Minerva is a haven for textile lovers


Minerva is a craft, fashion, textile and quilter's bookshop located in Cuba Street, Wellington.


Our world has changed again and Minerva is closed for the duration of the level 4 lockdown. We cannot despatch any orders submitted via this website until we are able to open the store again. At this stage, this will be on or around 23 April however, this too may change. 



We received our airfreight delivery of several magazines and despatched these to all those on our lists before we closed the doors on 25 March. Selvedge issue 93 and Simply Moderne issue 20 were there and we didn't have time to open the large carton packed with new stocks of Oliver Twist threads. 


We also received the French publisher Quiltmania's latest offerings. Their new book The Story of a Re-Birth has lots of glorious ideas for those fond of darning and using recycled textiles. We also refreshed our stocks of Seams Like Yesterday and Rachael Daisy's latest book Whizz Bang. For Japanese magic, check out Pieces of my Life - an exquisite collection of indigo pieced quilts from this master. And for medallion style quilts inspired by antique quilts, Susan Smith's Quilts: Somewhere in the Middle has 16 patterns - something for all tastes.


Our range of boutique magazines has broadened with the arrival of some interesting new titles. The Maker's Atelier is a new magazine with stylish patterns. Foodies will be interested to checkout the new issue of The Gourmand while gardeners will be interested in The Plant. We have new airfreight-speeded issues of Quilting Arts magazine, Selvedge and we have a few copies of issue 19 of Simply Moderne in store. For knitters, we have the new Rowan magazine, and plenty of issues of the lovely Finnish magazine Laine.


Check out a new range of design-led cards that are proving very popular. They are plastic free, and as an added bonus, the coffee and cocktail cards have the recipes for each drink inside.



New in store





This lovely Finnish magazine has exquisite patterns and articles about knitting and knitters. A volume to treasure. 



Simply Moderne


Simply Moderne issue 19 has

arrived at Minerva.

Lots of eye candy with exhibition reviews and quilt patterns


Embroidered Botanicals


  Great designs and projects from small brooches to larger more complex bags and panels. Crewel wool, cotton and metallic threads are all used.





Now for Something Sweet


Sydney's Monday Morning Cooking Club  are legendary bakers and these are recipes with heart and soul - comfort food at its best. Over 300 pages, beautifully illustrated - treat yourself and your friends and family.



12 Shades of Coffee


Coffee is something of a religion for many. New in store, these A5 (150 x 210mm) cards with kraft envelopes are perfect for any occasion. Cards with a purpose, they describe the coffees on the inside cover. We also have the posters to match.



52 Weeks of Socks


Laine, the Finnish knitting magazine first published this hardcover book less than a month ago. The first three printings sold out within days and we are now awaiting our second order from the fourth printing... Order yours today!

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