ArtcraftbyGretchen

Handcrafted art with hand painted fabric, wax and clay.

West Salem, Wisconsin
| 339 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    I'm offering affordable, one of a kind, fiber art wall hangings which portray my impressions from nature. I design each art quilt using raw edge applique and free motion stitching to create original, unique works from fabric.

Encaustic paintings and photographs are done over my hand painted/dyed fabric with copies of original photographs or watercolors.

Pottery that has been hand painted with underglazes/glazes.

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2022

I'm offering affordable, one of a kind, fiber art wall hangings which portray my impressions from nature. I design each art quilt using raw edge applique and free motion stitching to create original, unique works from fabric.

Encaustic paintings and photographs are done over my hand painted/dyed fabric with copies of original photographs or watercolors.

Pottery that has been hand painted with underglazes/glazes.

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Gretchen Larson

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Gretchen Larson

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About ArtcraftbyGretchen

Sales 339
On Etsy since 2012

My impressions of my surroundings in fabric, encaustic art and pottery.

A few years ago we added an addition to our house that afforded me a nice room to "set up shop". I have a design wall, a bookcase filled with wonderful art quilting books, an area under the steps to store a lot of supplies and of course, an area for my sewing machine.
It's much easier to paint fabric when I can go outside in the summer. I usually sit on the bottom step, at our cabin, wet fabric in a big metal bowl and then pour different colored fabric paints on the materials. The yard is soon filled with yards and yards of fabric drying in the sun.

I attended an encaustic class at a local university. I enjoy creating encaustic pieces using copies of my original photos, watercolors or creating a design with papers, fabric and colored pencils and wax pastels.

I tried a pottery class and was very frustrated trying to learn how to throw anything on the wheel. Eventually things worked. Creating the piece is one thing, decorating it is another. I love to use underglazes and textures to create a surface other than just using glazes.

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  • Gretchen Larson

    Owner

    I was born in raised in western Wisconsin. I moved to the east coast as a teenager but after 5 years returned to marry my middle school sweetheart. I've always enjoyed creating but once I discovered fabric art I was hooked.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
I'm glad to see that you're interested in my art work. Please contact me with any questions or requests that you may have.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please return to me within 14 days for a refund. I will subtract my shipping cost from the price that was paid. Return shipping will be paid by the buyer.
Payment
I accept PayPal payments. You may use paypal to make a credit card payment even though you don't have an account with them.
Shipping
I will ship your item within 3 to 5 days.
Free shipping is only within the United States.
Additional policies and FAQs
The quilts are not meant to be washed. If dusting is needed, brush with a cloth. Avoid hanging in direct sunlight.
Encaustics can be buffed with a soft cloth periodically to bring the shine back. Avoid high heat.
Pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.