Rod is a craftsman weaver - he learned his craft from the previous owner of our Hattersley looms, from books and from many hours of practice, and trial and error. His previous life as a self-employed country plumber, and his life long creative endeavors (wood turning, stained glass design and construction, restoring and renovating our homes and fixing our cars) have proved invaluable for Rod's life as a weaver - he is used to working on his own, he can problem solve and fix things, he has integrity and self-reliance. Rod absolutely loves weaving, and this love is woven in the fabric he weaves.
Sue is a teacher - she loves sharing her skills and knowledge and has done so her whole life, teaching students from playcentre through to Year 13 in her various teaching positions. She is also a textile artist known for her stitched garments and artworks. A love of fabrics and stitching has been part of her life since childhood. In recent years she has completed her City and Guilds Certificate in Design and Stitch, and Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts from the Dunedin School of Art. Sue's love of traditionally woven and stitched fabrics is evident in the fashion and home wares she creates.
Slow fashion - creating timeless, quality, statement pieces
Slow is a revolution, an alternative to our obsession with speed. You see more when you take things a little slower. Slow can manifest itself in any design, object, space or image that encourages a promotion of local artisans, local designers, local flavours.
Slow works to counteract fast life and the disappearance of local traditions. In a loud, crowded, crazy world, it's good for the soul to live better by living slower.