Adrienne Mulqueen of Adrienne’s Loom has been weaving since 1979. She loved it from the moment she threw her first weft, immediately feeling she wanted to do nothing else but weave. Life has taken her in different directions over the years but it has now allowed her to return to her looms. Adrienne is passionate about producing textiles that people will enjoy using – she’d really rather you didn’t tuck her creations away for “best”!
Through her work as textile artist and eco dyer, Karen Williamson of Nuku finds a spiritual connection to the land and its changing seasons. Using only natural resources, foraged from the local Kaipara landscape, Karen infuses prints of leaves, petals, seeds and bark into natural fibres to create a unique range of scarves, clothing and gifts. The name Nuku comes from te reo Māori, meaning earth. Karen lives in rural Kaiwaka and is building a sustainable lifestyle on a half-acre section with her husband, Luke.
These tiny paper rose pins by Rambling Rose have been individually wire wrapped by hand onto black hair pins, to add perfect colour and floral flair to any upstyle. Each hair pin measures 5cm in length, and each little rose flower is only 1cm in diameter – so delicate and beautiful!
Christchurch yarn-crafter extraordinaire Pip Currie rediscovered the joy of knitting while at university, and is now completely obsessed with all things knitting, crochet and fibre related. She loves the joy of making and creating with her own two hands, the wonder of natural fibres, and the amazing feeling of wearing something handmade. Wanting to be able to share this passion with others led to Littlest Pip Knits.
After a career in New Zealand’s fashion industry, Rachel Moore felt it was time to combine her textile knowledge and and artistic creativity together – leading to the creation of her Ingredients Design brand (also known as texdesign here on Felt). Rachel works with 100% linen fabric for its environmental and tactile qualities, and sees her work as providing the ingredients to make a space a home.
Give yourself the gift of snug warm hands this winter, or snap these gorgeous gold woollen gloves from Maggie Js up as a lovely present for someone special. Super smart, hand knitted, and with a sweet bow detail, these medium-fit gloves are sure to please.
Otago-based graphic designer Astrid Erasmuson loves to sew, so her talents have been perfectly combined in her Plum Billy textiles: swaddles and wraps, scarves, cushion covers and tea towels. Working from her home in Port Chalmers, she’s inspired by the native birds that enjoy her garden. Her native avian and botanical designs are brought to life on quality natural cottons and linens.
This bright and fresh tui and kowhai silk scarf from Kiwisilks will make a great addition to your summer wardrobe – or a beautiful, light and postable gift for friends and whānau overseas. Kiwisilks designs are hand painted on high quality Habotai Silk, so every one has slight variations that make it unique.
Sandra Grieve of The Felted Room loves to use eco friendly, recycled and sustainable materials for her diverse range of imaginative and appealing textile art and homewares, which includes eco cat and dog beds, dog coats, pet toys, NZ wool character cushions, home decor items, soft sculpture, everlasting bouquets and much more!
Help turn a house into a home this Christmas with gifts of local, handcrafted, thoughtfully produced homewares. Our Gifts for Domestic Gods and Goddesses collection is perfect for home-makers, domestic deities, and people who love to make life beautiful.