Microwave Dyeing

I went to a workshop a few weeks back and part of it was about colour and microwave dyeing. I had heard about this process but I had never tried it. Always one for instant gratification I thought it would be a really good idea to give it a go. The workshop was given...

WHR Project Bench Seat Continues

In the last post I talked about the Whole House Reuse project (WHR).  Over the last couple of weeks I have made some progress with beginning the bench seat. Actually to be perfectly honest, I have had some assistance from Jakob.  Jakob is working in the orchard down...

Whole House Reuse Project

A while ago at Nelson Guild of Woodworkers meeting, David Haig explained about the Whole House Reuse project.  This project based in Christchurch, disassembled a whole house, and then gave the parts to artists who submitted ideas to reuse the materials.  Hence the...

Maniototo yarn

This all started when Mary Furness-Weir came to me with her Maniototo yarn (a knitting yarn) to see if I could weave with it. The Maniototo yarn was triple knit and a lot thicker than I am use to. I was amazed at how much bounce knitting wool has and when I was...