Monday, March 28, 2011

Another Day Another Bag

Well it took two days really by the time I had lined it.  Another bag for Whiri Aroha to raffle.  Made from feathers from a rooster.  This one has a plaited top edge.  The first time I have done this finish. Easy but not the way I imagined it would be done.  Found the instructions in "How to weave a Kakahu".

Monday, March 21, 2011


This month I have been making arapaki (shoulder wraps) for Kura.  Two have gone down to the Kura shop in Wellington.  My friend from Whiri Aroha gave me the name arapaki for shoulder wraps.  It is great to find a maori name for these at last.  Here is the latest one.

Today though I will make Nannies - small maori ladies with sewn 'cloaks'.  They are very popular and I like making them.  I hope to sell some at a festival day on  the 9th April at the Papakura marae.  Good for a mother's day present.

I also need to finish this bag for a raffle for Whiri Aroha.  It just needs lining. It has duck feathers on it and whales tail mawhitiwhiti.  I did up to the taniko pattern on Friday but it took another day or two to finish the bag to lining stage.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Back at last

Have been busy and away so haven't blogged for a month.  But I haven't stopped weaving.  Have finished the last two stoles and made two more.  This first one is done in the circular and just slips over the head and sits on the shoulder.  It and the next 2 stoles will go into Koru, a shop in downtown Auckland.
The second has duck feathers and white cook feathers.  They flick up and so give a luxurious feel to it.  However because they have such a big flick I needed to put feathers in every row.

This third one is made with pheasant feathers and a catch instead of a string 

I made this bag for Whiri Aroha with fluffy Pheasant feathers and a woven base.
This stole was made with the leftovers from the bag whenu.  It has pretty black and white feathers from a rooster pelt. It will go to Whiri Aroha too, for exhibitions.
Something odd - a neckpiece with flicking duck feathers.  Not sure what to do with this.