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Dollmaker Claire Leblond is the maker behind the range of quirky, unique cloth dolls she fondly calls “Susie Dolls”, after her sister Sue. Each doll is one of a kind, made out of a combination of soft cotton, vintage embroidery and upcycled fabrics, and Claire also breathes new life into vintage dolls clothes. She works out of a slightly chaotic studio in her home in Birkenhead, Auckland, with a dog at her feet, music blaring, copious amounts of coffee, and two…
Plunket Newtown/Mt Cook Fabric Auction, 7.30pm–8.30pm, Sunday 4 May, Wellington
Mark this in your calendars, Wellington - the good folk of the Newtown/Mount Cook Plunket are about to hold their sixth annual fabric auction. This year they have a fantastic collection of beautiful fabrics generously donated by Wellington designers, upholsterers and retailers.
With Bold Needle & Thread: 1920 - 1960. Vintage Needlework from the Rosemary McLeod Collection
At the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato 15 March - 15 June 2014 · Reviewed by Jo Drysdall
Wellington-based writer Rosemary McLeod is probably recognised by most as a columnist and commentator, but she is also well known in the maker movement as a knowledgable speaker about - and collector of - domestic handcrafted items. From pinnies to rag rugs, toys to tea cozies, McLeod rescues and values them all, both for the painstaking work they embody and the stories they tell about women's lives.
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SATURDAY 19 APRIL
• Easter Arts and Crafts Fair GIS
9.30am–3pm at the Lawson Field Theatre, Gisborne. A day of Arts and Crafts Gisborne's members demonstrating and selling their work. EFTPOS available. Admission free.
SUNDAY 20 APRIL
• Sunday Artisan Market CHC
10am–2pm at Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton, Christchurch. Beautiful makers' market with an array of locally made arts and craft, food stalls, organic coffee and live music. Admission free. Weekly, also Sunday 27 April. Admission free.
SATURDAY 3 MAY
• Alfriston Country Market AKL
9am–12pm at the Community Hall, beside Alfriston School, cnr Mill/Alfriston Roads, Manurewa. Beautiful hand crafted items for home and family, alongside coffee and delicious home cooked morning tea. Admission free.
SUNDAY 4 MAY
7.30pm–8.30pm at Inhabit Design, 23 Adelaide Road, Mt Cook. Auctioning gorgeous fabrics donated by some of Wellington's top designers, upholsters and retailers! Every dollar raised supports local families. Admission $2.
SATURDAY 17 MAY
• Crafternoon Tea AKL
10am–2pm at 400 New North Road, Kingsland. Home to some of Auckland's best crafters. Everything handmade with love. Admission free.