I’m delighted to have some work available to buy through new online shop Straw & Gold which just launched on 14th April!

It is a beautifully curated collection of textiles, jewellery, ceramics, art prints and more brought together by the lovely Lauren Musacchio who has carefully sourced stunning hand crafted pieces from artists and makers around the globe. I recommend paying the site a visit, prepare to feel inspired!



From a scarf I made as a gift for my mother in law came a custom order to weave a similar scarf.

I used the same colour palette of greens and purples which were inspired by thistles and heather.

I have two similar scarves for sale in my Shop.

I am happy to hear from you if you would like me to weave your own custom scarf or as a gift for someone special.









I have been weaving some bright, fresh, colourful samples inspired by sunnier spring days and holidays.

I chose to have a rest from working with fine silk to weave thicker cotton mixed with lurex and some wool – here are my first samples and peek into my book of weave notes and pegplans.

I will be making scarves developed from these samples to be for sale soon!


I just gifted my latest silk scarf to my lovely mother in law Liz as a very belated Christmas present!

The warp is silk and the weft silk and lurex, which is very fine. Due to a mistake in calculating the length I had to make the warp twice as I ran out first time round. It was quite heartbreaking to have to dress the loom twice with the silk set at 44 epi. But these things happen with hand weaving and it only makes me more determined to get it right.

I was very pleased with the result and Liz loves her new scarf x



I have been enjoying something new recently – making polymer clay beads.

I love working with colour, creating interesting combinations and experimenting with how colours compliment and contrast with each other.

I thought clay would be a nice medium to work with to explore my ideas and develop a line of necklaces.

The first collection is now for sale in my Shop!


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Jelly Jungle

Polymer clay jewellery - handmade in Melbourne


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alanna josie

Hi! I'm Alanna, an Auckland-based textile designer; here you'll find a few of my designs, works in progress, and the little things that I am inspired by.


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