Saturday, 15 September 2012

Felted Garments at Craft & Quilt Fair, Hamilton, NZ

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.  
Sheryll Wenzlick made these from felted merino wool and 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!


  1. wow I am so pleased that you had time to browse and take the pics some people are just so creative..

  2. I am so glad you enjoyed them. I try to "make" time when I can to share with those who weren't able to visit the show. We do have many, many viewers from overseas too and I think they like seeing what's happening "downunder" in Australia and in New Zealand. Appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

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  4. Certainly fashion on a budget Heather. Appreciate your comment. Wish more people gave me a thumbs up or thumbs down :)

  5. Thumbs up from me!very nice pieces.No one can tell it comes from recycling.Very nice of you.

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