The Sailmaker 


Pearls Sail Repairs offers friendly efficient service on all repairs to yacht sails, canvas goods, biminis and yacht covers as well as P.V.C. fabrication and outdoor furniture repairs.


With the technical support of Southern Sails and Lidgard Sails I can offer a complete sail making service for all vessel types including new sails, a full maintenance and repair program,  U.V.  covers and all outdoor blinds and shade sails.




Visitors are welcome in the workshop during working hours to observe work in progress, check out the history of Nelson sail making or take part on designing their own quality Pearlmade bag.

"I have been producing art and craft in the nelson region since 1985. This has included hand dyed and woven wall hangings and floor rugs when my children were small, followed by a large body of local land and seascape paintings in oils when more time and space became available.


In more recent times I have explored my love of the ocean with a career as a commercial yacht skipper as well as six years learning the skills of traditional/classic sail making with Nalder Sails.


My current work is of a very practical nature using both modern and traditional sail making techniques.  I now enjoy a successful sail making, canvas work and bag making business which is permanently based at Founders Heritage Park in Nelson, NZ.


I enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with others and producing sturdy quality sails for people to use and enjoy."