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Layers of Time

November 2019

This artwork was part of our exhibition "Listening to the Land, an Exploration of Connection to Place". It is a multimedia installation circling around a glass vessel filled with muka (fibre from harakeke / phormium tenax).
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Listening to the Land

September 2019

My dearest friends from near and far, it is with great pleasure and excitement I'd like to share with you the arrival of:  Read more...

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Beauty and the Beast - a Conceptional Yarn

July 2019

Once upon a time... there was a land far away from all the other continents on earth with a unique flora and fauna and no mammals - this land was later called Aotearoa and then New Zealand. Amongst numerous endemic beings was a plant nowadays known as Harakeke, Phormium tenax or New Zealand Flax. When Maori settled in Aotearoa they discovered it's many unique qualities. It was an important fibre, medicine and food plant, and to this day treated as taonga/treasure. This is the "Beauty" in my little yarn story. It shall embody the local, the beloved, the good.  Read more...

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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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