Textile & Fibre Craft Experiences, Nelson Tasman, New Zealand
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.
An opportunity to be introduced to the rich history of Finnish Embroidery. Passed down through the generations to tell stories with stitch from traditional through to contemporary.
Transfer an image or design on fabric, paper or some other object by applying colours in definite patterns or designs using stencils or the photo emulsion technique.
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.
A Weaving Workshop with an opportunity to be introduced to a variety of weaving techniques then choose which technique you wish to specialise and create your final piece.
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 decor.
Unraveling the appropriate methods to dye natural and synthetic fibres and fabrics - this knowledge will open up a multitude of possibilities for the colouration of textiles.
Digital printing is one of the most exciting recent developments in textile experiences. Opening up endless opportunities for customization, small run printing, prototyping and experimental processes for textile artists and practitioners.