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Local talent at Martha’s – meet Mollyhawk design!

Local talent at Martha’s – meet Mollyhawk design!

In such a small and tight-knit country, supporting local talent is what keeps our country running. At Martha’s, local designers are not only our source of style, they’re also our greatest source of inspiration. This week we’re super excited to shine the spotlight on...

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Where to draw the line on curtains

Where to draw the line on curtains

With more than 600 different curtain fabrics in-stock Martha’s has a fabric for every window. Curtains make a huge difference to the appearance of any room as well as significantly increasing insulation and protecting against heat loss. Discuss your window...

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Behind Every Curtain is a good lining!

Behind Every Curtain is a good lining!

Benefits of lining your curtains Linings help your window furnishings last longer.With a good quality lining, your chosen curtain fabric is shielded from the harsh UV rays of the sun, helping to prevent your fabric from fading. Linings provide added privacy. A lot of...

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Woolly about Winter!

Woolly about Winter!

We don’t always think seasonally here at Martha’s, but with the weather cooling down a bit we thought it was a great time to talk about a local favourite– wool! We love that our range of wools are proudly New Zealand Made, eco-friendly and sustainable. Wool is a...

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Plush life – Appreciating and caring for your velvet

Plush life – Appreciating and caring for your velvet

Here at Martha's we are huge fans of velvet. Its luxurious plushness adds a touch of class and indulgence to any home and works wonderfully for upholstery and lush, full drapes. Our main line of velvet at Martha's is J.B. Martin, and if you've watched their clip on...

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Straight Down The Line With Stripes

Straight Down The Line With Stripes

Stripes are a firm favorite here at Martha’s! We love the way stripes can be used in a contemporary; classic or French country decor. Stripes are timeless and very versatile. They can be used to create their own statement or provide a base upon which to layer patterns...

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LinenTote Bag

LinenTote Bag

The handiest tote bag you will ever have! A great idea for any busy mum is to have one on hand in your purse! Great for saving those pesky plastic bags and looking effortlessly fabulous! We have recommend this super simple tutorial and our stunning Oyster, Vintage and...

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Rustic Eyelet Cushions

Rustic Eyelet Cushions

There are boundless options for this fun way to finish off your cushions! We love the idea of using a contrasting tie, fraying or topstitching the edges and adding simple touches like embroided details to beautifully personalise for mum! Have fun with this project...

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No Sew Napkins!

No Sew Napkins!

A beautiful gift that is fast and easy to make for Mothers day. We made our gorgeous linen napkins 42x42cm allowing for 2cm frayed edge! Our suggested fabrics for this project are our lovely chunky and vintage linens!

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Fabric Jewellery Envelopes

Fabric Jewellery Envelopes

Nothing says "i love you" like a handmade gift! So for the Mum who has everything, why not make a gorgeous fabric envelope to keep her jewels safe whilst travelling? These are a great way to use your offcuts from previous projects! Our suggested fabrics as shown above...

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