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