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What’s on this week

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Here is this week’s selection of crafty and creative events from around Aotearoa.

Crafty Happenings Weekly Bulletin

Christchurch

Winter Encraftment

Winter Encraftment
Sunday 3 July: 10am–3pm, Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Dr, Lincoln. Admission free.
Canterbury’s own Winter Encraftment market comes to Lincoln with fresh, local, handmade design, delicious food, and refreshments. There’s plenty of off street parking and an ATM onsite. Find out more »

Bay of Plenty

The Little Big Market

The Little Big Market
Saturday 2 July: 9am–2pm, corner of Matai Street and Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui. Admission free.
Held on the first Saturday of every month, this a great market where you can hang out and enjoy the surroundings, music, good food and the best products from a select range of artisans and producers. Find out more »

Auckland

Upper Queen Street Market
Saturday 2 July: 10am–2pm, Auckland Baptist Tabernacle, 429 Queen Street. Admission free. Arts and crafts, vintage items, and yummy food. Parking available. Entry through back of church. Find out more »

 

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Whoop whoop! The General Collective is back this Saturday

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

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Auckland crafties, get your skates on and wheel on over to Ponsonby Central this Saturday, because the General Collective Winter Market will be there too!

In an inspired collaboration between these two awesome Auckland institutions, hand-picked Kiwi creatives will be showcasing their high quality work in a fabulous setting.

Cosy up in the indoor market and enjoy all the goodies the General Collective offers, then pop downstairs to the eateries of Ponsonby Central to enjoy a bite to eat, or meet friends for an afternoon drink. What a great excuse to get out of the house on a wintery day!

It’s all happening this Saturday, 25 June, from 10am to 2pm in the Sapphire Room (upstairs), The Lane, Ponsonby Central, 136-138 Ponsonby Road, and admission is free. Find out more here.

This Saturday, it’s all about that yarn…

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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This Saturday is World Wide Knit in Public Day, and there are events on around the country to celebrate!

Here in Christchurch we’d like to give a shout-out to the Midwinter Woolfeast, where they’ll be celebrating yarn in style with a gathering of New Zealand’s most talented fibre artists and indie yarn dyers – and Felt will be there too!

You can catch Midwinter Woolfeast from 10am to 5pm at the newly-built Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd, Halswell, Christchurch. Admission is free. For more information, check out their website (and you can find out about other official World Wide Knit in Public Day events on their webpage and in our What’s on This Week post).

And if you like more of a mix in your craft, make sure you also scoot over to Stash reHash (yep, it’s a busy day for Christchurch crafters, you can even get knitting on a bus!), where it’s all happening from 11am to 2pm at St Mark’s Church, Withells Road, Avonhead. This year’s Stash reHash promises to be bursting with sewing goodies in need of new homes, and it’s all in support of Arthritis New Zealand. Entry is by gold coin donation and you can find more details here.

What’s on this week

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Here is this week’s selection of crafty and creative events from around Aotearoa.

Crafty Happenings Weekly Bulletin

Christchurch

Midwinter Woolfeast

Midwinter Woolfeast
Saturday 18 June: 10am–5pm, Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road. Admission free.
A wool spectacular featuring New Zealand’s leading indie yarn dyers and fibre artisans. Shop till you drop and sample craft beer and yummy food. Midwinter Woolfeast is an official World Wide Knit In Public Day host. Find out more »

Stash reHash

Stash Rehash
Saturday 18 June: 11am–2pm, St Mark’s Church, Withells Road, Avonhead. Admission by gold coin donation.
A crafty way to help people with arthritis! Stash reHash is a materials and craft supplies market with a difference. You can get rid of your old stash, buy some new and help the 620,000 people in New Zealand with arthritis. Find out more »

Knit Around the Orbiter
Saturday 18 June: 1pm–3pm, Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road. Admission free. Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day with a knitting loop on the bus. Meet at Barrington Mall bus stop (opposite Spreydon Library) at 1pm to catch the 1.06pm clockwise Orbiter – look for the yarny bike on the front! Find out more »

Wellington

Midwinter Knack
Saturday 18 June: 9.30am – 1.30pm, Berhampore School Hall, 105 Britomart St, Berhampore. Admission free. Beautiful, original, New Zealand made craft and design direct from the makers, many of whom have a recycled and ecological focus. Free parking, Eftpos available. Find out more »

Auckland

Sit & Knit
Saturday 18 June: 10am–4pm, Auckland Museum. Admission free. Celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day! Get your needles clicking to put together a peggy square blanket for the Auckland City Mission. Find out more »

 
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What’s on this week

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Here is this week’s selection of crafty and creative events from around Aotearoa.

Crafty Happenings Weekly Bulletin

Bay of Plenty

Little Big Markets

The Little Big Market
9am–2pm, corner of Matai Street and Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui. Admission free.
A great big little market of all things crafty, designer and handmade. Hang out and enjoy the surroundings, great music, good food and the best products from a range of artisans and producers. Find out more »

Tauranga Zinefest

Tauranga Zinefest
10am–4pm at Tauranga Art Gallery, corner of Wharf and Willow Streets. Admission free.
A day of all things ‘zine’! Enjoy speakers, demos, workshops, and other zine-related fun. Presented in partnership with the Tauranga Art Gallery and in collaboration with The Incubator. Find out more »

Wellington

Wellington Zinefest’s Winter Zine Market
12–5pm at Thistle Hall, Cuba Street. A healthy helping of ziney goodness during Wellington Comic Con. Find out more »

Auckland

Upper Queen Street Market
10am–2pm at Auckland Baptist Tabernacle, 429 Queen Street. Admission free. Awesome arts and crafts, vintage items, and yummy food. Find out more »

 
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To market, to market!

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Heads-up Christchurch!

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There’s a great market coming your way this weekend – and the Felties are there in force. These are just a few of the goodies you’ll find!

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Pay It Forward’s Designer Pop Up Market at Spark Park, 91 Hereford Street is an excellent opportunity to view a wide selection of designer products, including art, homewares, jewellery, food products, all made right here in Canterbury.

The market will be open 10am-3pm this Sunday 24 April, so mark it in your calendar. And don’t forget, if you can’t make it to what promises to be a great day, you can also find these gorgeous products right here on Felt, anytime.

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The Little Big Markets winter season starts this Saturday in Mt Maunganui!

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Felt ❤ The Little Big Markets

We’re super excited to have joined forces with The Little Big Markets to help promote local artisans and good Kiwi craftsmanship. Their winter season kicks off in Mt Maunganui this Saturday at 9 with the best craft, good music, amazing food – seriously, what more could you want on a beautiful autumn morning?

Gather up your pocket money and head along to the corner of Matai Street and Maunganui Road from 9am till 2pm this Saturday!

Remembering ANZAC in stitch

Monday, May 4th, 2015

The annual Waikato/BOP Regional Embroiderers’ Exhibition is a special one this year, with a theme of Remembering ANZAC in Stitch 1915-2015.

Hosted by the Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild, the exhibition will showcase the ANZAC Tapestry, stitched for The Tapestry Trust of New Zealand Inc Project by Whakatane Embroiderers’ Guild members. 43 Guild members worked on this beautiful piece for over 200 hours.

The exhibition also includes several judged sections and a display of memorabilia, alongside many pieces of traditional and contemporary work by Guild members.

The exhibition runs for five days only, May 13-17, at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga. Gold coin entry.

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May’s craft forecast for Devonport

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The next Devonport Craft and Fine Food Market isn’t far away, Aucklanders, so mark your calenders for this fix of fine food and crafty goodness.

There’s a crowd of great Felt sellers present at this North Shore institution – so if you can’t make it to the market, find them here on Felt any time, any day. Here’s a selection of what’s on offer…

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The next The Devonport Craft and Fine Food Market is on Sunday 3 May, 10am – 2pm at the Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence Street.

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Time for a spot of Crafternoon Tea

Monday, April 6th, 2015

It’s Crafternoon Tea time again Aucklanders – this Auckland craft institution is bringing the handmade goodness to Kingsland again this weekend. There are a fair few Felties amongst the more than 40 stalls at Crafternoon Tea so it’s guaranteed to be a great day of handmade excellence. Here’s a preview of some of what’s in store:

Head along to 400 New North Road, Kingsland this Saturday 18 April, from 10am till 2pm. And of course if you can’t make it there, you’ll find all this lovely crafty goodness here on Felt, anytime.

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