Biophilia

Today, Mary-Anne Mace, New Zealand lace designer extraordinaire, released Biophilia. (photo copyright of Mary-Anne Mace) I am so very, very touched that Mary-Anne has freely contributed this design to the Sustain the Sea initiative. She brought tears to my eyes when I saw what she had created, and read her message below.  Here are her words about... Continue Reading →

The flipside

It's used extensively in Asian cuisine, and its cultivation is a major industry in many Asian countries.  Ancient cultures all over the world made good use of it as a food source. Nowadays, we know it as a primary ingredient in sushi, the source of agar jelly, and the 'gum' used as a thickening agent... Continue Reading →

Sustain the Sea: The Orange Roughy Mitts

Welcome to the first design from my new series collection, Sustain the Sea!! The Orange Roughy Fingerless Gloves. This pattern is a mid-length fingerless glove.  I have selected a ‘scale’ pattern to highlight its fishy tribute, with the seed stitch thumb further hinting at marine origins.  The stretchy bind and ribbing represents fins.  The colour... Continue Reading →

The ocean is broken

I decided today that to do my bit for this planet, and leave something for future generations, I must no longer eat fish. Why?  Because of this:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/9314323/The-ocean-is-broken/ It's a heart-breaking read. It's not just because of this article.  I've long been worried about wasteful fishing methods, and hoped, in the past, that the supposedly... Continue Reading →

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