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.
Two Day Workshop, Introduction to Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving, create puti puti flowers, a two corner magic basket and the larger kono four cornered food basket
Create your own sensational Christmas Decorations from repurposed materials.
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.
This workshop is based around Maggy facilitating and challenging you in an environment that is both encouraging and stimulating.
Maggy will provide technical guidance and share her extensive knowledge of working with a range of unconventional and unusual textile media, fostering experimentation and growth in your personal art-making journey.
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