Upcoming Fibre and Textile Workshops with NZ Textile Experiences
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Kia ora and welcome to the latest news from NZ Textile Experiences offering Fibre and Textile workshops in the beautiful regions of Nelson and Tasman.  Workshops run mostly at our tutors own creative spaces throughout the year with clusters of workshops often coinciding with other local creative and festive events.

Nelson is renowned for its vibrant creative buzz over spring and summer, here are a few event worth knowing about  >>>

The Nelson Great Christmas Market  20th November at Founders Park 10am - 4pm

Mapua Makers Market 4th December 10 - 3pm in the Mapua Community Hall

If you are considering entering or visiting Nelson to view the annual national Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre Art Awards the dates are 4th - 25th March 2017.  This national exhibition showcases Contemporary New Zealand Fibre & Textile Arts at The Refinery Artspace attracting entries that continue to challenge the interpretation of fibre and textile art.

If being creative for you includes dancing then Summer Tango in Nelson is a really fun event 10 - 12 March 2017 which could easily work in with attending a Fibre and Textile workshop or two.

Fabricate Magazine  is a brand new publication celebrating all things textile.   It aspires to inform and inspire with features highlighting New Zealand artists and artisans working to push the boundaries, or preserve traditions and skills.  Felt, weave, spin, knit, knot, stitch, crochet, piece, sew, quilt or embroider – published quarterly the magazine will explore products, resources and education, tours, events and exhibitions and much more……  sales and subscriptions are direct from the editor Cait McLennan Whyte at or selected stockists including Page and Blackmores in Nelson and /fabricatemag/    Summer issue out early December.

Last Saturday Karuna tutored her one day Weave your own Sampler Workshop, a fabulous opportunity to be introduced to the fundamentals of weaving on a floor loom.  Karuna is a fabulous colourist, with great design tips to share, encouraging students to experiment with new combinations.

Students choose their own colour palette and woven patterns to create a sampler that looks great displayed as a wall piece or constructed later into a small bag or cushion.
Here's Debbie experimenting with her newly found weaving skills at last Saturday's Weave Your Own Sampler workshop.
Twill Textiles Studio
Karuna is an experienced tutor and highly talented weaver,  just being in her wonderful workshop environment is inspirational enough to want to be creative with colour and texture.

The Weave Your Own Fabric Sampler one-day Saturday workshops are coming up again in 2017 starting on 14th January.    
The next Small Loom Weaving workshop with Karuna will be offered again on Saturday 10th December.

Beginners are most welcome, please book early to secure your place.
Felt Making
 NZ Textile Experiences tutor Colleen Plank has had her felted sculpture vessel "Hold Me"  accepted into the 10th International Shibori Symposium exhibition in Oaxaca, Mexico.  Exhibitors were asked to submit a work that expressed their "Land, Culture, and People”  using Shibori or Ikat textile techniques.
Here is detail of her work "Hold Me"
NZ Textile Experiences workshops coming up in November and December 2016:

Wild Basket Making with Anita Peters  Two-Day Workshop - Sat 19th & Sun 20th November
Screenprinting with Judith Ritchie   Two-Day Workshop - Sat 26 & Sun 27 November
Small Loom Weaving with Karuna Peralta  One-Day Workshop 10 December
Screenprinting with Judith Ritchie  Two-Day Workshop Sat 10h & Sun 11th December

Workshops are designed for small numbers, to secure your place follow the workshop links above, or visit the website
For further information email
Fairholme Gallery
This weekend the 19th and 20th November is Basket Making with Anita Peters who has a wealth of experience using traditional and contemporary materials that can be woven into funky original baskets and vessels   A couple of places are still available if you book now!

Golden Bay has some pretty cool places to stay and see while you are there along with accommodation also offered at the workshop venue of Fairholme Gallery and Historic Homestead in East Takaka. More details >>> click here.
Check out the full Calendar of Workshops going into 2017.
Textile and Fibre Workshops are continually being added so check in regularly to the  NZ Textile Experiences web site to find out on what is coming up. Remember we can also cater for individuals or your own small group on request - please just enquire.
Gift Vouchers are available and make a  living Christmas Gift
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