Tuesday, September 5, 2017


The Pukeko kakahu is all finished.

Ready for you Sandy.

At class on Tuesday Glenda showed us her finished taaniko which looks so good. It was done on the old thick string which fluffs terribly but she has done an absolutely beautiful job of the taaniko with no fluffy white showing through.  Well done Glenda.  Now for the rest of it.

Also I want to point out the little tweak we are sometimes including in our work now. The turning row used as decoration  worked backwards.  You can see that the turns are going in opposite directions on the top and bottom of her taaniko.

This makes an interesting effect when done one after the other too. It takes a bit to get your head around doing it backwards but it is the same method as front wards but starting from the other side. This also means the edges are straight instead of slightly moved sideways as they are when only one turn is done.

We are getting more little korowai done for the hospital and hope to have a pile to take by the end of the year.  These are to commemorate the lost babies - the still borns and early death babies in the maternity hospital. There is another group who make wee woven coffins and knitted woolen wraps. Just hope it helps a little with the grief experienced by the bereft parents.