We offer our members a wide range of correspondence courses, workshops and resources.

What We Do

  • Provide support for CF tutors and workshop organisers
  • Co-ordinate Creative Fibre’s Correspondence Course programme
  • Organise and co-ordinate teaching tours by New Zealand and overseas tutors
  • Promote the use of resource materials such as videos and DVDs by members

Tutors and Workshops

Creative Fibre (CF) has many fibrecraft experts and tutors who are willing to teach a wide range of fibrecraft skills. CF Education provides an up-to-date list of experienced tutors and their workshops. CF Area Delegates and Group Leaders can learn more about organising workshops by downloading the Workshop Information Guidelines. To maintain a high standard of educational opportunities for members, organisers are encouraged to download the Workshop Evaluation Forms. The Education Committee are happy to provide teaching advice and support for all our tutors and any members intending to teach workshops.

Beth Brown-Reinsel Workshop

Beth Brown-Reinsel is internationally recognised as an expert in traditional and historical knitting crafts and techniques from around the world and she has taught knitting workshops for over 25 years in the United States and abroad. Her love of traditional methods and her skill in imparting that information to others is well known in the USA, Europe and Scandinavia. Beth wrote the popular classic knitting book ‘Knitting Ganseys’, has produced three DVDs and designs numerous patterns for traditional knitwear. She shares her passion through her traditional patterns, workshops, and Knit-Along (KAL) classes via the Internet. Beth will be holding workshops and lectures throughout New Zealand from 8th April until 28th May.

Download the PDF for full workshop details and registration, or download the Brochure.

Máximo Laura: Workshops, Lectures, Exhibition

Máximo Laura is an award winning tapestry weaver who is internationally recognised as one of South America’s pre-eminent and most unique textile artists. In 2010 he was designated as one of Peru’s Living Treasures by UNESCO. Máximo will be visiting New Zealand from the beginning of July until the middle of August. He will be tutoring four fully residential workshops, holding lectures and exhibiting his work at Pataka Gallery in Porirua.

Four residential workshops will be offered – one in Hamilton at Houchen House and three in Wellington at Silverstream Retreat. Each workshop will include the same topics. A limited number of non-residential places may be available.

Maximo will be holding lectures at the venues in Hamilton and Wellington. Additional lectures will be held in Auckland and Christchurch if there is sufficient interest (at least 50 attendees). For information contact education@creativefibre.org.nz.

Exhibition of Work
An exhibiton of Maximo’s work will be on display at Toi Gallery, Pataka Art + Museum, Parumoana Street, Porirua from: Friday 21 July to Sunday 27 August 2017. Most of the tapestries will be for sale. An exhibition opening is planned for the evening of Saturday 22 July. Please contact education@creativefibre.org.nz for information.

Correspondence Courses

CF Certificated Correspondence Courses are subsidised by the Society and are great value for money. As a participant you will receive a comprehensive study pack along with excellent tutorial support and you can study at home at your own pace and in your own time. Regular assignment dates are set so that your tutors can assess your progress and provide guidance and support. All successful participants are listed in the March issue of the CF magazine. Download the Correspondence Course Brochure for more information.

Registration for the following courses is now open until 5th May 2017.

  • Handspinning Module 1 – Wool
  • Handspinning Module 2 – Merino
  • Design
  • Merit Design
  • Advanced Design
  • Tapestry Weaving for Beginners Stages I and II
  • Tapestry Weaving for Beginners – Design


CF provides an extensive library featuring a wide range of skills and crafts including videos, DVDs, CDs and Creative Fibre Study Collections. These resources are provided free to all Affiliated Members within NZ. The Society pays the outward postage – the borrower pays the return postage. For more information, see Resources.

For more information, contact the National Education Convenor