SalleyMavor

Wee Folk Studio

Woods Hole, Massachusetts
| 8,839 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    This shop offers printed reproductions of Salley Mavor's dolls and embroidered scenes on note cards, posters and autographed children's books. How-to books for making wee folk dolls are also available. Free shipping for most items within the USA! Visit www.weefolkstudio.com for information about Salley Mavor's artwork.

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2022

This shop offers printed reproductions of Salley Mavor's dolls and embroidered scenes on note cards, posters and autographed children's books. How-to books for making wee folk dolls are also available. Free shipping for most items within the USA! Visit www.weefolkstudio.com for information about Salley Mavor's artwork.

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About SalleyMavor

Sales 8,839
On Etsy since 2012

Once Upon a Stitch

I have had a life-long fascination with little things and needlework. Toward the end of art school, I rediscovered my childhood delight in sewing and creating miniature scenes. Leaving traditional illustration mediums behind, but still interested in narrative work, I taught myself stitching and fiber art techniques. For me, manipulating materials with my hands with a needle and thread was so much more satisfying than rendering with a pencil or brush. I found that I could communicate my ideas more clearly this way and that my hands would direct me in a compelling way.

My early pieces were soft sculpture, and then turned flatter, with raised figures and objects on a fabric background. I came up with the term “fabric relief” in 1982 to better describe my evolving technique. My 3-dimensional pictures resemble miniature, shallow stage sets, with scenery, props and characters telling a story. I embroider, wrap, appliqué and paint different materials and found objects to create scenes in relief, with figures imposed on an embellished fabric background. My work is decorative and detailed, full of patterns from nature, all stitched by hand.

For the past 20 years, I've been working in the field of illustration, making artwork which is then photographed and printed in children’s books. My most recent picture book, "Pocketful of Posies" won the 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the 2011 SCBWI Golden Kite Award. The original fabric relief illustrations from the book are currently touring the country.

Shop members

  • Salley Mavor

    Owner

    Salley Mavor learned how to sew as a child and has been creating magic with a needle and thread ever since.

Production partners

  • C&T Publishing

    Concord, CA

    Your Home for Creative Sewing and Quilting

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

    Boston, MA

    HMH is where groundbreaking voices have found a home since 1832.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to Wee Folk Studio. I sell quality reproductions of my embroidered fabric relief artwork, in the form of cards, posters and children's book. To find information about how I work and to see an exhibit schedule of the originals, visit my blog: www.weefolkstudio.com.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If there is a problem with your purchase, I will do my best to remedy the situation. Damaged or lost orders will be replaced.
Payment
I accept Paypal and direct checkout through Etsy.
Shipping
Orders are shipped via USPS, 1 to 7 days after receiving payment confirmation. Because of the difference in weight, size and packaging, cards are sent by First Class Mail. Books are are sent by Media Mail (5-7 business days) with a tracking number. Posters are sent by First Class Mail (2-3 business days) with a tracking number.

International orders are sent by USPS First Class Mail, which takes from 7 -10 business days, depending on customs.