News — Embroidery

Barisa's spreading its wings

Posted by Barb Hudson on

Hi, we have lots of exciting things on the horizon... We now have accounts on Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to follow us and see what the studio is producing... we aren't just a market stall! And it is a quick way to keep an eye on what's being made... and a 'first chance' to buy one off accessories. The blog on here will also feature some of the things made but it will not be as frequent (once a week rather than more often.) On Instagram we are barisa_nz and on Twitter you'll find us on @barisa_nz  (you can,...

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Super busy summer coming up for Barisa

Posted by Barb Hudson on

The next five months are going to be insanely busy... we are attending all the Little Big Markets in both Mount Maunganui (by Zespri) and Papamoa (at the Papamoa Domain)...the first Saturday and third Saturdays respectively of each month. Then we have also committed to being at the newly revamped Victoria Park Market in Auckland which is every Saturday from the 7th of November until the second to last saturday of March! then we add in random Christmas parades, Christmas in the Park and school 'one off' events! The five months are completed by our now annual presence (full of fun) at the...

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Using quotes to spark the inner designer...

Posted by Barb Hudson on

 It never ceases to amaze me that you can find something to spark the inner designer almost anywhere... sometimes it's pretty obvious and at other times the linkage is pretty obscure, and usually it is completely unexpected! The picture on the left is a quote in chalk at the lovely cafe where we went for breakfast on Sunday. A lovely place and the first time we'd been out for breakfast for many months.. to have the bonus of finding a quote I can now use for a retro blanket based cushion cover just made the day! Not quite sure how it...

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Christmas in the Park today at the Mount

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Looking forward to the annual Christmas in the Park at Blake Park. .. Rather hope the weather will stay fine or that the rain will hold of until tomorrow.  It promises to be a lovely day starting at 2 and running through until 9.30 this evening, there will be lots to do and they are aiming for a real family atmosphere. We're taking a power station with us to add to the one light we're given with a heap of our Christmas lights. ..I knew there was a reason our tree wasn't up in the house yet! We'll try to...

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Stunning Christmas Angels ready for sale

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 Christmas is approaching at a gallop ans these decorations have just been finished to sell. All original one-off creations they are pretty cute...The tree decorations on the left are stitched on felt .. They are in sets of four: gold or red on black, red variegated, bright red or dark red  and green on white. I'll probably keep making these sets until I run out of the red frames... they look fantastic on a christmas tree, I'm not sure if the frames are still available as these ones are about 15 years old... they have a great retro feel.   Then there are there...

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