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Lasting essentials: a West Coast leatherworker's pursuit of quality form and function

Qi Huang of Coast Craft started teaching herself the art of making beautiful, durable wallets and cardholders in 2018, working at her kitchen table in Franz Josef. Her leather goods are built with care to be accessible, functional, and long-lasting essentials that age gracefully and uniquely to every owner. These days she does have a dedicated workspace, which she describes as "my spaceship in the universe." Continue reading »

Friday finds

Friday finds: Here at Felt we see stunning creativity from our community of Kiwi makers every week. Check out this week's selection of fine Felt finds... Continue reading »

Fresh on Felt: Gorgeous art and artistic creations, jewellery and accessories take the spotlight this fortnight. We have a great collection of fresh new goodies to check out, so it's high time for a break and that cuppa and browse! Continue reading »

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Friday 28 February

Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop CHC

10am–12.30pm at Sollos, The Welder, 24 Welles Street. Join local fibre artist Gina Reid of Luxi Home NZ to make your own macramé plant hanger using natural cotton cord. Suitable for beginners. $75 per person, macramé materials and a Flourish Foliage voucher included. Book now »

Until 28 February

Don't Lick the Artwork! CHC

10am–5pm, Tuesday to Saturday until 28 February at Form Gallery, 468 Colombo Street. Ceramics by Elise Johnston, Emma Turner, and Tatyanna Meharry.

Saturday 29 February

Pocket Courage Doll Workshop CHC

10am–1pm at Sollos, The Welder, 24 Welles Street. Create your own pocket-sized doll with a message of courage inside, with dollmaker Hilary Jean Tapper, creator of Courage Dolls. Suited to ages 13 and up, and all skill levels. $75 per person, materials included. Book now »

Until 1 March

Four Seasons WEL

10am–5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am–4pm Sundays until 1 March at Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua. An exihibition by Creative Fibre Wellington featuring all aspects of fibrecrafts, from stunning tapestries to vibrant skeins of handspun yarn. Admission free.

Sunday 22 March

Beginner's Art Class CHC

9.30am–3.30pm at Sollos, The Welder, 24 Welles Street. Become a Creative Giant with Christchurch artist Brenda Knight, learning everything you need to know to create your own finished painting! $230 per person, materials and lunch included. Book now »

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