One of the occupational hazards of being both a floor loom hand weaver and an organic gardener is that wear and tear on the body accumulates. How thankful I am for medical interventions that have given me a new level of mobility without pain........ NOW it is time to get back into the looms and start making my way through the long dreamed of fabrics.
There has still been some happy making happening in the studio - a little bit of tapestry weaving and quite a lot of botanical dying because it is that season.
These new works have been put together with some older makings for The Cupboard Collection 2022. This exhibition will run until the end of the Taranaki Arts Trail.
The small work shown above hangs on the glorious piece of driftwood harvested from Middleton Bay, just metres from my home and studio. The frame-loom woven tapestry is created using a commercially over-spun single that I over-dyed with kawakawa plant colour.
It speaks of how the sky and the land merge across the coastline and the feeling of vastness and my own personal reaction to being able to call such a place home and such an experience as a daily option.