23 Aug 2015

Hand weaving

From Standing Room Only, 1:30 pm on 23 August 2015

Hand weaving is making a comeback, here and overseas, with a whole new generation of young weavers using traditional hand looms but experimenting with new materials and techniques.

Many of our more innovative young weavers have been shoulder-tapped to be part of an exhibition in Auckland aimed at reminding people about the special qualities of handmade garments, in this mass produced age.

Wellingtonian Rachel Long and Auckland-based Christopher Duncan talk about their takes on hand weaving and why they love it.

Rachel Long and Christopher Duncan's work is on show at STRANDS weaving a new fabric At Objectspace in Auckland.

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