Handmade textile gifts for women & girls

Dalkeith, United Kingdom
240 Sales

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Last updated on Sep 10, 2022

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Julia Laing

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About materialised

Sales 240
On Etsy since 2007

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Textile treats to brighten everyday

For as long as I can remember I've enjoyed art and making things much more than anything else!

I studied painting at art college but it took a while for my dream of running my own business as an artist and craft-maker to materialise. Over the last few years I'm happy that this dream has been fulfilled. My work has sold in shops, galleries, at craft fairs and online. Both at home in the UK and internationally.

I enjoy creating whimsical, playful designs which can be appreciated by a wide age range. Small animals are frequent subjects. Cats too, are a constant source of inspiration. Trying to recreate their coy or snooty expressions in thread keeps me endlessly amused.

Simple, uncomplicated styles and shapes appeal to me, as do the relationships between colours. I am fascinated by the way colour can instantly evoke a feeling or mood.

Fabrics themselves are hugely influential on my design process. I particularly love bold prints from the 1950s & 60s.

Sustainability is also a consideration, which is why most of the fabrics I work with are pre-used. My brooches and purses for example, are made from recycled pure wool jumpers, which can be found in a wide array of shades and have the added benefit of being very hard-wearing.

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  • Julia Laing

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I'm Julia Laing. I work full-time as a designer / craft-maker. I work mostly with textiles, making a variety of colourful accessories, quirky ornamental creatures and artworks. Each piece is individually handmade in the workroom at my home.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
You will find a great selection of quirky & cheerful handmade creations, with a strong focus on textiles here at materialised! It's the perfect place to find unusual and unique gifts. There's worldwide shipping and I take pride in providing excellent customer service so please enjoy your visit!

- Each item you find here has been made by me from scratch, from design, right through to the finished article.

- Often my pieces are 'one of a kind' and my purse and accessory designs tend to be made in very limited editions -- you can rest assured that a purchase from materialised will be something very rare, if not completely unique.

- I like to use an eclectic mix of fabrics. I love silk, vintage prints, and lots of colour. Recycling is very important to me too, and I use repurposed fabrics wherever possible.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

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Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


- Payment is straight forward and secure. You can pay with your credit or debit card using Etsy's direct checkout system or Paypal. If you already have a Paypal account you can choose to pay from the account balance.

- All prices are shown in GB £ but your currency will be automatically converted.
- I accept Etsy gift cards.


- Your order will be sent by Royal Mail first class.
- I obtain a certificate of posting.
- If you would prefer a signed-for service or insurance added please contact me beforehand so I can upgrade the delivery to include the extra cost.

- I ship worldwide.
- I send by airmail and obtain a certificate of posting.
- Airmail parcel typically take 10-14 days to arrive, although can take longer.
- If you prefer added insurance or a signed for service please ask beforehand so I can update the postal costs to include the extra costs.

- Please be aware that there may be additional import duties to pay in some countries outside Europe, which are not under my control.
- It is the buyer's responsibility to inform themselves of their own countries customs policy and to pay these taxes when they are due.

- Once you've placed an order I will take it to the Post office within 48 hours (usually within 24)
- Custom made orders will take longer to dispatch. The item listing will state the expected dispatch time.

- Your order will not normally be tracked.
- If you require tracking please ask before you buy so I can upgrade the postage charge to include the extra costs.

- If your parcel has not arrived within 30 days (40 days for USA and other countries outside Europe) please contact me to arrange a refund or credit.

Additional policies and FAQs

Care is made to take good clear photos of my items but please note that all computer monitors show colours differently.

I am not currently taking any wholesale orders, thanks for your understanding.