Fern, greenstone & kea

Lush colour inspired by my local walks, kea feathers, punamu and a million evergreen leaves shinning in the winter sun. 

3 herringbone twill scarves; each one with its own particular touch of green goodness. 

That Sunday feeling

Last week I finished this simple blue and white scarf. Soft, understated and perfect for a relaxed weekend.

denim blue white scarf

Hand woven using a blend of merino, silk, cotton and viscose. Approx 180cm long by 20cm wide NZ$105 free postage anywhere in the world.

This week on the loom…

It has taken me four days to get a design idea to this stage of weaving. 

Still not totally sorted, but am loving the problem solving process and giving my brain a workout. The colours and natural yarns are also quite yummy.

This piece is for an upcoming exhibition, but you can have a little peep. 

Beachcomber, dreamweaver

I’ve been wanting to make one of these wall hangings for a long time. I simply tied on some natural textured yarns onto a piece of driftwood (using larkspur knots); attached some delicate beach finds; did a bit of hand weaving over and under groups of threads here and there; and finally, added a touch of silvery sparkle.

Think I’ll call it a ‘dreamweaver’ – maybe it looks a bit 1970’s, but spending an hour quietly making something with natural elements has made me really happy 🙂

beachcomber-dreamweaver

Tapestry Weaving in March

Weave your own contemporary wall hanging. Using small frame looms, you will explore simple weaving and knotting techniques and have fun with colour, texture and shape.

Sessions will be from 7-9pm every Thursday evening in March (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th) and will be held at the Little Beehive Co-op in Nelson. Please plan to come along to as many sessions as you can in order to complete your piece – weaving is slow and steady work 🙂 Each session costs $20 plus a little more for the yarns and materials you use.

Everything will be provided but you’re welcome to bring along any special materials you wish to incorporate in your piece. You might also like to go foraging or beach combing for a strong driftwood stick (or something similar that is about 20cm long) to hang your piece from.

There are only 4 places left, so please book soon.

A5 Heart weaving kit Workshop feb 10th and 11th 2017