If you’re swimming in the sea right now, well, you’re a hardy soul and we take our hats off to you. It might be a bit cold for most of us, but we still can’t resist bringing these awesome bodysurfing handplanes to your attention – designed and made here in Aotearoa.
Get started on your winter knits for the kids with a gorgeous pattern from Honeycakes (Lisa Flett Design). Lisa says: “I am passionate about knitting and the process of design and creating. I love pattern, texture and colour. Inspiration comes from everywhere – from fashion stores, magazines, books, museums, art galleries and landscape – inspired by the beauty that is New Zealand.”
Here’s an adorable wee project for the makers and yarnsters amongst you! This hibernating hedgehog decoration kit from Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs comes with everything you need to produce this snuggly scene: patterns, yarn, safety eyes and nose, a cardboard pompom template, soft fabric for the ears and feet, and a papier mâché globe for displaying your finished item.
We’re loving the description of this gorgeous yarn from Elmtree: “A crazy bat was carded with soft NZ Merino and Polworth wool, and handfuls of recycled thread offcuts from my local weavers’ looms. Together with the occasional slivers of fabrics and some green and purple sparkly glitz, the whole bat spun up into a party on my trusty wheel….”
Love to knit? lisaFdesign has a lovely range of patterns for babies and children, available in PDF or print form
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