We are constantly in awe of Auckland artisan Louise of Bibliographica – she makes the most beautiful books with attention to every tiny detail, from the intricate hand stitches and embossing to the vintage embellishments and tea-stained pages.
Talented Auckland stitcher Terrie Beardsworth of Teribear brings together the skills taught to her by her Danish great grandmother with a lifelong love of natural fibres, to create exquisite cross stitched journal covers and accessories with a Scandinavian flavour that delight the eye and the hand.
Nature, culture and symmetry in print: art and textile design by Jill Butler
From her home studio in Auckland, Jill Butler designs and screen prints fabric, which she then makes into homewares, accessories and stationery items. Jill used to dream about having a place to sell her work where no door knocking was required, and where she could have total control over the colours, design and pricing of the screen printed products she sells…
What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
Auckland-based social enterprise Tat Upcycle has a kaupapa of supporting its community members through proactive, holistic recovery and respect for Papatuanuku Mother Earth. Started by Hone Pene and Walter Marsters, and now joined by Dalton Neho and Joe Moana, the organisation diverts waste from landfill and offers a positive pathway for those recovering from addiction.
Auckland crafties, get your skates on and wheel on over to Ponsonby Central this Saturday, because the General Collective Winter Market will be there too!
This week’s selection of crafty and creative events from around Aotearoa.
We’re delighted to host here on Felt these works by Ngaio Rue Blackwood from the recent exhibition Made of Snow at the Franklin Arts Centre…
The squeegee diaries: tales from The Art Room
Graphic designer Hayley Pearce of The Art Room started illustrating and hand screen-printing children’s artwork when her first daughter was born and she couldn’t find what she wanted for her room. Now a mum to two little girls, her design range has also grown to include cards, smaller prints, teatowels and pillowcases.
Auckland-based Alex O’Connell of The Adventures of Alex O & Co named her crafting venture after the adventure of her own crafting journey…