Monday, September 23, 2013


My three booklets have been published with new covers.  They are detailed under the books page in this blog.  They are full of pictures making it easy to follow the instructions.  One of the ladies in Sydney has made her first korowai just from my first booklet and says

'The booklet was great, the combination of the text and pictures really helped.  All very detailed and thorough and so helpful from the outset, the materials needed (and contemporised), the preparation and the actual weaving process, so much more than any other book I've read on the subject. It's truly an asset.
I feel really empowered by this, it's such a skill and a really valuable art to pass on to the next generations.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New string

ICB has some new mop string.  It's thinner than their old stuff and more consistent in quality but I haven't decided whether it needs to be used double or singly yet.  This picture shows the two we have been using, the thick knobbly string on the right and the thin string we use double on the left.  The middle one is the new string.

 I have started two kindy cloaks, one using the cord double and one singly.

One of our girls has become very good at pelting chooks and gave me this lovely grey/gold pelt which I am using for these cloaks.