Saturday, November 15, 2014

Construction Knitting

If you're wondering why this blog has been so quiet, it's because most of my year has been spent working on a Master's of Design Research project; amalgamating the Construction Knitting method into a theory bound concept....... this is what my Construction Knitting package looks like now.

So, this neat little academic package is also now off to Finland to the Kuopio Academy of Design, as I've been invited to conduct workshops and lectures to the school!  This condensed box of essentially years worth of practice led research is traveling accompanied by wooli kits, patterns and needles for making exercises with the Finnish students.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Organic Home Knits

The Gather shop has some beautiful new cushions in store; organic cotton, natural botanical dyes,  duck feather inserts.  Handknitted, hand-dyed, this cotton makes a soft, matte surface (almost like suede); Oh My! one can sink all their daydreams into these......

Friday, September 5, 2014

Winter Passages

Braved bad weather to find Natural Hot Spring baths.

We knew they were over there somewhere.....



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bangarra Costume Images

Bangarra Dance is now in full tour in Australia and they've posted an album of production images on their facebook page.  There are some amazing images there of the costume segment I created.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Patyegarang Review

A review in Sydney Morning Herald of Bangarra Dance's Patyegarang performance, where the costume is mentioned as a "....delight, especially the ones with lattice backs and elegant drapery".

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I am featured in the new edition of this Fashion & Textiles text book for undergrad students, written by Jenny Udale, and published by Bloomsbury Press.  Large A4 size images of inspiration fill the pages...... Page 6 - Comme De Garcons, Page 8 - Dries Van Notten, Page 16 - Schiaparelli, Page 18 - Balenciaga, as you can imagine, I'm quite chuffed to be there also, on Page 24.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


CONSTRUCTION KNITTING PATTERNS by Nikki Gabriel,  FREE   SHIPPING offer from the Gather ONLINE SHOP to anywhere in the world, for a limited time only.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gather Online Store

The Gather ONLINE SHOP is brimming with new goodies; pop in and have a look.....

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bangarra Dance Costume

Bangarra Dance Company's performance Patyegarang has kicked off this week at the Sydney Opera House.  This is another wonderful commission from Jennifer Irwin, Costume Designer for Bangarra; who is great to work with as she gives me free reign with the design of the pieces.  I can't wait to see this beautiful performance when I'm in Sydney next week.  

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Construction Stockist

This beautiful shop; Poet's Ode in the Adelaide Hills, is now stocking our range of Construction Knitting patterns, Wooli yarn and Wooden Knitting Needles.  Their ethos reads:

"Our aim is to support ethically made/ sourced goods both locally and abroad, we feel strongly about being part of the global artisan market. With a focus on handcrafted, organic and natural, simple classic design and pieces that will be heirlooms of the future...." Poet's Ode

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


A new book by Carol Brown, Knitwear Design, published by Laurence King (UK). I am featured in there albeit small; on page 79 in the UNDERSTANDING YARNS chapter with the images of cascading wool on my studio shelves, and sample sheets of yarn; also on page 98 with an image of Wool Collar from a previous collection in the chapter on TEXTURE.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Just completed a costume commission for The Bangarra Dance Theatre's next performance 'Patyagarang', opening at Sydney Opera House 13 June, followed by a countrywide tour.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

FASHION KNITWEAR book by Jenny Udale

I am so honored to be included in this book of 40 international designers written by Jenny Udale and published by Laurence King (UK); this is a sumptuous book documenting the practice and process of progressive knitwear design profiling Missoni, Pringle of Scotland, Sonia Rykiel, Sandra Backlund amongst others.

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