The Craft Cruise made stops along the east coast of both the South and North Islands of New Zealand, including Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Akaroa (Christchurch), Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga (Rotoura), and finally, Auckland. I confess that I got a bit lazy when it came to taking photos and I don’t have any of Dunedin.
But I got out my camera in Christchurch when we were in transit to the Ashford Wheels and Looms factory. What beautiful scenery! Who wouldn’t want to live here forever?
Here is Richard Ashford himself guiding the tour of his factory.
There were completed wheels and looms to look at, but I was more interested in the textures created by stacks of the parts. Here are the bases of wheel legs in production.
And this is what they look like from the side.
I also took photos of the wheels in production. A lot of finishing is required to turn those squares into smooth circles!