Dear Cheryl,
He loved the blanket-he was amused and touched by the thought. He got it’s relevance straight away and it set him off reminiscing about his early days in the Army. No doubt about it-it was a wonderful gift and beautifully executed by you.
Many thanks for your hard work and dedication to the task!
VIP Gifting – NZ

Dear Cheryl,
Congratulations to the whole family and everyone else involved in re-establishing your mill at the Petone location.  We’re amazed at how your product range has grown since we first entered through the wardrobe at the Seaview site.  And it was so great to have the opportunity to see and hear the machines in operation.  A special thank you for the beautiful wrap that was the raffle prize at last week’s opening function.  It was so beautifully packaged that I’ve only just opened it!  Very best wishes for a great future in Petone. 
Joyanne Stevens – NZ

Dear Cheryl,
Everything arrived and all we can say is breathtaking. All the pieces are gorgeous, Thank you and your team for helping make our wedding adventure even better.  I will send you the pics once we do the engagement shoot.
John Brodie – USA

Hi Again Cheryl,
Yes another baby gift.  This one is off to the UK for a close friend that has just had their first baby, a little girl.  These blankets just get such a great response from those who have received them and being all NZ made is just the icing on the cake.  Have seen some of them years later still in use which is nice. The LOTR/Hobbit scarf that we got for a friend from the UK’s birthday last year was also a big hit with her.
Regards Geoff – NZ

Hi Andrea,
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how impressed I was when I popped in the other day. I’ll admit that I was totally overwhelmed – I hadn’t expected such a glorious show room. Such wonderful textures and colours. I’m kicking myself for not bringing Oakley in for a look (his sister was asleep),  but we were at the wrong end of a long day. He would have loved it and I realised later that his Dad is reading him The Hobbit at the moment, so it would have been cool to show him some of the related textiles. Anyway, I’ll put another visit on our list for the future. Have a great weekend!
Wendy – NZ

We have just stayed at a beautiful home here in NZ and slept under the softest, warmest blanket we’ve ever experienced – and it had your label on it!!! Jannie Hughes, Europe

Hi Team,
The Stansborough segment of the ‘Eco Fashion Exposed’ Runway Show was outstanding – the music and garments were a perfect match for each other. Well done!
Joyanne – Hutt City Council, NZ

Hi Cheryl & Barry
Have just opened your email and blown away with your new site WOW well done !

Guess what….Lew and I have just been to Waiheke Island and had dinner at the Oyster Inn as all our Auckland friends recommended as the in place and apparently Gordon Ramsay had been seen there too. We didn’t see any of the rooms but I can only imagine how beautiful they will be with your throws.
Cheers Judy

Dear Cheryl,
We thoroughly enjoyed receiving the latest Stansborough press release via Jerome – we’re totally blown away at the thought of the discovery of those 3000 year old woolen trousers woven in China!

On a personal level, our producer (who just happens to be my daughter) had her baby girl at the beginning of June when Jerome and Richard were filming your story, and to our great joy they sent her a Stansborough baby blanket, and Marley has been wrapped in it every day since it’s arrival.  I think that owning a Stansborough baby throw is the modern equivalent of being born with the silver spoon in one’s mouth!
Barbie – Auckland

Dear Cheryl & Team
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful Grey Wool Blanket you sent me as my prize in the Air NZ Airpoints competition.  I feel very privileged to have such a wonderful gift and it has pride and place on the bed.  I certainly believe that lovely things should be used and not just looked at for their beauty. 
The reason I won the blanket was because I bought one of your scarves.  I have worn this as the weather has been getting colder here in Auckland and it too is lovely to look at as well as warm and practical. 

I will definitely keep you in mind when I am shopping for friends and family.  Thanks again for the opportunity to own such a beautiful piece (or two) of New Zealand wool.
Tracy Willis


Park Summerour – United States
The Cloaks arrived yesterday afternoon. I rushed home so I could break mine out before my Fiancée got home from work and it is perfect! She is going to be in love with hers. We leave for our elopement in Italy in just a few weeks and we will be sure to get some pictures in them. Thank you thank you thank you!

Emily – United States
Hi Kiri,
Thank you so much for your kind note. The wrap arrived in perfect shape this weekend. It’s beautiful – thank you very much! Best wishes, Emily

Lesley Kuhn – Australia
Dear Holly and colleagues,
Thank you all very much. I have received your gorgeous ‘I cloud’ custom weave blanket today. It is even lovelier at home on my bed!
Warm regards

Karol-Ann & Marc – Canada
HI Holly,
I just wanted to say we received the blanket and it’s lovely.  So soft and wonderful and once the cold winter nights come I know it will be warm too!!
Thanks so much for your help and the wonderful customer service!
Have a great day! 

Isobel Scott – Wanaka NZ
Thanks you so much it is a pleasure to deal with such a nice company. A great product and excellent customer service. Regards.

Edward Valauskas – United States
Thank you for the prompt shipping of the Fellowship scarves. They were a Christmas present for my wife, just in time for winter. Photographs on your Website do not do justice to the sheer beauty of the scarves, the intricacy of the weave, and the delightful colours. Their delicate touch on the skin makes silk seem coarse and brazen. The scarves wonderfully refresh our memories of delightful times in New Zealand. Thank you.

Laura – United Kingdom
Thank you so much, my order arrived yesterday and I spent most of last night cuddling the yarn. Thank you again for the amazing customer service and gorgeous yarn you provide!

Martina – South America
Hi Cheryl,
The Blanket arrived today and it is wonderful. My parents love their present! Thank  you again for going out of your way to help me out!!! I was very really impressed with your level of service.

Lyden –  Hasting NZ
Thank you for your prompt delivery. Your lovely wool, beautifully packaged, arrived yesterday.
Kind Regards

Noeline – Auckland NZ 
Thank you so much a great company to deal with when customers make silly
mistakes, my friends will sure love them. Thanking you again

Cheri – Croatia
My friend in Croatia was gifted a Stansborough baby blanket for her first baby, and loves it so much she would like another for her second baby!

Dianne Jackson – Auckland NZ
I have just received the throw I ordered and it is absolutely perfect. Thank you

André – France
I just got the cloak and scarf , it ‘s really beautiful! thank you again for the nobility of this material and the care given to your products!

Julie – Mattner
Congratulations on your new website – I’ve tried it out on the iPad and it looks fantastic – easy to navigate and it all looks so stylish and fresh with your choices of font, layout and the use of white background. I LOVE the new products and some of the knitting kits will be finding their way under our Christmas tree!

Scott & Melissa – Canada
My wife and I first heard about your company through Weta in the purchase of Gandalf the Grey’s scarf and hat.
I really hope to one day day own a prop replica of his entire wardrobe. Thanks for making such quality products!
Your friends from Canada.

Kim – Smith
Thank you for my order which arrived on our doorstep this morning.
The blankets are utterly beautiful and we’re looking forward to giving them to the three bridal couples.
The service you provide is exceptional and we don’t need to look anywhere else for wedding gift ideas.
Thank you again.
Kind regards


Chris Pengelly – NZ
Hi Holly
Just to let you know Tallulah’s (my granddaughter) bear arrived this morning and she is absolutely adorable!!!!
Thank you so much I am delighted.
Pass on my sincere thanks to Cheryl for making such a beautiful bear. I can’t wait to see Tallulah’s face on Christmas Day.
Very, very warm regards

Dianne Kidd – NZ

Spoke with Holly this morning re a change.  BIG THANK YOU.  Customer service obviously comes naturally to this company.  A pleasure to deal with.Will make time to come to your gallery this year now. 

Bill Hough – USA
Hey! I just wanted to let you guys know that I received the poncho and…
It’s AMAZING!! Just beautiful. Thank you so much- it was fun and a pleasure being in contact and working on this with you guys. You are all great artists at Stansborough and I’m thoroughly impressed. Once again, thanks you!!

Marcella Auerbach – Florida USA
Our blanket arrived today. Oh my goodness….it is more beautiful that we could have ever imagined.  Each time we look at it, we see something wonderful that we had not noticed before.  When we spread it out, even our French bulldog stopped to look!!!  If we lived closer, I would stop in and give tell you how appreciative we are…until we visit someday again, please accept a virtual hug!!! 

Bev Barnfather – ‘Gifts worth giving’Australia
I have received my rug – suffice to say it is just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! So many thanks
I will show this to my corporate clients and hope to be in touch to order more….
Very kind wishes, take care

Wendy Brooks – Paraparaumu NZ
The yarn has arrived! It is totally gorgeous – every time I walk past it I go a bit weak at the knees 🙂 I’m hoping I can turn some over quickly and order more soon. Fingers crossed!

Helen – Interior Designer, Hawkes Bay NZ
Just a wee note to say I am so inspired by your product, and thrilled to have seen it all as well as heard the story! What a story! I really look forward to keeping in touch and having a project or two to use some of your pieces. Its just wonderful and a great NZ success to know about. Congratulations on your initiative, skill and hard work. I wish you all the best and hope you reap the benefits you deserve.

Janet Currie-Robson – A proud kiwi, NZ
Thank you so much for the wonderful personal pre sale and service advice from you and your staff, the prompt delivery of the delightful scarves that you sent to me, to take to China, the third one (grey) has been purloined by my daughter for her personal use and she has hinted that another one from me for her next birthday would be a no brainer choice (thanks mum)
Yours faithfully Janet

Katy – UK
Just a note to say I received my cloak today and it is the most amazingly beautiful piece of clothing I ever imagined to own, I am in awe. I intended it to go on a dress not related to LOTR, and it looks just perfect also in this different context. Actually it looks perfect over jeans and woollen sweater. Thank you for this beautiful masterpiece. Katy

Margot Baker
My Rakau throw arrived this morning as promised and I have to write to tell you how thrilled I am. It is absolutely stunning. The texture and the colours are beautiful and the grey somehow gives it a magical translucent quality. I can see why your wool was chosen for so many ‘Otherworld’ movies! I am sure my friends will love putting it in their cottage in the Dordogne to show off New Zealand skills as well as enjoying it everyday. My only disappointment is that I didn’t get one for myself – I will have to see about that when I get back home! Many thanks for your great service and for a wonderful product. Kind regards

Just a quick note of thanks on behalf of the group that visited.  We found the tour most informative and it’s heartening to think a family can make it in the big wide world with a unique idea.  It’s just amazing how the fabric is put together and the final articles are just delightful.  I know those that purchased are really happy.  I look forward to coming back at some stage and wish you and the company all the best.  Kind regards

Hi, I received the snow blankets today, they are divine, just perfect! I am so happy, thank you very much for your time.

Pablo Herrera Cruz – Canada
Thank you so much for your quick reply. My dad will be very happy with this scarf and soon enough I shall get myself another one too. It is such a pleasure to have such great customer service and personal touch with your company.
I wish you all the best, a Merry Christmas and many thanks for all your help

Julia Deeley – Middle East
My throws arrived this week and I am so delighted with them. The colours, the pattern and the beautiful texture are exactly what I had remembered of your beautiful products.
Thank you very much for your help. I have my little pieces of NZ home grown and home spun on my sofas, ready for those cooler nights which are just starting to make an appearance now, and I know when I wrap  myself up in them, I’ll be visualizing your Wairarapa farm, and your lovely mill.
All the best Cheryl  to you and your team for producing such lovely products and have a great Christmas.

David Yeago – USA
I just tried out my new glacier snow blanket! Unbelievable! It felt like sleeping on a cloud! I don’t ever remember sleeping that well. It’s so soft, so warm, not scratchy, has incredible loft and somehow feels so light. I don’t know how it works. I think it’s magical. It is far better than I hoped it would be.
Your customer service is the best I’ve ever experienced. You really helped me make a good decision, guided me to just the right things, and answered all of my questions.
I am so pleased. It’s worth every penny I spent on it!

Jordon Cosner – USA Gandalf Scarf
Hello Cheryl, I received my scarf today. It is an amazing piece, thank you very much. I will treasure it forever. I’m currently looking at your fellowship cloaks, I may come down to New Zealand and buy one directly from you! I will make sure to tell my friends and family to visit your website and find something for themselves.


Noel and extended family 
We had a marvelous time at the cottage. 
It is such a beautiful place, and Barry, Cheryl, Gavin and family were just fantastic. They really really made us feel welcome and went out of their way to tell us the whole story about the farm and the Alpacas/other animals. They are passionate about the Alpacas! Lima and her daughter (Logan?) were great, and the children enjoyed the ‘milk bottle’ feeding of the lambs, the tree swing, bee hive, ponds, chickens, duck feeding, etc. The walks to the lake and river were so peaceful and enjoyable. We have some great memories and are still nostalgic. The place is unreal! Regards Noel

Kohine Balejko – Wellington NZ
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stansborough.  We will definitely be coming back.  Such a beautiful place, and great to have the whole house to your self.

Trevor Holdstock – Marlborough Sounds NZ
We had a great stay last week, beautiful and quiet, we managed to grab some good weather! Great big roomy cottage, thanks for letting us have the privilege of walking round your wonderful farm/station. It was always interesting to watch the alpacas look over to the cottage expectantly for nibbles every time we came out of the cottage door!! We just had one challenging time on clean up day with the vacuum, which seemed to have have its own agenda of doing things! We shall surely come and stay when we visit the Wairarapa again. Thank you.

Amanda Whittet  – NZ
What an awesome place to stay especially for our 5 and 3 year olds. Alpaca’s at the door, friendly grey sheep, walks to the lake and a river, what more could you ask for. Lighting our own fire on the bbq and cooking sausages and eggs was a hug hit as was the fact there was no tv, which meant lots of board games and reading. The owners were welcoming and very friendly – we will definitely stay here again. Thanks so much for a wonderful Easter holiday 🙂


Lois Foerster – USA
The wool arrived about an hour ago. I am amazed at how fast it got here!  I am in wool heaven.  I simply love the smell of this wool. It smells like sunshine and grassy fields to me.  I already have some soaking in warm soapy water.
Thanks again for all your help.
many warm regards,

Sarah Fields – USA
It just arrived yesterday afternoon and is GORGEOUS!!! 
Thank you SO much for this lovely, amazing package! It’s really nicely lightly prepared, too, and very well wrapped.  Just wanted to please let everyone know I’m delighted!  What fun this will be.
Hope you have a very good season and I may check in with you again since my kids are all asking me to spin something special or them now, LOL!

Linda Holt – USA
Just wanted you to know that I received my shipment on Saturday and all I can say is. . .WOW!!!  Absolutely gorgeous!  I’ve already hand-carded and spun some of it and I love the color and luster!  Just beautiful!
Thank you so much for all your help! 
All the best