Monday, December 30, 2013

But not for long....

Gather reopens on Friday 3rd January with a SALE of recent season knitwear, samples and seconds which runs for 2 days only.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Aaaahhh, some time off....

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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Natural Dye Lab

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

in my backyard

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

Gift Guide Page Four.

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

Gift Guide Page Three.

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 Guide Page Two.

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

Gather Gift Guide Page One.

From the top: 'Forage' WATERCOLOUR PRINT by 'in my backyard', TOTE BAG in 'tulip print' by 'in my backyard',  ECO recycled cotton yarn by Twilley's of Stamford, PETAL AND TWIG book 'seasonal bouquets with blossoms, twigs and grasses from your garden' by Valerie Easton, 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

My Veggie Patch at Gather

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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Clearance on Ebony Knitting Needles

On our Gather online store, we are clearing our beautiful ebony knitting needles, which are now less than half price.  Take advantage of our free shipping offer which ends tomorrow.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Our Free Shipping starts tonight.....

From midnight tonight, FREE SHIPPING on the Gather online shop to all New Zealand addresses with purchases over $55, and all overseas addresses for purchases over $100.  Have a browse.....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Free Shipping on the Gather ONLINE store...

This GLOBAL free shipping offer begins on 1 November and runs for 1 week only on the Gather online store.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Summer Collection

Linen/Cotton knits, out in stores now, at all Taylor Boutiques, Aroha & Friends, Pappilon Boutique and Est in Melbourne.  Each piece is handmade in my New Zealand workshop.
Images from Taylor Boutique online store.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Peppermint Magazine Feature

I am featured in this month's issue of Peppermint Magazine's article on NEW KNITTING, which also features Swedish Designer Sandra Backlund, who I exhibited alongside at the RMIT Endless Garment Exhibition.  The story includes a great full page image of my studio.

Friday, September 27, 2013


The Nikki Gabriel for Cleckheaton pattern is now available on the Gather online shop here, or as a complete knitting kit here.  The kit includes the pattern and yarn required to make complete garment from small to large.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Gather Online Shop

The Gather Online Shop is updated with new goodies: Hanging Macrame for Plants and Vases and Textiles from Paris designer Sophie Digard.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

It's Spring again at GATHER

Kim from Lushka Flowers has created this 'wildflower installation' in our new hanging macrame at Gather.  She turned up with a big bucket of wild jasmine, roses, lavender, poppies, cornflower, grasses and other pretty stuff to conjure some Spring magic in the shop.  Imagine the scent in here - it's really wonderful.  The macrame will be on the Gather online shop soon, if you're inspired by this idea for yourself.

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