Tag: NZwool

Winter

I think nature has the the best textures whether it’s a parting of the wool on the warm body of a sheep, or the glistening wet river pebbles. The subdued winter light really brings out the contrast and depth. Here in the south even… Continue Reading “Winter”

Becoming an even slower maker?

Looking more and making less. I’m continually questioning whether I need to make more stuff, dye more yarn, weave more fabric. Should I be selling anything at all? If the Covid19 epidemic has taught me anything it is that being totally physically isolated from… Continue Reading “Becoming an even slower maker?”

Where did the last year go?

I can’t believe it’s been so long. I’ve missed writing and using this site. Seduced I guess by the immediacy of Facebook and Instagram. This is much more my own space. Sometimes the others are just a cacophony of sound and sadly have many… Continue Reading “Where did the last year go?”

Local wool from the Maniototo.

The reality of most home grown New Zealand wool is that it is a raw commodity to export, where processing happens overseas and a small proportion may be bought back as finished goods. This includes clothing made for the big brands such as Icebreaker.… Continue Reading “Local wool from the Maniototo.”

Weaving a story

‘Antler Wrap’ NZ wool, alpaca and silk. For much of my fabric there is a local and personal story attached which is the underlying structure of how the yarn came about. Each section of yarn has not only been through my hands several times… Continue Reading “Weaving a story”

Woolwitch

I have two commission pieces to make soon both include working with very local to me wool from flocks of sheep that have lived for many years close to my home. Now I need to turn those raw fleeces into long lasting textiles for… Continue Reading “Woolwitch”