Textile & Fibre Craft Experiences, Nelson Tasman, New Zealand
Unconventional Art Textiles – Preused and Unusual materials to create textile art with an emphasis on learning techniques that can be applied to creating light shades baskets, sculptures, cushions and more, the choices are huge with your outcomes being totally unexpected and surprising.
Harakeke - NZ Flax weaving is a traditional craft of the Maori people. When participating in this experience you will not only create your own flax art form you will be taught Tikanga associated with this practice that will ensure that this time honoured craft will live on for future generations.
Learning hand embroidery is both fun and relaxing, plus it's an easy way to create beautiful art with fabric and thread. Getting started in embroidery may seem challenging at first, but most patterns only require a few basic stitches then putting together colour and stitch combinations to create designs inspired by our local heritage or New Zealand's flora and fauna.
Weaving is one of the most ancient crafts and the source of the majority of textiles surrounding us today. The interaction between weaver, loom and yarn to create cloth that is full of wondrous possibility and endless variation for hand woven fashion, interiors and art textiles.
Basket weaving uses a variety of fibrous or pliable materials and is one of humankind's oldest art forms, it is certainly an ethnic and cultural icon filled with myth, motif and symbolism as well as usefulness.
Eco Dyeing is the contemporary version of natural dyeing, printing fabrics and fibres with accessible plants. Experience how eco dyeing can create unexpected colour and imprinted designs.
The ancient technique of felt making has endless possibilities fusing wool, silk and other natural materials with contemporary ideas to create sumptuous articles for apparel or décor.