Tag: kereru

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Wrapt in New Zealand @ Auckland Museum

I am very excited to announce that Wrapt in New Zealand will now be available through the Auckland War Memorial Museum in the gorgeous Auckland Domain as of this month.  The Auckland Museum is one of my favourite parts of Auckland and I am honoured to be included with some incredibly talented artists and makers in the Auckland Museum Store. At Auckland Museum will … Read More Wrapt in New Zealand @ Auckland Museum

Wrapt in New Zealand

So my New Zealand Bird series has morphed into something pretty special – Wrapt in New Zealand.   Wrapt in New Zealand uses Merino and rare breed wools, possum down, alpaca, cashmere and mohair fleeces from animals grown in New Zealand.  These yarns are spun and dyed by kiwi artisans before being transformed by a sixth-generation New Zealander into stunning, one-of-a-kind, hand-woven pieces. The inspiration … Read More Wrapt in New Zealand

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The Kereru

I love watching big, fat Kereru swoop through the bush, gorging themselves on puriri berries.  Also known as the New Zealand Wood Pigeon, they sit on branches in pairs, white breasts puffed out, beautiful feathers of green and purple shining in the sun. A part of my New Zealand Birds series, the Kereru long scarf, infinity scarf and wrap are made from New Zealand yarns … Read More The Kereru

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The Tui

The Tui has the most distinctive bird song in New Zealand (in my humble opinion!) and I love it.  Take a listen to the Tui communicating – it sounds a bit like R2D2!.  They are a type of honeyeater and are found throughout New Zealand. For me, the predominant colours of the Tui are the iridescent blues and greens though they have a lovely saddle of browns to … Read More The Tui

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New Zealand Bird Series

I have been pondering and developing this idea for as long as I have been weaving actually.  When I was homesick in Melbourne in 2013 and a new weaver, I visualised a range of scarves and wraps/shawls that were inspired by the colours of the New Zealand birds that I missed.  The time is definitely right now, however, and I am delighted with the results … Read More New Zealand Bird Series

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