The Professional Weaver’s Network of NZ have their latest exhibition running. It was displayed at the Riverlore Gallery in Blenheim and it is now up and running at the Refinery Gallery in Nelson before heading off to Wellington to be displayed.
I have a piece in the exhibition called ‘Moths’. I designed the pattern in network drafting and the yarn used was tencel. I felt that the pattern on a lot of moth wings is some what subdued and I felt that the curves that you get with network drafting would work well. I have hung them such that they give the impression of moths.
The Refinery Gallery is a lovely space to display this exhibition lots of light and space so that each piece has room to be viewed individually. I hope to have some images soon of The Refinery’s display of ‘Flight’
It has been at least 2 years in the planning this exhibition and at last we can see it all come together.
I was very kindly sent some photos of the exhibition that I entered in Geelong. It was good to see how the exhibition was hung. I felt that it was a neat idea not having any of the work on the walls just having it hang down from the ceiling.
I went in a scarf exhibition in Geelong Australia. It was the first time I had put work in an overseas exhibition and there were a few logistical matters to overcome. Mostly to do with payments and where the unsold scarves got returned to. I wondered whether it was worth it and was having second thoughts. But I had woven the scarves and decided to give it a go.
To my surprise I was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ in the category ‘Best use of Colours in a Scarf’ and am feeling quite pleased with myself.
Here is the link to the scarf festival
The scarf has overtwist black wool in the weft and alternates with tencel in the warp. The colours of the tencel are soft pinks and teals.