About

Photo on 27-04-13 at 2.08 PM

Kia ora and welcome. I am Caroline Larnach,  a lover of all things creative, from Auckland, New Zealand. I am a primary school teacher; I also have a teaching blog, which focuses on the integration of arts and literacy.

My main creative interests are in textile arts, following my passions for designing and creating clothing, homeware and embroidered art.

I learned needlework at the knees of my grandmothers, one talented in cross-stitch and tapestry and the other adept at free-form. From those beginnings, I developed an illustrative embroidery style that blends traditional methods with an aesthetic inspired by the worlds of tattoo and street-art.

I was taught machine sewing by my mother, the talented seamstress and artist Katy Sanson. Armed with technical know-how and a belief in my ability to create, I continued to find my own way with a machine when I left home. Mastering basic sewing templates led to pattern hacking and self-designing. Today, my creations  tends toward understated clothing and boldly patterned homeware.

This blog is a fusion of my interests in creating, textiles, local businesses, vintage furniture and graphic arts. You’ll also find glimpses of my home and snapshots of favourite corners, as I take you on my creative journey in this blog. Welcome to my world.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. I’d like to congratulate you on winning the “Super Sweet Blogging Award” ❤ To receive this award, simply copy & paste my post –http://prettylittlethingsinabox.wordpress.com/ , follow the rules, and spread some sweetness of your own! Thanks for being so fabulous! ^_^

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s