About Me

I began weaving in 2008.  I love the whole process of taking what seem to be very ordinary leaves and transforming them into something beautiful.  I appreciate the structure, detail and precision involved in this traditional Maori art form.

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All the items I make are hand woven and mostly from natural fibres. The most common medium I use is harakeke (New Zealand flax).  It is such a well-known NZ icon, yet for many people its potential is unrecognised.  To me, it is symbolic of all things Kiwi – natural, practical and versatile.

I have just completed my Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.  I am also a member of Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa.  I am grateful to teachers and raranga whanau (colleagues) who have been generous in sharing their knowledge and experience with me.

Now it is my turn to share what I am learning . . .

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4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Raewyn have just seen Flaxie Girl, (mostly blue one) at Hot Waves Cafe but it looks like it has been sold. Wondering if you have another one like this in the same material and colour. We are staying in Hahei at the moment. Number is 0279 225772

  2. Hi Raewyn, I am currently doing Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts at Te Wananga o Aotearoa at Rahui Pokeka Campus. I LOVE the Muka Bodice you created, so stunning!!!

    • Thank you Rosie. I hope your study goes well and that it is a very rewarding and satisfying experience for you. Feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about my muka bodice.

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