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Weaving a remembrance poppy

1 April 2015

Each year in New Zealand, as ANZAC day draws near, various crafted poppies, a world-wide symbol of remembrance for people who have lost their lives in war, start to appear. Poppies are usually made from paper or cloth, and more recently knitted poppies have become popular.

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Netted flax flowers

29 July 2013

While preparing a third edition of my book, Weaving Flowers from New Zealand Flax, I experimented with making flowers from netted flax, and the new edition now includes several netted-flax designs. I’ve also just updated this website based on my new understanding of the legal situation

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Being creative with fibre

9 May 2012

Creative Fibre — once known as the New Zealand Spinning, Weaving & Woolcrafts Society — seems to be evolving from a focus on traditional woven woolcrafts to encompass flax, felt, free-form designs and any and every use of fibre for creative purposes. Last year’s Creative Fibre diary

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