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.

Thank You Hawkes Bay

Hi Folks, just a quick post to say 'Thanks so much' to everyone who donated incredible items for the auction and to all the stallholders who came along and especially all the folks who came and ate, drank and spent money. 'Craft Jam for Christchurch' raised over $2700 for our Red Cross magicians and Jess and I were stoked! Now I need to get ready for the next Craft 2.0 and believe me there's something new brewing for HB crafters and all Craft Jam supporters.