Talented Auckland leatherworker and embroidery designer Jennifer Strange says her travels have inspired and helped her learn from the very best. She says she feels truly blessed to have acquired her skills, and to be able to share them. Her acorn logo represents new growth, with the resulting tree becoming strong and dependable – values she connect with. Her experience has shown her that the art of creation is rewarding and teaches valuable life skills – and can be a great de-stressor too!
Want to stitch but it’s just too tricky to get all the supplies together? Don’t have the time or inclination to commit to a big embroidery project? Not sure what to do with the finished piece once it’s done? (How much wall space do we all have, after all?) This Mod Blocks keyring kit from Clementine & Thread is the perfect answer for you!
Frances O’brien, also known as The Stitchy Kiwi, lives on Auckland’s North Shore with her husband and two young children. She makes modern and contemporary embroidered hoops, inspired by the world around her. When she isn’t sewing, she can be found at one of the … Read more »
Nurse and creative stitcher Hannah Bentley of Hannah B. Creative designs and hand embroiders all sorts of original and fun hand embroidered art work from her Christchurch home. Her modern, quirky take on traditional hoop embroidery is at times beautiful, at times humorous, and sometimes fantastically surreal.
Compassion, love, empathy, friendship? What do these hands speak to you? So many meanings can be read from one simple gesture – and what a lovely to gift to give to someone you care about! Textile artist Hannah, of Hannah B. Creative, stitches original and fun hand embroidered art work from her own designs…
We’re loving this gorgeous downloadable Kiwi-themed cross-stitch pattern from Cherry Parker, just one of a beautiful new range celebrating all things Aotearoa. Collect the set from her Felt shop today!
Blackwork embroidery can be traced back at least as far as the fifteenth century and we love this modern take on an ancient art, available as a kit from Jennifer Strange
Check it out Auckland crafties! Liz, the super-talented needlewoman behind The Stitchsmith on Felt, is running a beginners’ embroidery class on Saturday 28 October…
Cooler days and evenings indoors have us itching for a new stitching project, and this contemporary oak leaf blackwork sampler from Jennifer Strange fits the bill beautifully.