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.
Weekly get-togethers, following members’ interests and shared projects, covering spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting – both wet and needle.
Meets: Feilding Spinners, Lifepoint Church, Derby Street, Feilding
Group Leader: Melissa Fryer
Aim to encourage the learning of and participation in various crafts, with emphasis on Woolcraft.
Meets: Rongatea Arts & Crafts Group, Arts & Crafts Centre, Rongatea
Group Leader: Susan Galea
Promote all aspects of Woolcraft. Weekly get togethers, sometimes having speakers and demonstrations.
Meets: Manawatu Spinners & Weavers Guild, Rangiora Hall, Rangiora Street Palmerston North
Group Leader: Maureen Anderson
This club is spinning only.
TUESDAY MEETINGS: Woodville Country Spinners, Anglican Church Hall, Fox Street, Woodville
WEDNESDAY MEETINGS: Inspire Fibres, Vogel St, Woodville
Group Leaders: Joy Cumming, Susan Barber (Area Delegate), Tracy White
Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Crochet, Dyeing, Felting, Promoting Woolcraft.
Meets: Dannevirke Spinning Club, Craft Cottage, 30 McPhee St, Dannevirke
Group Leader: Jean McFarland
We meet on Tuesdays 10.00am – 2.00pm for general activities, spinning, knitting, dyeing (sometimes) and general chit chat, in our own club rooms situated just outside of Foxton township. Once a month, on the third Thursday, we try to have a weaving day where we work on our own projects or maybe a club project. We also have a small felting group that meets on Wednesdays at 10.00am.
Meets: Foxton Town & Country Spinners & Weavers, 204 Foxton-Shannon Road
Group Leader: Dorothy Kauri