Sunday, December 23, 2012
The Gather shop and Studio will be closed from 23 December, and we reopen on Wednesday 2nd January. Christmas wishes to all; I hope it's beautiful, and your New Year's celebration is merry!! And so we welcome our Summer with open arms; and like I say below, only sheep think that knitting is just about wool. So people; our shop is stocked with summer yarns to spark your creativity; think cool cottons, crisp linens, and wild and flowing silk and bamboo yarns!! We kick start our new year with the KIDS FELT JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS on Friday 4th January, our first SOCIAL KNITTING AFTERNOON on Saturday 5th January, and a SUMMER KNITTING WORKSHOP on Sunday 6th January. SO!! - Thank you to all our Gather patrons, I've had an amazing year with this new project. Its been a lot of hard work with shop renovations, branding, and sourcing products; amongst all the studio activity of overseas workshops, new collections, a book release and a new book contract, amazing costume design projects and improvising the shop to function for our locals and visitors. I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Hey Gatherer's of old and new, we are hosting Natural Dye Workshops during Summer; on Sunday 27 January, and on Sunday 17 February, to be held in the print workshop of Aroha & Friends. 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. Register at Gather for the workshops. email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 06 835 1384. Gather's Tumblr Site. Various images sourced from the Gather Journal, Kinfolk Magazine, and India Flint's book Eco Colour.
Monday, December 17, 2012
If you're like me and leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute, but still want something reealllyy special, I've got some Gather gift suggestions for you for around $50.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
A couple of new beautiful books in store. 'More Last Minute Knitted Gifts' by Joelle Hoverson, is a gorgeous hard-cover pattern book with ideas for gifts for all the family. A great way to spend the Christmas holidays, and useful all year around really.
Friday, December 14, 2012
This was a gorgeous night; thank you to all those who joined us for a champagne for our late night shopping event on Wednesday night. It was lovely to meet some first timers to Gather, and of course always nice to see our regulars. The whole street came alive with festivities, and we were happy to rest our weary feet at the end. Anneliese Hough.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Gift Ideas for under $20 at Gather.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
You can now follow the Gather shop's inspiration board on Tumblr. This week we're meandering through Valley's of Bark, Field & Grass; reflecting our whole summer fibre vibe we have in the shop at the moment.
Friday, December 7, 2012
We have a couple of new books in store, which I'm excited about. Pop Knitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson. With a career in textiles spanning from the 60's, this Swedish lady is a legend, and this book is revolutionary for home knitting, her ideas for stitch techniques are amazing. Kaffe Fassett is another legend. The ladies swoon over Kaffe and his genius for colour and pattern, and apart from having his work in the permanent collections of the V&A, he has churned out a prolific amount of work over 30 years and still continues to do so.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Save this Date: Wednesday 12th December, we are part of the Christmas on Tennyson late night VIP shopping event from 5pm - 9pm, at Gather. We have Emily playing some Violin concerto for us in the store this night, plus we have champagne, and delicious food for you to enjoy while you shop. So the shop is looking festive in preparation. We've got some gorgeous paper tissue decorations from Poppies for Grace, and we also now have Gift Vouchers, for those not sure which knitting ephemera to buy for loved ones.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
I was reminded of this opening night recently, The RMIT, Endless Garment Exhibition, which I was invited to exhibit in. Well the discussion was about having to make nerve wrecking speeches; this was one of those occasions. I had to make a special address on this night. Some people are great at this, but I have to say, it still terrifies me.