More Tips and Techniques for Korowai Weaving
Weaving NZ maori cloaks is an ancient art passed down through the generations. Traditionally muka made from harakeke (NZ flax) was used to make these beautiful garments. There are many fine examples in our museums. In the early years of contact with European settlers the weavers tried using things like coloured wool and candlewick. They were not against trying new ideas and materials and neither should we. With the renewed interest in korowai weaving many people are wanting to learn the skills to make a cloak for their own whanau. Modern materials enable more people to achieve this goal. In this booklet I have attempted to show some of the techniques and options there are for making korowai. It is not comprehensive but does show most of the common ideas that are used today. This booklet is designed to be used as a follow on from my beginner booklet ‘Making your first small korowai’. I hope you enjoy considering the ideas in this booklet. Check out http://www.softsystems.co.nz for more ideas.
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