From his studio in Nelson, Mike Hindmarsh designs distinctively stylish contemporary furniture. He specialises in sustainable furniture designs in plywood and his work has been featured in Urbis and appeared in Air New Zealand’s KiaOra magazine. Selected pieces from Mike’s furniture range can be seen in his Felt shop, mikesdesigns.
Andrea Mae Miller is a fine art printmaker by trade, selling her limited edition prints in galleries around New Zealand. Her Felt shop, Peter’s Thumb, is an opportunity for Andrea to use her designs in a more informal and playful context, creating objects that are both functional and beautiful.
Gilt and Envy is the collection of Dunedin-based painter and illustrator Andy McCready. Andy’s distinctive pieces pop up in exhibitions around New Zealand, including at several shows at Pixel Ink Gallery in Wellington and most recently at joint exhibition Belligerence and Bubblegum in Dunedin, at which sponsorship from a hair salon gave her the chance to bring the girls in her paintings to life.
After the September earthquake in Christchurch last year, Sarah and Ana and a team of devoted volunteers set up FeltAid, a shop on Felt where sellers could donate their goods for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal. The Felt community managed to raise a whopping $4,427 to help out the people of Christchurch in 2010, and as Christchurch deals with this massive second blow, FeltAid is coming to the rescue again.
Gillian Weavers started her ceramics business, MudbirdNZ, on Felt in October last year. Since then she has featured at three markets in her hometown of Christchurch and is becoming a regular at local craft events. Trained as a professional photographer, Gill was born into a creative family and is now passing her crafty skills on to her three children.
Currently based in Wellington but soon to join the Christchurch craft scene, Annemiek Weterings opened her Felt shop, Swanwear, a year ago and her vintage inspired swimsuits have made a splash. With a new range of special one-off vintage-print cotton suits and 1950s-inspired two pieces on the way in the new year, Swanwear is a shop to keep your eye on.
Just A Girl is the collection of Hawke’s Bay artist Katherine Quinn, whose whimsical illustrations are exhibited regularly around New Zealand and find homes around the world. Working from her kitchen table in Taradale, Katherine uses acrylic paint, chalk pastel, coloured pencil, thread, silk tissue … Read more »
Matt Whitwell is a bit of an anomaly in the Felt community and is often singled out as one of the few male crafters at events such as Craft 2.0, a regular haunt of his. An artist, zinester and maker living in Wellington, Matt has … Read more »
Julia Banks is the arty, crafty creator of Relique Vintage Jewellery. Working out of her villa home studio in Christchurch, she also paints in oils/mixed media collage and will be adding a range of affordable contemporary artworks to her repertoire, launching just in time for … Read more »