UPPER HUTT TEA TOWEL
Local mother Kaori Sharkey won the Upper Hutt i-SITE “design an Upper Hutt tea towel competition”.
The Upper Hutt i-SITE Visitor Information Centre put up the challenge for a local design in conjunction with the recent Richard Till Every Tea Towel Tells a Story exhibition held at Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre.
Kaori’s entry, which features fantails, native birds, horses, ferns, korus, ducks and Pohutukawa flowers, was handmade over five days using a cutter and a symmetrical design which took over five days to make. Kaori, who is originally from Tokyo, Japan, says the design was inspired by the fresh green grass and blue skies of Upper Hutt, which is in contrast to the lifestyle in Japan. “I love living in Upper Hutt” Kaori says “the flowers come out, the birds are singing, the green leaves are shining bright. It’s just like a nature jewellery box.”
Tea Towels are available from the Upper Hutt i-SITE – $20