Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Melanie's cloak 15th March

Half way there.

Remember this is upside down so the tags are pinned up. I am hoping to finish this by the end of the month as it is only to be 75cm deep.

Had a successful weekend at Ohai teaching korowai to some lovely ladies and a gentleman. Next month it will be back to Winton for another beginner class at the REAP offices.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Melanie's unveiling cloak

Two weeks work.
Designing, getting the string ready,  cutting and casting on took a week. Then the taaniko - 33 rows took another week.  This cloak will be 90cm wide by 75cm long.

After the taaniko I will do a turning row to balance the first turning row and to allow me to add more whenu as the kaupapa of the cloak (the body of the cloak) will be mawhitiwhiti.  This always draws in the sides so I'm adding more strings to try and keep it square. At the top there will be a few rows of pheasant feathers and a small taaniko. 

I've just seen a wee black fantail out the window. Looking for spiders I expect. There are lots of spider webs on the deck. Don't get much time for housework as you can imagine from the above paragraphs. I'm feeding the birds!