ValsArtStudio

Handmade Needlefelted Goodness by Val Hebert

San Diego, California On Etsy since 2008

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ValsArtStudio

Handmade Needlefelted Goodness by Val Hebert

San Diego, California | 1,628 Sales

Announcement    =^_^= h e l l o ! + w e l c o m e Virtual Shoppers! Please make yourself at home and enjoy perusing my felted lovies here at Val's Art Studio online shop. I am so glad you are here! Thank you for supporting my Handmade shop where each item is made with love and care, from me to you. 😊

*Looking for face masks? Please visit our BRAND NEW Face Mask shop! Twofold Textiles is Kristin's and my official NEW SHOP here on Etsy! https://bit.ly/shoptwofoldtextiles and use the code "VASShopper" for 20% OFF your first order!!! All brand new Fabrics are from Independent designers and this fabric is NOT found in stores. You will be so fashionable in your new masks :o) 😃❤️😷

Custom Orders involving needle felting is taking approximately 2 months for custom pet portraits. Follow me on Instagram @valsart if you wish to receive updates and notifications about custom orders and see what I am currently working on. Thank you ALL for your confidence and love of my work!

Val's Art Studio is a place to celebrate the love of Handmade Craft, enjoy work made from repurposed natural fabrics, and delight in plenty of needle felted goodness! Also the home of Hello Felt online classes, personal 1-on-1 lessons, kits and patterns.... being gradually uploaded to my shop as I get them developed. Please stay tuned! To be automatically notified of updates, "like" my Instagram and Facebook page, or visit my Hello Felt web page to add yourself to my email list: www.valsartstudio/hellofelt.

I create all my items by hand in my (smoke-free) studio in San Diego CA at the San Diego Made Factory. Each is one of a kind or made in small batches. I take commissions and special orders when the time permits, so let me know if there is something you'd like that you don't see in my shop. Please peruse my "sold" listings for additional items I can often recreate.

For more information on my art, how to contact me and where to find out about upcoming shows and in-person events, or for wholesale inquiries, head over to my website valsartstudio.com or email me at ValsArt AT me.com. Follow me on Instagram @valsart to see my fresh designs, work-in-progress and studio pics.

Please note that during the busy holiday season I am often overloaded with custom order requests and often fill up by early November, so please plan accordingly. Custom pet pillows cannot be guaranteed in time for Christmas delivery if ordered past early-November. Also, I can only take a limited number of these orders due to their complexity and juggling holiday shows, my full time job at NAMI San Diego, and keeping up on shop orders during this time of year. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

SHIPPING: Depending on when you place your order, it can take 2-12 days to arrive (if you are in the US). If you have a particular need for something to be rushed to you, let me know. I always aim to please the purchaser. International orders can take 1-4 weeks. Please note; I am not responsible for customs fees or extra delivery time due to customs delays.

If you are in the San Diego area, you can find items from my shop in the lovely seaside town of Coronado at Adorn Coronado. Sadly, Austin's Gallery in Coronado has closed. On my website is a current list of other shops and galleries where you can find my work. My new studio at the San Diego Made Factory has occasional "open studio" events and I can always schedule you for a private shopping event if you send me a message. Check out San Diego Made Factory for more info!

xx
Val

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2020

=^_^= h e l l o ! + w e l c o m e Virtual Shoppers! Please make yourself at home and enjoy perusing my felted lovies here at Val's Art Studio online shop. I am so glad you are here! Thank you for supporting my Handmade shop where each item is made with love and care, from me to you. 😊

*Looking for face masks? Please visit our BRAND NEW Face Mask shop! Twofold Textiles is Kristin's and my official NEW SHOP here on Etsy! https://bit.ly/shoptwofoldtextiles and use the code "VASShopper" for 20% OFF your first order!!! All brand new Fabrics are from Independent designers and this fabric is NOT found in stores. You will be so fashionable in your new masks :o) 😃❤️😷

Custom Orders involving needle felting is taking approximately 2 months for custom pet portraits. Follow me on Instagram @valsart if you wish to receive updates and notifications about custom orders and see what I am currently working on. Thank you ALL for your confidence and love of my work!

Val's Art Studio is a place to celebrate the love of Handmade Craft, enjoy work made from repurposed natural fabrics, and delight in plenty of needle felted goodness! Also the home of Hello Felt online classes, personal 1-on-1 lessons, kits and patterns.... being gradually uploaded to my shop as I get them developed. Please stay tuned! To be automatically notified of updates, "like" my Instagram and Facebook page, or visit my Hello Felt web page to add yourself to my email list: www.valsartstudio/hellofelt.

I create all my items by hand in my (smoke-free) studio in San Diego CA at the San Diego Made Factory. Each is one of a kind or made in small batches. I take commissions and special orders when the time permits, so let me know if there is something you'd like that you don't see in my shop. Please peruse my "sold" listings for additional items I can often recreate.

For more information on my art, how to contact me and where to find out about upcoming shows and in-person events, or for wholesale inquiries, head over to my website valsartstudio.com or email me at ValsArt AT me.com. Follow me on Instagram @valsart to see my fresh designs, work-in-progress and studio pics.

Please note that during the busy holiday season I am often overloaded with custom order requests and often fill up by early November, so please plan accordingly. Custom pet pillows cannot be guaranteed in time for Christmas delivery if ordered past early-November. Also, I can only take a limited number of these orders due to their complexity and juggling holiday shows, my full time job at NAMI San Diego, and keeping up on shop orders during this time of year. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

SHIPPING: Depending on when you place your order, it can take 2-12 days to arrive (if you are in the US). If you have a particular need for something to be rushed to you, let me know. I always aim to please the purchaser. International orders can take 1-4 weeks. Please note; I am not responsible for customs fees or extra delivery time due to customs delays.

If you are in the San Diego area, you can find items from my shop in the lovely seaside town of Coronado at Adorn Coronado. Sadly, Austin's Gallery in Coronado has closed. On my website is a current list of other shops and galleries where you can find my work. My new studio at the San Diego Made Factory has occasional "open studio" events and I can always schedule you for a private shopping event if you send me a message. Check out San Diego Made Factory for more info!

xx
Val

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About ValsArtStudio

Sales 1,628
On Etsy since 2008

HeARTfelt goods made of reclaimed textiles, embellished with needle felted love, one handmade piece at a time.

Hi. I'm Val. It's nice to meet you :o)

I am the creative miss that is Val's Art Studio. That's "miss," not mess... My husband refers to me as ADD Val. My studio assistant refers to me as "Sidetrack Sally." Well, mostly they are right, but thankfully, my art expression is all of that, and more.

I create heARTfelt mixed media fiber art from repurposed wool and natural textiles which I felt, cut, fold, sew + stitch up. Then, I needle felt into it, which means I use special barbed needles to dry felt wool fiber into the creation. I stab, poke, mesh, + transform my sewn creations into something completely unique and artistic, and often very whimsical. I often finish with embroidered words or accents. My work speaks for itself, which means you can relax and wear or give it with confidence. People seem to fall in love with my unique creations at first sight. I'm talking men, women, children, babies, young adults - even teens AND preteens! Your decision to give a gift from my shop will delight the recipient, I promise. 😀

Needle felting took me from a place of despair due to unforeseen life circumstances, and allowed me to find a sanctuary of peace inside my heart. Sewing and art allow my hands to create the dreams my mind makes up, while my mind is busy solving life's challenges. My art serves to encourage, love, sooth and bring joyfulness to all who encounter it. I am pretty sure I was a healer in a past life, and that makes it possible for me to get straight to the heart of what matters in the here and now. Though I've always been sidetracked by sewing and fashion design, I studied Fine Art with a Painting emphasis in college, which is what helped me organize my designs, refine my patterns and allow my colors to come to life.

I love what I do. I have an excuse to collect all kinds of fabrics, bits of this + that, plus I'm allowed to sketch out my ideas to my heart's content. My work is constantly evolving and I'm always excited about the next project, which I usually discover during a bit of daydreaming. I love the eclectic and unusual, and try to pull a bit of that into everything I make. Most pieces are one of a kind, or something I create in a very small series. I aim to instill heaps of charm into each piece I create, a handmade keepsake for future generations. Made with so much care and love... from me to you.

To see an amazing stop motion video of my entire creative process, please view my "About" section and click on the photo with the orange triangle. (Thanks for watching. And, it's super fun!) If you have a desire to see the latest of what I've been up to, find out about upcoming shows and events, check out my blog,etc, ... it's all compiled on my recently redesigned website. ValsArtStudio.com. Work in progress pics are on my Instagram page at www.instagram.com/valsart/

Currently, Hello Felt - the e-course I have been working on over the past 1.5 years is "live"! This has been a labor of love to create, for I share all my needle felting and sewing tips & tricks. I am always happy to teach others the art of my craft. I hope you will join in on learning more about this fantastic craft by clicking here: http://valsartstudio.squarespace.com/hello-felt

Some big news for me is that I have been named 1 of 10 "Stars of San Diego" for 2016. My feature story will be published in the Jan 2016 issue of San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyles magazine. *big smile* I invite you to read the article here: http://bit.ly/1RAl7Wo

Here are a few fine brick and mortar shops where you can find my creations:
- Austin's Gallery, Coronado, CA. http://austinsgallery.com/
- Adorn Coronado, 1011 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 http://adorncoronado.com

My new studio at San Diego Made will have Open Studios once a month! To find out more, please visit http://sandiegomade.org

Are you wondering if I wholesale my work? Yes, I DO on certain items, thanks for asking! Please send me a convo, and I am happy to forward you my line sheet.

T h a n k s ever so much for visiting my shop, and especially for supporting the Handmade lifestyle!

xx, Val

Shop members

  • Val Hebert

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Blog Writer, General Head Girl In Charge Of Everything

    A multimedia artist who is currently sidetracked by a love affair with fiber, Val is a painter at heart, and an inventive seamstress, but loves bringing her sensibilities together on the canvas of repurposed wool, which she then needle felts.

  • Lola

    Shop Dog And "Take A Break" Enforcer

    These people are working, working, working all the time, and that's not good for anyone! My job is to get them to stop every afternoon and run around for a good five minutes. And remind them of my dinner time of course; 3:30 pm, & not a minute later!

Production partners

  • Kristin Dinnis

    San Diego, CA

    Kristin Dinnis is co-founder of San Diego Made Factory and operates a handmade business crafting ballroom dance dresses. At the start of the Covid-19 health crisis, Kristin partnered with Val to help craft handmade face masks.

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Last updated on Nov 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes, during certain times of the year. I can only take a certain number of custom orders during the holiday gift-giving season, so please place your order early so we can assure you will receive it in time. Convo me and I am happy to answer any questions you have :o)

Care instructions

My items are created by hand in my smoke free and hypo-allergenic pet environment. I wash all my fabrics prior to construction. I make my items using the technique of needle felting using loose wool fiber. You may carefully hand wash and air dry your item, but please DO NOT machine wash or dry, or you will risk ruining the needle felted portion of the art, as well as shrinking the fabric. Dry cleaning is also recommended. Needle felted work is recommended to display out of direct sunlight to prevent fading, and away from curious pets who might be attracted to the scent of sheep wool. Hoop art pieces can be "dusted" gently by blowing dust off with a hair dyer on low setting twice a year. Every item comes with care instructions on the tag.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Most every item in my shop will come wrapped in tissue, tied with a bow, with my shop's business card inserted under the bow. It makes for a perfect ready-to-give gift. If you desire something special, or want me to include a hand written note, I am happy to do so. Please leave me a note in the "message to seller" box during check out.

Wholesale availability

Yes! Certain items in my shop are available for wholesale. I am an Etsy Wholesale seller. Send me a convo and I will be happy to forward you my line sheet. And thanks for asking!