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dc.contributor.advisorWithell, Andrew
dc.contributor.advisorRobertson, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorAlexander-Maaka, Kimberley
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T21:54:32Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T21:54:32Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14624
dc.description.abstractThere is demand for high-quality natural fabrics, which are cultivated and transformed by processes that are environmentally and culturally sustainable. In response to this demand, and underpinned by Te Ao Māori worldviews and environmental values, this research meticulously questions how can harakeke advance technology while maintaining her integrity? The development of new techniques and innovations are explored to transcend harakeke (phormium tenax) from harvest to a digitally knitted structure - something that has not been achieved before. The research specifically explores analogue (hand) and digital processes (WholeGarment® digital knitting technologies), the relationship of European sciences and Māori harakeke knowledges, and the interconnections between Raranga (weaving) and the textile design. The bridging of these areas give rise to opportunities for experimentation, creativity and innovation. This includes the development of new techniques for the successful processing and spinning of muka fibre using innovative binding solutions, combing and wave-set processes, and the knotting of fibre ends to create a fine yarn for further processing using digital knitting, as well as simple processes to soften the fibre after knitting. The findings demonstrate how techniques from the past and present can be synthesized to create new and unconventional textiles. They also show how Te Ao Māori worldviews can augment and extend scientific knowledge, and when integrated with design, can transform natural plant resources into innovative, sustainable materials and products.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectHarakekeen_NZ
dc.subjectNZ Flaxen_NZ
dc.subjectPhormium Tenaxen_NZ
dc.subjectShima Seikien_NZ
dc.subjectWholeGarmenten_NZ
dc.subjectMāorien_NZ
dc.subjectInnovative Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectPlant to Fibreen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Ao Maori/Europeanen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_NZ
dc.subjectSustainableen_NZ
dc.subjectProductivityen_NZ
dc.subjectTextile/Fibre Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectIdentityen_NZ
dc.titleTe Kāuru Hou—A New Leaf: Processing Harakeke (Phormium tenax) for WholeGarment® Knitting Technology – Shima Seikien_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Designen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2021-11-03T04:40:36Z


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