I’m Marina Schilling greeting you from the beautiful south-west of Western Australia where I live, craft and sell my wares.
I am of Naga Indian ethnic background. My parents are of the Lotha/Kyong tribe of Nagaland in north-east India. It is from my mother and her weaving heritage that I’ve had the opportunity to learn the ancient craft of back-strap weaving.
Using the back-strap loom and time permitting, I weave scarves and shoulder bags with my handspun merino and alpaca wool as well as other locally produced natural yarns.
Part of my cottage craft business is to create handcrafted natural olive oil soaps & skincare, hand-stitched journals & pure beeswax candles with local raw materials.
I support the work of village level producers, spinners & weavers of eri silk in north-east of India and use this special and unique silk for my natural plant dyed and plant printed scarves and shawls.
I also showcase the works of artisans and crafters that I often interact with.
My continuing passion is to collaborate with local producers, craftspeople and artisans to make available items that are lovingly & truly South-West Australian made.
I welcome wholesale enquiries and custom orders.
Using local raw materials, valuing age-old crafting practices and techniques, hand-spinning and weaving wool & silk,
practicing the art and craft of natural, eco-friendly dyeing using plant materials and processes, presenting to you the handmade and beautiful…..
These along with the philosophy of the “slow craft movement” encapsulate handmade-and-marina.