• My Tivaevae

    We’re back and picking out colors!

    Kia Orana! I’m super excited to be back working on this film project AND… a tivaevae!! 😊 Yep, it’s true. I finally designed and got started on my very own twin-sized tivaevae and I’ll be sharing the process as I go. Surprisingly, the hardest part of the process so far has been picking the fabric. I walked into the store with a color scheme (purple on purple). And then quickly found myself paralyzed by decision anxiety, drifting from one rack of fabric bolts to another. I love neutrals and moody shades, but tivaevae are traditionally bright. Do I pick this…

  • Culture

    Stitched with Love

    Enjoy this lovely video posted by Te Papa Museum! “It’s my grandma, she presented me with a tivaevae and said, ‘You remember this. I sew it with my hands and all the stitches that I have done,…

  • Film Update

    KNX Radio Feature

    Guess what?! We’re on the radio this weekend! KNX 1070 reporter Ron Kilgore did a feature on our Seed&Spark campaign and the piece will be airing throughout the weekend. Listen online here to see if you can…

  • Culture

    Fear, laughter, and culture

    “These Maori men are told they need to be like their ancestors, they need to hold themselves up to a high standard, but how do they do that while still existing in today’s society? That’s the question.”…