Thursday 15th June 2015
It's winter time here in New Zealand but that hasn't stopped the visitors coming in to The BACH to see the Whangarei Community Tapestry Project. As always, it's lovely talking to all those who asre interested in how the tapestry works, how long it's been going and when we think it will be finished.
Gigi Choy from Hong Kong was visiting the area with her family.
She thought the tapestry was amazing!
Hostess Annie shows Cheung Wai Hung
how the weaving is done with the bobbin.
Cheung Wai Hung was happy to be here!
Cheung Po King enjoyed working on the tapestry..
..and so did Li Heung Fun....Thanks for having a go!
Brian Gwyn from Whangarei was their Host and was
encouraged by Gigi Choy to do some weaving also.
It takes many different colours to weave a tapestry and presently
we have 55 bobbins holding all the varying shades of wool that is
being woven in to this design. Click on the images to see it bigger.
This is a close-up of the left side of the tapestry...
..the centre showing the base of the mountain and the sun...
..and the right-hand side. Very impressive, don't you think!