Manuka Mittens were a natural follow-up to the Maranui Mittens. These are different though! They are more subtle, a little more grown up and refined. Manuka trees are prickly things that have incredible pink or white flowers during certain times … Continue reading
Maranui’s is a fantastic cafe on the water (almost literally – the beach is under the foundations) in Wellington’s Lyall Bay. Wellington is known for it’s wind and wild weather, and on a family holiday there last year we experienced … Continue reading
The yarn for this jumper, the yellowy-mustardy-goldenness of it, fell into my hands at the same time as the blossoms on our local Kowhai tree came out. Kowhai is the Maori word for ‘yellow’ and the Kowhai tree is riotously … Continue reading
Matariki is Maori New Year, a time when the seven stars of Matariki (known as the Seven Sisters) can be seen clearly in the night sky. I knew right away that the aptly named ‘star stitch’ needed to become a … Continue reading
Over the next 30 days I am going to tell the story of each of the patterns in The New Zealand Collection and I can’t wait to start! Each pattern is a knitted representation or interpretation about something that I … Continue reading
I have created a pattern as a fundraiser for the White Helmets in Aleppo. If you google ‘white helmets’ you will be confronted by screeds of images of ordinary people in deeply traumatising circumstances, doing incredible things. It was these photos, … Continue reading
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