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