Railway Cottage Studio Pop-up at Guild Dunedin

Twill Textiles is lucky be part of a guest artist pop-up shop at Guild Dunedin this month. And I have teamed up with three other crafty Nelson friends Nester Prints, Rosemary Horn and Tiny Pocket.

We often work together here at the Railway Cottage and collaborate on projects and products. Last week we sent a selection of handmade goodies to our friends at The Guild. We included our favourite hand woven and printed scarves, craft kits, art prints, cards, purses, bags, brooches and necklaces.

Plus a few new items that we have been making altogether for the last few months – including these soft velvet Huia bird Cushions.

A big thank you to The Guild Dunedin for hosting us all of July

If you’re down near the south of the South Island you can enjoy a visit this beautiful shop gallery at 45 Moray Place, Dunedin.  Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

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Box of colours

This week I sat at the loom with a box of colourful bobbins on the bench next to me. I’ve been weaving some rich, patterned stripes as I near the end of the Autumn warp length. It’s really fun picking each colour to weave next…

I’ll post again once this length is finished and made into some cosy infinity scarves.

 

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.

 

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