unique textile and paper sculpture for the home

Cochrane, Canada | 30 Sales


unique textile and paper sculpture for the home

Cochrane, Canada 30 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Born and raised in the outskirts of Vancouver, Wong spent many of her formative years figure skating, camping and fishing with her father and brother, and ‘attempting’ to play hard with the boys. When not venturing in the outdoors, she remembers quietly observing her Grandmother sewing or knitting clothes in a room full of fabric and household knick-knacks.

Although her Grandparents were highly educated, their immigrant status made it difficult to secure jobs in their respective fields. A knitting machine helped supplement their corner store income where the company would pay her Grandmother small amounts of money in exchange for knitted samples. After her Grandmother passed away in 2005, Wong inherited her Grandmother’s knitting machine. Although she’s only played with it a few times, it is a reminder of her family’s hard work, determination and entrepreneurial spirit.

Wong attributes her love of textiles to her childhood experiences with her Grandmother, and in 2002 she relocated to Calgary in pursuit of a textiles education at the Alberta College of Art and Design. It is there that she experimented with many different materials and processes to develop a range of skills and interests from weaving, animation, film, video, puppets and screen printing.

After graduating in 2008, she found time to return to the outdoors renewing her love and respect for the mountains, and exploring new places. Now fueled by two passions – climbing and art making, she often finds herself contemplating her experiences on rock while in the studio making things with her hands. This contemplation has led to the creation of works that often draw from these experiences both directly and indirectly. She is interested in bringing the outside in, and the inside out.

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Last updated on October 3, 2013
Thank you for visiting my shop. Each piece you see here is handmade with great care and love, and is one of a kind. I hope you enjoy, and happy shopping!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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It is my greatest hope that all of my customers are really happy with their purchase. Each piece is made with high levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail, and I do my best to take photos that best represent my work. However, if you are not happy with your purchase, please contact me within one week of receipt for a full refund. Please note it is the responsibility of the customer to pay for return shipping (with tracking) and any other additional costs en route to ensure a full refund.

If you feel the item was damaged in any way during shipping, please contact me within one week of receipt and I will be happy to discuss next steps with you.
This shop accepts PayPal, debit, some credit cards, and Etsy gift cards.
Your order will be shipped within 1-2 weeks of payment. Depending on your location, please allow up to 3-4 weeks before your item arrives. If it is extremely time sensitive, please note this during checkout and I will do my very best to accommodate. All packages are shipped economically using reused and recycled packaging materials.

All items are shipped via Canada Post Standard Delivery without tracking or insurance. If you think you'd like to add tracking and/or insurance, please let me know so I can assist you with determining the additional cost. For all international orders, additional duty and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer, and unfortunately cannot be determined beforehand.

If you are concerned about shipping costs start a 'convo' with me. Perhaps we can figure out alternative methods.
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If you have any questions or would like more information about my handmade products, please feel free to contact me. I love to hear from my customers!