: September 2023

  • Hello again.

    At last I can restart this year which has been filled with family emergencies, hospitalisations etc. Hopefully that is now past and I can again restart my business and return to the Old Dairy Factory at the Matakana Market. I have missed meeting my customers and having really interesting conversations and of course it is lovely when they find just the right something I have made to buy.

    When I restart at the Market on 7 October I will have all the favourite Kiwiana items - table mats and table runners - in particular the 1.3 metre long 6-patch table runner featuring 3 NZ birds and 3 NZ flowers or ferns. This runner has been so popular and even those people who do not have a long enough table to feature it, have purchased to use as a bed runner at the foot of their bed, so they too can have a little bit of New Zealand.

    There are some new fabrics, in particular some panels which I have turned into wall hangings - striking colours and they make a wonderful splash of colour on the wall.

    I have added some slightly different designs to the Kiwiana Lap quilts which are a little larger and of course there is always a good range of children's quilts - the popular I Spy as well as the New Zealand Counting and New Zealand Alphabet plus others - it is always a changing range.

    So I look forward to seeing you in my corner at the Old Dairy Factory at the Matakana Market every Saturday from 7 October onwards.

    Safe travels

    Posted: Saturday 23 September 2023

Welcome to the Greenleas Handcrafts website.

 I sell only from the Matakana Market or directly from home - see the Contact Us page for details.

 All items are made by me in my workroom in Snells Beach from very good quality cotton.

The Art Quilts are original one-off pieces. They are sometimes appliqued, sometimes they are collage with beading, painting, or  layered fabrics. Every one is unique and has a sleeve at the back for the insertion of a rod for hanging.

 The Children's Play Quilts are also individual and colourful made from hardwearing cotton. They are all fully  machine washable.

Kiwiana tableware (table mats and table runners) and wallhangings are attractive, lightweight but hardwearing.

I look forward to seeing you at the Old Dairy Factory, Matakana Market .