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Bikes and fashion go together

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

We went to Wheel Stylish yesterday, the bike fashion show in Wellington, put together by the clever folks from Frocks on Bikes Wellington at the BNZ Harbour Quays Atrium. A nice concept: bring city bikes and sustainable fashion together and show cycling can be very stylish.

The better part of World Sweet World, Hannah, was taking part in it as a model, and happily showed off pieces by kowtow. The other labels were emma, starfish, voon and de nada, and there were some pieces from hunters and collectors, all presented by a number of other beautiful models, but the actual combinations of labels and models completely escaped me, having to juggle Otis and at the same time trying to aim at moving fashion targets.

The other main ingredient of the show, the bikes: they were personal beauties and showpieces, and a handful of mamachari bikes Jason and the crew donated for the day. Tres chic – the Cycle Chic Fashion show:


A note to our readers

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

It’s time to give you guys out there a little (very little) update. As some of you may know, we’ve had a recent addition to our team a few weeks ago now, and his name his Otis Forrest. He’s still pretty small, so can’t do any editing jobs yet, so bear with us over the next while if our blog is a bit slow. He’s provided us with great joy already and we’re looking forward to all the future time with him.


-Thomas & Hannah

Fabric-a-brac this Saturday!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Once again I’ve left it a little late to blog about this, but if you’re in welly this weekend I’d HIGHLY recommend popping by St Anne’s Church hall at the end of Emmett St in Newtown for Fabric-a-brac, to stock up on your sewing stash, and help someone else clear out theirs.

Bring along your sewing scissors if you need to get them sharpened, and they’ll also be able to answer your sewing machine maintenance questions and have sewing machine needles at great prices.

There will be the usual selection of vintage and modern fabrics, with highlights being special European designer fabrics and trims, some oh-so-cute Japanese fabric, high-quality upholstery fabric and a huge selection of buttons.

I’m especially excited about getting some goodies from Stitchbird and that lady with the amazing vintage buttons… See you there!

Craft 2.0 this Saturday!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

We’re excited to announce that we’ve managed to track down a limited number of back issues which have been sold out for a while now, so for our last hoorah at our favorite fair this weekend, we’ll have some COMPLETE SETS of World Sweet World for sale.

As well as the sets, we’ll also be selling single copies of issues 3-9, so if I were you, I’d head out to the Dowse this Saturday (June 12) from 10am – 3pm to make sure you get those issues you need to complete your collection.

After the fair, if there are any left, we’ll pop them up on the website for sale, but as we’ve had lots of people contacting us, wanting to get hold of them, I can’t guarantee there will be any left by the end of the day.

Looking forward to our last fair (behind a stall anyway) for a while. There are so many fantastic stallholders on the list that I imagine we’ll be doing quite a bit of buying this time, as well. Check out the Craft2.0 blog for more info on which crafters will be there selling their wares, and hopefully we’ll see you in the Hutt in a couple of days!

Calling all stitchers!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Freakin amazing embroidery by Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching

I’ve just received a very exciting email from the incredible Leanne Prain who wrote Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet and Knit Graffiti. After being interviewed for The knitty-gritty of craftivism in issue 8 of WSW, Leanne has gotten underway with a new book project . She’s really keen to have submissions from all over the world for her new title, Hoopla, The Art of Unexpected Embroidery, and asked me to pass this on to all keen stitchers:

Do you design unusual or unexpected pieces of needlepoint? If so, you should design a pattern for Hoopla, The Art of Unexpected Embroidery, to be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in autumn 2011.

Hoopla: The Art of Unexpected Embroidery rebels against the traditional notions of quaint embroidery with motifs of flowers and songbirds. The book will feature unusual stitch work on a variety of surfaces and textures. With off-beat patterns including subway maps, feminist Girl Guide badges, and metal band letterforms; Hoopla will demonstrate that modern embroidery artists are as sharp as the needles that they work with. If you describe your stitch-work as arresting, subversive, quirky, or conceptual, Hoopla should feature your design work.

Yeehaa! Check out the unexpected embroidery site for more info on how to get involved.

Fantastic March Craft 2.0

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

While Hannah and Thomas were jet-setting off to a wedding, I swung out to The New Dowse for Craft 2.0 to meet some lovely crafters, sell some magazines and console those who had just heard the news that this beautiful new issue will be the final one.  When I see Hannah and Thomas on Tuesday, I’ll be passing on all your lovely messages of thanks, congratulations and just how many people will be missing their quarterly hit of crafty goodness.

Craft 2.0 was a great hit – I met lots of beautiful people, some of whom had never been before! There were so many amazing stalls – I was almost glad I didn’t have my wallet with me – I think I would be broke or seriously in debt if I’d been seduced into buying everything that took my fancy.

There were moments of being absolutely swamped with enthusiastic makers, and those who stuck around too long had to check out my awesome hand modelling poses from my experiences with the photo shoot.  (Check p. 27 for my ‘hand’iwork.) I hope you all had a great day out there, and thanks to everyone who stopped by.

In other news, after compiling the Magpie’s Nest for the latest issue, I’ve found that Giles Speeden, who creates the book carvings, has now got a blog site to show off his works – check it out here.

xx Libby

Mt Victoria Inner City Festival

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

The Mount Victoria festival is coming up, Sat 27th of February (10am-3pm), with workshops around sustainability, food, stalls and live music (wonderful Tessa Rain will be there).

– Thomas

Way to roll

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Here’s another Frocks on Bikes event that shouldn’t be missed:

You can celebrate summer, promote taking the lycra out of cycling and normalising it as a means of transportation, enjoy a leisure bike ride to Island Bay, fall in or out of/ be in/ stay in love with your cycling partner, and even be in two win prizes – ALL IN AN AFTERNOON!

All the info and chance to register is available on

– Thomas

Wellington Creative Markets

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Frank Kitts MarketThe Frank Kitts Market has opened last Saturday, and will be on this Saturday, 19th of December, and then every week from the 9th of January onwards. And we’ll also be there again this Saturday! See you!

Twilight Craft2.0

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

WSW stallAlso almost a couple of weeks ago, Twilight Craft2.0 at The New Dowse on the 3rd was great! There were some lovely crafters, including minu and Little Ladies, and a nice atmosphere, due to live music by Spartacus R, the latest New Dowse’s Late Lounge event. We’re looking forward to future Craft2.0 fairs, “Wellington’s hottest and most fun fair devoted to all things crafty”. We were also lucky to have our stall positioned in the New Dowse’s shop, right in front of a glass display cabinet with funny little creatures in it ;). Lots of time to take pictures.

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