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Habeo | The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things
This is our second post in a series of featured makers. We aim to introduce our makers one at a time and give you a bit of a behind-the-scenes story and insights to their practice. This week we would like to introduce: First up. Who are you and what do you do? I am Tonya Miles a first generation New Zealander descending from a long line of 'make-doers'. I was born in Napier, I raised my daughter in Napier and I am STILL in Napier (half of me is fiercely proud of that fact and the other half is horrified and somewhat embarrassed). habeo is my knitwear label and I spend every spare moment designing garments, some I have kept for myself to add to the stock at The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things and others are released as patterns so you can knit it yourself. Inspiration is everywhere. How and why did you get started (instead of getting a proper job like your mother told you)? I have a proper job - a full time one! I was taught to knit at age 8, as a young