elfnfelt

Natural clothing/Bespoke wearable art/Handmade felt

Glastonbury, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2012

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elfnfelt

Natural clothing/Bespoke wearable art/Handmade felt

Glastonbury, United Kingdom | 1,489 Sales

Announcement    Hand felted natural clothing for wild women and earthy woodland folk.

Wearable art, inspired by natures textures , unique bespoke designs, sculptural felt clothing.

I use only natural fibers such as cotton , silk flax and hemp and the occasional use of angelina fibers if someone wants a bit of sparkle !
I use high quality merino wool from ethically sourced suppliers using only non mulsed sheep.

I love creating unique clothing for people who appreciate the form and texture of nature.

I enjoy the fact that I can offer a bespoke made to measure service so that we can all celebrate our shape and individuality.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 28, 2019

Hand felted natural clothing for wild women and earthy woodland folk.

Wearable art, inspired by natures textures , unique bespoke designs, sculptural felt clothing.

I use only natural fibers such as cotton , silk flax and hemp and the occasional use of angelina fibers if someone wants a bit of sparkle !
I use high quality merino wool from ethically sourced suppliers using only non mulsed sheep.

I love creating unique clothing for people who appreciate the form and texture of nature.

I enjoy the fact that I can offer a bespoke made to measure service so that we can all celebrate our shape and individuality.

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Sophie Harrison

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Sophie Harrison

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About elfnfelt

Sales 1,489
On Etsy since 2012

earthy elegance for the wild woman spirit

Always inspired by nature i spent many years painting....creating textural images about my feelings of my spirit connection with the earth, and then i discovered felting!
I was travelling for many years around the world , discovering myself and adventuring into wild places, living with wild people. Felting fascinated me with its simplicity and ancientness being the oldest known textile to man.
So i started playing around with the colours , textures and fibers recreating my paintings in wool.....showing my works in exhibitions in switzerland and london uk , I realised as my life then was travelling the world, i wanted to carry my art with me, be an expression of my art "wear" my art so my wall hangings turned into sculptural clothing "wearable art"......ive been on a journey ever since , creating my sculptural felt vests and accessories, which i now make here in my home studio in the vale of avalon, glastonbury , england, where i have made my home with my beautiful family surrounded by nature and ancient sacred sites.
My ever growing journey of creation has lead me on to design and make a collection of clothes for women...a celebration of women in all her glory ,shapes and beauty! I wanted to make clothes that are unique and elegant. earthy and simple , something that is timeless , you can dress up or down , do the gardening in ( as i often find myself doing in my dresses haha) party in or sit in ceremony.....
I love the play of the felt with the different textiles....and the natural fibers.
So i spend most of my time here in my home( or in india) , with my beautiful kids, my man , playing music(i play violin) felting , creating , stitching in my studio, growing our veggies and feeding our lambs and chickens!!.....i love the simple life with the earth , at one with nature and connected to earth , spirit, ...and all the elements.
I am always striving to maintain an intimate customer service, thats why i love being abel to offer custom made pieces, i love being abel to have an idea of who i am creating for,so that i can make pieces that are completely unique, and whoever wears them can know they are made with love for them and that they have something special.

Shop members

  • Sophie Harrison

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I love the mystery of felt making, the unknown journey of layering the wool, almost painting with the fibers and textures. Its as if it creates on its own....something else takes over, a letting go ,a magic.

  • Shiri Fink

    Assistant

    I LOVE Sophie !!!! I LOVE elfnfelt wearable art !!!! I feel blessed to combine this 2 loves in my life into a very peacefull , sweet n easy way to help Sophie with her shop, and provide for my family ,even though we are so far away. MAgiC HapPEnS

Production partners

  • Ramji and Niru Adhikari

    Nepal

    Ramji and Niru employ local women to make felt . I have been working with them since 2005. The women hand felt some of the edging on my designs . I like to give this work to the women and in this way support them.

  • Rhadesham tailors

    India

    The Lovely Rhade Sham Tailors stitch some of my felt edged clothing designs. We have worked together since 2007, they are great friends. They are a small cloth shop with 4 sewing machines and all the workers have been working many years with them .... there is always much laughter!!

Shop policies

Last updated on July 11, 2020
Wearable art, inspired by natures textures , unique bespoke designs, sculptural felt clothing.

I use only natural fibers such as cotton , silk flax and hemp and the occasional use of angelina fibers if someone wants a bit of sparkle !
I use high quality merino wool from ethically sourced suppliers using only non mulsed sheep.

I love creating unique clothing for people who appreciate the form and texture of nature.

I enjoy the fact that I can offer a bespoke made to measure service so that we can all celebrate our shape and individuality.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 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)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are not happy with what you have , i accept " unworn" original condition items back within a two week period of purchase and i will refund your money minus the shipping costs.
For bespoke custom made orders i can only return you 60% of the original price as i will keep the 40% as deposit.

Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

On Sale purchases that are refunds, the cost of Shipping will not be refunded.
On Sales of 30% or over the customer will pay for the Shipping on the exchange items.
Payment
I accept pay pal payments and now have set up the direct payment so you can use your debit card.

Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.
Shipping
It usually takes me 1 to 3 business days to post my orders ( it can be more ).

I use first class recorded delivery within the UK.

International is normal standard 1st class air mail post. Unless otherwise requested.

Anyone wanting "tracked and signed " or special delivery for Europe or must contact me and request this and we will arrange.

I am not responsible for anything lost in the post.

Buyers must decide there own postal delivery option if they want tracked and signed abroard , I cannot take responsibility for this .

In the UK it takes 1 to 2 working days to arrive and abroad a week to 10 days .

For custom made orders I usually say give me a month to make your order but it usually takes less, so PLEASE ~ let me know if you need it for a particular date .

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Sizeing

US. UK. EURO

00. 2 30

0. 4. 32

2. 6. 34

4. 8. 36

6 10. 38

8. 12. 40

10. 14. 42

12. 16. 44

14. 18. 46

16. 20 48

18 22. 50

20. 24. 52

22. 26. 54

24. 28. 56

26. 30. 58



HOW TO MEASURE

To choose the correct size for you, measure your body as follows:
1. BUST
Measure around fullest part
2. WAIST
Measure around natural waistline
3. HIPS
Measure 20cm down from the natural waistline
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always interested in wholesales. please contact me for different amounts and prices etc.

CARE ~
VERY IMPORTANT!!
For all waistcoat ~
Felted products are not able to be washed in an automatic machine EVER. Nor are they able to be dried using a cloths dryer / tumble dryer. Using these machines will ensure that the felted item will be pulled completely out of shape and then shrunk to around 25% of its original size.... or smaller.

Wash only by hand, using cold water. A soft washing soap is perfect. Natural soaps are great because they are usually extra soft. After rinsing gently and getting all the suds out .. please REMEMBER no wringing at all. Not even gentle squeezing regardless of how tempting it feels to get some of the water out. A towel can be laid over a (cake type) rack and the garment laid flat on the towel and allowed to drip and dry at room temperature. Do shape the item once it is laid on the towel.

Felt will shrink if tumble dried. Down to 10/15% of its original size. This is not repairable.
Felt will loose shape if machine washed. It may be unrecognizable. This is not repairable.

For all other items ~
Can be washed in the machine on cool wash 30 "WOOL" setting only!!
NO spin!
Then just hang to drip dry.
Please don't put in the dryer as it will shrink the wool edging.
Or if you are not sure then wash gently by hand in cool water.

Specific instructions appears on each item description.

Enjoy your hand made nuno felt clothing

More information

Last updated on Jun 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Shipping adress

The package will be sent to the address updated in ETSY, so make sure it is up to date.

If you are shipping a gift to a different address, please enter that address in the 'message to seller' section and I will omit the receipt in the package. I can also include a small card.

Packages returned to us, due to a wrong address (or no claim) will be re-shipped with additional shipping costs.

Sizing details

Each item has sizing information specific to its fit in the description. If you have any additional questions, just ask, we will be happy to help.