Deb C. on Oct 22, 2016
I am so pleased! Best postcards! (And best stamps on the envelope!)
Jimmy KFC on Oct 8, 2016
Wonderful octopus puppet and fast shipping. I used windows phone, so I provide the link with photo. https://images.plurk.com/1J0Hd2aPLeBG9LcGfcY8.jpg Nicely done!
Jimmy KFC on Oct 5, 2016
Wonderful eel brooch and fast shipping. I used windows phone, so I provide the link with photo. https://images.plurk.com/4w5I9JJ4O4dm8588fcY8.jpg So cute!
Jimmy KFC on Oct 5, 2016
Wonderful nautilus brooch and fast shipping. I used windows phone, so I provide the link with photo. https://images.plurk.com/4aOd9gTf6d9h2iFxfcY8.jpg Very lovely.
Welcome to my shop!
I opened my Etsy shop in the fall of 2007. I learned needlefelting as part of the work on my second stop-motion music video for They Might Be Giants. That was just after I moved to Vancouver, Canada from Brooklyn, New York, with my family.
I work alone in a very small, but bright, home-studio, which is, of course, much messier than it looks in the photos above. All my handmade artwork, and even my stop-motion videos, are born in this tiny room.
I really love materials, like felt, wool, yarn and patterned fabrics & papers.
When I am not making new items for my shop, I am usually working on felt sculptures for exhibitions, or illustrations, or stop-motion videos.
I hope my work can make people smile!
Please check my feature in Inspiring Workspaces on Etsy Blog (2014): https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/inspiring-workspaces-hine/
My Featured seller interview! (2009):
Mr. Squid's Handmade Moment - 3rd Runner Up - Etsy Handmade Moment video ad contest:
You can also see many work-in-progress photos (and cats photos!) as well as updates for newly listed items in my shop on Instagram & Flickr:
Owner, Maker, Designer, Illustrator, Needle-Felter, Slow Crafter, Puppet Stop-Motion Animation Video Artist
Hiné [hee-neh] was born and raised in Japan, majored in Japanese traditional painting, currently lives in Vancouver, Canada. Her felt sculptures have been exhibited in many galleries in US & Japan. She makes several music videos for TMBG.
Accepted payment methods
Some one-of-a-kind items will be shipped by priority/express service (with insurance and tracking number).
Please understand if the items are more than 2cm in thickness, the shipping fees will be about 2 times more expensive than for packages which are less than 2cm in thickness in Canada.
Most US and International orders take between 6 to 14 business days.
I can not be held responsible for any damages or loss once they are taken by the Canadian post office. If you require a tracking number or need insurance please let me know.
For International buyers, I cannot be responsible for any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, or receiving fees incurred.
Thank you! :)