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 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. 

COVID NOTE:  Our tutors are fully vaccinated with one exception, this is noted on their workshop page.  Upon enrolment, participants are asked to show their vaccine certificate.

Upcoming workshops

Discovering the tools and techniques of Screenpring

Fabulous Screen Printing with a Tropical Twist tutored by Judith Ritchie

A contemporary approach to learning the art of screen printing in the fun filled creative space.

Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving Workshop

Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving Introductory Two Day Workshop tutored by Oz Risner

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

Sculptural Basket making with Found and Foraged materials

Wild Basket Making tutored by Anita Peters

Basket making using found or foraged materials at the historic Fairholme Homestead, in East Takaka, Golden Bay Tutor Anita Peters

Kete Whiri

Kete Whiri tutored by Oz Risner

The Kete Whiri is a traditional pipi kete or kumara harvesting basket woven from Harakeke - NZ Flax being New Zealand's most enduring of native plants.

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