TheChicArtisan

Handmade is the new Luxury!

Oskaloosa, Iowa · 4825 Sales

TheChicArtisan

Handmade is the new Luxury!

Oskaloosa, Iowa 4825 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(1025)

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Sheila

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Announcement   New low flat rate shipping to most international countries

Scarf season is in full swing, so be sure to favorite my shop to see promotions and new items as they're posted. New colors are being posted every week :-)

Lots of new colors were dyed during my break, but photography and editing always takes longer than I think it will so the new listings are still pending.

You can find me on social media at the addresses listed below.

Instagram: @HandsAreForMaking
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Thanks for stopping by my shop, let me know if you have any questions.

Sheila

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Last updated on Jun 4, 2018

New low flat rate shipping to most international countries

Scarf season is in full swing, so be sure to favorite my shop to see promotions and new items as they're posted. New colors are being posted every week :-)

Lots of new colors were dyed during my break, but photography and editing always takes longer than I think it will so the new listings are still pending.

You can find me on social media at the addresses listed below.

Instagram: @HandsAreForMaking
HandsAreForMaking.Tumblr.com

Thanks for stopping by my shop, let me know if you have any questions.

Sheila

Sheila

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Sheila

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The story behind my shop:

For as long as I can remember, I have deeply enjoyed the comfort of wrapping myself in cloth. For most of us, it's a practice that begins at infancy when we are swaddled for comfort and security. We all continue to wrap ourselves in cloth, one way or another, for the rest of our lives.

Cloth is used in every culture to express a multitude of things about the wearer, and it is the universality of human expression through cloth that fascinates me. Hand made cloth connects maker and wearer in a wonderful way that can only be achieved by the slow and careful process of making things one at a time. Slow cloth and slow fashion are important movements in fashion and environmentalism, and I'm proud to be part of them!

I use environmentally sustainable methods, non-toxic materials, and all natural eco-friendly cloth so that when it's time for the piece to return to the earth no damage will be done.

I'm adding naturally dyed scarves to the shop! I fell in love with natural dyes (the process, the palette, the connection of maker & wearer to the earth) in grad school while working on an MFA in fibers. Naturally dyed scarves are sublimely beautiful. They embody my goals of working sustainably and creating products that are kind to the body & the earth. I use natural dye materials I wild-harvest from the Iowa prairie where I live, and also materials purchased from small vendors who provide organic, fair trade & sustainably harvested materials.

I hope the positive energy I feel in my work brings you peace while you wear it or give it to someone you love.

Peace, Sheila

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  • Sheila

    Owner, Maker, Dyer, Photographer

    Full time indie dyer.

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Last updated on Apr 12, 2018
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges for any reason.

Contact me within 5 days of receipt to make arrangements, and have the return back in the mail to me within 7 days of receipt.

Unauthorized returns are not accepted.

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