On the calendar: E Nga Uri Whakatupu

E Nga Uri Whakatapu: Weaving Legacies of Dame Rangimarie Hetet and Diggeress Te Kanawa, Daily 10am–4.30pm until 28 July 2015, Hamilton

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.

Steampunk at the library

Steampunk Runway, 7pm, Saturday 2 August, Christchurch

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.

Felt is on show at Handmade 2014

Maker: An exhibition of work handmade in New Zealand by sixteen artisan makers from Felt, Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June at The Handmade Hub, TSB Arena, Wellington

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