Hand Crafted In Australia

Sunshine Coast, Australia On Etsy since 2015


Hand Crafted In Australia

Sunshine Coast, Australia | 18 Sales

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Note from shop owner I will be away till February 2021

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 12, 2020

I will be away till February 2021

Mariangela Vecchi

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Mariangela Vecchi


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About whitecloudsbluesky

Sales 18
On Etsy since 2015

Textile/Fibre Artist & Crazy Chef

A long time ago, nearly a lifetime ago, having been born into a knitting family in Italy, I played hide & seek behind colourful wool bales. Collected knitted bits. I watched fashion collections going past and magic being created in front of me by my workaholic mother. Then, if it wasn't wool, it was food. The same woman created magical food out of nowhere. Later I studied languages, medieval & renaissance art in Florence; then I joined the family business but soon realised that I was only interested in prototypes, one off, and small runs. The large factory production was not for me.

Later again, in a far and distant land, Australia, I had a go at small runs of a variety of goods from leatherwork to cakes and pasta. I settled my mind for few years, being a vegetarian chef at a Tibetan Buddhist Centre. I was creating one off dishes, constantly prototyping, inventing, colour co-ordinating the menus, like my mother before me.
It was there that I learned to make all sorts of brocade Tibetan textiles and the Zafu Cushion.

From there I moved into working as a Textile/Fibre Artist in Brisbane, having solo exhibitions, and in Community workshops making installations, quilts, mosaic, and photographs.

Now I mostly make Zafu Cushions for Meditation centres around Australia, leaving the crochet and hand spinning for when I am very inspired.

Shop members

  • Mariangela Vecchi

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I am a Textile/Fibre Artist. I have been making Meditation Zafu Cushions for Meditation centres around Australia, for over 20 years. I also make one off Crochet Bags & Cowls, strange Knitted Tea Cosies, and all sort of other of fibre sculptures.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 3, 2016
Welcome to my shop.
All items are made by me, in my pet-free & smoke-free home.

The Meditation Cushions are made with original Bhutanese or selected fabrics and filled with 100% Australian Cotton lint.
The Knitted/Crochet items are all my original, one-of-a-kind design.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final.
Please clarify all information via conversations before making a purchase.

I can exchange after purchase, but only if notified before shipping.
After shipping no exchanges are possible.
I accept Credit Cards by Direct Checkout, PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards.

You can pay with a credit card via PayPal without having a PayPal account by following these steps here:
Dispatches from Australia with Australia Post.
Ready to dispatch in 1-3 business days.

For Knitted/Crochet Goods:
FREE SHIPPING to selected countries via Australia Post Sea Mail. If your country is not on the list, please write to me for a quote.

For Cushions:

Goods are sent via Australia Post regular mail, are not registered and do not require a signature upon receipt. This also means that your goods are not insured.

Insurance is the responsibility of the purchaser and will incur an additional cost. Please contact me if you require insurance for your goods.

Once your goods have been shipped, a shipping notification will be sent to your email. After shipping I hold no resposibility for failure of postal services to deliver mail, however I will endeavour to assist with the complaints process where possible.
Additional policies and FAQs
All your personal informations will be kept confidential.

For wholesale Meditation Cushions enquiries please write to info [!at] whitecloudsbluesky.com.au