"Creatively liberating as we each made up our own design " - Screen Printing with a Tropical Twist tutored by Judith Ritchie

Excellent. Judith’s class was both structured as we learned the steps of screen printing and creatively liberating as we each made up our own designs and executed them. Judith was always on hand to help. Her zesty love of all things arty and Pacifica was infectious. A delightful two day workshop amongst the native plants of Nikau Gardens.

  • Miranda Massey Wood
  • Nelaon

"I didn't expect to learn so much in such a short time" - Eco Dye Workshop - tutored by Colleen Plank

I found this workshop really comprehensive, and I didn’t expect to learn so much in such a short time.  I would participate in a further ‘extension’ workshop if it was to be offered in the future.

  • Shary D.
  • Nelson

"Very enjoyable - you learn so much" - Screen Printing Workshop - tutor Judith Ritchie

A perfect venue, the workshop was very enjoyable and informative.

  • Ali St Clair
  • Nelson

"Amazing, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable and Skilled!" - Screen Printing Workshop tutored by Judith Ritchie

HIghly recommended workshop, it is a great opportunity to explore another art form

  • Sonja Hoetjes
  • Westport, NZ

"Far more than I expected" - Introduction to Harakeke Weaving tutored by Oz Risner

 Looking forward to learning more at the intermediate and advanced level Harakeke Weaving workshops

  • Jonathan Puddick
  • Nelson

"If you had told me I had the ability to make these baskets, I wouldn't have believed it" - Wild Basket Making workshop tutored by Anita Peters

Anita was a delight - so free with information and help, the perfect personality for a diverse group of people

  • Christine Leith
  • Nelson

"A fun creative way to spend a weekend" - Unconventional and Unusual Textile Materials tutor Maggy Johnston

A wonderful venue with inspiration everywhere.

  • Judith Clement
  • Nelson

"Great learning, friendly tutor" - Eco Dyeing Fabrics and Fibres - tutor Colleen Plank

Everything was great, good introduction to techniques, inspired to try at home.

  • Janet Newell

"Fantastic, wonderful course!" - Wild Basket Making tutored by Anita Peters

Good fun, very lucky to have so much one on one time.

  • Astrid and Rita - sisters
  • Nelson

"I loved it, thank you, so inspiring and joyful" - Wild Basketmaking workshop tutored by Anita Peters

This workshop has everything, more than met my expectations.

  • Martha Mullings
  • Tasman

"Easy to follow, lots of support, lovely people" - Introduction to Harakeke Weaving workshop with by Oz Risner

A very enjoyable workshop,  exceeded my expectations!

  • Ann Wheatley
  • Nelson

"I went home bursting with ideas and inspiration" - Unconventional and Unusual Materials workshop with Maggy Johnston

Thankyou, it was an amazing weekend.

  • Lyn Huggins
  • Invercargill

"Mind expanding with so many new ideas" - Contemporary Feltmaking with Colleen Plank

Two more weeks please.. everything was comfortable and friendly

  • Jennifer McDonald
  • Tasman

"A great mix of fun and challenge, a calm and beautiful space to do it" - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

Wild Basket Making absolutely met my expectations and them some!

  • Starrlite
  • Golden Bay

"This was my second workshop with NZ Textile Experiences, loved learning a new medium to add to my art practice" - Tapestry Weaving Kawakawa Leaf Workshop with Marilyn Rea-Menzies

A great start to learning Tapestry Weaving, this was my second workshop with NZ Textile Experience

  • Ynes Guevara
  • Nelson/Mexico

"Very Informative, everything worked out great" - Screen Printing Workshop with Judith Ritchie

Looking forward to learning the darkroom/photographic technique.

  • Gavin Stanley
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ

"Awesome, Loved it! " - Contemporary Feltmaking with Colleen plank

Would like the workshop to be extended two more days, I loved it that much!   Enjoyment, professionlism, and satisfaction with results.

  • Julia Seagar
  • Nelson

"Perfect location, very peaceful and inspiring" - Contemporary Felt Making Workshop with Colleen Plank

A really inspiring workshop, I learnt lots of techniques and knowledge.  I achieved a lot, could easily have done another day.

  • Pauline Farley
  • Nelson

"Colleen was so generous with materials and information" - Contemporary Felt Making Workshop with Colleen Plank

Everything was excellent and beyond my expectations.  A lovely venue, I would highly recommend this workshop to others.

  • Erica Harper
  • Nelson

"I loved the whole weekend" - Unconventional Textile Materials Workshop with Maggy Johnston

Time flies, so much to see and learn.  Maggy is a great tutor and helps alot.

  • Corry Zeestraten
  • Wanaka

"Weekend workshops are great, short and powerful!" - Harakeke Weaving Workshop with Yvonne Hammond

I thoroughly enjoyed it, great instructions and lovely space to work in.  There was plenty for us to do, nothing was missing.

  • Kay Maitland
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ

"Everything perfect, Anita is a super host" - Wild Basket Making tutored by Anita Peters

Returned for second time, Anita is a superhost,an excellent and generous teacher, very attuned to the students needs, everything perfect.

  • Liz Davies
  • Nelson

"Perfect, gorgeous homestead, comfortable and warm, returned for the second time" - Wild Basket Making Workshop tutored by Anita Peters

My sister and I attended the workshop together for the second time with our daughters, it was well run with fabulous people, experienced tutor who was very helpful, absolutely better than we anticipated, plenty of materials and resources.

  • Tracey Booth
  • Auckland

"Great environment for creating" - Unconventional and Unusual Materials Workshop tutored by Maggy Johnstone

Fantastic, I have learnt some new techniques to use in my work and discovered some new materials, it was a great environment for creating.

  • Anne-Marie Cronin
  • Tasman

"Wonderful - two days of bliss' - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

Came back for a second time workshop, everything was fabulous - two days of bliss - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

  • Haidi Spence
  • Nelson

"Local experience, great tutors, excellent venues" - Contemporary Felt Making Workshop tutored by Colleen Plank

Lovely venue, nice to be in the tutor's home studio.with heaps of resources.  Have also attended Mini Hoop Embroidery and Introduction to Harakeke Weaving workshops.

  • Shary D.
  • Nelson

"So exciting and invigorating" - Eco Dye workshop tutor Colleen Plank

An all-round experience for anyone wanting to experiment and learn about dyeing fibres and fabrics naturally with plants and found objects

  • Sue Robb
  • Tasman

Excellent workshop - enjoyed meeting like-minded people - Tapestry Weaving Bush Textures workshop with Marilyn Rea-Menzies

A steady learning pace educated help, and enjoyed meeting like-minded people

  • Amanda Los-Jensen
  • Tasman

"Great hands-on learning techniques" - Screen Printing with a Tropical Twist workshop with Judith Ritchie

Looking forward to learning the Photographic transfer technique next.

  • Amy Stanley
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ

"Excellent, a joyous place to learn" - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

Fantastic, I've learnt so much, the tuition and experience was perfectly suited to me as a beginner.

  • Tracey Hunt
  • Mangahauini Farm, Fielding

"Awesome - Anita has been so generous with her time and talents" - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

Awesome - Anita has been so generous with her time and talents.  I would absolutely recommend others to participate in future workshops.

  • Anne-Marie Cronin
  • Tasman

Enormously liberating! Wild Basket Making Workshop tutored by Anita Peters

Anita takes people where they are at.. 'gets' how weaving fits with their lifestyle and matches their ideas - WOW

  • Lee Langdon
  • Washington, USA

"You come away having created something you didn't think you could" - Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving

Relaxing, satisfying, challenging (in a good way) just lovely, a great sense of accomplishment!

  • Estelle Van Til
  • Nelson

"A fun create way to spend a wintry day in a gentle environment" - Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving

Relaxed, friendly and creative, the workshop had just the right amount of information and practical balance, I feel we couldn't have fitted any more into the 6 hours.

  • Catherine Broshnaham
  • Nelson

"I can't wait to get home and practice all the new techniques I've learnt" - Wild Basket Making Workhshop

Incredibly inspiring, we learnt all kinds of new techniques.  I can't wait to get home and practice them.

  • Claudine Maynard
  • Northland NZ

"Invigorating to learn something new" - Contemporary Felting Workshop tutored by Colleen Plank

A fabulous workshop for a mother and daughter, the felt skills were well taught in a very relaxed atmosphere.

  • Bo & Rachel Buckley
  • Tasman

"Good to support local tutors and learn a new craft" - Screen Printing Workshop with Judith Ritchie

A lovely warm space with good lighting

  • Lyn McCullough
  • Nelson

"Ideal location - excellent, challenging and inspiring" - Tapestry Weaving Kawakawa Leaves with Marilyn Rea-Menzies

A very well organised workshop, I would definitely recommend others to participate.

  • Jan Fryer

"Wholesome, creative and fun" - Wild Basket making with Anita Peters

Attended with my family, would love to come back

  • Hannah Davies
  • Auckland

"We made an amazing number of things in the time, I was happy with my take home goods." - Harakeke Weaving Workshop

Great to know about traditional crafts and have a go.

 

  • Philippa Eberlein
  • Nelson

"We all really enjoyed it, the tutor was very helpful moving around the room and sorting out our tangles" Harakeke Weaving workshop

Great venue, very accessible

  • Gabrielle Hervey
  • Nelson

"The workshop was fun and the materials are freely available" - Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving tutored by Yvonne Hammond

The workshop was great, not too many people and the instructor was always available.

  • Roger Douglass
  • Nelson

"Excellent facility and workshop" - Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving tutored by Yvonne Hammond

A very informative workshop with an excellent facility 

  • Bobby Lenting
  • Auckland

"Had a great time visiting from Melbourne - creative time with family " - Wild Basket Making workshop- tutored by Anita Peters

Everything was great, well organised, more than met my expectations.

  • Natasha Davies
  • Melbourne

"Attended with my daughter, best ever workshop - generous in every way" - Wild Basket Making workshop tutored by Anita Peters

This workshop was better than we expected, more than happy with the course content and the tutoring couldn't have been better, special thank you to Murray for supporting!

  • Marlene Shubshall
  • Auckland

"Thrilled with what I made" - Contemporary Felt making tutored by Colleen Plank

I learnt many things that I had seen in books but had never actually tried, I now have the confidence to give other things a go.

  • Linda Carville
  • Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ

"Well organised workshop, professional and generous too" - Wild Basket Making Workshop

Absolutely would recommend others to participate in workshops with NZ Textile Experiences!

  • Renee Vink
  • Upper Moutere

"I loved using the wild materials" - Wild Basket Making workshop

Inspiring and Educational,  I learnt all the basics plus extra techniques to create variety of english and contemporary basket weaving.

  • Erika Vink
  • Tasman

"The tutor was very welcoming making us feel competent even as beginners" - Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving

The class was small and the time flew by with laughter and simple pleasures - (great tea too)!

  • Valerie Weir Van Til
  • Nelson

"Very knowledgeable an helpful tutor, great supply of yarns and materials" - Tapestry Weaving Bush Textures workshop with Marilyn Rea-Menzies

Everything was great, well worth the trip from Auckland, thankyou!

  • Sue Cottle
  • Auckland

Great Learning, more than I expected - Introduction to Harakeke Weaving tutored by Oz Risner

Very comprehensive introduction to Harakeke Weaving workshop

  • Jonathan Puddick
  • Nelson

"Loved it all" - Wild Basket making tutored by Anita Peters

Attended the workshop with my family, loved it all.

  • Harriet Alai
  • Auckland

Pretty Awesome, I am very happy with what I made! - Unconventional Materials, Pre used and Unusual tutor Maggy Johnstone

Enjoyed it very much, inspiring and encouraging and very nice background music too!

  • Erika M. Liniger
  • Tasman

"I am so pleased I came! " - Contemporary Felt Making tutored by Colleen Plank

I am so pleased I came!  I've learned a lot and Colleen was a great tutor.  A very enjoyable couple of days.

  • Glennis Coote
  • Tasman

Engaging, Interactive and Friendly - Wild Basket Making tutored by Anita Peters

Engaging, interactive and friendly.  a very informative and enjoyable weekend.

  • Bee Fradis
  • Golden Bay, Tasman

"Stimulating, exciting, informative" - Wild Basket Making Workshop tutored by Anita Peters

Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

This workshop surpassed my expectation, it was stimulating, exciting, informative.  I loved the way Anita combined traditional weaving techniques with free form abstract approaches and the use of wonderful natural materials.  

  • Sally Mason
  • Nelson, NZ

"Inspriring from the moment we walked in" - Wild Basket Making Workshop

It was fun, challenging and a great experience, the quality of materials was amazing they were perfectly prepared.  Inspiring, from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out with a truly amazing basket!  Anita and Murray looked after us in so many ways, "

  • Jackie Truscott
  • Canada

Inspiring, exciting, flexible and helpful! - Contemporary Felt making tutored by Colleen Plank

Inspiring, exciting, flexibility and helpful, allowing for thinking along different lines.  I enjoyed the great set up, notes, power point, supplier recommendations and suggestions.

  • Sally Mason

"I learnt a lot about felting techniques - well worth it!" - Contemporary Felt Making tutored by Colleen Plank

Great inspiration, I learnt a lot about felting techniques, well worth it.  The workshop was very well organised with tons of information.  The environment was relaxed, I was made to feel right at home!

  • Yvonne Florris
  • Nelson

'Excellent workshop - more than met my expectations" - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

Everything was very well prepared, the workshop more than met my expectations!

  • Sue Jurd
  • Australia

'Great fun - loved the outputs" - Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters

Anita was well prepared and very flexible and helpful with materials throughout.

  • Deb Pearson
  • Golden Bay, Tasman

"Informative and Experimental" Repurposing Linen Clothing into Handmade Paper

Judy gives so much of herself and is endlessly helpful.

  • Heidi Monks
  • Thames, Waikato

"Judy's creative workspace is amazing, she is extremely generous with her gorgeous materials." - Repurposing Linen Clothing into Handmade Paper

Everything was very prepared, organised and the tutor adaptable for student needs.

  • Rebecca Hill
  • Chicago,USA

"Lovely working in the tutors own studio" - Contemporary Felt Making Workshop

Very relaxed, informative, friendly and useful the Contemporary Felt Making workshop perfectly met my needs.

  • Anne Barrer
  • Silverwood Farms, Marlborough, NZ

"Ignited my creativity - so many ideas" - Contemporary Felting Workshop

Most definitely recommend this workshop, ignited my creativity - so many ideas!

  • Rosemary Baird
  • Nelson, NZ

"Awesome to be able to develop my own Design" - Screen Printing Workshop

The environment was informative and informal - it was awesome to be able to develop my own design, thanks Judith!

  • Rebecca Anderson-Griffith
  • Nelson, NZ

"The workshop was a great opportunity to try a variety of screen printing techniques" - Screen Printing Workshop

We learnt about the different screen printing techniques and how we could use the techniques in the classroom with our students.

  • Kathryn Mason
  • Teacher at Queen Charlotte College, Marlborough

"Well worth the cost" - Weave a contemporary wall hanging with Karuna Peralta

Karuna is a wonderful teacher, so patient - we worked solidly all day to complete the sample which I am totally delighted with! 

  • Denise Teal
  • Nelson

"Brilliant - the tutor made me feel totally comfortable with learning this new craft" - Weave Your Own Sampler Workshop

The Weave your own Sampler workshop was brilliant, the tutor gave me her full attentions which made me feel so lucky!

  • Debbie Atkinson
  • Nelson, NZ

"A great opportunity to learn new crafts from experienced crafts people" - Small Loom Weaving Workshop

A very pleasant learning environment with a relaxed atmosphere in a quaint environment. Karuna has lots of knowledge to impart and I really enjoyed the opportunity to try out different size looms.

  • Liz Johnstone
  • Nelson

"Totally meet my expectations, learning great techniques" - Screen Printing Workshop

Great to learn and try out all the Screen Printing Techniques.

  • Sarah Winham
  • Teacher at Queen Charlotte College, Marlborough

"I value creativity and feel that this workshop was very inspiring - really well organized with lots of materials to try." - Repurposing Linen Clothing into Handmade Paper

I loved learning all the techniques and feel very excited and confident to keep exploring!

  • Ainoa
  • Delaware Bay, Nelson

"I found the workshop very satisfying" - Transfer Imagery and Stitch Workshop

… I found it very satisfying and I learned quite a lot of things/techniques/ideas that I could use in the future, I also have 7 pieces to take away and finish - homework!

  • Ruth Lewis
  • Nelson, NZ

"Absolutely meet my expectations" - Digital Textile Design Workshop

A fun workshop with a good number of students, I would highly recommend others to participate in NZTE workshops.

  • Chris McGuigan
  • Tasman, NZ

"Great creative time in a beautiful setting" - Eco Dye Workshop

Great creative time in a beautiful setting with inspiring people, thank you.

  • Alison McLeish
  • Nelson, NZ

"It more than met my expectations"- Screen Printing Workshop

The tutor was excellent at tutoring to all levels, beginners to experienced.  The small class size was excellent and meant that while she was tutoring and explaining to the beginner student I was able to move on with the practical aspects of the course. 

  • Marita Watson-Bol
  • Waimea College Tutor, Nelson, NZ

"Very informative and informal" - Digital Textile Design Workshop

Adi's Digital Textile Design workshop was very informative with clear and detailed instructions - great pace to be able to retain the information

  • Elaine Rowling
  • Garin College Tutor, Nelson, NZ

"I have lots of ideas to take away with me" - Eco Dye Workshop

Well organised and I have lots of  ideas to take away with me to try at home.

  • Jessica Henderson
  • Tasman, NZ

"I feel confidently armed with enough knowledge and practice to take my ideas and get printing" - Screen Printing Workshop

A sincere thank you to Judith & NZ Textile Experiences for providing such a practical workshop in a pleasant and relaxing environment.  I had been searching for a workshop to learn the photo emulsion screen printing techniques for a while, and fortunately this one was right on my doorstep in beautiful Nelson.  I feel confidently armed with enough knowledge and practice to take my ideas and get printing!

  • Debbie Donaldson
  • Tasman, NZ

"Inspiring" - Eco Dye Workshop

Inspiring, with lots of fabulous samples and different methods to look at.

  • Deb Price
  • Takaka, NZ

"Lovely location" -- Eco Dye Workshop

Lovely location to learn about Eco Dyeing, I would recommend this to others!

  • Anna McClure
  • Tasman, NZ

"Anita is creative, innovative, enthusiastic and fun to be around" - Go Weaving Basketry Workshop

Anita and I have co tutored on several occasions and I can vouch that Anita is a competent weaver with experience in many different mediums.  She relates well to students of all abilities, is creative and innovative, enthusiastic and fun to be around.   

  • Peter Greer
  • Willow Basket Weaver

"The tutor was so helpful and I learnt so many new skills" - Felt Making Workshop

I really enjoyed the Felt Making workshop. The tutor was so helpful and I learnt so many new skills. I'm looking forward to using these to make lots of great gifts for the family.

  • Julie Gordon
  • Perth, Western Australia