Area Delegate: Lara Nettle
We have 18 day groups throughout the week, with 4 evening groups. We have also begun a series of half-day weekend workshops. Email us for more details, or check Events.
Area Delegate: Jan Wild
Treasurer: Rene Corder-Evans
The Bay of Plenty Creative Fibre area extends from Ohiwa Harbour near Opotiki, to Whakatane, and across to Rotorua, and up to the Tauranga area. Eight groups meet regularly, learning and sharing new skills. Teaching workshops are sometimes held. Interests of members cover a wide range including spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, embellishing, braiding etc. Several clubs exhibit on a regular basis and there is an Area exhibition biennially.
Area Delegate: Fay Hider
Chairperson: Cherry Thompson
Minutes Secretary: Mindy Perkins
Treasurer: Heather Williams
Education: Anne Wilson
Librarian: Felicity Backhouse
Canterbury Area currently has 254 members and 11 clubs.
Area Delegate: Elaine MacGregor
President: Jenny Cook
Chairman: Heather Turner
Secretary: Jenny Ryan
Treasurer: Shirley Jensen
Education Officer: Robin Gardiner
Area Retreat Officer: Maurrina Franklin
There are 11 clubs in Woolcraft Hawkes Bay.
Area Delegate: Janette Theobald
Convenor: Beth Pottinger-Hockings
Taranaki Creative Fibre is part of a nationwide group of individuals similarly interested in fibrecrafts such as spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, knitting and crochet. The Taranaki area covers from Urenui in the north to Waverley in the south. Area meetings (Guild Days) are held 4 times a year at various locations around Taranaki. The benefits of being a Member include:
- Automatic affiliation to Creative Fibre
- You receive the CF magazine 4 times a year with updates on events around the country
- You are able to attend classes run and subsidised by CF Taranaki, attend national workshops and undertake self directed learning courses
- Summer and winter weekend retreats
- Availability of books and DVDs from the Taranaki Area library and National Resource library.
- Attend the annual national festival and exhibition and enter the biennial Taranaki exhibition.
Area Delegate: Anne Curtis
Assistant Area Delegate: Sheila Key
Secretary: Kathy Mitchell
Treasurer: Vicki Green
Newsletter Editor/Database: Marilyn Rea-Menzies
The Waikato area has 13 groups spreading from the King Country to the top of Coromandel – Cambridge, Hakarimata (Ngaruawahia area), Hamilton, Matamata, Mercury Bay, Morrinsville, Taumaranui, Taupo, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Thames, Tokoroa, Waihi and Whangamata. Several groups have day and night meetings to accommodate their members.
Delegate: Tania Preston
Secretary: Judith Tyler
Treasurer: Fran Crossland
The Wellington Creative Fibre Area extends from Levin across to Masterton and south to Cook Straight – 17 groups meet regularly, sharing and learning new skills. Teaching workshops are offered over a wide range of the textile disciplines ranging from rank beginners to the more experienced. These include spinning, knitting, felting, weaving, textile jewellery, tapestry weaving, crochet and textile art from. Often a mixture of techniques is used in one piece of work. The small groups exhibit on a regular basis and the whole area has a major exhibition biennially. Please feel free to contact the Area Delegate for any further information.
Meet: 2nd & 4th Thursday
Venue: Okura Hall, Okura River Road, East Coast Bays, North Shore Auckland
Group covers all fibre interests: spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, needle felting, plus part take in Area and Group Projects.
Meet: 3rd Thursday
Venue: Coatesville Hall, Mahoenui Valley Road, Coatesville.
Group specialises in Wet and Needle Felting, in a relaxed atmosphere. All skill levels welcome at both groups.
Function Room, The Plains Railway Museum, 12 Maronan Road, Tinwald, Ashburton 7778
Meetings held at 9.30am on every 3rd Monday of the month at the venue above from 19 February 2018.
Evening Muster held at 6.30pm on every 2nd Monday of the month at the venue above from 12 February 2018.
Spin-ins held at 9.30am on every 1st Monday of the month at members’ homes.
Visitors and non-members welcome.
Group specialises in felting at all skill levels and partakes in Area and Group projects as well as supporting member projects,with the occasional formal class or speaker. All enquiries welcome.