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.
Kia ora te reo Maori! We’ve got a sweet selection of goodies to celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Maori this week.
How’s this for a fancy frock for a wedding, the races, or perhaps a posh picnic?
The art and science of Souly Fibre
An ad in a shop window was the first step in a new creative direction for Colleen Jamieson. In her hilltop cottage in the rural Northland district of Kaipara, she now weaves flax into beautiful kete, household items and traditional clothing, a selection of which can be found in her Felt shop, Souly Fibre.
Frocktober: Cool colours for warm days…
Kia ora koutou! This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week. Te Wiki is an opportunity for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori, add some words to their kete of vocab, and foster everyday use of te reo.
Harakeke, also known as New Zealand flax or phormium tenax, is an elegant, distinctive plant and a New Zealand icon.