ThistleFinchGallery

Mid Century & new stencils painted on dishtowels

California, United States · 232 Sales

ThistleFinchGallery

Mid Century & new stencils painted on dishtowels

California, United States 232 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!! I figured...I'm broke so there must be some shoppers out there that are broke too so I recently lowered prices drastically! Each towel is hand painted with acrylic fabric paint and painted with a sealant to help keep the paint on the fabric, the paint is not smooth like a manufactured decal. All floursack towels are very large and white unless they are colored with tie dye. The red stripe towels are a little smaller but still a nice size and have extra thickness and are of nice quality. Napkins/centerpieces are white before stenciling.

Hand painted details make each towel, napkin, centerpiece etc. a work of art and one of a kind. Each dishtowel has a sealant painted over the stencil to help keep the paint fresh (excluding tie dye) but they are still delicate and should be hand washed (tie dye can be washed with regular laundry).

These stencils were my grandmother’s passion in the 1940's and 1950's now I want to share them with you. I want to work with you and paint for you! Please contact me if you have different ideas of colors and I'm sure I can help you.

Announcement

HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!! I figured...I'm broke so there must be some shoppers out there that are broke too so I recently lowered prices drastically! Each towel is hand painted with acrylic fabric paint and painted with a sealant to help keep the paint on the fabric, the paint is not smooth like a manufactured decal. All floursack towels are very large and white unless they are colored with tie dye. The red stripe towels are a little smaller but still a nice size and have extra thickness and are of nice quality. Napkins/centerpieces are white before stenciling.

Hand painted details make each towel, napkin, centerpiece etc. a work of art and one of a kind. Each dishtowel has a sealant painted over the stencil to help keep the paint fresh (excluding tie dye) but they are still delicate and should be hand washed (tie dye can be washed with regular laundry).

These stencils were my grandmother’s passion in the 1940's and 1950's now I want to share them with you. I want to work with you and paint for you! Please contact me if you have different ideas of colors and I'm sure I can help you.

Shellie Willetts

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Shellie Willetts

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Reflection from the past, painted in the now to last into the future

I inherited hundreds of hand cut stencils from the 1940’s through the 1950’s from my Grandmother when she passed away. She used to teach stenciling classes at her house in Lodi, CA. I kept all of the stencils for many years, taking them out of the box periodically and trying to paint with them. Painting them is not as easy as it sounds! There are many layers, colors and I have developed a lot of different techniques. But I really didn’t have a use for the paintings.

I experimented with the stencils on paper, fabrics, using paints and pencils until I found some white floursack dishtowels I tried painting on. That was it! This authenticated the stencils because that is what my Grandmother painted on, well that and she painted men's neck ties, pillowcases, curtains, tablecloths, etc.

This is how ThistleFinchGallery.etsy.com began. The stencils are a reflection from the past painted in the now to last into the future!

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Last updated on August 8, 2013
Hello and thank you for stopping by ThistleFinchGallery. I try to put detailed descriptions on all items available for purchase in my store so please contact me if you have further questions. If you would like an item in another color or a different style please contact me and I can customize an item for you.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept PayPal and Direct Checkout. All payments must be made at the time the order is placed.
Shipping
All customers will receive an email from Thistle Finch Gallery when their item has shipped.

I usually ship within 3-5 days after the payment is received between Mondays to Fridays. Items that are custom made to order may have additional time frames.

I use USPS First Class Mail and delivery usually takes 2-5 days within the US. I don't request delivery confirmation or insurance to keep your shipping cost down. But I am willing to ship your item in any manner that you desire. If you would like tracking or insurance -simply send me a message and I will send you an invoice via Paypal for the additional fee.

International shipping is available. USPS International First Class Mail can take up to 2-3 weeks and usually there is no tracking available, depending on the country of destination. Delivery time may take longer during the holiday period and unfortunately I'm not responsible for delays so please shop early. I would appreciate your understanding and patience.

***Please note - Customs fees are the buyer's responsibility!***

Please, double-check if the addresses you have on your Etsy account and PayPal are matching when you submit your payment! If they don't - I'll try to contact you to know which is correct.

All items will be packaged in reused/recycled packaging to be economical and to be as eco-friendly as possible (often I use a paper shopping bag for shipping).
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer satisfaction is very important to me!

Please, choose your items thoughtfully! Take note on the dimensions and all information before purchase and understand that these stencils are all hand painted and some colors may vary and will feel rough to the touch and should be hand washed. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Although I'm trying to provide you with the highest quality photos to show all the details, I'll be happy to give you some additional ones showing any exact part you have doubts about.

DAMAGE AND LOSS:
I'll replace or refund the item that was lost or damaged during the shipping.

REFUND:
If you're not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me before leaving a feedback. I will make a full refund (item cost+shipping one way) after I receive the item back in its original condition. Buyer is paying for the shipping back.
For other issues with your items, please contact me within one week of delivery.
After one week from delivery, I will have to consider all sales final.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome.

WHOLESALE:
I do not offer a wholesale, but I'm willing to offer a bulk discount based on amount spent.

Additional Policies
Please be advised, any shoppers with severe allergies - I work from a smoke free, pet friendly home studio. While my pets are kept away from work spaces as much as possible, they do reside in the same building.