Members of Creative Fibre had a brilliant display of what New Zealanders could offer in felting, spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving and other diverse fibre-related techniques. Some were pure art, some were garments and accessories whilst others were for the home.
Here are some that took my eye.
Bronya McInally made a felted shrug with matching beret embellished with silk.
I loved these fashionable hats and scarf - so modern.
Look at the detail!
When we were in New Zealand it was Fashion Week and there was a lot of controversy being discussed in the media if it would continue in future years for various economical reasons.
However, the show had its own fashion garments. Hamilton's annual ReStyle event encourages the transformation of everyday waste into wearable art and all of them were mind bogglers.
Dress made from those little tags you find on the end of your loaf of bread. Yes, truly! Looks like they were "stitched" together with plastic thingies. Who thinks up these ideas?
When you finish reading your next novel, don't discard it. Make yourself a dress!
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT!