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Summer Selection Exhibition at Fibre Spectrum

A group of members from PWN (Professional Weavers’ of NZ) from the upper South Island including myself put an exhibition together of our work. The exhibition is called ‘Summer Selection.

This is displayed at Fibre Spectrum in Nelson for the month of January 2015. The members who are involved were Sue Broad, Rose Pelvin, Peg Moorhouse and myself.

It was very satisfying putting the exhibition up and seeing it all come together.

Bathroom Shelf in Beech

Just before Christmas, I was able to deliver to a customer their beech shelf.  The bathroom shelf was built for a holiday cottage, and provides a space to guest items.  Tasman Village Cottage is run by Maria and Cameron, and the garden alone is spectacular.

Beech Bathroom Shelf 2 Beech Bathroom Shelf 1The timber is New Zealand beech and provided by the customer.  The brief was to use a small corner in the bathroom, and provide storage for guest sponge bags, hair dryer and spare towels.

The bathroom shelf itself is free standing, is simple in design, but has curved fronts on the shelves.  The unit is tapered, from 350mm to 250mm.  This curve is reflected in the base of the unit.  Once installed the unit looked great.

Vital details of the bathroom shelf

  • 1100mm tall
  • 350mm wide at base, 250mm wide at top
  • Finished in Liberon Danish oil




Campaign for Wool 2013 Expo

You are Invited to Attend New Zealand’s

2013 Wool Expo

Wool Expo 2013 Partners Campaign for Wool (CfW)PGG Wrightson Wool (PGGW) and the College of Creative Arts Massey University  invite you to visit one of the six North Island locations to learn and share what wool is doing around the world.
Wool is living. Wool insulates yet breaths. It is practical yet stylish. It is the result of hardworking farmers and families. It is a part of New Zealand’s history and our future. New technologies continue to enhance nature’s attributes to provide what we want and need.
Displays will include a wool coffin, award winning wool fashion, handcrafted fashion accessories, interior textiles, bedding, how to absorb: reverberation and noise / moisture, pet comfort, the latest in wool research.
Meet Massey University students with new ideas and a wide range of innovative woollen products that will add to your everyday lifestyle through the natural qualities of wool.
This display can be seen at the following six North Island PGG Wrightson retail store locations throughout October and November:

PGG Wrightson Store Dates Location Store Hours
Gisborne 14-18 October 21 Solander St Gisborne Monday – Friday | 7.30am – 5pm Saturday | 9am – 12pm
Wairoa 21-25 October Queen St Monday – Friday | 7.30am – 5pm Saturday | 9am – 12pm
Hastings 28 Oct -1 Nov Cnr Maraekakaho & Orchard Roads Monday – Friday | 8am –
Waipukurau 4-8 November 12 Takapau Road Monday – Friday | 8am – 5pm Saturday | 9am – 12pm
Dannevirke 11-15 November Barraud Street Monday – Friday | 8.00am – 5.00pm
Masterton 18-22 November 38 Lincoln Road Monday – Friday | 7.30am – 5pm Saturday 9am – 12pm

General public along with community groups, local schools and clubs are encouraged to attend to learn and share what New Zealand’s favourite fibre can do in everyday life.
The Campaign for Wool is a global initiative created by Patron HRH Prince of Wales to raise awareness of the unique and varied properties of wool. As New Zealand is a country founded on sheep farming, supporting the Campaign for Wool is as natural as the fibre itself.
The Campaign for Wool aims to educate as many people as possible about the incredible benefits and versatility of wool as a valuable commodity for use in fashion, furnishings and everyday life. This in turn, supports many small businesses and local farmers around the world whose livelihoods depend on the wool industry.