Rosalind Craft Supplies is the creation of Kate Jordan – Auckland-based crafter, gardener and beer geek – whose designs demonstrate an elegant combination of form and function to help keep crafters organised.
What do you make?
Items to keep crafters organised: knitting needle and crochet hook cases, tool cases, and brewer’s wall organisers.
How did you get into your craft?
I’ve always been a sewer and a knitter. Then last year I was between jobs with a bit of spare time and I finally got to set up Rosalind Craft Supplies, something I’ve wanted to do for a quite while.
Your favourite materials, tools and processes?
I love nearly anything made of natural fibres (cotton, wool, silk, etc.), whether it’s in yarn or material form. My favourite tool is my sewing machine; my Dad helped me buy a new one for my birthday and it does amazing things like automatic buttonholes! A close second is my sewing shears – a good pair of shears are essential and if you look after them, they’ll look after you. Mine are only for material – it’s one of the first things I teach new flatmates – don’t touch my scissors!
Is there a philosophy behind your work?
I like my products to have a practical use: to store, carry or protect something.
Describe your workspace:
A desk in my bedroom – which means my bedroom often looks like a haberdashery exploded in it.
A favourite quote:
“A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” – Thomas Mann. It can easily apply to anything else – a historian, a knitter or a painter.
What are you currently listening to? The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.
Recommend an album: High Violet by The National.
What was the last handmade item you bought?
Every Christmas and birthday, my sister and I exchange our Felt wishlists. Last Christmas I bought her matching earrings and a necklace from ladysoldier and she gave me some gorgeous little mugs from tinyhappy. It made Christmas so much easier!
Your favourite childhood book?
The Girls of St Olave’s by E L Haverfield – the book which Rosalind Aymes is from.
What are you reading now?
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Check out Kate’s full range of ready-made organisers in her Felt shop, Rosalind Craft Supplies, or contact her through Felt to arrange a custom design.