Saturday, September 17, 2016


Plastic...In the rabid change over from glass to plastic milk containers, we were told the option to purchase our milk in glass bottles would remain a consumer choice. 
For some months this was the case, and a few of us bit the bullet, paying a premium for the privilege to do so. Before long only grapefruit and orange juice were available in the old familiar 600ml glass bottle. This relic is now decades obsolete. I still rage about it.

A few years ago I watched a documentary that followed the recycling journey of this plastic vessel. To add insult to environmental injury, NZ was sending mountains of these used empty milk containers  over to China, where an elderly woman sat in a giant warehouse, removing the blue lids by bare hands. No gloves, no mask, no protective clothing, and earning slave wages. In 2016 we may or may not still be adding the food miles to this insipid industry while our water ways choke and groan and our green house emissions continue to be an international disgrace. 

Tapestry Weavings By Stephenie Collin


I hope you find Warped Art & Design both interesting and inspiring, and that it will encourage anyone working with fibre to investigate and experiment further within their chosen field.

The basic loom, which is my tool of trade, has remained technologically unchanged. This aspect appeals to me as I weave contemporary images on a machine of such simple and ancient construction.

And if the loom be silenced,
then needles, threads and fingers
have plenty more to say.

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Waiuku, Auckland, New Zealand
I am an artist, weaver, gardener, mother and grandmother, home food gatherer, political sceptic, modest future eater, and much much more.