The spectacular scenery of New Zealand is a true inspiration for its artist community. There is also a wealth of opportunity for you to experience the creative arts, including the chance to create contemporary fibre craft and art textiles in all its forms.
NZ Textile Experiences is based at the top of the South Island in Nelson and Tasman, offering individual and small group workshops. Join some of the best textile and fibre artists from this region in a range of inspirational workshops. You can learn new skills from a variety of art textile and fibre crafts, and take your creations away with you. These workshops include Wild Basket Making, Screen Printing, Contemporary Felt Making, Small Loom Weaving, Unconventional and Unusual Textile Materials, NZ Flax Weaving - Harakeke, Eco Dyeing with Plants, Contemporary and Traditional Stitch/Embroidery and more, all of which are designed to be suitable for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills.
Create your own personalised felted wall piece that explores various felt making techniques. Your design will reflect the artist in you by combining beautiful hand dyed New Zealand wool with luxurious silk fabrics and threads.
Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving - Weave the greenest shopping basket, ever! Harakeke is the most enduring of all New Zealand native plants, a natural resource and easily accessible.
From plant to product, in this workshop you will learn the customs and traditional skills.
Basket making using found or foraged materials at the historic Fairholme Homestead, in East Takaka, Golden Bay
Tutor Anita Peters
Discover how to dye fabrics and fibres naturally with sustainability in mind using local plants and found materials to create unexpected colour, imprinted patterns and designs. Suitable for clothing, accessories, furnishings. There are also many possibilities to carry on incorporating your fabrics into patchwork, quilting and felt making.
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