Entries by Amanda Stewart

Customers Call for New Product

At the recent Tauranga Creative Fibre event a number of customers were looking for small quantities of light weight un-dyed silk. Most silk of that type is made commercially and it is not always easy to trace the supply chain. However, it is something that Provenance will endeavour to supply in the future. In the […]

Update from The Fabric Social

“Late last year, The Fabric Social sent over Anissa Dove to work with the wonderful MBoutik Myanmar on sourcing and product development. Anissa was an instant hit with our Bagan based project partners, and worked closely with them to develop new weaving patterns, colour schemes and natural dye processes. Our second collection with MBoutik featured natural […]

A Fabulous Indigo Blue Day!

A great sunny day meant perfect drying weather for a range of beautiful fabrics created by 4 enthusiastic stitchers! Very technical patterns were stitched at speed to produce some amazing effects; another successful indigo class!

The Cambodian Charitable Trust

A couple of years ago I came across the Cambodian Charitable Trust which was setup by Denise Arnold of Tauranga. The board members include patron Theresa Gattung and ambassador Nadia Lim. As some of you may know both Yvonne and I are keen advocates of education and in particular that of young girls and women. […]

What’s Happening at Provenance 2018?

Provenance will be holding the following classes on Auckland Anniversary weekend 2018 (January Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th & Monday 29th) Indigo Dye Class $200 NZD – January Monday 29th Spend a magical day learning to dye using a natural indigo fermentation vat. We show you how to: * setup your own indigo dye vat (indigo […]

Jo Dixey – New Book Release!

Jo Dixey has recently released her new book “Stitch People” which covers 20 projects on modern embroidery techniques. Grab a copy at your local book store today! Jo will be stitching at All Things Bernina in Westgate Auckland on the 16th September and the Women’s bookshop in Auckland on October 7th.

Handmade in Japan – Kimono

Recently came across this great episode from the Handmade in Japan Series.  Beautiful handmade Kimono’s made on the remarkable island of Amami Oshima in the southern oceans of Japan. Amazing artistry! Was very interested to see the use of mud in dying the yarn black which is used in many cultures the world over, including […]