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June 21, 2019

Perhaps this was inevitable: I always aspired to run my own design store.

I already was actually!

But to showcase products by other creatives - not just my own brand - felt like the next natural step of my career.

A quick recap of how this came to fruition:

- Tinch was est...

December 1, 2018

It's been another fantastic year for Tinch, thank you so much to our lovely customers, suppliers and supporters. Helen is due to go on Maternity leave early December as our 4th baby is arriving near Christmas. 

We've been inundated with demand this Christmas season...

October 8, 2018

 As well as owner/operator of Tinch Design, Helen is the curator/coordinator for Dunedin Designed collective Store, Guild. 

Helen and colleagues have been working hard to present a 'taster' of the Dunedin store in Oamaru for 4 weeks in the Christmas lea...

January 16, 2018

Happy New Year!
We are into our 8th year of business, how awesome!

A few minor changes to our services;

  • We'll be producing designs in batches and updating the website with stock availability more regularly. In the past, everything was made to order. Hopefully this...

December 17, 2017

This has to have been the highlight of our year. You might've visited our Oamaru home and studio through the glossy pages of Your Home & Garden magazine recently! We feel very privileged to have been asked to share our home and work story in this way.

We hope you enjoy...

November 13, 2017

A profile about me, my work and some of the projects I'm working on in the Business Section of Otago Daily Times...

November 9, 2017

Keen to learn to make Christmas Crackers? I'll be running a mini workshop at Guild in Dunedin Sunday 26th November. $40 per person to make 6 crackers... see you there!

November 8, 2017

Home, Studio & Garden Tour, Sunday 3rd December, Oamaru. We're opening our home and the Tinch studio as part of a public tour of 9 amazing North Otago properties! Tickets just $20, it'll be a lovely inspiring day...

February 20, 2017

Just a quick post - to say the website is back up and functioning for online orders!

Today is my first official day 'back at work' after 18 weeks maternity leave.

Tinch is my small, home-based design business; it's our 2nd baby in order of birth date, but by emotional h...

September 21, 2016

Sorry to mention the C-word in September!

But, Helen's finishing work soon, so the Tinch web stores and ordering services will be closed until 2017 -- so here's the best (and last) chance to order Tinch pressies for Christmas...

The deal:

- 20% off storewide, including cu...

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