Textile workshops, New Zealand Fibre Arts, NZ Textile Artists, Textile design

Art Textile and Fibre Craft Workshops in the Nelson Tasman region

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 MakingSmall Loom Weaving, Unconventional Textile Materials, NZ Flax Weaving - Harakeke, Eco Dyeing with Plants, Contemporary and Traditional Stitch/Embroidery, Creative Bookbinding and more, all of which are designed to be suitable for beginners as well as those with more advanced skills. 

Upcoming workshops

Seasonal Felt Flowers - tutor Karuna Peralta

Personalise your Christmas Festivities with colourful handcrafted Felt Flowers

Woven baskets with NZ Flax - Harakeke

Harakeke Weaving Beginner Journey - Two Day Workshop offered in the glorious scenic location of Inangahua tutored by Yvonne Hammond

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

Tapestry Weaving - Design to Weave Workshop - tutor Master Weaver Marilyn Rea-Menzies

This three-day workshop covers a range of design and tapestry techniques, commencing with your own collection of either sketches or photographs as a starting point. Marilyn will guide you to translate your images into compositions of one, or a small series of works using the design and technical and aspects required for weaving tapestry.

harakeke weaving baskets

Harakeke Fishing Baskets - Kete Kupenga - Tutored by Yvonne Hammond

A traditional woven harakeke basket specifically to harvest kumara and shellfish.

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