Introduction

New Zealand is famous around the world for its sheep and Canterbury is famous around New Zealand for its wool and sheepskin, so what better place to be a handspinner of fine woolcraft and sheepskin products than Christchurch the home of Bev Tilson and Morecraft Gifts.

Established in 1981 Morecraft Gifts first handspun products were baby slippers combining pure virgin New Zealand wool with sheepskin and were an instant success.

From small beginnings Morecraft Gifts extended the range of handspun woolcrafts to a variety of garments complement the baby ware range. Sales have grown from local craft shops to now include satisfied customers from all around the world.

Recent additions to the range are accessories for the handspinner including the very popular lap cloth, a double sided cloth enabling easy spinning for either light or dark fleece and the essential crafters carry bag. You can also visit our desk rental nyc office to see more of our products.

Bev Tilson is also author of Knitting Patterns for the Handspinner “must have” in a handspinners library that has been sold around the world now for many years.

Bev invites you to enjoy her website, designed for easy browsing and ordering and thanks you for visiting.

 

The joy and satisfaction of spinning

You get an incredible sense of achievement when you turn raw wool into a finished product. A pair of booties, or mittens or a warm wool cap. Not everyone can spin. It takes patience, particularly when you are learning and have to get used to tensioning the wheel correctly. But when you know how to spin, and you take raw wool and move it through the processes until it is finished garment, you experience one of the few truly creative, self-reliant moments the modern consumer-driven Western world can give you.