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1. Riverweaver (Cottage Industry)
2. Jenny Fraser
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Jenny Fraser completed these drawings from sketches overlooking her gully and stream. Jenny sketched on the large enclosed deck alongside her 48” countermarch looms.

Collection of samples and supporting material related to Riverweaver (Hamilton cottage industry) c.1985–2016. The industry was founded by Jenny Fraser in the early 1980s. She initially worked out of her home in the country, on countermarch looms, weaving all wool rugs using the fleece of her black and coloured sheep. She later moved the industry to Hamilton East on-the-river and hired up to eight craftswomen as contract weavers.

These are two drawings and photos of the wall hanging "Looking Out", initially named "Beginnings".

Riverweaver ~ New Zealand Natural Fibre Artist Originals
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297 x 211mm (H x W)
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Gift of Jenny Fraser
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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