Monday, February 15, 2016

Alexandra Beginner Course

Twenty one beginners.  Sounded daunting. However I had two very capable helpers. They had not only done a wonderful job of organising the weekend, the participants,  funding, and venue but came as helpers to lift the load. It made the weekend go very smoothly. Thank you Pauline and Tania.
We had some young girls and a young man who joined in enthusiastically. By Sunday afternoon people had finished their pieces and we're ready to go home happy,  their brains buzzing with ideas.

The feedback I got was helpful and I can see two ways to improve the course, so thank you for those helpful suggestions.
The next beginner course will be in May but it is already full.  I also hope to do a 'Tips and Techniques' course later in the year. 

I hope people can say ' A great time was had by all. ' I certainly appreciated meeting new people and passing on what I know. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weaving starts again

We had a nice day on Saturday with the usual crew coming out.   Nobody had done much over the holidays so it was all about getting started again. Although Glenda had made a very nice piece as practice.

It is made using the natural jute and a selection of feathers. She has made a lovely job of it. 

I am back into teaching mode again with various courses coming up around the country. I have had enquiries about Christchurch and am penciling in the last weekend in April for a beginner course. So anyone in Christchurch or surrounds that wants to do a korowai beginner course or just to sit in to do your weaving and get any questions asked,  please email me.   I can take 12 beginners plus others already weaving who can help if necessary. I will be looking for a venue. 

The other courses will be detailed on my page 'Classes coming up'.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Today we arrived in Masterton and it was 32 degrees. I took the Arapaki (shoulder cloak) to the Masterton museum.  Bronwyn was very happy to receive the gift. Here is a photo of her with the Arapaki in front of the original cloak on display. It had been made to raise funds for the men going away to the First World War.
Now they have something that can be used and worn.