About Us

About Us


Opening a Specialist Craft shop here just outside Nelson is the culmination of a long held dream of Steve and Christine Hart – to showcase the stunning photography of Steve and the unique fibre work of Christine. 

Steve specialises in photographing birds and landscapes, and has a wonderful range of photo art – often photographing every day scenes with a unique perspective.

Christine not only creates unique nuno felted scarves using blends of alpaca, merino & silk, as well as merino & silk, which she hand dyes along with a range of silk sliver, silk hankies, silk ribbons and silk threads. Christine also designs a selection of kits, many of which include the Japanese stitching technique of Sashiko.  Along with their own products, the shop also features other New Zealand artists work, and many other excellent products – “the place to go for that special something for that special someone – or even to treat yourself!”

Supplies for doing ‘your own thing’ are also stocked –  we have a large range of Sashiko supplies – needles, thimbles, threads, pre-printed panels & base fabrics to do your own designs on, equipment, fibres & yarns for spinning, weaving & felting, knitting yarns, patterns & knitting needles, silk threads, kits, & an eclectic range of buttons are some of the ingredients in the mix!



This is the ONLINE side of our shop


Steve's Photography can also be found at

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