Friday, February 21, 2014

Tuesday 18th

Lyann had done a lot on her cloak this fortnight. She is designing so well and is so enthusiastic. 

This child's korowai has been done on some string from Spotlight and uses black chook feathers and black and brown rooster neck feathers. It looks a bit like a volcano which should please her grandson. It is looking so good. We had a go at doing a taniko for her on her tablet. So hopefully next time we meet she may have started that. 
 Judy's one is coming on and she is nearly up to the top. 
Unfortunately my weaving just hasn't got off the ground yet. And I am so busy at home making things for grandchildren I don't know when I'll get any weaving done. 
But good news this week from Kura Gallery in Wellington that some of my korowai have been sold. And the books have been going well too. So all in all I am happy with weaving even if I haven't been working myself. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday Weaving Feb 4th

Judy came today with her big cloak half done.

It is looking great with straight rows and good tension. I am proud of her. Lyann had started a feather row on hers too. We had Jane come today to check us out. I think she may end up sewing a cloak but we could only give her ideas and leave it up to her. She is a bright lady and we hope she comes again. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

First day

Saturday was our first day of weaving for the year. I had not done anything over Christmas and neither had most of the ladies. However one is starting one for her daughter's graduation and has done about three feather rows. It is coming on nicely. Robin Ashton also came with her fantastic muka cloak. It is nearly finished. Every part has a story relating to her whanau so it really will be very very special to them

I am so proud of all the ladies and what they have achieved in the short time they have been weaving. We will be having an exhibition at Matariki this year so that is an incentive for them to get cracking. 
And as for me, I will make a small framed korowai using kereru feathers and then I think I would like to make a big white wedding one with a design in the feathers. Maybe I will do some for hire this year, Dunedin being a University town.