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Weaving for heritage

Home Bush Homestead Curtains


During 2014 we were approached by Louise Deans to see if we would be able to weave the curtains for the new Homebush homestead.  You can read about Louise's journey of the past few years and the planning and construction o the Ian Athfield-designed house which sits amid the trees and green fields of historic Homebush, near Darfield, and was built as a replacement for the ancestral home of Canterbury pioneers William and John Deans, and which came crashing down
in the 7.1-magnitude earthquake on September 4, 2010.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/10654232/History-revisited-at-Homebush

We were delighted to be approached and readily agreed to weave the approximately 160 metres that would be required to make the curtains.  We discussed the style of weave, settling on a traditional herringbone design. Louise supplied us with their own lambswool which had been processed at the Bruce Woollen Mill in Milton, South Otago and we got going.  This was our first big order
and we continue to appreciate the faith Louise showed in Rod's skill as a weaver and our old looms.  Val Briggs Interiors at Darfield made the curtains and they look absolutely amazing! https://www.facebook.com/ValBriggsInteriors/

Here are some images of the completed curtains - we thank Louise for her permission to share these images with you.

 The new Homebush homestead also features in this recently published book -



 

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