Gina Reid of Luxi Home NZ makes macramé art and accessories that have grown out of her exploration of fibre arts and her life experiences. Her pieces are shaped by Aotearoa’s changing natural and built landscapes, Māori designs, and the natural fibres and found materials she incorporates into her pieces, including cotton, New Zealand merino wool and driftwood collected from our beautiful beaches.
Whanganui fibre artist Tina Schurhammer’s interest in felting is part of a lifelong exploration of crafting and creative techniques. She was introduced to felting in her thirties and is now passionate about the ancient art of felt making – producing attractive and practical everyday objects as well as beautiful works of art in her Felt shop Fibrefusion. Crafting in sustainable materials fits both with her environmental beliefs and with the organic nature of her work.
The process used to create this beautiful artwork from Created Creative is not unlike that used to paint a conventional picture. Layers of colour are applied and then details carefully added. Except in this case the “paints” are wool and silk fibres and the artist’s hands are the brushes…
Flax sculptor Chris George and his partner Kaye Blaker live a simple life in a converted shed tucked up in the hills of the Bay of Plenty, growing their own food and making unique flax creatures for galleries and markets, and on Felt as The Caretaker.
Heads up Christchurch yarnsters! Midwinter Woolfeast is here again, this Saturday – your opportunity to buy from some of New Zealand’s most talented fibre artists and indie yarn dyers…
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A glimpse into The Felted Room: the tactile, textile imaginarium of Sandra Grieve
Sandra Grieve of The Felted Room is a mixed media artist who designs and creates her eco friendly artworks, which include everything from unique textile creations to needle felted sculptures, designer cat and dog beds, wedding boutonnieres and much more, all from her workroom in Wanganui.