, I will refund the price of the item.

If you would like to exchange an item for a refund or for an item of equal value, contact me and we'll work something out. I will send you the new item as soon as I have the original item back safe and sound.
Additional policies and FAQs
FREE GIFTWRAP:
If you'd like your purchase(s) giftwrapped for another person (or more than one item wrapped for different people), let me know in the "message to seller" section. I'll giftwrap it free of charge, including handwritten care instructions addressed to them on how to wash the item, a tag with their name (and yours, if you want) and a personal handwritten note, if you want.

Have a question or a request? Do not hesitate to contact me.