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07 July 2011


Thanks for the Brissie workshop yesterday. Textile and Art Forum (TAFTA) have a magazine and do 1 week residentials (you choose one masterclass) that's great fun. Yvonne Twining (shoes) will be at the April 2012 forum in Blue Mountains: (And two friends will be leading the storytelling masterclass, 'finding the thread').

I found your blog while looking for info on rocket stoves. I'm so inspired and encouraged by your stories and your outlook. Thank you!

Maoris use the edge of a mussel shell to strip the flax leaves to release the fibres. Might be a bit less painstaking than the pin you mentioned. :-)

Ahh yes I've since had the pleasure of visiting some very talented Maori weavers and watching them at work. They showed me the magnificent mussel shell stripping technique and I was very impressed. Now I just need to find the right variety of flax leaf here in Australia.

How about making a loom that ties around your waist one end, and attached to a hook on a tree or wall,I have often seen them in doco's of North American Indians and other native cultures, it would be perfect for small art works, or scarves like the one you show here.

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