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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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Cotton Love - The Weaving

March 2018

Following up the "Cotton Love" blog post from January I can finally announce that the scarf is off the loom! YAY! And yes it's been a labour of love for about one year - all the fibre preparation, spinning, spindling, plying, crocheting, botanical dyeing, experimenting, more spinning and finally the weaving.  Read more...

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Natural dyeing with Harakeke seed pods

February 2018

In case you're following my blog and have been waiting patiently for my woven summer scarf - I'm so sorry to tell you it's not finished yet as I'm busy with dyeing from Harakeke seed pods right now. The season for this beautiful dye source is almost over and I thought it would be a good time to share how I'm doing it. So the scarf has to wait another few weeks but here comes my "How to dye with Harakeke Seed Pods". Read more...

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Cotton Love

January 2018

There is so much wool in New Zealand why would you want to spin cotton? Well that's what I was thinking - until a friend sent me a bag of raw organic cotton. And here I am - in love with cotton. From the very first moment I wanted to spin it on my supported spindle and there is definitely something special about it: the feel, the shortness of the fibres and the fact that it comes from a plant - which is so fascinating!  Read more...

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Meri Kirihimete

December 2017

Merry Christmas . Frohe Weihnachten . Buon Natale ...and may you all have a wonderful and peaceful time wherever you are! See ya in 2018 for more creative adventures!
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The grass is green enough where I am! - Part 2

November 2017

Last month I wrote about my latest experiments with spinning grass and how much I enjoyed every moment of it. Not only the process was intriguing, I also loved the finished yarns. So slowly an idea evolved: how about weaving a narrow piece and then sculpture it into something without a plan what it should become?  Read more...

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The grass is green enough where I am! - Part 1

October 2017

It all has started on a beautiful sunny day a few weeks ago. Instead of working on a graphic design I rather wanted to be outside and enjoy spring. So I was probably looking for an excuse when I picked some grass just in front of me and was wondering how this would spin up. No sooner said than done,  I took my spindle and off I went.  Read more...

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Eco dyeing eggs

September 2017

It's happening again... last year, same time I have started a new spring tradition: eco dyeing eggs. And this year I'd like to share how to do it! This is a baltic tradition, thousands of years old, I learned from India Flint's book: "Eco Colour". It's a fun project to do with kids and if there is no spring at the moment where you are just do it whenever you feel adventures!  Read more...

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Leaves cannot die

August 2017

I'm very excited to be part of a wonderful exhibition at the Percy Thomson Gallery in Stratford, Taranaki. "The artworks embody the ‘Down to Earth’ theme, where a relationship with the natural world exists, or a partnership where the earth provides inspiration and shares sustainable resources." Read more...

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Sunny Spells Cowl

July 2017

Yellow always makes me smile but is probably not the best colour for a blonde in winter!? But I wanted to see it - so spun the yarn, knitted a cowl and I'm quite pleased!  Read more...

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