The annual Waikato/BOP Regional Embroiderers’ Exhibition is a special one this year, with the theme of Remembering ANZAC in Stitch 1915-2015. This showcase of commemorative stitch includes the beautiful ANZAC Tapestry…
The National Army Museum is seeking the assistance of crafty New Zealanders to produce a memorial of a handcrafted poppy for every person lost by our nation in the Great War – that’s over eighteen thousand poppies.
An extraordinary and beautiful collection of traditional Māori kākahu and weaving from five generations of one family is now a major exhibition in Hamilton. The remarkable women featured in this exhibition are acknowledged as New Zealand’s finest traditional Māori weavers.
Christchurch’s South Library has gone steampunk, with a great range of themed events, displays, a market – and of course books. Drop in and see a gorgeous array of crafts and creations of the Victorian Future – from corsets to rayguns, jewellery to rocketships! The highlight will be their Steampunk Runway evening, a fashion extravaganza showcasing the imaginative entries in their steampunk competition.
If you’re in Wellington this weekend, don’t miss the Felt exhibition at Handmade 2014. Open to the public and featuring fifty pieces from Felt makers, this is a great chance to see gorgeous Felt goodies up close and learn about their talented creators
Wellington artist and stitcher Katherine Bertram, known on Felt as the multi-talented Firecracker, has an exhibition of her beautiful work, entitled Wellington, at the Minerva Textile Bookshop and Gallery until Wednesday 28 May.
With Bold Needle & Thread: 1920-1960. Vintage Needlework from the Rosemary McLeod Collection
Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga
O Waikato, 15 March–15 June 2014.
Reviewed by Jo Drysdall
Wellington-based writer Rosemary McLeod is recognised as a columnist and commentator, but she is also well known in the maker movement as a knowledgable speaker about – and collector of – domestic handcrafted items…
There’s a marvellous new makers’ event happening at Te Papa soon, and the team at Felt are very excited to be a part of it. Say hello to the inaugural Makertorium, a celebration of Kiwi ingenuity and maker culture!