Meet the Maker

Featured Seller: Gilt and Envy

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.

Crafting for Christchurch: FeltAid returns!

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.

Featured Seller: Mudbird NZ

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.

Featured Seller: Swanwear

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.