Sunday, March 2, 2014

Thursday 20th February, 2014

 Jackie White, is all the way from Grapecreek,
 Illinois, in the United States of America.
 Jackie, her sister Judy (standing next to the loom) and 
husband, John Hollenbeck are from Marshall, Illinois. 
They are visiting Kirk Smith (front right) and Norma Nehren,
 from Ahipara, in the Far North. Norma (second from right)
 is Jackie and Judy's niece and they have been enjoying 
visitng Whangarei and spending time together.

 Emma Campbell (above) is a local from Kauri, Whangarei.
She has never done any weaving before and thinks it is 
"a beautiful community project!" The fact that it will be produced 
by so many different hands from all walks of life is just magical.
 Jean-Louis Echochard is Emma's french-born husband.
He has been living in New Zealand for four years now.
Emma and Jean-Louis live across the road from the 
 loom-maker Brian Ferguson. A small community 
all brought together by weaving. Jean-Louis last weaved 
40 years ago as his mother was a Home Economics
 teacher and her son was her guinea pig!

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