Inside

So excited to reveal our custom print wall murals. Designed by us studio buddies, Twill Textile Design and Nester. Available exclusively at The Inside.

Our first mini range is called ‘Fly Home’ which features three designs and various colour stories – each with a distinctly New Zealand flavour and hand-made look.

‘Fantail Flight’ – Mustard/Grey

Twill Nester Fantail flight Mustard The Inside wall paper

‘Dawn Chorus’ – Blue

Nester Twill Dawn Chous Blue wall paper the inside

‘Kakariki’ – Smokey Blue

Twill Nester Kakariki Smokey blue The Inside wall paper

We have more designs in the works too, including this little watercolour beauty!

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Check them out, alongside all the other wonderful wallpapers and murals, at www.theinside.co.nz

 

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Beachcomber, dreamweaver

I’ve been wanting to make one of these wall hangings for a long time. I simply tied on some natural textured yarns onto a piece of driftwood (using larkspur knots); attached some delicate beach finds; did a bit of hand weaving over and under groups of threads here and there; and finally, added a touch of silvery sparkle.

Think I’ll call it a ‘dreamweaver’ – maybe it looks a bit 1970’s, but spending an hour quietly making something with natural elements has made me really happy 🙂

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Yarn Fun

Having some fun with gorgeous colours and fibres.

New summer-time tassel garlands made this week. (2.5meters long $37.50  – custom lengths and colours available at $15 per meter )

I also made some ‘Twine’ on my old ashford spinning wheel. It’s great for gift wrapping and craft projects. ($4 for each 5m length)

Available at The Little Beehive Co-op, Nelson or message me if you would like some direct.

 

 

Sampler

Working out weave structures, motifs and colours for my new mini collection today. Inspired in part by lovely fair isle knitting but mostly by these ‘Fair Isles’ of Aotearoa.

 So far so good but, still some way to go.

At lunchtime, I went for a little walk around Founders park and was wowed by this sight. The deep pink blossom carpet on a cloudy day just made me smile – and feel blessed that my studio is situated in such a pretty heritage park.