So excited that these are now ready and available in the Etsy shop and at The little Beehive Co-op, Nelson. Each kit makes 1 pretty embroidered bird brooch and there are 5 designs to choose from. The kits are designed and made with love in New Zealand and are a special collaboration between Twill Textile Design andContinue reading “DIY bird brooch kits”
Here’s a very small woven wall decoration I made for a wee corner of the studio. I improvised with my square loom plus some scraps of thick wool and cotton. It was really fun and quick to weave. I also wove some small squares to use as make up remover wipes. They are made ofContinue reading “3 square loom weaving projects”
Sometimes I take on a big project and really challenge myself. This commission has me slowly but surely weaving four wall panels – juggling many colours, shapes and techniques. Still learning lots and loving it.
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 ofContinue reading “Beachcomber, dreamweaver”
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 carpetContinue reading “Sampler”