ART Nelson/Tasman

NZ Textile Experiences


NZ Textile Experiences invite you to take time out and indulge in one or more of our hands-on fibre craft or art textile workshop experiences where you will create your own unique piece or design to take away with you.

Based in the Nelson Tasman region, this scenic area is renowned for its proliferation of art, artists and myriad of creatives, including a diverse range of textile art, fibre craft and artisans/practitioners.

The vision for NZ Textile Experiences is for you to enjoy those special experiences by creating textiles and fibre crafts in glorious New Zealand locations, with our fabulous tutors sharing their individual specialist skills along with knowledge of their local environment.

By participating in a fibre or textile workshop, you will learn more about our country, meet local people who are also passionate about textiles and take home a unique piece of textile art.

Textile and Fibre Craft workshops can be taken individually or in small groups, each taught by an expert in their field. This is an intimate experience, working in the artist's own studio or workshop, ranging from rural locations in bush settings to an eclectic art gallery and an inner city creative space.

Workshops on offer so far are Unconventional Textile Materials, Wild Basket Making, Screen Printing, Hand Loom Weaving, Stitch-Embroidery, Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving, Eco Dyeing, Tapestry Weaving, Slow Fashion, Bookbinding, Textile Collage, Felt Making, Spinning and Preserves/Cheesemaking with more to follow ...


Design to Weave Tapestry Workshop - Marilyn Rea-Menzies

Screen Printing Workshop - Judith Ritchie

Contemporary Felt Making Workshop - Colleen Plank

Harakeke NZ Flax Weaving - Yvonne Hammond

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving - Karuna Peralta

Creative Bookbinding - Rosie-Anne Pinne

Spinning - Anne Grassham

Unconventional Textiles - Maggy J.

Embroidered-Artwork-Transfer-Stitch - Rosie Horn

Textile – Collage – Stitch - Sally Reynolds