The Tui has the most distinctive bird song in New Zealand (in my humble opinion!) and I love it.  Take a listen to the Tui communicating – it sounds a bit like R2D2!.  They are a type of honeyeater and are found throughout New Zealand.

For me, the predominant colours of the Tui are the iridescent blues and greens though they have a lovely saddle of browns to ground them – they’s be too gorgeous otherwise!

A part of my New Zealand Birds series, the Tui long scarf, infinity scarf and wrap are made from New Zealand yarns that honour the inspiration I find in New Zealand nature.  Each is unique and made to order, creating a very special, wearable momento of New Zealand.  These are stunning gifts for special occasions or special guests.  The New Zealand Bird Series features Kereru, Kiwi, Kokako, Pukeko and Tui. For enquiries and order information, please email me at

In your hands you are holding a piece of New Zealand.  The wool, alpaca, possum down, cashmere and mohair fleeces were gathered by New Zealand shearers from animals grazing on New Zealand pastures.  They were spun and dyed with New Zealand hands.  They were then handwoven by a sixth generation New Zealander following designs inspired by our New Zealand birds – Tui, Kiwi, Kereru (wood pigeon), Pukeko and Kokako.

Tui Concept

Tui Concept

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