We’ve had speed dating. Now? Speed crafting…

The Canterbury town of Woodend will be the place to be on 31 August for all makers who’d like to learn new skills, so mark it in your calendar, locals.

The Woodend Art and Craft Expo, supported by Creative Communities Waimakariri and Enterprise North Canterbury, offers a unique way to taste new crafts. For just $4 per class, or three classes for $10, you can experience a wide variety of crafts via “speedcraft”. In this quick-draw medley of classes, participants get to try out a craft for 30 minutes before moving on swiftly to try another. Who knows, you might just meet your perfect new pastime!

Classes include:

Jewellery Making – Make your own wire wrapped jewellery
Gingerbread Men Icing – Decorate a gingerbread man
Natural Cosmetics – Make chemical-free bath salts
Fabulous Felt and Fabric Flowers – Create beautiful flowers
Woollen Guardian Angels – Make lovely guardian angels
Woodcraft – See wood turning and have a go
Sugarcraft – Create your own decorative icing cupcake
Inkart – Learn how to paint unique ink designs
Peg Dolls – Make your own wooden peg doll
Needle Felting – Try your hand at needle felting
Card Making – Create your own handmade cards
Pottery – Create items with clay and view a pottery wheel
…and much more, including a children’s activity corner.

The Woodend Art and Craft Expo will be at the Woodend Community Centre on School Road, from 10.30am to 4pm on Sunday 31 August. Tickets are on sale now
from The Grub Hub Cafe, Main North Road, Woodend. More information here.

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