MediterraneanartMT

sustainable textile and wooden decors

L-Imsida, Malta On Etsy since 2020

MediterraneanartMT

sustainable textile and wooden decors

L-Imsida, Malta | 4 Sales

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Announcement    Welcome to my new shop! The old one is: www.mediterraneanart.etsy.com
Discover unique wooden crafts, cloth jewelry and home decorations.
Most of the material we use are recycled and local.

Find out more about us on social media:
http://www.facebook.com/mediterraneanartcrafts
http://www.pinterest.com/mediterraneanart
http://www.instagram.com/mediterraneanart

and on my blog :
http://www.rosadirocca.blog

Feel free to contact me for any query. I would be so pleased.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2021

Welcome to my new shop! The old one is: www.mediterraneanart.etsy.com
Discover unique wooden crafts, cloth jewelry and home decorations.
Most of the material we use are recycled and local.

Find out more about us on social media:
http://www.facebook.com/mediterraneanartcrafts
http://www.pinterest.com/mediterraneanart
http://www.instagram.com/mediterraneanart

and on my blog :
http://www.rosadirocca.blog

Feel free to contact me for any query. I would be so pleased.

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Rosa

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Rosa

About MediterraneanartMT

Sales 4
On Etsy since 2020
Video summary: This is how I make a fabric necklace. Watch longer video on my Facebook page @mediterraneanartcrafts

(re)Discovering myself

This is my newest shop, the first one started in 2013: www.mediterraneanart.etsy.com

I have grown up surrounded by fabrics because my mum has been sewing for almost her all life. She taught me a bit and I used to sew with her, but when it had come time to move to university, I have practically stopped. Back to Sicily in 2012 after a master degree in Library Science but without a job, had a great chance to learn how to make crafts and jewelry from my uncle. It was there I discovered another myself. He gave me some colored fabric 🧶 🧶🧶purchased in a fair and suggested to make some necklaces. From that late October years ago, I haven't ever stopped to sew necklaces. It makes me feel creative and I am keen on it, even now I am an academic librarian 📚 in Malta, where I moved, once again in my life.

If you like to get in touch text me, read rosadirocca.blog and follow me on Instagram @mediterraneanart

Shop members

  • Rosa

    Owner

    Before being in love with crafts, I'm a incessant reader. Adore collecting buttons. Listening to the radio is part of my crafting mood.

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Last updated on Dec 26, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

It would be a good idea to wash your necklace or bracelet by hand from time to time. I suggest you to soak the jewel in warm water and very little liquid detergent (for synthetic textiles) for about 15/30 minutes. Rinse gently, squeeze just a little with your hands and leave it to dry on a drying rack not in the sun directly. Don’t forget to put an empty bowl underneath for dripping. Absolutely not to be put in the tumble dryer!

I recommend keeping the fabric jewels in a drawer, in a bag, or in a dry place without direct sunlight. Keep away from small children because they can be dangerous (like any jewelry). Like all fabrics, if exposed outdoors in the long term they become dusty, discolored and odorous.

Materials

Textiles
We use scraps of cotton, jersey, stretch cotton, microfiber, acrylic fabric sold in large yarns, originated from EU countries. In particular, I purchase from a company that personally collects threads from textile factories in Northern Italy, for which it has the one-off availability of a color or pattern.

Wood
Walnut shells and olive wood are collected personally by my uncle in our friends' field. Other kinds of wood are purchased in local shops.

Craft room

Since my shop is not a full time job, I cannot afford to rent a space for working-only purposes. So I work in a room of my flat, in an urban center. I don't have pets and don't smoke. When I finish my duties, I store all yarns and jewelry in a dedicated wardrobe and drawers. Like clothes, yarn are damaged if exposed to light and open air. I don't like to waste time and energy, so I keep everything with particular care.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I prefer recycling and saving money so you won’t pay a fortune for our jewels. So I use pages of magazines to make bags in which I pack orders, decorating them with colored raffia.