Power of Three

This year’s WAI (Westland Arts Inc) annual members’ exhibition was entitled Power of Three was held at the Carnegie Gallery, Hokitika Museum in July.

I decided to base my entries on triangles (taha toru, three sides) and weave them in hand dyed harakeke (NZ flax).

Kupenga   Own collection



Kupenga – I used thin strips of natural harakeke knotted together using a fishing net knot taught to me by Tungia Baker. When the triangle was finished, I dipped the top half of the triangle into blue dye and bottom half into red dye and attached the top to a piece of supplejack vine.



Kopere   Own collection


Kopere – this triangle was woven in strips of harakeke dyed in all the colours of the rainbow.

Taha toru   Own collection

Taha toru

Taha toru (triangles) – the background was woven in strips of harakeke dyed green and overlaid by triangles of purple, orange and red/pink dyed strips.