Jul 282014
 

Hand sewn Monstresse, one of a kind improvisational recycled textile artwork.

Height is about 12 inches (31 cm).

Stuffed with the same kind of fabric.

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upcycled textile doll

A rag monster

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Jul 282014
 

A textile art naive doll about 20 cm (8 inches) toll, not a free standing toy. The toy is new but made from vintage / retro / recycled fabric. Stuffed with the same rugs, so its a bit “lumpy”. Looks like some kind of a fantasy creature (alien) with human face and animal (mouse, bear) ears.

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a rag doll

Cheburaha

£9.07 

Only 1 available

Overview

  • Handmade item, hand sewn soft rag toy
  • Materials: fabric, thread, ribbon
  • Feedback: 17 reviews

in Tre-Newydd, Wales

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Jul 142014
 
  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, cotton, acrylic and other new and upcycled textiles
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Height is about 9.5 inches (24 cm).
The main color of this soft rag toy is rich blue green

rag doll

Green Pirate

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Jun 282014
 

Handsewn, improvisational upcycled textile artwork. Made by Alexandra Cook aka Linandara. Height of this one of a kind rag doll is about 7 inches (18 cm).

Stuffed with the same kind of fabric. To the shop =>

embroidery

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Jun 272014
 
  • Handmade item
  • Material: mostly cotton
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Newtown, Wales

Mr Mushroom is a handsewn, one of a kind improvisational recycled / upcycled textile artwork.

Height of this toadstool man is about 11 inches (28 cm).

Mr Toadstool

upcycled textiles

rag doll

unique doll

lumpy and irregular

Price: £ 18.00

To the shop

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Jun 262014
 

Completely unique, no pattern used. Acrylic yarn. Measures approximately 165x155x7 mm.

This purple crocheted dishcloth has been designed by Alexandra Cook in Newtown, Powys, Wales. One of a kind item for a homely handmade home. To the shop.

handmade washcloth

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Mar 142014
 

After over a week of struggling with painting and decorating I’ve moved to a new shop at the Ladywell shopping center in Newtown (The Market is closing for redecoration for a year).CameraZOOM-20140313141831376-picsay

The idea to have an Art and Craft shop first appeared in my head while walking among blue lupins of Texas at 1999 LPSC spring gathering. So I am very happy to have an independent little “hippie / gypsy” shop of my own and I hope I could stay here for a while. This also will be my art studio.

The shopping centre is mostly empty at the moment but several market traders should follow me very soon.CameraZOOM-20140313141743040-picsay

I’ve also used this opportunity to change the name of the shop from Artish Folk to Art-n-Folk which, I think, sounds better. CameraZOOM-20140313142822927-picsay  CameraZOOM-20140313142010045-picsay  CameraZOOM-20140313152522714-picsay

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I’ve already had quite a number of people I know (and I don’t know) saying that they liked the way the shop turned out, which is encouraging. I’ve spent ages figuring out exact shades of the wall paint but then I’ve found out that the type of paint which sticks to the slat wall can’t be mixed in the decorating shop so I had to improvise adding my oil paint to the base color I’ve found. CameraZOOM-20140313152634887-picsay

The shop supposed to be weird, bohemian and wonderful which should go well with punk clothing and an artisticCameraZOOM-20140313152645534-picsay CameraZOOM-20140313153631311-picsayhairdresser moving next door soon. It is for people living creative lives and preferring to decorate their lives with one of a kind stuff.

The shop address is  Unit 12 Ladywell Newtown, Powys SY16 1AF.

Open (at least) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 am till 4 pm.

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Feb 132014
 

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My granny was a fanatical crocheter. She made curtains, tablecloths, shirts, cushions, doilies,   anything you could imagine. Some of these are still in the good shape,  some of her craftwork unfortunately is disintegrating – like the fragments of a net curtain I’ ve used to make this heart.  I did two, one is kept by my daughter in her room, this one is in my shop. I am glad I’ve found a way to keep her work alive…

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Dec 202013
 

I love giving another life to colorful pieces of fabric. It is savvy and it is good for the environment.

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For this little project I’ve found matching purple, orange and green scraps of fabric and yarn. I did two loops of wire and simply went around doing bows which connected to each others20131220_115949-picsay .

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 December 20, 2013  Posted by at 17:21 craft, crafts, eco-friendly living, my artworks, textile art, textiles, upcycling, wreath Tagged with:  No Responses »
Jan 252012
 

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Product Description
Two monsters made of crocheted strips of gray fabric. Hollow inside. Could stand by themselves or you could put them on top of bedknobs, etc. Decorative items, not suitable fot the small children.

Measuring about 15x12x4 cm (6x5x1.5 inches) and 11x12x4 cm (4x5x1.5 inches).

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
I often do textile crafts when watching TV. These creatures appeared during Tommyknokers by Stephen King. The name is of mythical mischievious creatures, also known as The Knacker, Bwca (Welsh), Bucca (Cornish). The last two sound familiar to Booka whos name used to scare little children in my native Russia.
Materials Used
fabric strips, buttons, threads, a rusty padlock, a rusty earring
More Info
Affordable one of a kind crocheted monsters
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 January 25, 2012  Posted by at 14:14 booka, bucca, buki, bwca, monsters, textile, textile art, tommyknockers No Responses »
Nov 252011
 
Misfit Betty Unique Soft Rag Toy with red yarn hair and denim body
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Product Description
This soft lumpy misfit creature is about 36 cm (14 inches) tall, full of character and is looking for a new home. Do not indended to be a toy for small children, rather as a decorative element.

Handsewn, one of a kind improvisational recycled textile artwork. Ideal for rustic or shabby interior.

Care: gently handwash when needed, airdry

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
I don’t like wasting neither time nor fabric so when I watch tv in the evenings I usually upcycle something textile.
Materials Used
fabric, theads, yarn, buttons
More Info
Totally one of a kind and affordable.
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 November 25, 2011  Posted by at 13:21 doll, fabric, rag doll, soft toy, textile, textile art, toy No Responses »
Nov 162011
 

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Product Description
Suitable for a garden, a porch or for indoor space. Approximately 6 meters long.

Machine embroidered pieces have flowers and a dragonfly on them.

Care: wash on gente cycle, air dry.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product
Earth friendly: mostly a girl’s upcycled dress (hence the name)
Materials Used
fabric, threads
More Info
Unique garland for a wild informal party or gypsy style interior
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Oct 292011
 
Sleeping Nature One of a Kind Handsewn Textile Art Shrine

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A  mystery in a box. Open to your interpretation.

The floral fabric on the figure is of my own design, could be bougnt here http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/767131

This unique textile sculpture is measuring approximately 7x5x6 cm (18x14x2.5 inches). Could either stand proped against something or hang on the wall. The words and simbols are hand drawn with ink.

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 October 29, 2011  Posted by at 08:38 floral, flower, nature, sculpture, shrine, simbolist, textile, textile art No Responses »