thecatskillkiwi

THE CATSKILL KIWI

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thecatskillkiwi

THE CATSKILL KIWI

39 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   HELLO, thanks for stopping by... my shop will not be shipping any items until after July 12th as I am away on a short vacation. THANK YOU.

Hello and welcome to my little shop of handmade woven wall art.

Commission, inquiries and general chit chat feel free to contact me
hello [!at] thecatskillkiwi.com

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Last updated on Jun 27, 2016

HELLO, thanks for stopping by... my shop will not be shipping any items until after July 12th as I am away on a short vacation. THANK YOU.

Hello and welcome to my little shop of handmade woven wall art.

Commission, inquiries and general chit chat feel free to contact me
hello [!at] thecatskillkiwi.com

Toni

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Toni

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My love of texture and fiber...

I have always loved textiles, texture and all forms of fiber. Anyone that follows me knows of my gigantic string obsession!
After cyber-stalking vintage woven wall hangings (and collecting a few), I discovered this ancient craft had been embraced by a new generation. Completely inspired, I jumped head-first into learning and soaking up as much information as I could find on various forms of weaving. After years of knitting and sewing, I fell in love with weaving’s creative process and being able to put my modern take on it. What I also love about weaving is there are no rules, if you can think it, do it.
I am constantly on the search for as much local and unique fibers to incorporate into my weaving... this, for me, is part of the fun process. This includes many trips to the amazing yarn stores we have in NYC to the small batch artisanal farms upstate that spin and dye their own unique fibers. I am hugely fond of finding vintage one of kind threads that i can also incorporate into my pieces to elevate each piece into their own uniqueness.
A native New Zealander, I split my time between NYC and Upstate NY in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Everything here is woven by me, primarily in the mountains and sourced with as much local material I can find.
As an abstract fiber artist I am drawn to texture, creating as many different textures through various fiber and knotting techniques as I can incorporate fluidly into each piece. My process is to let the materials speak to me and let them dictate their place within my tapestry frame.
My current work is exploring a three dimensional quality to an otherwise flat surface and seeing how much I can push the boundaries of movement within this form. My intention is that my artwork can take on a sculptural aspect rather than the flat woven surface of traditional tapestry.
Inquiries and custom requests: please email hello [!at] thecatskillkiwi.com

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Last updated on January 24, 2014
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