Go go Gocco

I bought Toby a Gocco machine for Christmas. An unsuccessful first attempt put us off for a while, but I was given a few tips and had another go. And it works! If you've not heard of it before, Gocco is a Japanese home screenprinting system- not a toy but quite basic. They stopped making them, so now you have to hunt online for parts and materials. It's super addictive once you get going.

Thank you to Sam and Emily for the tips.

Rag and Bone necklace

My necklaces are a mash up of things that inspire me. Textures, patterns, textiles and found objects. Each one takes form as I find materials along the way which work together. Rarely do they end up as I had first imagined them. No two are alike.

I've linked to this quote before, but it's so relevant to my current textile jewelry pieces:

"Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect." - Richard R. Powell

This perfectly imperfect necklace is comprised of a hand sewn strap, made of 100% cotton repurposed fabric, a large porcelain bead, small bone beads and copper findings. It is now available in the shop. 

Lounge life

A terrarium I made while working on a tutorial for Extra Curricular. It's still alive over two years later.

Two cushions I made for our new couch. I had a major fabric crush on that gold velvet for ages.

A closeup of a print that hangs in our lounge titled "Grrr macht der Bear" by Phillip Janta. We bought in Berlin and it got toted around for a few years before we got it framed here in NZ.