Tricot et Toile

Tricot et Toile


Stocked with the gloves. They will be fabulous on those foggy frosty days in the Waikato. Thank you Jennie Liz from Jersey Girl Organics

Handmade unique vintage inspired items for your home using mostly repurposed fabrics, and a range of knitted accessories from vintage style patterns.

Operating as usual

Lockdown project nearly complete! 🧶
Can’t believe I’ve never made a grownup size jumper before!
Now for the sewing up bit ‼️
#tricotettoile #lockdownactivities #handknitsweater #vintageknittingpattern #retrostyle #madebyhand

A great little project for a rainy day. Sweet retro addition to the new flat.
Great easy to follow tutorial from @crafty_ginger .. Thank you🧡
Driftwood found on the banks of the Whanganui River
Thank goodness for @spotlightstores and contactless delivery.
#macrameplanthanger #handcrafted #indoorplants #learnanewskill

Decluttering my photo album, found these groovy specimens from the National Gallery of Victoria during my pre-Covid trip to Melbourne.
#ceramicart #teapot #nationalgalleryofvictoria #lockdownactivities #declutter

The newest T•Art creation. This design has been brewing for a while... I feel like there could be some pun about drinking and driving...
#tricotettoile #teacosies #teacozy #noveltygifts #volkswagenbeetle #handknitted #christmasiscoming

Fresh off the sewing machine...Go plastic free with these original handmade tote bags. Each one tells a story through its artwork.
Available at next weeks @generalcollective Christmas Edition
#tricotettoile #shoplocalnz #reducewaste #generalcollective #plasticfreechristmas #handmadeinnz

Something a little more traditional... perfectly pansies with matching Regency China, fresh baked scones and my favourite @tiora_anz brew.
#tricotettoile #teacozy #handknitted #teatime #teaforone #teaandscones #pansies #handmadeinnz #teacosy


‘Alan’ the UFO (as nicknames by his new owner)

And here he is, the owner of the tail, in his new home on his own tea pot....
Miaow miaow miaow...
What do you know... his head comes off.
People sure love their cat teacosies.
#tricotettoile #handknitted #kitsch #handmadecreations #cattheme #madeinnz

What the heck is this??
Virtual high five to anyone who guesses right. ❓❓❓
🔎 Clue: It’s part of a soon to be completed tea cosy.
#tricotettoile #guesswhatitis #handknitted #quirkyart #teacozy #noveltygifts #handmadecrafts

Work in progress...
I love knitting these kind of sampler patterns 💚 makes for a great kids hat, and for bonus points, uses up all of those pesky leftover yarn scraps 🧶
#tricotettoile #handknitted
#retroknit #scandinavianknitting #fairisleknitting #kidshats #handmadeinnz

Tried my hand at some macrame plant holders. Painted up some tin cans.
A lovely gift... an instant handing herb garden.
#tricotettoile #macrame #reducewaste #macrameplanthanger #handcrafted #growyourownfood #herbgarden

What to do with a teapot missing it’s handle?
Plant something in it 🌷!...
This cyclamen was rescued from a sad state on my parents window sill, now looking much happier in this vintage pot 💡🌱

#tricotettoile #upcycle #teapots #vintagepottery #potplants #cyclamen

Amazing evening tonight showing off my creations at @bathboutiquenz
So nice to see Tricot et Toile displayed in such a beautiful space.
Art, shopping and bubbles what could be better!
#teacosies #totebag #cushioncover #handpaintedcards
#handmade #shoplocal #madeinnz #handmadecrafts @ Bath Boutique

Ready, Set , GO!! Here’s hoping for a fabulous market day.

The latest addition to the T.Art Tea cosy collection 🌵. Just in time for tomorrow’s market at General Collective ! 💕🧶

Just One week to go until the General Collective market! You’ll find fabulous handmade items like this hand painted Warhol/ Velvet Underground inspired cushion cover... and many more so do pop in for a look.

Love these vintage tins 💕. Will make a great addition to my teacosy display.
#tricotettoile #vintageobjects #retrocool #marketdisplay #teaparaphernalia

Just 3 short weeks left until the fabulous General Collective market. My wee fingers are keeping super busy working on some great new product designs for the occasion.

A new year calls for a fresh new market display. Picked up these fabulous bits and pieces, cool retro fabric and wallpaper for a backdrop from @retroaddictionnz, nice little table and tea tray from @antiquealleynz and the most beautiful selection of dried flowers from

Thanks so much 💕👌💐It’s going to make the whole display really stand out. #handmadecrafts #retrostyle #tabledisplay #shoplocal

I made a couple of different versions of this #shoppingtote bag and they flew straight off the rack this Christmas, didn’t even get a chance to photograph them! So getting busy with another one.
#TricotetToile #handmadeinNZ
#reducewaste #shoppingbags

I like to check in at second hand shops for teapots to design cosies for, and I found these beauties!! ✨ Couldn’t possibly cover that up! @ Oratia, New Zealand

These models are freakin' amazing! I got the Stag Head for my brother's birthday - he loves it.
The cactus also somewhat inspired my next Tea-Cosy this space...

Last chance to grab a gift before Christmas!!! Shop will be closing on Saturday until the New Year!!!!
#giftideas #makersmovement #christmas #auckland #newzealand #tistheseason #lowpoly #papercrafts #diy #fox #cactus #bowtie #thinker #kiwi #thedavid

I just opened the brand shiny new shop on Facebook!! Will be adding new things in over the next few days so be sure to keep your eye out!


Come check this guy out at Crave Ethical Market. On today until 3pm.

17 / 24th Nov @ Craft Harvest, 1st Dec @ Crave,
8th Dec @ Mt Eden Village, 15th Dec @ Craft Harvest

It's exactly 9 weeks until Christmas. Once it's less than double figures I reckon it's time to start thinking about gifts. And how about these deluxe christmas stockings, ready to fill with toys and treats. They even have a special pocket to leave a carrot-y treat for Rudolph (or Prancer or Blitzen). Come try them on for size this Saturday at Craft Harvest

Dodge all these Spring showers and come in to Mt Eden Village Craft Market tomorrow from 10-4. Great gift ideas. #supportlocal

Who's this cheeky little guy nibbling through my lovely tea cosy? Come and find out at Craft Harvest tomorrow from 8-11:45am. See you there.

Now you see it...Now you see it.... This new hand painted cushion cover transforms under a UV blacklight.
Available tomorrow on the stall at Craft Harvest

Knitting in the blackout. 44 hours with no power and counting. Sorely hoping to be reacquainted with the light switch soon. In the meantime the show must go on, socks must be made!

So this summer has been spent completing a swathe of custom orders - and a healthy dose of vitamin D of course! So now its down to business - what will be my next T.Art cosy creations? You can see here I've been having a few ideas, but I want to open it up to you all for suggestions - the more out there the better!

Te Puia – treasuring Māori arts and crafts

This being Waitangi Day, I wanted to share this little story about traditional arts and crafts. I'm so happy that places like this exist, allowing our heritage, traditional skills and know-how to be preserved, not only that, but that they are allowed too, to evolve and develop as a living thing, just as culture evolves and changes, steeped in tradition and history and at the same time befitting a modern technological age. Learning from the past to create a better future. May it continue for many generations to come. Behind the beauty and craftsmanship, each piece of Māori art from New Zealand carries a story.

Hoping everyone has had a safe and happy festive season. Enjoy the sunshine when its about and may the new year bring much fortune and more fancy tea cosies😄

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