by Greta Yeoman
Timaru Creative Fibre members learned about Maori weaving last week.
Their twice-monthly meeting, held at the netball pavilion in Morgans Rd on Monday last week, focused on Maori weaving, including flax flowers.
Member Koa Mantell had inspired the group’s interest in the traditional craft, after creating several woollen designs including Maori rock art designs.
The group had taken a trip to the Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre last month and the Monday session was a continuation of that, member Heather Moss said.
Fellow weaver Dale Milne showed off the group’s recent project: creating woollen singlets for Timaru babies, which were to be donated to Plunket.
The group meets on the first and third Monday of the month, from 10am to 1pm.
They will also host an open day on August 6 – these days often attracted weavers, knitters and other fibre creatives from as far afield as Christchurch and Oamaru.
The open day, which is held once every two years, will be held at Timaru Bridge Club in Wilson St.