Saturday, November 24, 2012

Well it is ages since I wrote last but lots has happened.  The exhibition went well and despite few sales I consider it a success.  We have all had exposure for the craft in Dunedin.  Elaine has since sold a framed piece and is very happy about that.  I have a commission to make an adult korowai for a Dunedin family and  I have lots of names of people who wish to learn.  So I am considering having a weekend school near the end of February and perhaps a weekly group on Tuesdays after that.

We have also been away visiting family in Auckland and in Sydney.  We had a great few weeks away catching up with grandchildren who are growing up so fast.  I miss them all.
While we were in Papakura I was able to deliver the gift of a korowai to Papakura South School, my old primary school from 50 years ago.  It was lovely to be accompanied by two of my weaving friends and to feel the welcome from the pupils and staff.  I hope the korowai is of use to them.

I was also able to go to Whiri Aroha, the weaving group at the Papakura marae, and catch up with all my old friends and meet new people starting out on their weaving journey.  I learnt some new ideas as I always keep my eyes open and camera ready.

 These are some of the photos I took there to remind me of good ideas
I like the white and black colour theme of this arapaki.
Here there are definite areas of different types of feathers

I love the neatness of this bottom of the korowai.
This is a wonderful use of the tags
I like the colour scheme and the way the black and green feathers
are alternated and match the taniko at the top.
This learner was on the last row of her this piece. Well done.

I really like the use of the feather design and the mawhitiwhiti