untoldimprint

handmade textiles for home & life

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untoldimprint

handmade textiles for home & life

748 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   natural, earthy, hand dyed, and hand printed textiles made in small batches in Pennsylvania. Untold Imprint is finding the imperfect beauty in all things.

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Email: phoebe [at] untoldimprint.com
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◆◆◆◆ All designs and images Copyright ©2011-2016 Untold Imprint. All rights reserved.

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

natural, earthy, hand dyed, and hand printed textiles made in small batches in Pennsylvania. Untold Imprint is finding the imperfect beauty in all things.

◆ Join my mailing list to receive coupons, new product updates & holiday sale info: http://bit.ly/untoldnews
◆◆ Follow on Instagram @untoldimprint
◆◆◆ Visit my blog at untoldimprint.com

CONTACT INFO
Email: phoebe [at] untoldimprint.com
Etsy conversation: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14938133

INSTAGRAM | instagram.com/untoldimprint
FACEBOOK | facebook.com/untoldimprint
TWITTER | twitter.com/untoldimprint

◆◆◆◆ All designs and images Copyright ©2011-2016 Untold Imprint. All rights reserved.

Phoebe Stout

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Making more altar wall hangings this week. This is the Mother Earth Altar wall hanging with dusty sage green loops and torn cotton ribbon for hanging.
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About

Finding the imperfect beauty in all things.

My name is Phoebe Stout. I'm the founder, designer, and maker behind Untold Imprint. I started my life as a textile designer 16 years ago in corporate design, after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. For most of my career, I worked for large companies, making my way from assistant designer to creative director, and all the stops in between. Several years into my career, I noticed that the gap between me and my creative self widened with each change of position and title. It was such a subtle shift, stretched out over a decade and a half, and bringing with it all sorts of positive happenings, that I hardly paid any attention to it. Then all at once, I felt lost, completely off course and not sure how to find myself again.

One day in 2011, at the behest of a teacher, I answered the question: What do I want my life to look like in ten years? The answer that formed very clearly in my mind was in sharp contrast to the life I was living – change was definitely on the horizon. Just a few months later, while looking back on many years of wonderful experiences and world travels that corporate design afforded me, and with a huge sense of achievement and gratitude, I made the somewhat scary decision to realign myself with my true potential and forge my own path. Untold Imprint has been the result of that endeavor and I can honestly say that it's been the most meaningful personal and creative work I've ever done. I design, print, dye, and make everything in my shop by hand in small batches. The collection is an offering of home textiles, accessories, jewelry, garlands, and a selection of art prints. New items and patterns are added throughout the year, as I'm inspired by my own ideas or requests from customers.

I’m often asked at markets what 'Untold Imprint' means. It’s difficult, during the hustle and bustle of shows, to explain in a few moments all that it means to me, and why it came to be in the first place, but this is how I usually start…

I welcome and encourage imperfection in everything I make because it leaves my trace. Lifting the screen from newly printed fabric usually has an unexpected outcome. I like to think of it as discovering something hidden, an untold story imprinted into every piece.

Many times this quick explanation opens a conversation about how I work: my favorite materials, inspiration, and the handmade process…

My favorite materials are: unbleached cotton, hemp, and linen, especially textiles with lots of irregularities or slubs – those that show evidence of the human hand. And of course, old textiles – the more worn and threadbare, the better.

A few things that inspire me are: old photographs (from the 1930’s are my favorite), antique markets, nature walks with Alice, vintage textiles, India, historical documentaries about the United States, my niece ("Peanut"), and the handmade community.

The handmade process is a calling for me; it's a part of my daily life, and a complete joy as well. I’m happiest when I’m making. It still amazes and excites me that with my own two hands and a few simple tools, I can create something that didn’t exist before in the world. The best part is knowing that someone thousands of miles away, in another country, living a different life, is wearing the apron that I made. It brings me immense joy.

The words untold and imprint by themselves are two of my favorites because they convey something immeasurable, lasting, and mysterious. Lofty ideas maybe, for a collection of handmade textiles, but I hope that in some way, my creations and the way they're presented impart a sense of these feelings and images – of stories that unravel with time and telling, and always get better with age.

Thanks so much for visiting my space and spending time reading a little bit of my story.

~ Phoebe

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 12, 2016
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my work or your order. It’s important to me that you are happy with your purchase. You can send me a direct message using this link: http://www.etsy.com/conversations/new?with_id=14938133

Each item is created by hand. No two pieces are the same so your particular purchase may not look exactly like the photos listed. Please allow for slight variations in the design and color. I do my best to ensure that the color of the item is represented as closely as possible in my photographs but keep in mind that colors vary due to differences in monitors.

I create everything in small batches. If you see something you like but do not see the desired quantity listed, please let me know and I may be able to make you a custom order.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
6% Sales Tax will be added to all items shipped within Pennsylvania.
Shipping
Most orders ship within 2-3 business days, unless I'm away from my studio for a market. (Please check the 'Announcement' near the top of my shop for closed studio dates: https://www.etsy.com/shop/untoldimprint?ref=hdr_shop_menu )

Thank you for your patience while I get your order out.

I will ship to the address listed on Etsy. Please make sure that the correct shipping address is entered when you check out. If you need to make changes after the order is placed, send me an Etsy conversation.

Shipping Policy within UNITED STATES:
All domestic orders 13oz and under ship via United States Postal Service 1st Class with delivery confirmation. All domestic orders over 13 oz ship via USPS Priority mail with tracking.

Shipping Policy OUTSIDE OF UNITED STATES:
All International orders ship via USPS 1st Class mail. I am unable to track most international orders shipped via USPS once they leave the United States. If you would like delivery confirmation or an alternate method of shipment, please contact me and I will send you a Paypal invoice for additional costs. I can make no promises about the time frame of international mail delivery.

Shipping Garlands:
All garlands listed in my shop have ‘shipping upgrades’ available at checkout. This means that you may choose to expedite shipping by selecting an upgrade for an additional cost. This option will appear once the item has been added to your cart, on the checkout page.

** Customs and Import taxes **
Shipping internationally may cause your parcel to attract duties and custom fees. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays of weeks or even months. The duties and fees required for clearance are the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact your local customs organization for more information. I cannot refund shipping charges if the items ordered are returned to me.

UNITED KINGDOM CUSTOMERS: The UK is extra vigilant in collecting VAT "on goods over the value of £18" made through the mail. Please be aware that your package can be held while waiting for payment. Contact your local customs organization for more information.

SOUTH AFRICA CUSTOMERS: Due to extremely long customs delays within the South African mail system, orders shipping to South Africa must ship USPS Priority Express. Please contact me for additional shipping costs prior to placing your order.

BRAZIL CUSTOMERS: Packages shipping to Brazil can take up to 5 months to arrive due to long delays in customs holding time. Please be aware of this risk when placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
My hope is that you will love your purchase from Untold Imprint.

- If you are unhappy with your order for any reason please contact me as soon as possible and I will issue a refund or exchange when the order is returned safely and in unused condition within 2 weeks (US orders) or 3 weeks (international orders) of delivery.

- Shipping and handling fees are NOT refundable

- Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value, please package items securely and provide insurance for damage or loss.

- No refunds for custom orders. Please be sure of your purchase before you commission a custom order.

- DIY torn fabric garland kits are NOT returnable once assembly has begun. If you would like to return a kit prior to beginning the assembly process, please make sure that all contents of the kit are enclosed and in excellent, unused condition.
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◆◆ Follow on Instagram @untoldimprint
◆◆◆ Visit my blog at untoldimprint.com
◆◆◆◆ All designs and images Copyright ©2011-2016 Untold Imprint. All rights reserved.

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