A little bit about myself... I am a Needlework designer, formerly part owner of Calico Dreams Quilt shop in Rakaia. I share a real passion for drawing, art and sewing, and a great love for needlework, creative crafting and quilting. I love to see my designs come to life with needle and thread. I have a rural background and gather inspiration from the surrounding countryside and from my love of gardening, and my life here in the Canterbury region of New Zealand.


My aim is to inspire and introduce you to the joys and pleasure of needle work both through my patterns and classes. My customers use my patterns to make beautiful handmade creations while enjoying a state of flow through stitching, which ultimately feeds the creative soul.

My studio is located in the small rural township of Rakaia, just 45 minutes south of Christchurch International Airport.
Come join with me on my designing journey and learn needle art with me.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Happy stitching, Kelly.