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New Zealand
  • Art yarn spinning (creative spinning)
  • Dyeing
Katikati, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand


  • Introduction to felt making
  • Weaving 101
  • Weaving structures and colour
  • Texture in weaving
  • Dyeing
  • Custom workshops
Anne Grassham

Classes tailored to individual/group requirements.

  • Growing good wool for handcraft use
  • Selection and preparation of wool for handcraft use
  • ‘Adventures with Wool’ (on farm workshop)
  • Dyeing and use of colour
  • Spinning
  • Knitting and knitting without a pattern
  • Diagonal weaving
  • Basic weaving
  • Needle felting
  • Wet felting
  • Rug hooking



Angela tutors feltmaking processes and design, from dyeing the materials through to samples exploring colour and design layering, to garment or art piece planning and making considerations. Her classes are limited to 10 people maximum, often fewer, and the content is adjusted to the participants and the time and space available. Her main fascination is the layering of colour and texture, and starting students on their own voyage of discovery and creative expression. She also stitches, and paints on layers of applied texture on canvas. She used to weave, and still spins for her own enjoyment and use! http://www.art2enjoy.co.nz shows cv and course information, and the work by her and her sister, and http://www.art2enjoy.blogspot.com shares the work of their students and tutoring activities as well.


  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Dyeing (wool, silk, cotton, including wax resist and other techniques)
  • Felt making: from wool to stitching and making, including nuno, hats and art pieces
  • Mixed media options

(Will travel to run classes)

Woodville, Tararua


  • Fleece Selection for Spinning
  • Introductory Spinning
  • Designer Spinning (advanced)
  • Colour in Spinning (exploring the use of dyes and handcarders)
  • Fibre Blending (for creative outcomes in spinning & felting)
  • Introductory Feltmaking
  • Knitfelt techniques
  • Advanced Feltmaking – various specialised focus areas eg Nuno feltmaking
  • Using silk on super fine felt
  • Edges in felt
  • Silk Paper making
  • Introductory Dyeing
  • Percentage & Multi Dyeing (advanced)
  • Design
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Indigo Dyeing and Shibori
One or two-day workshop for all levels of experience
Students will make their own individual indigo vat for use during the workshop, and learn how to look after it. Various shibori techniques will be taught, including stitching, binding, clamping, pole wrapping.
Take home beautiful pieces dyed using this serendipitous ancient craft. Scarves, or smaller pieces suitable for bags, cushions, wall hangings.

Shibori using Procion dyes or silk paints
One or two-day workshop for all levels of experience
Learn various methods of shibori on fabric to produce vibrant coloured scarves , wraps, cushion covers etc. Methods taught will include stitch, binding, clamping and pole wrap shibori resist techniques.

Marbling on paper or fabric
One day workshop
A beginner’s guide to the ancient craft of marbling – layering paint on a gel medium, manipulating the paint to form beautiful patterns reminiscent of marble, and transferring to paper or fabric. Although suitable for beginners, all levels of experience will enjoy the day.

‘Slashed’ fabric
One day workshop (sewing machine needed)
Construct a fascinating scrumptious fabric suitable for bags, cushions, wall-hangings, from a variety of weights and textures of scrap fabric.



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