It’s that time of year when you’re maybe thinking about stocking-stuffers to buy for yourself.. But maybe you can just send the link to this page to your nearest and dearest and hope they take the hint?
Because of those international shipping delays I keep hearing about, here’s a roundup of things which are mostly from NZ (with a few Aussie shops thrown in) which might make great gifts for makers in your life!
Repair kit in tin from Hawes & Freer (NZ)
This is the kind of kit that I always think (I’ll make myself one and pack it next time I travel, but I never do)!
Seam ripper and awl, double-ended from Miss Maude (NZ)
Hand turned and crafted from reclaimed native timbers of Aotearoa! This is currently sold out, but the native timber pieces here seem to come in and out of stock.
New Zealand Paua Shell Buttons from Wild and Wooly Yarns (NZ)
These Japanese-made snips come with a lifetime warranty. thread them through a long necklace and wear them while you craft and you’ll avoid losing them on your crafting table!
KATM tin gift set of labels from Miss Maude (NZ)
Rainbow thread snips from Ribbon Rose (NZ)
Is it possible to feel sadness when you’re snipping threads with rainbow snips or scissors?
A few strange additions:
- Insect conservation pins (NZ). These very fine and quite flexible pins will be perfect when dealing with slippery fine fabrics.
- Once you go cutting mat, you never got back! Cutting mat, rotary cutter and quilting ruler packs (NZ)
- A simflex expanding sewing gauge (NZ)
- A buttonhole chisel from Fox’s Cottage (NZ)
- A bobbin storage tree from Ribbon Rose (NZ)
- Retractable measuring tape on key chain (NZ)
- Wooden spool rack for threads (NZ)
- A made-in-NZ wooden tailor’s clapper (NZ)
- Gardener’s hand cream for when tencel sucks all the moisture from your hands