Here are some of the many photos I took this afternoon at the Festival. This is just a small taste of the Exhibition, there were 125 entries in the display.
Some of the items below are described using a number followed by 'epi'. I didn't know what this meant, so looked up on wiki and found out it means: (Ends per inch)
The number of ends per inch varies on the pattern to be woven and the thickness of the thread.
'Kaleidoscope' by Jo Reeve, Tawa. Handwoven 24epi Cotton
Close up so you can see the intricate pattern. I really liked this!
(red) 'Rubies and Garnets' by Cynthia Read, Cambridge. Knitted silk and mohair.
(blue) 'Pacific Wave' by Kathy McLauchlan, Porirua. Hand spun, dyed and knitted 85% Silk 15% Cashmere and Beads.
(jacket centre) 'Full Bloom' by Sandra Thompson, Northland. Weaving & felt merino, silk & tencel.
'Flower Power' (bag) by Christine Hart, Kerikeri. Felted Alpaca, machine stitched.
'Spiders & Rosebuds' by Joan Downes, Upper Hutt. Bobbin lace, linen thread. This was very small about 20cm sq , and was perfect. Another of my favourites.
'Oil Spill' (travel rug) by Ian Baker, North Taranaki. Woven 20epi random dyed Romney.
Shadow weave scarf by Fay Hider, Christchurch. Handwoven 30epi, wool, alpaca & silk.
'Sari Bazaar' (wrap/scarf) by Sue Broad, Nelson. Collapse weave 16epi handspun, hand dyed. Wool, silk, rayon, and alpaca.
'Kereru' by Carlene Douglass, Upper Hutt. Needle felt merino. This was another favourite with me, probably as I have a few that visit my garden. This wallhanging was small approx 25cm x 15cm.