woolynns

woolynns

Minnesota, United States · 34 Sales

woolynns

woolynns

Minnesota, United States 34 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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woolynns is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Woolynns will be on a long hiatus as we pack up house and move. Look for a stash sale in the Fall and a rock bottom clearance sale as well.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 10, 2014

Woolynns will be on a long hiatus as we pack up house and move. Look for a stash sale in the Fall and a rock bottom clearance sale as well.

Lynn Shuck

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Lynn Shuck

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Anonymous on Nov 15, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

FABULOUS item! Do more! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous on Jul 23, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Good fast service! Scarf is even more vibrant and beautiful than the picture! Thanks.

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Performer, yoga teacher, wife, and mother of two adds wool and silk to the list

Several years ago, I became friends with an extraordinary artist who happened to be holding small felting workshops at her home studio. I spent an entire day learning how to make a seamless felted purse and was very disappointed with the still-wet end result. I swore I'd never do THAT again. That night I dreamed of the pattern for another purse. I drew it with colored pencils the next morning. I called my friend and rented her studio, purchased materials from her, and created the purse I would then carry for the next four years. After that, the leap to nuno-felting (adding silk to the process) was short. By the fourth scarf, a different friend informed me I needed to make more of them. Then she informed me, "And you will sell them. As soon as you have ten, let me know and I'll invite over women I know who love scarves. We'll have coffee, dessert, and we'll shop." My first sales were at her house.

Over 200 sales later, I am just back to felting after a year hiatus (rocky times after a big move). I no longer felt in a cold, dank basement. The studio is still makeshift in our rented house, but it is sunny and warm. The walls are a lovely pale yellow. My mannequin heads watch over me like muses. And I no longer want to crank out scarves in quantity. Instead I intend to do a bit more experimenting with garment construction, felting techniques. Woolynns, the next generation.

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Last updated on October 1, 2013
Welcome to Woolynns. All my work is handmade and one-of-a-kind.
The item pictured is the item you will receive.

I mostly work with nuno felting, a bonding of wool with silk that is quite a physical process. I begin by laying out feathery layers of wool roving, decorative yarns and embellishments on top of a large silk scarf. Then the entire piece gets soaked with warm soapy water and rolled up. I roll and rub, constantly re-wetting the piece until the wool adheres to the silk and then until it felts. The wool will shrink up to 40% creating gathers and puckers and ruffles in the exposed silk. Each scarf can take from 4 - 8 hours.

Seamless purses are made with a similar process. The entire bag is laid out -- silk on the inside, wool on the outside -- at the beginning, including any surface designs. I felt them until they are very firm and incredibly sturdy.

Both bags and scarves are handwashable in cold water. Just wring them out after (really!) and let them air dry. Scarves can be steam ironed. I usually block each purse with a book inside (wrapped in plastic) while it dries.

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I currently accept PayPal payments online. This is the easiest method of payment and will result in the quickest shipping of your purchase.
Checks and money orders are also welcome. I will send your item after the check/money order clears.
Shipping
I will ship within 1 -3 days of receiving your PayPal payment. For checks and money orders, I wait until payment has cleared before shipping.

I use Priority Mail at the US Post Office.

If you would like your piece insured or shipped in a different manner, please convo me before you purchase so I can adjust the shipping charges.

YES, I will ship out of the country. Just convo me and I'll figure out the shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
For custom orders, go to the Alchemy portion of my shop.