namelesswonders

Nameless Wonders

Glasgow, United Kingdom · 292 Sales

namelesswonders

Nameless Wonders

Glasgow, United Kingdom 292 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(128)

Announcement   Welcome to the animal-filled world of Nameless Wonders! Each piece of work is hand sewn using spontaneous, vigorous stitching and a variety of fabrics, some new, some upcycled. They are either one-offs, made to order or limited edition, but all have their own unique and quirky character. If you’d like a bespoke creature, please send me a convo for details - I’m happy to consider anything apart from spiders. Enjoy the shop!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 2, 2016

Welcome to the animal-filled world of Nameless Wonders! Each piece of work is hand sewn using spontaneous, vigorous stitching and a variety of fabrics, some new, some upcycled. They are either one-offs, made to order or limited edition, but all have their own unique and quirky character. If you’d like a bespoke creature, please send me a convo for details - I’m happy to consider anything apart from spiders. Enjoy the shop!

Karen Suzuki

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Karen Suzuki

Bad fox brooch - textile
US$24.18
textile bird - bluebird of happiness
US$34.93
panda teddy brooch in textile - very bad panda
US$21.49
rabbit textile brooch - bad bunny brooch 2
US$18.81
gull textile bird - seagull with poo bag
US$34.93
old teddy bear 1
US$87.32
cat textile brooch - tweedy messy kitty
US$16.12
cat textile brooch - blue messy kitty
US$16.12
kimono bird– recycled textile animal 3
US$32.24
blue budgerigar bird - MADE TO ORDER
US$322.41
Fox textile animal - bad fox
US$24.18
hariko tiger textile animal
US$255.24
minotaur mythological animal creature
US$63.14
centaur unicorn mythological animal creature
US$47.02
bad cat brooch in floral textile
US$18.81
rabbit textile brooch - bad bunny brooch
US$18.81
cat textile brooch - grey messy kitty
US$16.12
bad cat brooch in floral textile
US$18.81
frog textile brooch pin
US$20.15
cat textile brooch - brown messy kitty
US$16.12
tan brown cat - messy little kitty
US$24.18
posh pigeon bird MADE TO ORDER
US$322.41
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(128)
Christine Bray

Christine Bray on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Bought for my daughter who loved it. A fun unique soft piece of art.

Christine Bray

Christine Bray on Jul 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Oh this depiction of a well loved teddy is so cute.

peggymoore

peggymoore on Jul 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Karen does wonderful work! and she's great to work with for special projects.

Lorraine Rawlinson

Lorraine Rawlinson on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great artwork, love this brooch. Excellent service.

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About

Nameless Wonders: the home of myriad hand-stitched textile animals

Welcome to the colorful world of Nameless Wonders. I’m Karen, and am based in Glasgow, Scotland. I was trained in ceramics and was a professional ceramicist for many years. But when I switched to working in textiles I realized it was my natural medium and have never looked back.
The ideas come really easily - as though those animals are just bursting to get out into the world!

I’m inspired by so many things it’s impossible to list them all, but inspirations include battered old toys; animators as diverse as Aardman Animation and the Quay Brothers; Edward Lear and Spike Milligan’s books of illustrations and rhymes; artists Jean Dubuffet and Louise Bourgeois; and inspiration directly from the animals and fabrics themselves.

I love experimenting with and changing the work constantly, and aim never to make two pieces identical - that way you also get something totally unique when you buy from me. Hope you like the shop!

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  • Karen Suzuki

    Owner, Maker

    I was born and am still based in Glasgow, Scotland, working as a full-time maker from my studio space. I was a professional ceramicist for many years, but when I switched to textiles I realized it was my natural medium and have never looked back.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2015
Welcome to my shop and thank you for your interest in this item! I hope the policies below will be of help but if you’re not sure about something, please feel free to contact me.
All the animals are irregularly hand stitched, and I make a feature of fraying many of the fabrics - it adds to the scruffy charm! - so when your animal arrives looking unkempt it’s not a fault in the work. And it’s advisable not to try and neaten them up… they don’t like that!
Much of the packaging I use is reused, but is always in very good condition. I package everything carefully and securely.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept payment via Paypal, card or Etsy gift voucher. If possible, please complete payment at time of checkout - this will speed up delivery of your order, as I cannot dispatch until payment is cleared. If I haven’t received payment within 3 days of the order, unfortunately the order will be cancelled.
Shipping
I aim to dispatch all orders within 2 working days; if there is likely to be any delay I will notify you.
UK orders are sent via Royal Mail 1st class; US and other overseas Royal Mail Airmail. You can also select trackable services using the shipping upgrade option during checkout. I recommend this especially for higher priced items.
CUSTOMS DUTY: Please note that international buyers may be required to pay customs duty on more expensive items. The buyer is responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.
If using PayPal, please ensure that your Etsy and PayPal shipping addresses are the same, and the one you’d like your order sent to. If you complete the order process and decide you need a different shipping address, please send me a convo as soon as possible, especially bearing in mind I may ship an item on the same day as your order is placed.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope that you’ll love your purchase from my shop! If however you’re not happy with it, you are welcome to return it. Please contact me as soon as possible and we can arrange the refund. Items must be returned (dispatched by you) in original condition and securely packaged (if possible using original packaging), within 7 working days and I will refund you upon receipt of the returned item/s.
Please note that I can only refund (via PayPal) your original costs; return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
If your order has not arrived after 30 days (UK; 45 days overseas) and looks like it has been lost in transit, please contact me we can arrange a replacement or refund.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ORDERS: I'm always happy to make custom orders, and will usually be able to make whatever you like. Please contact me to discuss what you'd like, including type of item, scale, your budget and timescale.
Please note that a 50% deposit is to be paid (via PayPal) on all custom orders, once the order is confirmed. When your order is finished I'll contact you with photos, and if you're happy with it (I'll amend it if you're not), I'll list it on Etsy marked 'CUSTOM ORDER ONLY' and charge the remaining 50% plus postage costs.
WHOLESALE: Unfortunately I do not supply wholesale.
If you have any other questions, please contact me direct via Etsy and I'll do my best to help.