NattyDeco

Natty Deco

Shepton Mallet, England

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Hello and Welcome!

I hope you enjoy browsing my Hand Painted Birchwood Flowers and Seasonal Decorations which are all designed, laser cut, and hand painted by me here in my Somerset workshop.
As lockdown lifts in the U.K. I am looking forward to getting out and about to live events again; if you are local please come and say hello (I post information regularly on my Instagram and Facebook pages, please join us - we are a lovely friendly community) @nattydeco

I use responsibly sourced materials and each of my products is carefully designed and made to last. I am currently revising all of my packaging to be fully biodegradable or recyclable; most of my products are packaged flat with recycled cardboard and biodegradable paper tape and I am in the process of switching to fully recyclable mailing bags - let us look after our beautiful planet.
All of my prices include 1st Class UK delivery.

Some of my personal project work can be seen on the Somerset Art Works site - Somerset Reaquainted
https://somersetartworks.org.uk/somersetreacquainted/

Maggie 🌱

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Announcement

Last updated on 01 Jun, 2021

Hello and Welcome!

I hope you enjoy browsing my Hand Painted Birchwood Flowers and Seasonal Decorations which are all designed, laser cut, and hand painted by me here in my Somerset workshop.
As lockdown lifts in the U.K. I am looking forward to getting out and about to live events again; if you are local please come and say hello (I post information regularly on my Instagram and Facebook pages, please join us - we are a lovely friendly community) @nattydeco

I use responsibly sourced materials and each of my products is carefully designed and made to last. I am currently revising all of my packaging to be fully biodegradable or recyclable; most of my products are packaged flat with recycled cardboard and biodegradable paper tape and I am in the process of switching to fully recyclable mailing bags - let us look after our beautiful planet.
All of my prices include 1st Class UK delivery.

Some of my personal project work can be seen on the Somerset Art Works site - Somerset Reaquainted
https://somersetartworks.org.uk/somersetreacquainted/

Maggie 🌱

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GDPR - In line with updated EU policies; I have never and will never share or pass on any data or details which have been submitted when making an enquiry or making a purchase through my Etsy store.

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About NattyDeco

Sales 1,574
On Etsy since 2011

Meet the Maker...

Hello!

Thank you for visiting my Etsy shop - here is the bit about the hands and the heart behind the work...
I am a Yorkshire girl (born on Ilkley Moor) but have been navigating my way around the South West of England for the past 20 - 30 years and have returned to live in my favourite county of Somerset which I am delighted to call my home.

I have a background in the Arts and after studying for a BA in Surface Design at Bath Spa University was fortunate enough to be offered a position running the newly installed Digital Textile Design Lab where I am still based today - running the digital fabric printing and laser cutting workshop with our wonderful students - our future Designers.

While studying for an MA Design: Fashion Textiles I began to develop my first small range of decorations, selling primarily at local events alongside setting up my Etsy shop.
I began making Birchwood flowers when RHS Rosemoor and The Bishop's Palace, City of Wells contacted me with invitations to produce work for their annual Snowdrop Festivals; I have been making and selling Birchwood Flowers and Somerset Paper Flower Cards ever since and love adapting and evolving my range through the seasons; as a trained surface pattern designer and a lover of plants and gardens, working with flower and foliage motifs is an absolute joy.

Although my designs are very stylised I work from my own photographs and drawings - sketching out an outline before scanning it into the computer, or working directly with a digital photograph. I use Adobe Illustrator to generate my files and will embellish my initial ideas by drawing on my love of Art Nouveau, Deco, and The Arts and Crafts Movement,
I am not entirely certain how I became so attracted to or involved in working with digital technologies - I believe they, and with thanks to the visionary tutors who nudged me in that direction, found me, and an affinity I had not immediately sought or imagined has now become my practice.

I work primarily with sustainably produced Birch Wood and a gorgeous heavy grade Somerset Paper locally sourced from nearby St Cuthbert's Mill in Wells and run my own laser cutter (a large shiny LS1290 known affectionately as Major Laser!) which is housed in an elegant (if slightly crumbling) converted Victorian Brewery.
I approach the cutter very much as a craftsman's tool - rather like a Potter relates to the wheel. Getting to know both machine and media is key to my work; it is an ongoing relationship as I discover more about the process and emerging possibilities for consideration. I find the fine lines and details the cutter is capable of producing have become an extension to my drawing tools and offers so much more potential for further investigation.

I cut and finish each decoration myself - occasionally having a little help with painting and packing at busy times such as Christmas; Natty Deco is just me, I have no desire to outsource or expand to the point of losing contact with the delight I find in making and exhibiting my own work.
Great attention is paid to detail and each decoration is designed and made to last for many years, hopefully transcending trends and fads - I strive to make beautiful and affordable pieces with lasting charm.

Where possible all of the packaging I use is recycled or recyclable and I am currently in the process of upgrading all of my external packaging to be produced from recyclable or biodegradable materials.

I exhibit my work regularly at events around the South West and the U.K. and my decorations have been safely shipped and joyfully received all over the world. Online listings change throughout the year in line with the seasons - you may like to consider checking in periodically to see what is new and available online.

Thank you for your interest - please do get in touch if you wish to visit me at an event or in my Somerset workshop.

Maggie Powell

Shop policies

Last updated on 02 April, 2021
Thanks for visiting Natty Deco on Etsy.

All items are designed and made by me in the U.K. from sustainable BB Grade Birchwood and locally produced Somerset Paper. Please accept that slight variations may occur in the surfaces and finishes of the materials and finishes, however I will only send out a decoration I would be happy to receive myself.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Thanks for shopping at Natty Deco on Etsy, I hope you enjoy your purchase.
If your purchase arrives damaged in any way please contact me within 7 days to arrange a refund or replacement.
Delivery
Items are shipped at standard delivery from U.K. unless an alternative is requested. Larger orders are sent with signed for delivery.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not offer a customization service, products are sold as they are seen in the listings. Where customization is part of the product it will be evident in the listing.

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Last updated on 16 Jun, 2019
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