Sunday, January 15, 2012

Taieri Mouth here we come

At last everything is packed and gone and we will too on Wednesday.  After a few weeks sorting myself out and finding things I will be back to work weaving. Meantime we have had time to look into my blog.  I have just discovered many e-mails that I hadn't been receiving and have tried to make the comments easier to make.  I am so sorry to those who have wondered why I haven't replied to their e-mail or have found it too difficult to comment.  Hopefully things will be right soon, as I get the bugs out. So please e-mail either contact and I look forward to comments and suggestions.  The one thing I will miss in Dunedin will be the wonderful group, Whiri Aroha, up here in Papakura from whom I have gathered so much inspiration and ideas.  Please don't leave me out girls and boys, send me your photos to continue to inspire me.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone.

The final thing for 2011 has at last had all strings woven in and is ready for collection.  It is made from very thick cotton cord given to me by our tutor.  She wanted a very plain korowai without feathers.  At first I was itching to do more with it but agreed for it to be plain.  It has the widest Taniko panel at the bottom I have ever done and a whales tail mawhitiwhiti panel up the sides and across the top.  Now that it's finished, despite my husband thinking it's boring, I really like it.  It looks even better worn.  I thought at first it was going to be too wide but somehow they never work out that way.  It is quite long ( reaches from my shoulders to ankles) but would be great for a person a bit taller than me.  I learnt that I must be more careful about thicknesses of aho thread as it does go in a bit after the taniko however as that is at the bottom it is not too much of a problem.  So here it is.

Now it is two weeks till we shift to Dunedin.  I do hope I can find a weaving group down there.