WovenFromTheHeart

Seneca Valley Crafts & Collectibles

Watkins Glen, New York · 22 Sales

WovenFromTheHeart

Seneca Valley Crafts & Collectibles

Watkins Glen, New York 22 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(12)

Announcement   Crafting has been part of my life since I took my first art class in high school. I have always been drawn to the primitive style whether it is painting, weaving, crocheting,etc. Once in a while, however, I will draw something abstract and modern.
I started weaving baskets, bowls and vases using the wrap and knot method about 1990. We were part of an antique co-op that had opened in an old movie theater here in Watkins Glen, NY. When business was slow, I would sit outside by the front door and weave a basket using pieces of old denim fabric. People would stop and ask questions eventually coming into the shop. Besides handmade items, we sold smalls such as collectible salt and pepper shakers, figurines,etc. Since most tourists came in a car or bus, they were prone to buy small items.
My designs and colors have always been inspired by Native Americans and Mother Nature. They are handwoven with yarn,fabric or plastic bag strips over rope,recycled sweet grass,raffia or rush. I have been using the wrap and knot design for more than 20 years. All rugs are hand-crocheted using recycled cotton fabrics-including denim and plastic bags from bread,bagels,etc.
During the spring and summer, I also make Primitive Twig Art which is mostly herons. Using a piece of salvaged plywood, flakeboard,pine,mall furniture or its parts,etc. I hand cut and nail hundreds of small twigs mostly from the Boxwood Elder tree which is plentiful on our property, I use it when it is green. If I do not use paint or stain, the color changes to shades of tan or brown as it dries.
I also up-cycle old furniture or wood items into something new. For example, my husband saved an old broken child's sled from a burn pile. The metal runners were all broken and to top slats were missing. He cut the runners to match and I sanded off the rust. Then he cut and fitted 3 old cherry slats salvaged from a broken dresser for the top. After sanding the wood and runners, I brushed on 3 coats of honey pine stain on the wood. Then the entire piece got 2 brushed on layers of marine varnish. This little sled went from something ready to burn to a beautiful primitive table centerpiece. It sold within a week.
We sometimes marry 2 or 3 pieces of salvaged furniture and create something unique such as the leg from an Empire dining room table with a round top 3 foot in diameter. I did the entire top with broken pieces of glass pressed into ceramic tile adhesive. The glass we acquired from a glass artist who closed his business.
The collectibles we sell have been acquired through the years. Sometimes it is the color or shape that catches my eye. Other times it is just because its cute.
I have loved my crafts and collectibles for more than 30 years and hopefully for another 30.
Please feel free to email any questions you may have.
Thanks, Eileen

Announcement

Crafting has been part of my life since I took my first art class in high school. I have always been drawn to the primitive style whether it is painting, weaving, crocheting,etc. Once in a while, however, I will draw something abstract and modern.
I started weaving baskets, bowls and vases using the wrap and knot method about 1990. We were part of an antique co-op that had opened in an old movie theater here in Watkins Glen, NY. When business was slow, I would sit outside by the front door and weave a basket using pieces of old denim fabric. People would stop and ask questions eventually coming into the shop. Besides handmade items, we sold smalls such as collectible salt and pepper shakers, figurines,etc. Since most tourists came in a car or bus, they were prone to buy small items.
My designs and colors have always been inspired by Native Americans and Mother Nature. They are handwoven with yarn,fabric or plastic bag strips over rope,recycled sweet grass,raffia or rush. I have been using the wrap and knot design for more than 20 years. All rugs are hand-crocheted using recycled cotton fabrics-including denim and plastic bags from bread,bagels,etc.
During the spring and summer, I also make Primitive Twig Art which is mostly herons. Using a piece of salvaged plywood, flakeboard,pine,mall furniture or its parts,etc. I hand cut and nail hundreds of small twigs mostly from the Boxwood Elder tree which is plentiful on our property, I use it when it is green. If I do not use paint or stain, the color changes to shades of tan or brown as it dries.
I also up-cycle old furniture or wood items into something new. For example, my husband saved an old broken child's sled from a burn pile. The metal runners were all broken and to top slats were missing. He cut the runners to match and I sanded off the rust. Then he cut and fitted 3 old cherry slats salvaged from a broken dresser for the top. After sanding the wood and runners, I brushed on 3 coats of honey pine stain on the wood. Then the entire piece got 2 brushed on layers of marine varnish. This little sled went from something ready to burn to a beautiful primitive table centerpiece. It sold within a week.
We sometimes marry 2 or 3 pieces of salvaged furniture and create something unique such as the leg from an Empire dining room table with a round top 3 foot in diameter. I did the entire top with broken pieces of glass pressed into ceramic tile adhesive. The glass we acquired from a glass artist who closed his business.
The collectibles we sell have been acquired through the years. Sometimes it is the color or shape that catches my eye. Other times it is just because its cute.
I have loved my crafts and collectibles for more than 30 years and hopefully for another 30.
Please feel free to email any questions you may have.
Thanks, Eileen

Eileen Marie Niessingh-Uribe

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Eileen Marie Niessingh-Uribe

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2011
Welcome to my Etsy shop where I have for sale items made from the heart, Mother Nature along with recycled pieces which I combine to make my rustic Adirondack folk art and woven vases, baskets and bowls.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Since all items are handmade they are unique in their own right. We try to have a good photo. If you would like a different angle, let me know. I promise craftsmanship in every item. After receiving your item, should you decide you do not want it, I will refund only the original purchase price. This would be only you email me within 2 business days after receiving and I agree.You are responsible for the s/h/ins on the return. The returned item must be in the same new condition as when I sent it.I do not offer any exchanges.
Payment
I prefer Paypal but will also accept US Postal Money Orders. All items must be paid for when ordered. US Postal money orders must arrive within 10 business days. We do not accept checks. Sorry. On all orders within New York State an 8% sales tax is added to cost and s/h.
Shipping
Some rustic Adirondack folk art items must be picked up at our address because of size. Each woven item will have its flat rate s/h charge with description. If you are buying more than one item, please contact me for s/h discount. Most items are sent priority or parcel post which ever is cheaper. Insurance is advised on all shipments. It is $2 extra. We do some international shipping. Free gift wrapping available on small items.
Additional policies and FAQs
Free gift wrapping available on smaller items. Let me know the occasion and with wrap and enclose a card accordingly. Your message will be hand written.