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Knitwear at the DovecotRead MoreMarch 4, 2023

It is the last few days of an exhibition of knitwear in Edinburgh's Dovecot Studios.

A trip to WellingtonRead MoreMarch 3, 2023

A quick trip across the water to Wellington was surprising and fruitful!

A short blog this weekRead MoreFebruary 25, 2023

We are away this week.

Banks PeninsulaRead MoreFebruary 25, 2023


Banks Peninsula is an hour's drive from Otautahi Christchurch.

A fabric called indigoRead MoreFebruary 23, 2023

In Benin indigo has been making a comeback. Indigo cloth has traditionally been used to designate mourning and widowhood. That is why, in recent years, its use has been declining in the country. As new, imported fabrics have been introduced to the markets so indigo has lost out. In Benin, where ind...

The choral music of the Cook IslandsRead MoreFebruary 18, 2023

The Cook Islands Kuuki Aairani are known for their music and amongst the most powerful are the church songs.

Toi Toi OperaRead MoreFebruary 18, 2023

The city of Christchurch Otautahi boasts its own opera company: Toi Toi Opera.

Ekta KaulRead MoreFebruary 17, 2023

Crafts magazine from the UK Crafts Council features the work of Ekta Kaul.

The Costume and Textile Symposium 2023Read MoreFebruary 17, 2023

The Costume and Textile Association of New Zealand (CTANZ) is holding its annual symposium in May.

Susan HolmesRead MoreFebruary 17, 2023


A chance experiment with a potato and some dye led Susan Holmes into a career that has spanned five decades.