Crochet mould and lichen

Bristol, England 453 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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ELIN@elinart - Textile Art

Elin Thomas makes art objects using hand-stitched textiles and crochet techniques. The work is produced from observational nature studies of mould, lichen and fungal formations.

“Crocheting is such an intense activity; it lends itself to miniaturisation and intricate detail. However, the challenge is to create an ‘organic’ looking work. Crochet is repetitive so promotes regularity and neatness, this has to be constantly disrupted to create anything remotely ‘natural’ looking. It’s at this point there is a creative tension between accuracy and aesthetic considerations. I hope the work is pleasurable by being both realistic and having the quality of the exquisitely handcrafted.”

ELINtm works are spread across the globe from Harvard to the Hebrides; featured in the San Francisco Museum of Craft, London's East End and Stornoway, capital of the wonderful Isle of Lewis, home of Harris Tweed.

ELINtm photos:- http://www.flickr.com/photos/elinfelt

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Shop members

  • Elin Thomas

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

Shop policies

Last updated on 24 April, 2017
Welcome to the ELINtm shipping and store policy. I hope all the information you need is here. If you have any questions about the items or shipping, do contact me.

Shipping costs - All purchases over £50 will be sent, default, via a 'signed for' or tracked service. The great majority of the items I make are one-of-a-kind, if they get lost in the post it would be difficult to replace like for like. Upgraded shipping will give added security. You can downgrade by contacting me, or likewise upgrade to priority shipping.

My mission is to make beautiful and unique items, using the best materials available. This shop is not about quantity it's about making something of quality to the best of my ability. I believe in good customer service and hope when you receive your purchase you are going to be delighted!

All items are made in a pet and smoke free environment.


This means you can commission an item in your chosen colors and style for a truly personal item. Matching items can also be made. Please initiate the process by 'convo' or the custom item button, I like to continue consultation throughout the process to guarantee satisfaction.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Please study the photographs closely as I do not make alterations after purchase. If you would like changes or a different size, please contact me for a custom order before purchase. Also if you would like more photos in order to purchase, let me know.

Refunds. You can return items within 7 days of purchase if unsatisfied, the returned item needs to be received by me, in original condition, before a refund is issued. Please contact me before returning items .

Every item is packaged to avoid damage in transit, if this should happen, I would require photographic evidence of the damage and or damage to the packaging in order to file an insurance claim.

******I recommend if you have any anxiety about shipping, I can upgrade to 'Internationally signed for' which offers tracking, delivery confirmation and insurance.*******
Payment is by Paypal or Direct checkout. All payments must clear before purchases are dispatched.

Please take care to ensure you fully complete the Paypal checkout system. If you encounter problems please contact me.

If Paypal payment isn't cleared within three days , a reminder is sent. If a reply is then not received, the order will be canceled and relisted after 7 days.

Items can be 'reserved' easily by contacting me.
If you are selecting the item as a gift, you can contact me with the recipients details and I will package and send the item accordingly.

All items are sent via first class mail or Airmail. If you wish to send registered mail or require insurance please contact me before purchase.

Upgrades on international shipping are via Airsure or 'Internationally signed for'. If you require an upgrade please contact me, I'll reserve your item and add additional shipping costs to the listing, so you can purchase both in one transaction.

UK customers, packages will arrive in 1 or 2 days.
International customers, your items could take between 5 - 10 days to arrive. International customers are responsible for all taxes and duties associated with shipping after the item reaches their respective country.
Additional policies and FAQs
Like may others you can sign up for the ELINtm Quarterly NEWSLETTER, this offers exclusives and regular discount codes.

Contact me via 'convo' with your email address, putting newsletter in the title.