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.

Contemporary Felt making workshop

Contemporary Felt Making tutored by Colleen Plank

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.

Unconventional and unusual materials workshop

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.

Hand weaving colours

Rigid Heddle Loom Scarf weaving weekend

Design and weave your own winter scarf, from start to finish, using your favourite colours and a variety of lovely soft yarns.

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