michaelawhitney

One of a kind textiles, millinery, accessories and art

Huntington Beach, California · 26 Sales

michaelawhitney

One of a kind textiles, millinery, accessories and art

Huntington Beach, California 26 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   I'm celebrating winter in summer now July 18th through September 21st, use code WNTERINJULY on any purchase over $15.00 for 20% off!!

I was a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Finalist in Textile Design!
Hello, Welcome to my shop! Have a look around!
Don't forget to check out my profile to find out more about my and why these creations are so special!

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2017

I'm celebrating winter in summer now July 18th through September 21st, use code WNTERINJULY on any purchase over $15.00 for 20% off!!

I was a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Finalist in Textile Design!
Hello, Welcome to my shop! Have a look around!
Don't forget to check out my profile to find out more about my and why these creations are so special!

michaelawhitney

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michaelawhitney

Handwoven Wool Plaid Blanket No. 5.3
Handwoven Wool Plaid Blanket No. 5.3
$172.00
Handwoven Wool Plaid Pastel Blanket No. 5.4
Handwoven Wool Plaid Pastel Blanket No. 5.4
$150.00
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket No. 5.5
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket No. 5.5
$172.00
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket 5.2
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket 5.2
$170.00
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket No. 5.1
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket No. 5.1
$170.00
Handwoven Wool Fringe Scarf
Handwoven Wool Fringe Scarf
$45.00
Handwoven Wool and Cotton Scarf in Pastel
Handwoven Wool and Cotton Scarf in Pastel
$50.00
Handwoven Wool Tufted Fringe Scarf
Handwoven Wool Tufted Fringe Scarf
$40.00
Handwoven Wool Cross Body Bag in Blue
Handwoven Wool Cross Body Bag in Blue
$22.00
Handwoven Blanket 4.4
Handwoven Blanket 4.4
$165.00
Handwoven Wool Blanket No. 3.3
Handwoven Wool Blanket No. 3.3
$220.00
Handwoven Wool Blanket No. 3.4
Handwoven Wool Blanket No. 3.4
$162.00
Agate Geode
Agate Geode
$13.99
Half Geode Agate Quartz
Half Geode Agate Quartz
$15.00
Figure Drawing Shadow Studies No. 3
Figure Drawing Shadow Studies No. 3
$16.50
Figure Drawing Shadow Studies No. 2
Figure Drawing Shadow Studies No. 2
$15.00
Figure Drawing Shadow Studies
Figure Drawing Shadow Studies
$15.00
Handwoven Wall Hanging No. 3
Handwoven Wall Hanging No. 3
$40.00
Handwoven Wall Hanging No. 2
Handwoven Wall Hanging No. 2
$25.00
Handwoven Wall Hanging No. 1
Handwoven Wall Hanging No. 1
$30.00
Blue Kyanite and Citrine Cluster
Blue Kyanite and Citrine Cluster
$16.00
Amethyst Cluster
Amethyst Cluster
$11.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
larua54

larua54 on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nice big one!!

larua54

larua54 on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great colors and weight! Should I give it to my mom or keep it? :))

larua54

larua54 on Nov 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Can't beat a hand woven wool blanket on a chilly day!

larua54

larua54 on Nov 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I am more than pleased! The blanket is beautiful and came really quickly! It is just what I wanted:) I am going to keep my eyes on the offerings of this shop.

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Updates

Here's another of my new plaid wool blankets while it was on the loom.

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Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket 5.2
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket 5.2
$170.00
Here's one of my newest plaid blankets in progress!

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Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket No. 5.1
Handwoven Plaid Wool Blanket No. 5.1
$170.00
This is my last and final blanket for the year Handwoven Blanket No.4.4 on the loom. In its weaving process, one thread at a time !

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Handwoven Blanket 4.4
Handwoven Blanket 4.4
$165.00
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About

Old process, new school

I like making physical art, and have a soft spot for learning lost arts. If it's long and tedious, it's for me. There's something about a complicated process, to know that you created every inch of it in it's entirety.

Which is why I love weaving, all those layers of color, texture and patterns that meet in the middle, that aren't fully anything on their own. Using unexpected colors together, creating the pattern, understanding how each thread is important to the next, and not knowing what it fully will look like until each piece is complete. Old process, new school.

Hat making is similar, you start with a shapeless piece of felt, and stretch and steam it, old and new technology coming together, modern steamers and antique hat blocks given new life again.

I really love creating from old processes, to create something the exact same way it was 100 years ago, there's something really amazing in that.

Shop members

  • Michaela

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Textile Artist, Milliner

    I'm Michaela, just a girl with shape, colors and textures on the brain. The longer the process the more I love making it.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2016
Each piece is one-of-a-kind, made individually.

For the textiles each has variations in color, textures, and patterns are part of the natural process and materials used. Handwoven on my 4 harness Gilmore loom, the warp is wound by hand, patterned by hand, and once it's set up woven by hand. Setting up can take a week or more total. Scarves take a few days blankets a week to weave depending on length and complexity.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Direct check out and Pay Pal.
Shipping
I ship through the US Postal service. Depending on how far the item is traveling I will have it sent confirmation to assure your receive your packages.
The item will not be shipped until payment is confirmed by Etsy.

Some of these items are big but light or thin but heavy, the shipping prices are decided by each item individually.
Refunds and Exchanges
If there is a problem with the Item, I will refund the price as sold, shipping price will not be refunded. The buyer will have to pay the return shipping. The returned item also must be in the same condition as when it was originally shipped with no damage.

If damage occurs during shipping please contact me, so we have have it resolved.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that in some cases colors can be slightly different than they appear in the photos, though I try to make sure they are as accurate as they look in person. Each piece is one of a kind.

If you are ordering hats please be sure to measure your head, starting slightly above your ears and around the back of your head, to ensure the hat will fit properly. I cannot adjust the hats sizing.

I'd love to see pictures of you wearing your hat, scarf! Or your new blanket snug in it's new home! So please remember to send me a picture!