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Willywaw, a design studio that creates screen printed textiles & prints, is trying to grow from it's small roots into a big tree.
Willywaw, a design studio that creates screen printed textiles & prints, is trying to grow from it's small roots into a big tree.
32 backers pledged $3,384 to help bring this project to life.

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Willywaw is a very small design studio in Narragansett, Rhode Island. We create handmade, screen printed textiles and prints in a range of products that are inspired by nature. We print in small batches, hand mix our inks and use organic cotton, hemp canvas and natural linens. Ashley Van Etten is the owner, illustrator, designer and seamstress behind all the work.

This past spring we moved the studio into an amazing space, signed a three year lease, and have been working non-stop ever since. We've been patiently growing our cliental, holding off on press releases and wholesale inquiries while we get things in order. The new year marks the next step forward for us and we want to grow!

With your help we’ll be able to upgrade equipment, increase production and take the next step in manufacturing. While I would love to sew and print every item as I do now, my passion is illustration and design and that's where I need to focus my attention. I also need more time to run the business. From our home grown roots, selling at our local organic farmers' market and on Etsy, to the desire to manufacture locally we are committed to being part of the handmade economy. New England still has a small textile industry which is steeped in tradition and we would love to be a part of it's resurgence.

With funding from this kickstarter project I’ll purchase an industrial sewing machine, serger and an industrial iron. I’ll be able to produce exceptionally well-made products faster, bring in help, and keep up with demand as I transition my time back to the drawing table to create even more interesting and beautiful multi-colored prints and products.

Any money raised beyond the funding goal will be used for printing equipment, work tables, and bigger screens. Thank you for checking out my Kickstarter project and I appreciate your support!

www.willywaw.com
www.willywaw.blogspot.com
www.willywaw.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/willywaw
www.twitter.com/willywaw
www.flickr.com/willywaw

Red Nest Place Mat on Triple-washed Hemp Canvas © 2010 Ashley Van Etten

Kaleidoscope Leaf Print on Hemp Canvas ©2010 Ashley Van Etten

Mushroom Spore Print on Hemp/Cotton Canvas Pillow
© 2010 Ashley Van Etten

Seaweed Tote in Lemongrass on Organic Cotton Canvas with Hemp Webbing
©2010 Ashley Van Etten

“Dragonfly” Note card on Fabriano Italian mould-made paper from original oil glaze painting © 2010 Ashley Van Etten

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    Willywaw sticker, magnet and a hand written thank you note with my heart felt gratitude!

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    Signed & matted print of "The Dragonfly" (image area 5x5") on Italian mould-made paper, sticker, magnet and a hand written thank you note!

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    Blank greeting card (signed & suitable for framing on Italian mould-made paper), magnet, sticker and hand written thank you note.

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    Set of five blank greeting cards from my Ocean Collection (signed & suitable for framing on Italian mould-made paper), herbal sachet, magnet, sticker and hand written thank you note.

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    Small zippered pouch, Herbal Sachet, 5x5 inch signed print of 'The Dragonfly", sticker, magnet and hand written thank you note.

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    Willywaw logo t-shirt, blank greeting card, magnet, sticker, and a hand written thank you note.

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    Set of 5 tea towels in a variety of colors and prints and a hand written thank you note.

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    Signed & matted, archival digital print of "The Polar Bear" (image size 8x10), herbal sachet, sticker, magnet and a hand written thank you note.

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    Hand screen printed herbal pillow on hemp canvas, with a hint of lavender or balsam fir, and a hand written thank you note!

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    12 x 16 signed, archival digital print of "The Humpback Whale", Small Herbal Pillow, Willywaw logo t-shirt, Medium size organic cotton tote bag, and a hand written thank you note!

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    My Big Bucket Tote (TBD, limited edition screen print for Kickstarter patrons only), Willywaw logo t-shirt, 12x16" "The Humpback Whale" Print, Medium size organic cotton tote bag, and a hand written thank you note!

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    Custom designed for you, one color t-shirt design, printed on two dozen t-shirts and a hand written thank you note!

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    Custom designed 18 x 18 inch, one color, screen print to be made into 4 matching pillows, Willywaw logo T-shirt , Medium size organic cotton tote, and a hand written thank you note!

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