Amy Civil of Stitched is a time-management genius, juggling the commitments of being a stay-at-home mum with developing her sewing hobby into a home-based business. From her Rotorua home she produces beautifully constructed and presented textile items, for little ones and their grown-ups.
Hilary Jacomb of Boa handcrafts beautiful, eco-friendly and functional homewares, a business that she developed after teaching herself to crochet in her first year of university. Her original designs are a modern take on a traditional craft, and use only repurposed materials: discarded fabric off cuts from the clothing industry that would otherwise be destined for landfill…
Adrienne Mulqueen first tried her hand at weaving in Nelson in 1979. In 2018 she is making beautiful kitchen and hand towels for everyday use, the result of a collaboration with fellow Dunedin weaver Christine Keller.
Angela Hume of Pale Grey Skies was brought up in wild and beautiful Northumberland, in the North East of England, and now lives in equally wild and beautiful Aotearoa. The scenery and changing weather are an inspiration for her products, which are hand made from … Read more »
Featuring kiwi made arts and craft supplies, stationery, patterns and kits, and classes and workshops, Felt Leisure & Activities is full of exciting things to feed your mind and inspire creativity.
A glimpse into The Felted Room: the tactile, textile imaginarium of Sandra Grieve
Sandra Grieve of The Felted Room is a mixed media artist who designs and creates her eco friendly artworks, which include everything from unique textile creations to needle felted sculptures, designer cat and dog beds, wedding boutonnieres and much more, all from her workroom in Wanganui.
Nature, heritage and homewares: making the tea towel meaningful
Kate Watts of Crown and Feathers screenprints her original designs onto high quality cotton and linen teatowels in her Dunedin workshop, using eco-friendly waterbased inks. Inspired by objects of household history, and the natural world around her, she feels her work brings lightness and enjoyment to everyday chores…
Sarita Muir’s love of animals is very apparent in her creations and in her day-to-day life, as she divides her time between design for her label Evelyn Rose Design and rescuing unwanted rabbits and guinea pigs. Sarita finds it an exciting time to be a designer-maker, saying “The digital printing age has really embraced small businesses, creating new opportunities to print small runs of fabric.”