WoolenCrow

The Woolen Crow

Hendersonville, North Carolina · 2739 Sales

WoolenCrow

The Woolen Crow

Hendersonville, North Carolina 2739 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(1459)

Announcement   WELCOME TO THE WOOLEN CROW .........where you will find only selected quality materials for a vast array of offerings for your talents and creativity. As you stroll through my store and view the pieces ofhand-felted 100% WOVEN wools, kits, and embellishments (as opposed to craft felt), as well as colorful leathers, your mind will "swirl" with ideas for tremendous uses for the vast array of choices.


I was born into the world of sewing and crafting. My mother was an award-winning seamstress, an explorer of all old and new crafts, as well as a very bus community volunteer. I learned so much from her, starting at a very early age. All of my hobbies, even as a youngster, involve either "creating" or "collecting" fabric-made dolls and Santas, historical canvas floorcloths, faux-graining, various media of folk art, antique needlework, and creating 1/12- inch scale doll house miniatures (The Sunbonnet Doll House). Through my hobbies and related interests, I came to experience the limited market for upscale fabric and other various supplies that other crafts involved in top-quality produced crafts needed................................... Thus, the Woolen Crow was born in 2009.

My felted 100% pure wool (NO ADDITIVES, please),which are recycled from top quality garments are: 1. easy with which to work; 2. very durable; 3. last forever; 4. do not fade; 5. do not ravel; and 6. give a texture NOT acquired with "craft felt"--most of which are pressed blends of acrylics, polyesters, recycled plastic bottles............... and may contain as little as 20% of wool fibers (but are still referred to as "wool felt").

Our wool may be purchased in single pieces in sizes up to fat quarters, in coordinated
groupings, or as embellishments and DYI kits designed specifically for the crafters who wish the initial "design and grunt work" done for them. Also, please do not forget that I also offer RECYCLED as all as CUT-FROM-NEW-HIDE leathers for an array of uses. Most of my leathers are home machine sewable. If not, they may certainly be sewn with the aid of a sewing machine walking foot or a size 16 chisel diamond point needle designed for sewing
heavier fabrics--both of which are made by the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

My pre-cut embellishments (or "shapes") which adapt for glueing, fusing, sewing, or embrodiery are available as a package of a multiple number of the same item OR as kits to be assembled in your favorite manner. I am incorporating primitive as well as traditional modern designs in my hand-felted wool. Sometimes, I may have to resort to purchased 100% wool felt in colors for my kits as some colors are extremely difficult to locate as "recyclable."

My shop experienced a long break due to illnesses and an unplanned retirement relocation to the mountains of North Carolina. In addition, ETSY keeps changing things as I start over.
But it has not all been bad. Our move has opened many other fiber arts for me; as I have taken up peg loom weaving, punch needling, needle felting, Nuno felting, and wet felting. So seldom am I without some type of fiber in my hands. I am a member of the Western North Carolina Fibers Hand Weavers Guild, as well as the Southeastern Animal Fiber
Fair, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists Guild..

If you desire an interesting and broad-spectrum vacation, just plan a trip to the mountains of North Carolina, a state which is nationally known for its' juried quality and variety of crafts, beautiful scenery, and craft beer.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 7, 2017

WELCOME TO THE WOOLEN CROW .........where you will find only selected quality materials for a vast array of offerings for your talents and creativity. As you stroll through my store and view the pieces ofhand-felted 100% WOVEN wools, kits, and embellishments (as opposed to craft felt), as well as colorful leathers, your mind will "swirl" with ideas for tremendous uses for the vast array of choices.


I was born into the world of sewing and crafting. My mother was an award-winning seamstress, an explorer of all old and new crafts, as well as a very bus community volunteer. I learned so much from her, starting at a very early age. All of my hobbies, even as a youngster, involve either "creating" or "collecting" fabric-made dolls and Santas, historical canvas floorcloths, faux-graining, various media of folk art, antique needlework, and creating 1/12- inch scale doll house miniatures (The Sunbonnet Doll House). Through my hobbies and related interests, I came to experience the limited market for upscale fabric and other various supplies that other crafts involved in top-quality produced crafts needed................................... Thus, the Woolen Crow was born in 2009.

My felted 100% pure wool (NO ADDITIVES, please),which are recycled from top quality garments are: 1. easy with which to work; 2. very durable; 3. last forever; 4. do not fade; 5. do not ravel; and 6. give a texture NOT acquired with "craft felt"--most of which are pressed blends of acrylics, polyesters, recycled plastic bottles............... and may contain as little as 20% of wool fibers (but are still referred to as "wool felt").

Our wool may be purchased in single pieces in sizes up to fat quarters, in coordinated
groupings, or as embellishments and DYI kits designed specifically for the crafters who wish the initial "design and grunt work" done for them. Also, please do not forget that I also offer RECYCLED as all as CUT-FROM-NEW-HIDE leathers for an array of uses. Most of my leathers are home machine sewable. If not, they may certainly be sewn with the aid of a sewing machine walking foot or a size 16 chisel diamond point needle designed for sewing
heavier fabrics--both of which are made by the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

My pre-cut embellishments (or "shapes") which adapt for glueing, fusing, sewing, or embrodiery are available as a package of a multiple number of the same item OR as kits to be assembled in your favorite manner. I am incorporating primitive as well as traditional modern designs in my hand-felted wool. Sometimes, I may have to resort to purchased 100% wool felt in colors for my kits as some colors are extremely difficult to locate as "recyclable."

My shop experienced a long break due to illnesses and an unplanned retirement relocation to the mountains of North Carolina. In addition, ETSY keeps changing things as I start over.
But it has not all been bad. Our move has opened many other fiber arts for me; as I have taken up peg loom weaving, punch needling, needle felting, Nuno felting, and wet felting. So seldom am I without some type of fiber in my hands. I am a member of the Western North Carolina Fibers Hand Weavers Guild, as well as the Southeastern Animal Fiber
Fair, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists Guild..

If you desire an interesting and broad-spectrum vacation, just plan a trip to the mountains of North Carolina, a state which is nationally known for its' juried quality and variety of crafts, beautiful scenery, and craft beer.

Mary Ann Pollack

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Mary Ann Pollack

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1459)
Jon Nebenfuhr

Jon Nebenfuhr on Jul 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Packaging was excellent and the cat agrees that it was a most agreeable purchase. Then the cat started talking to the fern in the corner about the weather for while. I'm not too sure if I should trust the cat sometimes.

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About

We offer the finest of pure woolens that have been hand felted...Single Pieces/Combos

Shop members

  • Mary Ann Pollack

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on October 31, 2016
6/30/16 Well, I thought I was back, but you need to thoroughly read on in my SHIPPING POLICY down this page.

Due to ETSY's theoretically unfair policy requiring sellers to either allow them to compute shipping costs OR set a fixed shipping cost for ALL of my listings, regardless of their weight, size,or destination (with such info being provided at the time of initial listing), changes in my shipping costs are required. see below



WELCOME!!!

The Woolen Crow is finally and slowly returning with many new items awaiting to be offered after being "on vacation" for an extended period of time (about 18 months) due to a horrendous move and storage issue in addition to extended health issues for both my husband and me.

I am very excited about being back and will work as hard as I can to get items listed up to my normal capacity. But it will take a while to do so.

I am very aware of the needs of folks who live in small and distance locations, having moved to the mountains of North Carolina and suffered a degree of "culture shock" --(related to personal needs. coming from a population of 600,000 to 14,000.)

From the Woolen Crow, you may find that perfect wool, leather, primitive fabric, vintage items from my 50% down-sizing, as well as some items I may choose to create myself, as my interest in wool far exceeds just the selling factor. And now in North Carolina, a nationally known craft area, I have access to learning to needle felt, wet felt, weave, spin, etc. As indicated before, I cut my baby teeth on fabrics with my mom and grandmother with all of the fabric warehouses in Nashville, Tennessee.

Regardless of all of my apparent "setbacks." my customers will continue to receive only the best in quality, as before, for your creativity. I encourage new potential customers to read my feedback from before and look forward to helping serving your needs.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I much prefer payment by PAYPAL as it is safe, secure, timely, easy to use, and provides a great trail; and its' use is necessary for me to make any refunds in regard to excess shipping costs. We do accept payment through ETSY SHOP PAYMENTS using your preferred credit card. They are safe, secure, timely. If you do not have an active PAY PAL account, you can set one up easily or use your credit card for payment by proceeding with the following:
1. Add items in your cart.
2 . Click "check out with paypal".
3,. Click "pay with your debit or credit card".

Payment by CHECK (minimum of $10.00 for merchandise) is also accepted, but checks must clear my bank account before shipping, therefore possibly delaying your shipment. No payment is accepted by CASH, MONEY ORDERS, or GIFT CARDS by The Woolen Crow.
Shipping
6/30/16 Hopefully this is a temporary change......but still in effect as
of November 1, 2016.

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For ETSY I have to now let them compute the shipping cost on EACH LISTING according to its weight, dimensions of shipping package, and destination-- based upon info given at the TIME OF ORIGINAL LISTING......OR... set a FIXED shipping cost for ALL LISTINGS, regardless of their size, cost, weight, or destination. Since my items vary so in size and appropriate shipping materials, I am unable to give SUCH INFORMATION-- so I am forced to..........establish a FIXED SHIPPING COST FOR ALL ITEMS, regardless of their cost or size, or weight, SIZE OF SHIPPING CONTAINER, OR DESTINATION.

This seems very unfair to me; and the ONLY way of which I am aware is to ship everything by USPS PRIORITY FIXED RATE at a price of $6.45 for both letter and legal sizes. Their slogan is "if it fits, it ships." These envelopes provide insurance up to $100 as well as tracking info and confirmation. Of course. these envelopes hold a lot, so there may not be an overcharge of shipping costs after all. With their cardboard construction and my "over-the-top" method of wrapping your leathers will not have any creases or wrinkles. If your order will not fit in the legal-sized envelope, will convo you and we will decide how to send the balance of your order.

I have added to "shipping cost for additional item" .05 merely to make sure everyone understands that I combine shipping costs for multi-item orders with no additional cost except for the .05. Having put in the 0.00 in this space for the second item in the past may have confused folks that I do not combine shipping costs. I believe this amounts to .95 for to two leather orders which are heavily wrapped. In most cases, your multi-istem orders will fit in these priority envelopes. If the bulk of your order will not fit into the legal-sized envelope, I will convo you and we will decide the best way to send the balance of your order.

IN THE EVENT I CAN SHIP YOUR ORDER BY US POSTAL FIRST CLASS MAIL FOR AN AMOUNT LESS THAN THE FIXED PRIORITY RATE OF $6.45, I WILL BE GLAD TO REFUND THE DIFFERENCE THROUGH YOUR PAY PAL ACCOUN WITH A MINIMUM REFUND OF $1.50. I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO REFUND TO OTHER TYPES OF PAYMENTS.

ETSY strongly urges us to include the cost of of our shipping supplies in the price of the listed item. That -- I cannot agree to do, as I feel it is very unfair to INFLAT THE COST OF AN ITEM. Meanwhile, check back and see if things have changed. Meanwhile, I still have some great buys to list but nothing that would not justify a shipping cost of $6.45 and .05 additional shipping costs for additional listed items in your order.

Hopefully this complicated procedure will be altered in the future and we can return to normal business. ..various first class mail costs or necessary Priority Flat Rate Envelopes, which are most always used for leather orders and multi-item fabric orders anyway.

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Due to my new location, I must have 3-5 days to get your order on its' way to you. If you are meeting a deadline, please let me know at the time you place your order so we can work it out.

Priority Flat Rate Envelope packages should be received within 2 days, no more than 3. Parcel Post packages are usually large orders and shipment includes tracking and insurance on my part. These are dates given by the Post Office but I cannot control weather conditions, catastrophes or personal delays. I think we have had all of those some time in the past.

Please note that I ship to the confirmed address as given on the order papers. and I DO NOT SHIP TO POST OFFICE BOXES----so be sure your address is confirmed.

AGAIN, AT THIS TIME, I AM UNABLE TO SHIP ON THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.

Feel free to contact me at 803 467-5511. I look forward to "picking up where I left off" due to personal circumstances and THE INCURRED SHIPPING COST PROBLEM CREATED FOR ME BY ETSY--- and offer my standard quality of service and product.
Refunds and Exchanges
I wish all of my customers complete satisfaction with your orders. If you feel you do have a problem, please let me know immediately and we will certainly come to an amiable agreement. I have a minimum of $10.00 for any item deemed returnable and do not accept any returns which are part of a total order. Returned orders must have advanced approval as well as be in unused condition with original tags and packing forms, Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser.

IF I have erred in shipping the wrong item or by accident a defect in the item, I will allow the return and pay shipping. First of all, the returned package must be in unused condition with original tags and packaging information enclosed as sent to you by the Woolen Crow and notification must be made to me within 5 days after you receive your order (the date of signing to receive your package according to to the Shipping Courier's package tracking information.) Shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer and are not refundable by the WoolenCrow (unless I am at fault).
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not accept wholesale orders, and again, no International orders.