Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Weaving group

We have a weaving group with all some of the ladies I have taught meeting on some Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.  They are all doing so well and are so enthusiastic.  I am learning from them as they learn from me and together we are making some really nice pieces.  Here are some of them and some of their work.

Lyann and her first piece
Lyann's child sized korowai in progress, using feathers from her own roosters that she has pelted.

Judy's third piece practising different techniques
Judy's jute string practice piece exploring different materials

Donna and her small shoulder cape

One of my first pupils was Elaine who has done many wonderful pieces over three years

Elaine's framed korowai

Another of Elaine's pieces for a frame.

 They are working on mawhitiwhiti samplers at the moment.  This has encouraged me to write book on mawhitiwhiti patterns which will be out soon.

Robyn's Muka Cloak

I am very excited by one of the first ladies I taught to weave a few years ago here in Taieri Mouth.  She has begun her first big cloak and it is out of muka she has made.  I couldn't teach her the muka bit so she has learnt from books, some Maori TV programs and mostly by trial and error.  I am so proud of her and stand amazed at what she is achieving.  Well done Robyn Ashton.  Maybe next year she will teach me.


Hooray I have finished my big cloak and it has been handed over.  My clients were pleased with it so all is well.