Friday Jewels

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Jewel colour weaving coming off the loom today. I’m working on some new products with a friend Rosemary Horn. She will add some embroidery stitch magic to them and they will become little wall art pieces and brooches.

Rosie and I will be selling these amongst other lovely goodies at the Great Christmas Market  on the 26th November.

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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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Tapestry Weaving in March

Weave your own contemporary wall hanging. Using small frame looms, you will explore simple weaving and knotting techniques and have fun with colour, texture and shape.

Sessions will be from 7-9pm every Thursday evening in March (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th) and will be held at the Little Beehive Co-op in Nelson. Please plan to come along to as many sessions as you can in order to complete your piece – weaving is slow and steady work 🙂 Each session costs $20 plus a little more for the yarns and materials you use.

Everything will be provided but you’re welcome to bring along any special materials you wish to incorporate in your piece. You might also like to go foraging or beach combing for a strong driftwood stick (or something similar that is about 20cm long) to hang your piece from.

There are only 4 places left, so please book soon.

A5 Heart weaving kit Workshop feb 10th and 11th 2017

 

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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.