Viyaswickerworks

Hand woven baskets and home decors

Riga, Latvia · 134 Sales

Viyaswickerworks

Hand woven baskets and home decors

Riga, Latvia 134 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(50)
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Vija

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Announcement   Hand woven baskets and home decors made from completely natural materials - platters, bowls, treasury cases, hanging ornaments, coasters and egg cups: all from wooden sallow/willow wickers created in ethnic Latvian handcraft technique - root-weaving.
NEW - amazing nature supplies available: acorn caps, driftwood, fungus, wood sticks, cones, bark - for fairy gardens, gnome houses, terrariums & other DIY projects!
I am open for custom orders and can make a woven specially for you. You can take a look in current or sold items to get the ideas for your special item, but please remember, that owing to natural materials, your woven may slightly differ from sample in picture by coloring and size.
Enjoy the nature colors! Come closer to the Nature!

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Last updated on May 23, 2016

Hand woven baskets and home decors made from completely natural materials - platters, bowls, treasury cases, hanging ornaments, coasters and egg cups: all from wooden sallow/willow wickers created in ethnic Latvian handcraft technique - root-weaving.
NEW - amazing nature supplies available: acorn caps, driftwood, fungus, wood sticks, cones, bark - for fairy gardens, gnome houses, terrariums & other DIY projects!
I am open for custom orders and can make a woven specially for you. You can take a look in current or sold items to get the ideas for your special item, but please remember, that owing to natural materials, your woven may slightly differ from sample in picture by coloring and size.
Enjoy the nature colors! Come closer to the Nature!

Vija

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Kevin Cary

Kevin Cary on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My second gorgeous basket from this fabulous artist! In less than a month!! It's like a Fabrage Egg.....perfect in every last detail. As I said in my previous review, this lovely lady in Latvia is making WORLD-CLASS baskets. Trust me, you will NOT be disappointed in your purchase!

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Hand woven baskets and home decors from Viya'sWickerWorks show the beauty of nature, alluring the imagination to draw magic swirls and landscapes from these "wicker mandalas".

TECHNIQUE:
This method of wicker-works is based on root weaving manner. It is more time-consuming than others for its way of preparing materials and creating the vessel from wooden wickers and strips - the main wicker (barked or un-barked) is coiled with thin wooden strip planed from barked wicker. Each of gradually rising curve is coiled to the previous curve, making different patterns like spirals, criss-cross design, wheat ears, ferns, fish, bones etc.
Wickers for sewing are split into 4 parts and then sliced by pulling them through the hand-plane: small and very sharp bladed tool. In almost every step wickers and strips must be soaken to keep flexibility and avoid breakage.
To see the process in pictures please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/viyaswickerworks/posts/1608861432699639

MATERIALS:
In general I collect all materials before forest bursts into leaf. I love these long walks around dunes and forest glades together with my four-legged companion. That is one of my favorite parts in this handcraft – to be so close to nature and to bring home that wonderful smell of wood and moss.
That’s amazing, that wickers collected from one bush in different season will differ in color. Wicker coloring also depends from how long material is soaked before weaving. Soaking into water is necessary to avoid main wicker breaking. Therefore that is slightly difficult to make two or more identical in color items.
To make my designs more expressive, in few works I use strips which are dyed in the same manner as home textiles or wool is dyed - by natural substances like wood peel or floral decoction, though my woven is pure eco-friendly and natural product. But in common I like to play with natural wood color brought by willow, shadberry, plum or different type of sallow (there are more than 200 of sallow subtypes here in Latvia).

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
My wicker-works are washable under running water, removing dirt with gentle moves using very soft brush. Do not scrub them! Juice stains could remain because wooden surface absorbs juice so you should avoid putting juicy berries or fruits directly onto the woven.
Often washing or keeping instantly in direct sun may cause slightly changes in color.

More about our creative country find here:
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/etsy-around-the-world-latvia/

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  • Viya

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    100% housewife. Loving Grandma for two grandchildren. The person with lot of hobbies like gardening, weaving, knitting and crocheting. Sometimes cooking. And being interested but missing time for hundreds of other handcrafts.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 28, 2015
Thank you for visiting my shop!
All of my woven are one of a kind items, designed and purely made by me in best manner of Latvian traditions, as wicker-works is one of the oldest handcraft here in Latvia. More detailed information about weaving technique is applied in every item description.
Enjoy and choose your favorite!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
For international orders I accept PayPal or Direct Checkout.
You don't need to have a PayPal account to use their service. Just click "Pay with PayPal" on at the end of your checkout, follow the instructions and use your credit card.
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Shipping
Please make sure that the delivery address you select at checkout is the one you like me to send it to! I take the one Etsy provides and not the one that's on your PayPal!

I try to do the best to ship on next day after your payment, but please note, that our post office is closed here on Saturdays and Sundays. In any case, I will inform you about shipment by message.
All international orders are shipped registered priority airmail.

AVERAGE DELIVERY TIME
across Europe - usually 7 to 14 days
United States or everywhere else about 14-30 days
but, please note, that unexpected things can happen - like random custom controls, stikes or bad weather conditions, which can take even more time we would like to. So if getting your order in sure time is very important for you, we can discuss about EMS, DHL, UPS or TNT currier service, which is more expensive, but save the time and can be tracked by shipping number.
Refunds and Exchanges
I suppose that my items have appropriate description and pictures to get full notion, but if for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact me within 5 business days after receiving the item.
You'll get a full refund of items price or replacement if there is a good reason for and if the following requirements have been fulfilled:
- item is returned in its original package and condition, UNUSED;
- for European buyers, the item must be returned within 14 days;
- for US buyers, the item must be returned within 28 days.
If you wish to return the item, please contact me before sending it back. The shipment expenses will not be refunded.

The refund is made after the item has returned to my address. Please note, that the return period may be very long.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not include the printed invoice, but if you would like to have it, please inform me before shipping!
It is important for me to receive feedback from you, because first of all it is a confirmation that the shipment has reached the address successfully. And of course, it serves like an indicator of your satisfaction with your purchase.
It is always complimentary to get positive feedback, but if for any reason you are not satisfied with your item (except delay in shipping time, which is out of my control), please contact me before leaving your feedback. I would be only grateful to help!