This tasseled scarf by Flora & Fabric is a soft and beautiful 50% wool, 50% silk textile blend, eco-printed with Japanese maple leaves, sumac, and onion skins. The fascinating process of eco dyeing involves the scarf being arranged with its plant matter, rolled into a bundle, and gently boiled for several hours to allow for the eco-printing process to work its magic.
Nana Sakaguchi of Hena Hena has a passion for giving vintage kimonos new lives and letting them shine again. Compared to designing and making clothes from new fabrics, upcycling these beautiful items needs a lot of extra work. However Nana believes this is a worthwhile task: to pass on the beauty of Japanese kimonos to future generations as wearable and useful items.
Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, birth of baby, anniversary or death of a loved one, flowers play a significant part in all of these times. Botanical dyeing can preserve your treasured bouquet – and talented textile artist Karen Williamson of Nuku has come up with a lovely personalised silk scarf keepsake infused with the unique patterns and colours of your own flowers. You provide the bouquet(s) to be used as the dye source for a luscious eco-dyed Nuku silk scarf, and you’ll receive in return something, beautiful, eco-friendly and special to wear while holding those memories close.
Whanganui fibre artist Tina Schurhammer’s interest in felting is part of a lifelong exploration of crafting and creative techniques. She was introduced to felting in her thirties and is now passionate about the ancient art of felt making – producing attractive and practical everyday objects as well as beautiful works of art in her Felt shop Fibrefusion. Crafting in sustainable materials fits both with her environmental beliefs and with the organic nature of her work.
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.
Sarah Jane Wilson is a textiles designer-maker creating unique hand-woven products under her label Fearlessweaver. Her unique designs are woven on a traditional countermarch floor loom in her studio in Wellington.
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…
Beautifully delicate, individually crafted flower jewellery made from sterling silver, glass enamel, silk cocoons and glass beads, from Silver and Silk…
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 »