Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Melbourne Workshops

I'm really looking forward to these workshops at Harvest Textiles, as I've got some great projects planned for it / including this EMBELLISHMENT with Braids and Tassels project from my Annex of Construction No 4 Triangle Projects.  Our Wooli yarn is now completely SOLD OUT on the webshop, so the Workshops are the last opportunity to create a Construction Project for a while.  If you can't make the Melbourne Workshop, our stockists Koskela and Est may be able to supply Wooli.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Art Yarns at Gather

Suzie Brown aka WOOLWENCH paid Gather a visit to demonstrate her spinning wheel magic, and exhibit her amazing Art Yarns.  For me, having a yarn shop is like Christmas everyday (even rude customers I liken to drunk relatives), but when Suzie delivered 2 bags of fibre colour, fresh off the plane from Amsterdam, it was like all my Christmases had come at once, because this beautiful work together in one display was overwhelming.  WoolWench's handyed, handspun art yarns are available on the Gather online store, and will be on display in the shop until sold out, and if you don't aquire a piece of this fibre art very quickly, I will knit it all up myself because its just too tempting.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Melbourne Workshops

Melbourne's Craft Cubed Festival is now officially launched, and I will be participating by holding two-day intensive Construction Workshops at Harvest Textiles.  The Workshops include all materials including Bespoke Wooli, Knitting Needles and Patterns.  Plus exclusive to these Workshops, the NEW CONSTRUCTION NO. 4 TRIANGLE KNITTING PROJECTS with additional Annex Patterns.  The workshops will cover hands-on knitting techniques, how to design knitwear using geometric shapes, adjusting and tailoring patterns, finishing techniques / all using the clear visual aids of the Construction Knitting Patterns as a guide.  They are only small classes so I will be able to give one-on-one guidance, and the classes are suitable for all levels of knitting knowledge, from absolute beginners to advanced.
Bookings at Harvest Textiles.   Two separate workshops:
Sunday August 18 & Monday August 19 2013 10.30am - 3pm
Saturday August 24 & Sunday August 25 2013 10.30am - 3pm

Monday, July 15, 2013

Blankets for Smiths

This is taking comfort food to the next level.  I've just completed a commission for knitted blankets for Napier's F.G.Smith's cafe.  Now you can get really comfy, and drape yourself in a wooly blanket while you, in their own words "sip on rich full bodied Hawke's Bay wine alongside lashings of local lamb and venison"... or... what I'd really like to do while blanket is over my shoulders is: 'have a steaming cup of their spicy cinnamon tea in one hand, with a berry and cream cheese brioche bun in the other.'

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Merchant & Mills

We stock the product line of English Draper, Merchant & Mills at Gather.  Here is their beautiful story:

Merchant & Mills // English Drapers from We Are Shuffle on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Still a Gathering Culture / Bilums from Papua New Guinea from the remote Omie Artist Group.  We have a rare and collectable selection in store in Gather; and each bag has the name of the Artist on them.  They are truly amazing, each string bag requires the harvesting of bush twine, wet-spun knotting and netting by hand with a bone or wooden tool, and decoration with plant dyes.

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