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My name is PK Maracin and I have lived in beautiful Central Otago over 15 years. I have been sewing and working with textiles 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 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 teach weaving through the Spinners & Weavers Guild (part of the Cromwell Combined Arts & Crafts Society), and have taught sewing at REAP Central Otago. 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 biannual ACE Visual Arts Exhibition.

Weaving is a big part of my life, and I weave almost every day in my studio on a Louët David 8 shaft floor loom. 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 linen – and you can’t beat 8/2 cotton for 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.


Recipient of the New Weaver 2024 Award from Creative Fibre NZ (NZ Spinning, Weaving and Woolcrafts Society Inc. – NZSWWS).


Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market, every Sunday 9am – 1pm Labour Weekend October through the end of April


Under the Vines TV series, Season 3
Creative Fibre June 2024 issue “Award for New Weavers”
Creative Fibre June 2024 issue “A Garment for all Seasons” pattern
Cromwell Bulletin #1893 “Local Fabric Artist Awarded NZ New Weaver 2024”
Jane Stafford School of Weaving Season 8 Episode 2: Shadow Weave Show-and-Tell
Creative Fibre 2024 Calendar
Creative Fibre 2024 Diary
Creative Fibre December 2023 issue “Meet the Maker”
Creative Fibre December 2023 issue “Fiesta Tea Towels” pattern


St. Andrews and Friends Exhibition: 30 May – 1 June
March 2024: ACE Visual Arts Exhibition, Cromwell
March-May 2023: Creative Fibre National Exhibition, Porirua
March-April 2023: Sanctuary, Clyde Museum
Easter 2023: ACE Visual Arts Exhibition, Cromwell
Easter 2022: ACE Visual Arts Exhibition, Cromwell

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 exactly twice. Every piece is unique and numbered, every creation has a story to tell. I welcome commissions and while I cannot precisely duplicate an item, I can make something similar just for you.