Hi. My name is Jo Pearson. i'm a proud kiwi in love with textiles, fibre and print. purveyor of fine NZ wool blankets, peggy squares and vintage bits and bobs. building a creative community that I'm proud to be part of . i live in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. i teach . i design. i make homewares and accessories . i draw . i collage . i sew . i unpick . i collect . i am half of The Fruit Bowl Crafters and our business is Coco & Co. i have a workbook filled with unresolved ideas. my work evokes memories of days spent with my grandmother when we cut and pasted from magazines, re-purposed, recycled, patched, darned, glued, lengthened and used every little scrap up in an attempt to make something new and bright. revisioned for 2010 and beyond, my honest endeavours are a small but creative statement against mass production and consumerism. i hope you enjoy my meagre offerings.

This weeks efforts

big week - went to see 'Handmade Nation' on Friday night, joined New Zealand Handmade and finally finished an order for 'Bounty' in Thames and 'The Lake Gallery' in Taupo. I also sold my first cushion on Felt...I'm excited.

Getting the 'Fruit Bowl Craft Jam' logo and profile finished and we will soon be looking for stallholders for Hastings first indie craft market....
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