Episode 5: Transforming Myth and Legend into Knitwear Designs

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Today's episode is 100% a stream of consciousness! I share two books that I've read over the past month that's had a significant impact on the way I view my work as a Maori knitwear designer. These texts set the foundation for the direction I'll be taking my work over the next year: transforming myth and legend into knitwear designs to keep the stories of my people alive in a new medium.

Outside Mentions:

Solene le Roux @soleneleroux

Katie Bredbeck and Babs Rudlin @Yarn People

Maori weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet

My Mother was the Earth, My Father was the Sky: Myth and Memory in Maori novels in English by Nadia Majid @absolutelyknitting

Video of Veranoa Hetet weaving 


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