Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Spring 2015

New Tiny Titles (the one on the right gone to a good home already)

Keep and love as a treasure, look through for relaxation, or add to the Tiny Title as you see fit.

Lyrical Brooches with a secret poem in the back $30-

Lyrical Brooches with a secret poem in the back - light and fun.

$30- each

Hand-painted curtains on pre-washed calico using heat-set paint.

$150 a metre for a single colour.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lyrical Brooches

Lyrical Brooch C with shells, vintage and recent beads, glass and plastic, on embroidered cotton, with tulle and sequins.
Lyrical Brooch D - wooden, glass and plastic beads, silk fabric with tulle and sequins. Sold.

A secret poem is concealed in the back of all these brooches. Read my poetry online, Raewyn Alexander, nzepc, for instance, or in Random House's anthology Essential NZ Poems 2014.

Lyrical Brooch E - sequins and plastic beads, tulle and gold thread. All hand-stitched.  Sold.

25 $ each, email raewynalexander [at] hotmail for more info., shipping is extra, and world-wide. They are all around two to three centimetres down, by two to three centimetres across.
Lyrical Brooch F - vintage sequins, vintage button, vintage key, glass beads, recent sequins and beads, on retro cotton, with vintage crochet lace. 

Shipped world wide, 25 $ NZ each, shipping extra. raewynalexander [at] hotmail

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sheffield UK Artists' Book Prize and Festival of Uncertainty

My work was accepted for exhibition and is now a part of their collection, in the UK.  The Sheffield Artists' Book Prize Exhibition was huge according to a friend who attended over there. Dot said she could've visited it again, another day as well if she'd had time.


I have various books like this, if you'd like to see them let me know. I don't rely on these books for revenue, and am happy to talk about them. Partly they are made to educate people about reusing waste carefully, and the beauty of ordinary things.

They do make excellent gifts, nevertheless, and are reasonably priced from 7 $ and up, depending on the size and how much work goes into them.

Friend me Raewyn Alexander on facebook and message me for an appointment to see the work, or I can visit you. 

I am also making things in The Festival of Uncertainty at The Old Folks Assoc., off Karangahape Road, Tamakai Makaurau Auckland, from 20th March for four days, in situ. Do attend, it's free to enter and 40 people will be exhibiting, performing and so on. A true event for our shaky times and isles.


There may still be time to submit for this I am not sure. Lovely people, there are five organisers, do just ask them.

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Lovely time at this new (to me) market.

It's held in the Cross Street Arcade, 114 Karangahape Road. This was on 5th December 2013.

Here's a fine photo of a friend coincidentally, Jarrad perusing a new Waywin handmade book.

Also, I can bring my case of Waywin to your house or work. Let me know. Email raewynalexander [at] hotmail dot com 

Ask me, simple. No call-out fee, no obligation.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

New Tiny Titles

New Tiny Titles, shown above and below shall be available when Waywin is at Kraftbomb again in a few months, (those which remain anyway).

Waywin, (that's what her grandchildren call her), is Raewyn Alexander. She needs to adjust to her new job as lecturer at UNITEC, lecturing Narrative Writing there, Level One and Level Two. You may enrol for those courses and not be doing the degree, but this requires a discussion with someone at The School of Communication Studies. Lovely people, just give them a call. Enrol for the Level Two course now, if you like so you are sure of getting a place, (next year). Those who've done Alexander's Creative Writing course at Leisuretime Learning may qualify to do this further course, at UNITEC.

Waywin also makes Tiny Titles with poetry inspired by words people provide. 

These small, treasured artist-books, crafted with care make a special occasion, an anniversary or somesuch, artful and intriguing.

All commissioned poetry is checked by whoever commissions it, before writing appears in your Tiny Title. People love poetry written in this manner.  Raewyn Alexander has provided commissioned poetry for many delighted people, around thirty or so, to date.


Receive four to six poems written especially, in a commissioned Tiny Title.  Enquire about prices, happy to oblige.

Please ask any questions you like here or on Raewyn Alexander's facebook, or through her email, at raewyn alexander (all one word) [at] hotmailioio dot com

Thanks so much for reading.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Waywin Update

Many of the pieces on this blog have sold, however I am making new craft all the time.

Please do call over to the house, just let me know when you'd like to see my suitcase of treasures.

Or I shall be at Kraftbomb again hopefully after winter. My new job as lecturer at UNITEC takes a great deal of my time, as does having other people living here and all the extra work that entails. So I need to take it easy on something, and hence my not being at Kraftbomb as often as I would like, recently.

Email me at raewynalexander [at] hotmailioioi dot com to make an appointment, or ring my landline if you are a friend and have that. Thanks for your support of my craft, writing and art.