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Judith ScottRead MoreOctober 21, 2022

Judith Scott was an artist.

The stories behind the clothes we wearRead MoreOctober 21, 2022

Clothes can tell fascinating stories.

Letty Reid revisitedRead MoreOctober 21, 2022

On last week's blog a request for information about Letty Reid was sent out.

The Pacifica Galleries at Te PapaRead MoreOctober 16, 2022


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


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


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

Sustainability and laceRead MoreOctober 9, 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.