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: Joanna Bowman
Assistant Area Delegate: Sheila Key
Secretary: Kathy Mitchell
Treasurer: Vicki Green
Education: Annette Whittle
Newsletter Editor/Database: Marilyn Rea-Menzies
The Waikato area has 15 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.
Meetings (each month), 9.00am-1.00pm:
1st Thursday: Business Meeting
2nd Thursday: General
3rd Thursday: Weaving, crochet, felting, knitting, embellishing, etc
4th Thursday: General
Visitors are always welcome. We have varied programs of mini-workshops, guest speakers, and outings. We are a lively and friendly group, happy to share our skills with all comers, whether it is spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing, crocheting, felting, or something else.
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month to share knowledge and skill with humour and friendship. We have a mix of ages, and range from beginner to skilled spinners, knitters, felters and dyers.
Contact: Deb Briscoe 027 2437250
This active guild runs workshops, has a library, supplies shop, equipment hire, and at their meetings they have discussions, a talk-table, fibrecraft activities and loads of fun…fun…fun.
We meet on the last Monday of each month, 9.30am – 2.00pm. We are a very friendly group willing to share our knowledge. Teaching workshops are occasionally held. Interests of members cover a wide range including spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, needle felting, embellishing. A comprehensive library is available to members.
Contact: Gael Thomas
Back Room, Baptist Church, Teasdale Street, Te Awamutu. All meetings.
1st and 3rd Tuesday 10am – 2.00pm – All disciplines
2nd Tuesday 6.30pm – 9.00pm – Weaving
4th Thursday 7pm- 9.30pm – Spinners
Contact Kris Pilton, ph 07 872 2871