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.
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.
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.
Mmm, lovely, light, warm and snuggly merino. We can’t get enough of it and we love the range of stylish merino scarves available from Silvereye this season.
Daniella Jordan specialises in producing hand-made, hand-dyed fabrics from her North Island home. Her beautiful textile prints are produced with sustainable, organic and non-toxic materials, and tap into the beauty of the local plants…
Just the thing for chilly mornings – a gorgeous infinity scarf from Marian Smale in upcycled, unused fabric remnants. Soft, cosy and so very chic.
Saisei means “reborn” in Japanese, and it’s a name which perfectly reflects Wellington maker Hana Yoshida’s work. Hana’s beautiful clothing and accessories were born from her grandmother’s collection of vintage kimono and they continue today with the vintage kimono and fabric she still sources from … Read more »
Not only is this scarf completely gorgeous, it also has a fascinating story. Rosemary of Ruru Textiles in Rotorua dyes her textiles using the ancient Japanese art of shibori…
Beautiful fabric with a beautiful history: Hana Yoshida of Saisei (meaning ‘Reborn’) upcycles elegant scarves from her grandmother’s handmade kimono…