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 has a yurt in Piha, on Auckland’s … Continue reading
It is school holiday time here in NZ which means I have been relaxing and getting in some concentrated knitting time. We spent a lovely 5 nights in the Coromandel at a spot that had some wonderful pottery studios, a … Continue reading
I have discovered a passion for something that is entirely unrelated to fibre! All along Auckland’s coastlines are sandy beaches strewn with pretty, broken, sure-to-have-a-second-use pieces of china and pottery. And I have been collecting them. I love finding these … Continue reading
Recently we all spent a few days at my In-Law’s place, and it got me thinking about hand-and-home-made things. Their house and garden are filled with homegrown vegetables and fruit, they have chickens running about the place, there are plenty … Continue reading
A scorching afternoon sent us searching for some shade and water, we wound up having a lovely, cool afternoon at Karamatura Valley. It was exactly what we all needed. Clean water, quiet air, no phones, no internet. The day before … Continue reading
Summer is here. It is making knitting harder (sticky, warm wool against your palms is a revolting feeling) but all sorts of other things have come in to focus. One of those things is the beautiful gardens and greenery springing … Continue reading
I think we might be getting a bit carried away here, New Zealand.