Migration, culture and cloth

In June 12th 2019 I attended the opening to the exhibition “Pertenencias” in Buenos Aires Argentina. I was honored to be invited to exhibit a textile piece which was created within the Traveling Sewing Box Project during 2018 in partnership with ALAC as part of the amazing collection of textile pieces which were exhibited in the Museo Jose Hernandez. Pertenencias […]

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Eco Print as a way to build a bridge

I had the pleasure to be invited to ALAC’s (Aotearoa Latin American Comunity Inc.) anual camp to deliver two workshops to do with my sustainable creative practice. The first one was an introduction to Eco Print and Solar Dyeing methods as two sustainable craft practices which allows us to explore avenues of engagement with the environment around us and to […]

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Creating with The ReCreators

The Mini Traveling Sewing Box got together with The ReCreators to deliver an amazing two hour workshop for kids to get together, tell their fabulous stories and create a textile collage made from repurposed waste from the local textile and fashion industry. We had dragons and princesses and the most divine little houses sewn in different textures and colours as […]

Refugee and migrant women in Auckland

Craft as a vehicle for resettlement Women from all cultures have been getting together to mend their children’s clothes, to quilt, to  embroider, to sew, to lace, to weave… This has been a way to share and socialize within their communities, share the everyday load and encourage each other. Women together, women supporting each other’s lives, women making and passing […]

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Memory cloth

Wow, what an amazing year we had at “The traveling sewing box project”(C). It was an incredible experience for me as the creator of the project but also as an immigrant myself. When I came up with this project all I wanted to do was to share a method which had helped me navigate through the difficult times that being […]

Telling my story through Saffron

Telling my story of immigration and cultural displacement was the driving force behind the creation of the Saffron series. This little 9 year old know it all travels the world with her family. Described as hilarious, quirky and spirited Saffron was a joy to write and a great company as I was also travelling the world with my young family. […]

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We teach best what we need to learn…

I have been telling my immigration story for the last 22 years. In different formats and through different vehicles I have been re creating my immigration realities and supporting my own identity transformation. My self representation and self identity has been an on going process which has gone through many different stages. However, in the process of documenting my story […]

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How the travelling sewing box is changing lives

When I first came up with this project, my intention was simple: To provide a safe and warm space for Latin American immigrant women in NZ to tell their stories, to share their journeys of migration and to sustain their language while stitching their  memories into a piece of cloth that keeps growing and extending. What I didn’t expect was […]

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