Autumn

Went for a little walk recently and was totally inspired by the amazing autumn colours. Warm yellow ochre, red rust, paprika, plum, warm sand, olive and sky blue.

So out came the yarns and a colourful yarn explosion took place in my little studio. By the end of the day, a new scarf warp was designed and made!

Can’t wait to get them on the loom. I’ll post some more pics once I start weaving.

 

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Stripes

I’m using leftover bobbins of silk, cotton and wool to weave some colourful stripe combinations.

A few centimetres of each to be used as ‘blankets’ for some new Christmas decorations I’ve been working on.

Weaving a little bit of fun, merry and bright this season.

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

 

WOW

One-of-a-kind hand woven scarves and circle weaving kits now available at the fabulous World of Wearable Art Museum & Gallery, Nelson NZ

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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