Crafty Girls’ Road Trip – Ann Packer

Crafty Girls' Road Trip

Focusing mainly on fibre arts and textiles, Crafty Girls’ Road Trip is a guide around New Zealand’s treasure troves for embroiderers, patchworkers, knitters, spinners and other crafty types. Organised geographically, it includes recommendations of good places to eat and nice places to stay as well as suggested itineraries for a day, a weekend, a long weekend or a week in each of the regions.

Crafty Girls’ Road Trip is a fantastic idea and a great book to have in the car on your summer holidays. It had me all inspired to call up a few girlfriends and plan an excursion. I was a bit disappointed that most of the shops and artists featured were based in fibre and textile crafts – it would be nice to see a more comprehensive guide (or perhaps a series) covering a few other crafts as well, although perhaps it would be a bit more difficult to keep up to date!

The regions covered are: North of Auckland; Auckland; Waikato/Bay of Plenty/Taupo; East Coast North Island; Taranaki/Manawatu; Wellington/Wairarapa; Top of the South Island; Canterbury; Dunedin/Central Otago/Southland.

3 Responses to “Crafty Girls’ Road Trip – Ann Packer”

  1. Hannah says:

    We took this book on holiday with us when we went to Northland, and kinda agree with your review. The cover is just so beautiful, but it had me expecting something a bit more indie perhaps… still, the book has been helpful in finding nice places locally, so I won’t complaing too much

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  3. Gaye France says:

    Have recently discovered this lovely book in a store and was wondering if any clever sort out there may know of the origins of the gorgeous rabbit that is on the cover, and if a pattern is available for him?
    Thanks so much

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