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Kia Kaha World

Announcement – March 2020

Hello. Just to let you know I’ll be weaving and working from my tiny shed at home.

Thank you to all workers of our essential services for all you do. I’ll be staying in to keep healthy and out of the way – but more importantly to protect our vulnerable community members and to help break the chain of transmission.

Extra cleaning is also going on in the studio and we’re not receiving visitors presently.

Free shipping is available from my little Etsy shop to all over the world – at least whilst the mail is still going strong.  (Amendment April 2020)- Currently not processing orders due to lock-down level 4 here in New Zealand. Will be back as soon as possible.

Feel free to contact me if you need any extra weaving help.

You can also see what’s going on in the studio over on Instagram.

We may be physically distant but there’s no need to feel isolated.

Stay safe and happy, K

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.

Spring Clean

Spring has well and truly sprung here in Nelson. The kowhai trees are in full blossom and there is fresh growth everywhere.

This week I’ve been weaving some wash cloths in bright and fresh green colours. I love making these little cloths – and they make a useful gift.

 

 

 

 

Big and small

I’ve been working on a couple of new looms sizes recently.

The first one is a bit bigger than my usual looms. I’m hoping they will be good for blanket squares – and for weaving these – my new favourite and very useful cotton/linen dishcloths.

So far so good. And fun too!

I also made some tiny fine-gauge looms. They were a special order for a customer who wanted to weave very small squares using sock yarn. I’m going to grab some four-ply cotton and weave a few re-usable make up remover ‘scrubbies’ with mine 🙂

These should all be available in my Etsy shop soon but do message me if you’re interested in pre-ordering.

Sea of stars

These winter months, I’ve been looking out across the water and up to the stars.

In celebration of our clear, sparkly nights and inky blue seas, I have woven and embroidered a set of small circular wall pieces.

Hand stitched Southern Cross

Quietly under the Southern Cross