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Creative Fibre is the New Zealand organisation for all fibre crafts. It brings together spinners, weavers, knitters, dyers, flax workers, felters, crocheters, free form fibre artists and all other people involved in the use of fibre. We have over three thousand members throughout New Zealand and around the world who share a passion for fibre.

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Creative Fibre Experience Hamilton

August 7, 2014 – August 10, 2014

Claudelands Events Centre

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It’s on again! Get ready to make your way to Hamilton for the Creative Fibre Experience held this year 7-10th August. There are six (6) great awards and prizes to go for, so put your thinking caps on and submit your entry. If you haven’t entered before, now is a great time to have a go. Download all the details (PDF). The Creative Fibre Experience is a part of the Craft & Quilt Fair. For details and tickets, please visit the Craft & Quilt Fair Hamilton website. Make a weekend of it – we’ll see you there!

Be In the Loop Workshops

August 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014

Pataka Art + Museum

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A collection of 11 great workshops, hosted by Creative Fibre Wellington, held at Pataka Art + Museum on the weekend of 2nd-3rd August. Choose from:

  • Making Harakeke Flowers (Putiputi)
  • Kumihimo Braided Flower
  • Cold Dyeing with Earth Palette Dyes
  • Felt a Beret
  • Spinning a Great Yarn
  • Knitted Flowers, beginning knitting
  • Silk Paper Making
  • Beginners Crochet Ripple Dishcloth
  • Braided Ways
  • 3D Needle Felting – Needle Felted Fantail
  • Inkle Loom Weaving

See more details about each workshop, and download the enrolment form.

Workshop fees range from $13 to $54, so there’s bound to be one (or more!) that appeal.

Workshop Events Galore!

There are lots of exciting workshops scheduled over the coming months, including Felting workshops with Charity Van der Meer, Loom Weaving workshops with Stacey Harvey Brown, Textile Classes with Christine Keller in Dunedin, and Tapestry Weaving with Valerie Kirk. If you miss them here on the home page, check out EVENTS for all the details.

Spring Residential School

The location is about 15 minutes from Queenstown airport and includes accommodation and meals.  The workshops will focus on topics that are not usually available and include Flax Spinning with Pat Old, Tapestry Weaving with Valerie Kirk, Tutor Training with Wilson Henderson and other exciting fibrecrafts.  If you don’t want to attend any of the workshops you can still come to chill out and relax.

Spring Residential

Dates: Thursday 25th September – Sunday 28th September
Venue: Lakeland Park, Queenstown
Contact: Sue Giller, ph 03 307 1435