Hi I'm Genevieve.
By morning I work as a Teacher Aide, to help pay the mortgage. In my afternoons I currently sew Kapa Haka uniforms for 3 local schools. Any spare time I spend making stuff. I love natural fibres and enjoy making things that can go in the compost when finished with. I like to use found items and up-cycle yarns, textiles and objects from second hand shops.
My soft toys were first made with children in mind, but I enjoy putting my creatures to bed just as much as my children do... Maybe they could be soft toys for adults too...
quiteayarn is dedicated to my beautiful Grandmother, Ruth, who died the same night I set up shop. Ruth was an artist; my idol and muse. Visiting her grounded me, recharged my creative batteries, brought me home. I will miss her greatly.
The other significant inspiration in my life is my Mum. Her beautiful patchwork and colour sense always fill me with ideas. It is a dream to make a living from my creativity. Thanks for reading.