Event Calendar - Textile and Fibre Craft Workshops  

We offer individual and small group workshops, working directly with the artists. You can learn a variety of textile and fibre crafts including Wild Basket making, Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, Stitching workshops, Unconventional Materials, Felt making, Naturally Dyeing with plants and more.

Our workshops are designed to be suitable for beginners, as well as those with more advanced skills to extend your knowledge requiring mentoring with design elements and techniques.

This event calendar outlines the range of textile and fibre craft workshops available.  All workshops are held and based in the Nelson and Tasman region.  If the available workshop dates do not fit your personal calendar, please feel free to enquire about the possibility of your own small group or one-to-one workshop and we will endeavour to meet your needs info@nztextileexperiences.co.nz   

To learn more or to book online, simply click on the links below or visit our upcoming workshops page.  Book early to secure your place as these are small group workshops and have a limited number of participants.

JULY 2020

Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving tutor Yvonne Hammond - One or Two Day Workshop option Saturday 18th and/or Sunday 19th July - rescheduled until 1 & 2 August

Unconventional Textile Materials tutor Maggy Johnston - One or Two Day Workshop Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July come for one day or both


Unconventional Textile Materials tutor Maggy Johnston  - One Day Workshop Saturday 22nd August

Weave the Greenest Shopping Bag - Ever! using Harakeke - NZ Flax tutor Yvonne Hammond - Two Day Workshop option Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August


Käspaikka Stories in Red - Stitch Techniques Traditional and Contemporary tutor Maria Julkunen One Day Workshop Sunday 20th September

Wild Basket Making tutor Anita Peters - Two Day Workshop Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September


NEW Tapestry Weaving Workshop tutor Marilyn Rea-Menzies - Two Day Workshop suitable for students with some prior tapestry weaving experience Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October

Contemporary Felt Making tutor Colleen Plank - Two Day Workshop Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th October

Wild Basket Making tutor Anita Peters - Two Day Workshop Saturday 24th and 25th October - Labour Weekend


Dyeing Naturally with Plants  tutor Colleen Plank - Two Day Workshop Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November

Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving Workshop tutor Yvonne Hammond One or Two Day Workshop Option Saturday 14th and/or Sunday 15th November

More workshop information coming soon.

Workshops are continually being added so please check in regularly to be updated, follow us on facebook, instagram, subscribe to our newsletter or do contact us for your preference as some workshops can offer flexibility of dates for your convenience especially if you have a group of three or more.   We would also like to tell you about our options of experiencing one to one workshops along with mentoring opportunities with our tutors on dates convenient to your personal schedule.


Important:  Some workshops require a minimum of three participants to run unless it is an organised individual workshop.  Three days prior to the workshop date commencement you will be notified if there are not sufficient numbers to run the workshop, then an alternative workshop or refund will be offered.  If you are attending from outside the Nelson Tasman region we will try our utmost for the workshop to run, please email us to let us know.


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