Rata Joy

This rich, vibrant colour combination was inspired by my daughter who is now a young adult- who is passionate about social issues and dives right into whatever she does in life.

When I offered to weave her a scarf for the cold winter months at university, she immediately said ‘yes please-red please’

I loved weaving these variegated stripes of crimson, red, rust, hot pink, burgundy, teal, gold.

There were four slightly different scarves made from the same warp length. One went to my daughter, so now there are three left – one here, one at the Little Beehive Co-op and the another at the Wow gallery, Nelson. Made from soft natural fibres -merino, alpaca, silk and cotton – plus a little bit of man made yarn for some sparkle.

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Winter whispers

Softly striped scarves inspired by snowy mountains nearby and a Sunday walk to the Whispering Falls just outside Nelson.

Whispering Falls, Nelson, New Zealand

Tahunanui beach, nelson, New Zealand

Textured whites, creams, greens, blues and greys – with a little sparkle here and there.

Box of colours

This week I sat at the loom with a box of colourful bobbins on the bench next to me. I’ve been weaving some rich, patterned stripes as I near the end of the Autumn warp length. It’s really fun picking each colour to weave next…

I’ll post again once this length is finished and made into some cosy infinity scarves.

 

Autumn

Went for a little walk recently and was totally inspired by the amazing autumn colours. Warm yellow ochre, red rust, paprika, plum, warm sand, olive and sky blue.

So out came the yarns and a colourful yarn explosion took place in my little studio. By the end of the day, a new scarf warp was designed and made!

Can’t wait to get them on the loom. I’ll post some more pics once I start weaving.

 

WOW

One-of-a-kind hand woven scarves and circle weaving kits now available at the fabulous World of Wearable Art Museum & Gallery, Nelson NZ

A change of seasons

It’s almost the end of winter here in Nz. This part of the world is so stunning and we’ve been very lucky this year with many bright frosty mornings.   

Here are two scarves I made I while ago –  inspired with the snowy mountains and the endless blue that surrounds us.

   

In anticipation of spring being just around the corner, I wove a few little circle ‘flower’ decorations – these are going to the Little Beehive Co-op shop. Each one an individual.

  
Today, I’m packing up some threads and circle looms as I fly towards the end of summer in northern hemisphere. I’m very excited to be visiting my family in the UK for a couple of weeks. 

Ka kite ano.