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#200173 - 06/03/11 02:05 AM Re: No sich word...? [Re: JonRichfield]  
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Cool, olly--but what, exactly, is Tivaevae, please? I can't tell if it's painting, embroidering, knitting, or what.

#200175 - 06/03/11 02:25 AM Re: No sich word...? [Re: Jackie]  
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Try Here for an explanation. Most Cook Island families have them as ornamental pieces. We have one on our bed made up of literally thousands of little squares all stiched together by hand. My wife folds it up every night. They are also traditionally given to newlyweds as gifts.

#200179 - 06/03/11 11:18 AM Re: No sich word...? [Re: olly]  
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Yes, congratulation to all three of you. Well done. I knew it was there but sometimes even I have trouble finding it.

Here is your prize.


Luke
olly
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Originally Posted By: olly
Here are some images of Tivaevae from my home island


WOW olly

Beautiful. I enjoyed looking at those. I grew up in NZ, but never
heard of Tivaevae till now. I've just looked online at the collection in the Te Papa museum too and must visit when next over. Thanks for that info.

#200188 - 06/03/11 03:18 PM Re: No sich word...? [Re: olly]  
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Beautiful. Very talented folks.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#203391 - 11/21/11 08:52 AM Re: No sich word...? [Re: olly]  
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Thanks a lot for that tivaevae stuff; I had never heard of them and I think they are stunning. You lot amke for most rewarding correspondence!


Jon
#203397 - 11/21/11 03:50 PM Re: No sich word...? [Re: JonRichfield]  
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Originally Posted By: JonRichfield
Thanks a lot for that tivaevae stuff; I had never heard of them and I think they are stunning. You lot amke for most rewarding correspondence!



Please join us more often! ! !


----please, draw me a sheep----
#203520 - 11/27/11 05:11 PM Re: No sich word...? [Re: JonRichfield]  
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I read about a similar style from Hawaii in the quilting series by Jennifer Chiaverini (the Aloha Quilt.) Thanks for the chance to see some.

#203533 - 11/28/11 10:33 AM Re: No sich word...? [Re: Zed]  
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Since this thread ends up in quilting and embroidery I add the medieval-europe start of quilting. They even did quilted shoes. It's a lovely art altogether.

link

#203549 - 11/29/11 03:48 AM Re: No sich word...? [Re: BranShea]  
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Thanks for the link, Branny, that's fascinating. It has given me an (as yet vague) idea for a project. Of course, I'll need to learn a bit about stitching, and such.

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