*EMBROIDERY - The NZ Natives Collection

This collection was inspired by my love of NZ native flora and fauna. I feel so connected to, and grateful for, our natural environment. We are incredibly lucky in nz to have such diverse wildlife at our doorstep. I never want to take it for granted and wanted to capture that love into some pieces. This collection will be added to periodically as I create new pieces.

All items are handstitched onto cotton and mounted in a 5 inch (12.5cm) wooden hoop.

Made in New Zealand.

Designs available:

  • The New Zealand red admiral (Vanessa gonerilla) is a butterfly endemic to New Zealand. Its Māori name is kahukura, which means "red cloak".

  • Entoloma hochstetteri is a blue mushroom endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name for the blue mushroom is werewere-kokako because the colour is similar to the blue wattle of the kōkako bird.
  • The Puriri moth, also commonly called the ghost moth or pepetuna, is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. This moth is endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. It is New Zealand's largest moth, with a wingspan of up to 150 mm.
  • The katipō spider (Latrodectus katipo) is an endangered species of spider native to New Zealand. The species is venomous to humans, capable of delivering a potentially dangerous bite.
  • The Mt Cook Lily (Ranunculus lyallii). The flower is not actually a lily – it is the world’s largest buttercup, with leaves that can grow 40 centimetres wide. Endemic to New Zealand


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