My name is PK Maracin and I have lived in beautiful Central Otago over 15 years. I have been sewing for over 50 years (gasp!), learning at a very young age. Every time we had electives at school I took sewing (that is the reason I cannot cook!). I have sewn everything from clothes to baby things to home furnishings to sleeping bags. I am always striving to create beautiful finished pieces. I think the fibre arts is the most valuable tool. It enables you to become the person you want to be and surround yourself with things you love. Some things you make are for fun and whimsy, others for a lifetime.
I have taught sewing at REAP Central Otago, and also offer small group sewing and weaving classes myself and through Arts Central. You can find me weekly at the Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market, on the Central Otago Arts Trail and the Arts of the Cycle Trails. I am on the Arts Council and Chair of the annual ACE Visual Arts Exhibition, and also in charge of the Cromwell Sewing Guild (part of the Central Otago Combined Arts & Crafts Society).
Weaving is my life, and I weave every day. In my studio I weave on a Louët David 8 shaft floor loom, and on a Jane 8 shaft table loom at markets. The shawls and wraps I design are one-offs, and I also incorporate these cloths in garments. I use mostly fine high end NZ merino that I hand dye, but am also fond of possum, silk mohair and bamboo – and you can’t beat 8/2 cotton for tea towels.
Something to ponder when looking at any handmade items you encounter in the world: Often this isn’t a hobby, it’s a living and a life. The only way this kind of thing continues to exist is when people make an effort to support it.
Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market, every Sunday 9am – 1pm through Easter
Easter 2022: ACE Visual Arts Exhibition, Cromwell
March-April 2023: Sanctuary, Clyde Museum
March-May 2023: Creative Fibre National Exhibition, Porirua
Easter 2023: ACE Visual Arts Exhibition, Cromwell
Jane Stafford School of Weaving Season 8 Episode 2
Creative Fibre 2024 Calendar
Creative Fibre 2024 Diary
Under the Vines Season 3
Any pieces for sale are one-offs. I do not produce in multiples and create only individual items, even if part of a series. All handwovens are unique designs and 1OAK. I never weave the same cloth or item twice. Every piece is unique and numbered, every creation has a story to tell. I welcome commissions and while I cannot duplicate an item, I can make something similar just for you.