Hana Makin began her jewellery-making journey in England, but now produces her pieces from her home beside beautiful Petone Beach. Inspired by this and the nearby Zealandia Sanctuary, her work features our fauna and landscape prominently (and in the case of the landscape, literally – small found items often make their way into her work). She’s inspired by found things, natural things and old things, and she loves handcrafting her Hana Made Jewellery in her workshop by the sea.
Heads up makers! If you live in the Wellington region you won’t want to miss this: Maker Faire is a great gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists, from scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
Shane-Maree Morris is the creative force behind Deep Green INC, based in vibrant Wellington. Her beautiful cushions, bed and table runners, and wall hangings incorporate feathers, flax, paua shell, textured fabrics and contemporary patterns. She’s inspired by the diversity and energy of her hometown, Māori and Pasifika design, and the natural beauty of Aotearoa.
Wellington designer/maker Stu Whibley of 6by3 is walking the walk when it comes to promoting less wasteful practises in production. His range of hand-made, hard-wearing, versatile and fashionable messenger and tote bags showcase eco-friendly and affordable carryware…
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.
Hello Wellington! Get your shopping shoes on, because Craft Central is on every Saturday in December until Christmas!
Heads up Wellington! Craft Central is coming your way this Saturday, and Felt will be there!
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 »
This week’s selection of crafty and creative events from around Aotearoa.
Sound craftsmanship: the timber and timbre of Tukituki Instruments
Cajon drum maker Phill Jones is usually based in Wellington, but sends us his interview from Istanbul, on his way to to Bulgaria. Travelling with his partner to visit her home country for the first time, he made a special cajon for the journey…