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

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.

Weaving Harakeke NZ Flax basket

Weave the Greenest Shopping Basket, Ever! - workshop in the glorious scenic location of Inangahua - tutored by Yvonne Hammond

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.

Fashioning Contemporary Felt Accessories weekend workshop tutored by Colleen Plank

Creative a beautiful hand-crafted felted scarf and personal accessories with NZ Wool, fine fabrics and natural fibres, using colours that you love to wear.

Unconventional Textiles - Pre-used and Unusual Materials tutored by Maggy Johnston

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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