Just laid out this new upwolfing scarf and on going through the dryer discovered that the silk did not work this time will have to try something different next time. Have removed it. But as they say your failures are always new discoveries. Picture of final thing coming soon.
This weekend I spent it in Collingwood learning new weaving techniques and looking at the various materials that we can find around us for weaving as well as all the recycling that can be used. Our course was one of six being run that weekend. I was so pleased to have learnt some English basket techniques and cant wait to have a go again, but what material to use? There are so many....
Also learnt how English weaving use twinning and randing which is moreless if not the same as Whatu work in raranga. Also learnt wading. A weekend well spent
I am an artist and live on the Kapiti Coast. Presently I am completing a Bachelor of Maori Visual Art (Raranga). I work mainly with textiles (includes Raranga which is weaving with flax), clay and paint in pastels and weatercolours.