Friday, July 24, 2009

The Beginning

I get so much enjoyment from reading other blogs I thought it time I shared some of my adventures in the fibre world.
My main fibre occupation (read addiction), at present, is weaving. I also have two active knitting machines (several more under the bed), a spinning wheel, bundles of knitting needles, crochet hooks and a sewing machine. I weave on an 8 shaft floor loom and a 16 shaft mechanical dobby and love creating fine wraps, scarves and mohair blankets. I prefer natural fibres, mainly wool and especially our New Zealand merino which I dye myself.
I do a lot of work for a shop in Auckland so will not always be able to share with you the designs I do for Pauanesia. I also have work in Inspirit Gallery near Hamilton.