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.

It's been a while

Been busy making and selling. The applications for the Fruit Bowl Craft Jam are going really well. I've been down to Welly and had great day at Frank Kitts market. Made a range of fabric brooches and neckpieces for Fashion week and to coincide with WOW. Really well received which is nice to say. Last weekend I spent some well earned time out in Matakana with friends. Fabulous weekend.
Have lots of markets coming up. Craft Country in Greytown, Craft 2.0 (I Can't wait) and the Hawkes Bay Design market... not to mention our baby FBCJ.
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