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The Pacifica Galleries at Te PapaRead MoreOctober 16, 2022

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The galleries at the National Museum in Wellington hold a collection of costumes and textiles from the Pacific.

Hanmer Camp 2022Read MoreOctober 15, 2022

This week I have been away on camp for four days with a group of teenagers from the Coast.

The Obsolete DressRead MoreOctober 15, 2022

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I am looking for information about Letty Reid, a local designer and artist who made a dress out of money.

AgFest 2022Read MoreOctober 15, 2022

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This weekend it has been the annual gathering of all things farming on the Coast: AgFest.

Sustainability and laceRead MoreOctober 8, 2022

The Japanese designer, Reiko Sudo of Nuno, has been inspired by Swiss tradition.

Ringing stonesRead MoreOctober 7, 2022

Stones that made a sound are an intriguing natural phenomenon.

Massey University's textile departmentRead MoreOctober 7, 2022

Last week we visited Massey University's textile department in Wellington.

How low wool prices in New Zealand affected Chinese historyRead MoreOctober 7, 2022

In the first years of the 20th Century, breaking-in of New Zealand's bush to use for farming was an onerous and, sometimes, unsuccessful task.

This week's blogRead MoreOctober 1, 2022

This week there will be a very short blog.

The World of Wearable ArtRead MoreOctober 1, 2022

This weekend we have been at World of Wearable Art in Wellington.