Posts Tagged ‘event’

Here comes the General Collective Market!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Hello Auckland! The fabulous General Collective Market is coming your way on Sunday 13 August, and Felt will be there – come along and say hello for your chance to win one of three $50 Felt vouchers!

Showcasing an incredible line up of 280 handpicked designers, makers and creatives from all over New Zealand, General Collective has a focus on high quality and unique products. Check out lifestyle products, designer homewares, art, fashion, handmade toys and more!

It’s a great family friendly day out with kids’ activities and a mouthwatering spread of food, coffee, and a wine bar.

Date: Sunday August 13
Time: 9am–3pm
Place: ASB Showgrounds – Pavilion 3/4, 217 Greenlane West, Greenlane
Cost: $2 entry, under 15 yrs FREE
Parking: FREE street parking on Puriri Drive and in Cornwall Park. Onsite parking for $5. Parking also available at Greenlane Clinical Centre.
More information: www.generalcollective.co.nz

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Craft Central returns to the capital this weekend

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Heads up Wellington! Craft Central is coming your way this Saturday, and Felt will be there!

Craft Central brings local designers, artists and artisan food producers together in a stunning venue for a day of shopping, meeting the designers and hearing the stories behind their art, craft and food.

This weekend’s market will be at the grand opening of The Courtyard in the newly refurbished Reading Courtenay Central complex – check it out!

Date: Saturday July 22
Time: 10am–8pm
Place: The Courtyard, Courtenay Central, 100 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Cost: Free entry
More information: www.facebook.com/craftcentralnz/

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Auckland Fair is this Sunday…

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Aucklanders, make sure your schedule is clear tomorrow, because the place to be is Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf for the final Auckland Fair, a maker event like no other. Come and purchase from 100 talented New Zealand designers, artisans and craftspeople, all under one roof for one day only!

Date: Sunday June 18
Time: 10.30am-5pm
Place: Shed 10, Queen’s Wharf
Admission: $6, children under 12 free
More information: aucklandfair.com

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Midwinter Woolfeast is here again!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Heads up Christchurch yarnsters!

The Midwinter Woolfeast is here again – your opportunity to buy from some of New Zealand’s most talented fibre artists and indie yarn dyers.

Come along to Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre for a day of visual, tactile and culinary treats and immerse yourself in the colour and opulence of the modern world of woolcraft. Learn a new craft skill and stay for some yummy refreshments.

Date: Saturday June 17
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Road, Halswell.
Cost: Free entry
More information: www.woolfeast.com

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Craft adds up!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Christchurch Maths Craft Day, Sunday 18 June

Here’s something for the geeky crafters out there – or is that crafty geeks?

Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Christchurch’s first Maths Craft Day, Sunday June 18 in The Great Hall at The Arts Centre.

Featuring seven craft creation stations as well as public talks by mathematician crafters, the day-long celebration of maths promises to engage people of all ages. Make a Möbius strip, crochet a hyperbolic plane, build a fractal sculpture, fold an origami octahedron, and listen to talks about the connections between maths and crafts.

While you’re at The Arts Centre, why not also explore the newly opened Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities in the old Chemistry Building (now once again part of the University of Canterbury, housing the Classics Department) and discover the ancient relationship between mathematics and craftsmanship?

Christchurch Maths Craft Day is open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious.

Date: Sunday June 18
Time: 10am–5pm
Place: The Great Hall at The Arts Centre
Cost: Free entry
More information: mathscraftnz.org

Christchurch Maths Craft Day, Sunday 18 June

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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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 »

 
Tauranga Zinefest

 

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

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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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