Handknits going to Taylor stores......
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Shapeshifting, is a Textile and Fashion design conference at Auckland Univeristy, and is probably the most exciting industry event to be held in this part of the world, with Nick Cave (USA), Gareth Pugh (The Mad Prince of British Fashion), Otto Van Busch (New York's Parsons School of Design), coming over. Wow!!
Monday, February 10, 2014
I'm celebrating another collaboration with Australian Country Spinners for their Paton's yarn range. They have have adapted my Construction No 4. triangle knitting pattern for their chunky wool/alpaca blend called INCA which comes in 18 colours. Available at all Spotlight stores in Australia and New Zealand this winter.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Gather is holding a one day knitting workshop using naturally dyed yarns of silk, linen, cotton and wool; to create leaves and petals that can transform into sculptural broaches, scarfs, necklaces or garlands. Saturday 25 January from 11am to 3pm. To register your interest email or telephone the shop as places are limited.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Monday, December 30, 2013
Saturday, December 28, 2013
An hour and a half drive north east of Napier leads to the Kaweka Forest where we parked the car and followed the track to the Mohaka River. An hour's walk opened up to a perfect soft patch of grass for a picnic amongst the wild flowers and kereru and a fresh water pool swim amongst the trout. Don't have any Kinfolkesque action shots, but you can see the landscape through my lense. Pretty amazing spot to unwind.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
An integral part of my product selection at Gather is valuing the process of raw and natural materials; and that includes making colours from Nature. Last year I ran some natural dye workshops and this is what I wrote: "Experience how to use dyes from the wildest of nature, trees and forests, derived from ancient recipes. Recipes made from berries, flowers, roots and insect resins that are steeped in history. Experience the stories of the Ancient Dyes; Stories of secret recipes coveted by spies, of cargo that traversed continents and created countries, colours which robed Vestal Virgins, clothed Robin Hood and his Gang, and uniformed Armies of Ancient Kingdoms. Once forbidden and still sacred Colours, Colours that are still grown, harvested, gathered, smoked by fire and blessed by ancient deities. Can it be any more enticing than this, even if its to just absorb the heady fragrances of this old, old world." We have some new natural dyes in store, including beautiful books on dyeing.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Gather is now stocking the beautiful work of illustrator Katy Wilson of 'in my backyard'. The range includes framed prints, tote bags, zipper pouches, gift cards and cushions. It looks gorgeous in the shop.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Gather Gift Guide / From the top left: Rowan SUMMER TWEED Silk/Cotton yarn, HANDPRINTED TOTE by Harvest Textiles, Book MADE BY HAND by Lena Corwin, Handpainted KNITTING NEEDLES by Nikki Gabriel, TRAVEL JOURNALS by OCheck Graphics, HANDSPUN HANDYED WOOL & SILK skein by Woolwench, TRIANGLE KNITTED CUSHION by Gather, KNITTED CACTUS by Odds & Ends.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Gather Gift Guide from the top: Digital PRINT : PORTRAIT OF A BIRD by 'in my backyard', Merchant & Mills SHELL BUTTONS, Book WOODLAND KNITS pattern book by Tiny Owl Knits, MERINO & POSSUM yarn skein, HANDPAINTED ALPACA yarn skein, LE CAHIER NOTEBOOK by O-Check Graphics, raw MADDER ROOT PLANT DYE, CROCHET NECKLACE by Parisian designer, Sophie Digard, Rimu DARNING MUSHROOM, naturally dyed bush twine BILUM from Papua New Guinea.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Gather Gift Ideas / Products in store from the top: Hemp and Organic Cotton ZIPPER POUCH from 'in my backyard', Rowan CREATIVE LINEN knitting yarn, HUI TEATOWEL from Tofutree Art and Design, PAPER to PETAL hardcover book, '75 whimsical paper flowers to craft by hand', HOUSE AND GARDEN PRINT by 'in my backyard', MACRAME by Spoonful Design, POLKA DOT KNITTING NEEDLES, Handyed HANDSPUN MOHAIR by WoolWench, Applique and CROCHET SCARF by Parisian designer Sophie Digard.
Monday, November 25, 2013
CROCHET SCARF by Parisian designer Sophie Digard, WRAPPING PAPER by OCheck Graphics, Merchant & Mills 25 FINEST NEEDLES, WIDE BOW SCISSORS, Rowan SUMMERSPUN COTTON/WOOL blend yarn, RIMU KNITTING NEEDLES.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Anna from My Veggie Patch has installed an outdoor edible garden at Gather. A great design of tiered pallets cascading with climbing beans, strawberries and nasturtiums, and is causing a sensation on the street being tourist photographed even more than the pink bike. We are also stocking My Veggie Patch product line of planted garden pallets, watering cans, plant flags & seed packets at Gather.