Melissa Wastney

Melissa WastneyMelissa Wastney lives in Wellington, New Zealand, in an old wooden house near the city. She was raised on a farm in Nelson in a large family and has a deep love for creative work, children, and the natural world. She has two children, Arlo and Keira, with her partner, Tom.

Melissa has an arts degree from Victoria University, Wellington, and in the past has worked as a teacher, coffee maker, cook, and nanny. For the past five years she has kept a nearly daily blog,, to document her craft projects and inspiration and has enjoyed a wide readership from all around the world. She sells her textile work online and in various design stores and galleries internationally.

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