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“Beauty in the midst of the unravelling.” The natural rhythms and patterns of Luxi Home

Gina Reid of Luxi Home NZ makes macramé art and accessories that have grown out of her exploration of fibre arts and her life experiences. Her pieces are shaped by Aotearoa’s changing natural and built landscapes, Māori designs, and the natural fibres and found materials she incorporates into her pieces, including cotton, New Zealand merino wool and driftwood collected from our beautiful beaches.

Ingredients for a fulfilling creative career: the Auckland textile printer making an impression

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.

To reach a port we must set sail: a life and craft shaped by the sea

To reach a port we must set sail: a life and craft shaped by the sea

Karli Gould of Gould Marine spent ten years as a sail/cover maker before she and her husband sold up and went to Europe to have their ‘later in life’ adventure. After eight years exploring the Mediterranean on a classic yacht, they returned home and built their paradise in the Sounds with an eye to use it as a workplace – and it turned out to be a fantastic place to be inspired.