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Hands On – The Little Bee

The Little Bee is a crochet design company created by Alia Bland. I was referred to her by a friend when I mentioned that I wanted more designers to photograph for Hands On. Alia┬áhas a yurt in Piha, on Auckland’s … Continue reading

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Hands On – Cheese Before Bedtime

Amy Jones is a needle-woman with great talent and a great sense of humour. These qualities have combined to produce some wonderful hoop-art that she has exhibited in Auckland Museum and sells online successfully. Her workspace is a simple, immaculate … Continue reading

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Hands On – Hydrangea Ranger

Another Hands On sitter with a fabulous brand name! Bella has a sunny studio in her home where she works with tumbled gemstones to create beautiful dream-catchers and necklaces. (She also has a great range of botanically-themed calendars if you … Continue reading

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Hands On – Eloise White, Illustrator

Eloise has a bright, sunlit studio almost on the beach at Piha. From her front room she creates beautiful illustrations and designs that are influenced by what she sees out of her windows, and the surrounding bush. While I was … Continue reading

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Hands On

A few months ago I mentioned a project that I have spent a year working on. I called it Hands On, and it is a portrait project that focusses on women in New Zealand that make things by hand. Creative … Continue reading

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An Unintentional Tradition

It seems that I have made Molly a knitted toy each year. The first one was a bear, I gave it to her on her first birthday. I loved it more than she did but it gets some good playtime … Continue reading

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Quick vs Quality

Sewing my Supersized-Scrap-Quilt is teaching me things that should have been obvious (and probably are obvious to you). The main lesson being that just because something is comparatively quick when you are used to slower crafts like knitting, doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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