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Colours of the Land

May 2019

“When we use botanical dyes, we’re doing more than just putting colour to fabric (fibres), we’re encoding the fabric (fibres) with a memory of a plant, a reflection of a place and time.” Nancy Traugott, Selvedge Magazine, Issue 57
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The Art of Letting Go

April 2019

It's been a while since my last post over here. Partly because I had committed to write several articles for Fibre Magazines. Then I went overseas for a family gathering /adventure in Spain. But most of all I had extended the social media break I usually take over the Christmas holidays, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself playing, exploring and creating just for the moment. I let go of my own schedule and that constant thinking about what to post next, I let go of the urge to know what other people do. I stayed away from screens and instead took time for the pleasure of what's nowadays called the "analogue" life.  Read more...

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Meri Kirihimete

December 2018

Frohe Weihnachten . Buon Natale . Merry Christmas and a very happy 2019! Wishing you all a fantastic holiday season, relaxing days and time for yourself and what you love! See ya!  Read more...

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Intertwined

November 2018

For the last couple of months I have been working on a special piece for a special exhibition "I AM WOMAN" on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. New Zealand was the first country in the world giving women the right to vote in 1893.  Read more...

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Creating space

October 2018

I admit when it comes to mother nature's treasures I'm a hoarder - shells, leaves, pebbles, driftwood, sticks, rusty objects.. I also find beauty in every little yarn scrap or tiny fibre residue and can't just throw them away. So what do you do when you are not blessed with a big studio? There is no other way then making space from time to time. Otherwise instead of being inspired I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by all the possibilities and although I'm surrounded by my vast collection I'm not looking at it any more.  Read more...

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Same same, but different

September 2018

This new art work of mine is about our differences and similarities as human beings. Yes, we come in different sizes and colours, yet we are all spun from the same fluff - constantly unfolding. Read more...

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Award Winning Yarns

August 2018

I'm usually not outcome or price driven, but have to admit I really wanted this one, as I love these textured yarns from the bottom of my heart! And Y-A-Y!!! got it "Excellence Award - Spinning" and I might keep floating on clouds for the rest of my life! :)
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Winding Down

July 2018

We are in the middle of winter in New Zealand, for me just the perfect time to slow down and unwind. As much as I love summer I also need the cooler season for a deep rest and to gather new strength, especially after months full of excitement and major efforts. This is the time when I usually simply spin. There is only my wheel, some wool and me - winding down. Read more...

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From the Deep

June 2018

...my latest artwork which was on show for the last couple of weeks at the Lysaght Watt Gallery in Hawera. Every year they call for entries on a specific topic from artists throughout New Zealand. This year’s theme was "Rising" and my piece is about roots and their important role in any growing - not only in the plant world. "Complex forces work their magic in the dark. From this deepness a flower blooms, ideas are rising & stories will be passed on"  Read more...

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Gratitude Month

April 2018

April and May are packed with workshops I'm taking and teaching. So yes I'm busy but also grateful for all the exciting opportunities the fibre world has been offering me so far. And even I have posted that before I'd like to say it again: Everything I know about fibre, every piece I create and all I share in workshops is only possible because of many other peoples work before me.  Read more...

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