fashion

Method, magic, and merino: the elegant textiles of PK Maracin

In her Central Otago workshop, recipient of Creative Fibre NZ’s 2024 New Weaver award PK Maracin produces beautiful, one of a kind shawls, wraps, and capes, using only natural fibres. PK hand dyes fibres to make the precise shades she needs to create her unique garments. She has been working with textiles for more than 50 years, and weaves every day, sharing her love of the art at local markets as well as in her Felt shop, PK Sews & Weaves.

Gifts from Papatūānuku: the eco-conscious creative journey of a Kaipara textile artist

Through her work as textile artist and eco dyer, Karen Williamson of Nuku finds a spiritual connection to the land and its changing seasons. Using only natural resources, foraged from the local Kaipara landscape, Karen infuses prints of leaves, petals, seeds and bark into natural fibres to create a unique range of scarves, clothing and gifts. The name Nuku comes from te reo Māori, meaning earth. Karen lives in rural Kaiwaka and is building a sustainable lifestyle on a half-acre section with her husband, Luke.