Ava and Neve and Ava and Neve Collective is the brainchild of Martina and Narelle. They wanted a space to create an ever-changing kaleidoscope of items from baby, children’s wear and accessories to home wares and adult clothing and accessories using Liberty Art Fabrics.
The name Ava and Neve came about over several coffees and maybe some wines. A little presumptuous but the names were what they would pick if they had baby girls. About 18 months later Narelle had Ava and Martina is working on Neve.
Martina had an early obsession with Liberty of London fabrics stemming from her Dutch grandmother who was a seamstress during WWII. Martina got into sewing in her early 20’s making quilts and handmade clothing for all her friends’ children. She found that the mums had never heard of Liberty Tana Lawn, but they instantly fell in love with it.
Narelle has a passion for creating and making old new again. Self taught and eager to have a go she has refurbished or repurposed countless pieces. Once she caught the Liberty bug from Martina she was looking for more projects that could incorporate Liberty. The pair quickly combined forces and the creative juices started flowing.
But we couldn’t do this all without a team of super women. So meet the rest of the team –
Jane Pipke @Behind_LilPipDesigns
Jane’s ‘real’ job in marketing really comes in handy helping us in Ava and Neve. She loves slow stitching and occasionally finishes creations.
Liberty tana lawn is just perfect for Australia’s climate. Its 100% cotton but feels soft, silky and luxurious. It’s lightweight and breathable but durable. No wonder its been around since the 1800’s and the British just love it.
Ava and Neve Collective is about making beautiful modern designed pieces with a vintage twist. They are practical and comfortable with attention to detail. Pieces are made in limit numbers and available for a limited time only. This in turn ensures the uniqueness and it wont be the same as everyone else on the playground.
Whether you are a secret fabric hoarder like Martina, or looking for the perfect gift let Ava & Neve be your first point of call. If there is a particular design or fabric you are after and we haven’t got it stocked please send us email or call and we will do our best to source it for you. Our range is available for sale online and in the Brisbane home studio.
**Please call ahead to make an appointment at the studio. We want to be able to spend time helping you**