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VillageFolk

Village Folk Handmade and Repurposed Creations

76 Sales

VillageFolk

Village Folk Handmade and Repurposed Creations

76 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Note from shop owner I am reinventing my shop. I apologize, but I had a really great show season and am trying to decide if and how I can continue to both do shows and have an etsy shop. Stayed tuned, contact me through etsy if there is something you have in your favorites that you would like, and I will "wake" my shop up for you!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 30, 2016

I am reinventing my shop. I apologize, but I had a really great show season and am trying to decide if and how I can continue to both do shows and have an etsy shop. Stayed tuned, contact me through etsy if there is something you have in your favorites that you would like, and I will "wake" my shop up for you!

Andrea Durnell

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Andrea Durnell

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Jan Wright

Jan Wright on Jan 13, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Lightening fast shipment! The apron is so cute and very well made. I've already worn it several times while working on my crafts. I highly recommend this seller. She does beautiful work and immediately ships the item. Thanks again!!

Camille Limardi

Camille Limardi on Oct 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

THIS ADORABLE HAT EXCEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS AND AT A MOST REASONABLE COST AND QUICK TURNOVER. I TRULY LOVE IT AND THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. CAMILLE

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About

Village Folk Handmade and Repurposed Creations

I came from a family of creative people who all enjoy art and antiques. I started out sculpting, carving and making dolls as a child. Through making clothes and accessories for the dolls, I learned that I also love vintage finds,wool felting and filling people's homes and closets with useful, creative wares that do more than sit on a shelf. Everything in my shop is something I have personally made and love. (I sell vintage goods also, on etsy)

I have had wonderful opportunities to live and travel to many countries. My colors choices and styles are often inspired by North and West Africa, Europe and Guatemala. My creations express my joy and wonder at my experiences traveling off the beaten path. Small villages, people, open markets and crafts all captivate me, thus my shop name, Village Folk.

I love rich, vibrant colors and the warmth of natural fibers. I hate throwing something out and often strive to find a way to give old things new life. I love flaws and imperfections and I am completely incapable of mass producing anything I do. Rest assured, my things are one of a kind!!

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  • Andrea

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I started out making dolls and have learned over the years that I really love creating in more than just wood and clay, so I have branched into wet felting and repurposing of vintage finds.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2014
Village Folk evolved out of my love for textiles, natural materials, antiques and hand made items. Many things are inspired by my travels around the world. I rarely use a template or pattern other than antique molds to felt my hats and often use antique or repurposed components, so everything really is one of a kind, handmade, unique and made exclusively by me. Because I use a lot of old materials, I end up with vintage items I don't always want to keep for myself, so you will occasionally find some vintage treasures for sale as well in my Odds and Ends section.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal, a credit card and etsy gift cards, but will work with you if you don't use any of those. If you are sending a money order, I will wait until it is received to ship your item. Checks will have to clear first before I will ship. For overseas customers, please be aware of the additional fees you may have to pay for duty or import. Convo me for postage rates. If you decide to cancel an order, please do so within 24 hours because I may ship things out right away!!
Shipping
I try to ship within 1- 3 days of your purchase and to let you know if this isn't possible, such as with custom orders. I ship my carved dolls insured, but if you would like insurance on anything else, please let me know and I will add it to the listing before you purchase. I ship most items USPS First Class or parcel post to keep the cost down, but I will work with you to ship via your preferred method if you let me know in advance of your purchase. If my postage estimate is more than $2 higher than actual shipping, I will refund anything more than $2. (Paypal makes this easiest and fastest, but I'll do what I can with other shipping methods so that you do not overpay on shipping)
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept returns within 2 weeks of purchase for USA customers for non-custom orders. Ship items back to me at your expense in the same type of packaging you received them, tags on, and in unused condition. Dolls over $100 must be insured. Returned hats and scarves will be charged a $20 restocking fee because they must be meticulously cleaned and sometimes re-shaped in order to re-list them. Measure your head carefully!

Custom orders generally cannot be re-sold, from my experience, and I charge a 50% restocking fee to cover a portion of my loss.
Additional policies and FAQs
I really want you to love your purchase so please let me know if there is a problem! My policies may be bent for extraordinary circumstances!

To measure your head for a hat you will need a flexible tape measure. Measure all the way around your head with the tape sitting above your eyebrows and going around the back of your head where the base of a hat would sit on your head. This is the circumference. The other measure is the distance from one ear tip to the other ear tip. Start with the tape on the top of the eartip on one side and run it over the top of your head to the other ear tip. This tells you what kind of coverage my hat will give you. Don't pull the measure too tight--you want to take into account your hair. Both measurements are important to get the best fit. I work with antique molds that I alter to create modern styles, so I do not have the ability to make each style in standarized sizes and I cannot customize a size in advance. These measurements are your best guide for the hats you see in each specific listing. Also, each hat is completely unique. I don't use patterns for any of my designs, they are free-hand and eyeballed! I can't make more than one of the same hat design.