• Film Update

    Live from the Mangere Arts Centre

    Kia Orana! I am freshly home from a wonderful trip to Auckland, New Zealand. During the trip I was fortunate to squeeze in a trip to the Mangere Arts Center (Ngฤ Tohu o Uenuku) for their tivaevae exhibition: Te Rima Ora o te Metua Vaine (Creative Hands of the Mother). It was a wonderful experience and a couple of the mamas were generous in spending a some time with me to discuss their works and what tivaevae means to them. That video will be coming to you in the first few months of 2019! ๐Ÿ™‚ In the meantime, I jumped…

  • My Tivaevae

    Designing a pattern

    I got a little ahead of myself last week. Before picking colors or fabric, step 1 was: What is this tivaevae going to be about? I wanted a design that connected the Cook Islands (my father’s birthplace),…

  • Culture

    Stitched with Love

    Enjoy this lovely video posted by Te Papa Museum! โ€œItโ€™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…