remadee

A girl, a sewing machine, a fondness for charity shops.

Palmerston North, New Zealand · 23 Sales

remadee

A girl, a sewing machine, a fondness for charity shops.

Palmerston North, New Zealand 23 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   REMadeInIreland has undergone some changes .... Let me introduce you to Remadee, operating out of New Zealand. Still remaking things right, with all the love and joy of before. Perhaps New Zealand is a touch too far to travel for your REMade delights? Look for Remadee on Facebook for ways to buy.

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Last updated on Jul 14, 2016

REMadeInIreland has undergone some changes .... Let me introduce you to Remadee, operating out of New Zealand. Still remaking things right, with all the love and joy of before. Perhaps New Zealand is a touch too far to travel for your REMade delights? Look for Remadee on Facebook for ways to buy.

Ruth Medcalf

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Ruth Medcalf

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Anonymous on Jul 18, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

I.LOVE.THIS.BAG!!!! Thanks for the prompt dispatch, arrived today and can't wait to use it!!!

About

The 5 Ws and the H of REMadeInIreland.

What: Anything at all, made primarily from salvaged and pre-loved op shop finds. Among REMadeInIreland's current range of items for sale are covered journals, tiny tie bookmarks and a variety of candlestick holders made from salvaged native NZ timber balustrades and vintage wooden light switch mounts.

How: Any method of hand-making is employed. Designs and techniques are often shaped by the nature of the charity shop element/s obtained.

Who: Ruth Elizabeth Medcalf is the R.E.M. of REMadeInIreland, with the loving and patient support of her husband who, more often than not, is surrounded by piles of semi-finished ideas and little bits of thread.

When: Ruth has, from an early age, developed her own form of textile alchemy - turning dressing-gown sleeves into leg-warmers (less successful), her mother's winter skirt into a quilt (more successful but also more problematic in that her mother had not given permission for this transformation), and army issue combat gear into a ball dress. REMadeInIreland integrates a life-time of learning and was launched in 2012.

Where: REMadeInIreland initially operated out of Dublin (hence the name) but now, due to family circumstances, operates out of Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND. Online via etsy.com and in the flesh, on the last Friday of the month, at the Village Night Markets, Palmerston North Library, 5-9pm.

Why: Because we love to. AND, to practice good stewardship of the earth and to positively impact on the community we live in.

REMadeInIreland sources more than 90% of its materials from local charity shops and fabric remnant bins - reducing the demand for new materials, diverting materials which may have been destined for land-fill and, essentially, supporting the valuable work of St Vincent De Paul, NZ Red Cross, Arohanui Hospice and The Salvation Army, among others.

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  • Ruth E. Medcalf

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on May 7, 2015
Hello and welcome to my little shop.
I use salvaged and recycled materials in all my making. This means that what you will find here is of the never-to-be-repeated variety.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept Paypal payments only.
Shipping
Your creations will be sent within 1-3 days of receiving payment.
I send articles by standard post, unless otherwise requested.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unhappy with your REMadeInIreland purchase, please convo me within a week of receiving it.
If there is a problem with the quality of what you have bought, I will be happy to exchange it for an equivalent item from my shop (please note, it will not be identical, as all my creations are one-off).