Posts Tagged ‘leisure and activities’

Woodworking workshop in the Bay of Plenty

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Heads up Bay of Plenty makers! Here’s your chance to develop your green woodworking skills in a fantastic weekend workshop.

During the weekend of 16/17 September 2017 experienced craftsman Richard Lees will tutor a greenwood course in whittling, pole-lathing, branch furniture jigs, shave horse and draw-knife, and carving techniques.

The workshop will take place at a beautiful site in the Lower Kaimais, Bay of Plenty. Come and experience the greenspace and birdsong, walk barefoot in the grass, and learn some amazing traditional skills.

Woodworking spaces are very limited to a maximum of eight woodworking participants, but non-woodworkers are most welcome to join the camp and enjoy the space. Find out more.

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A good yarn

Monday, July 17th, 2017

We’ve had some great yarns popping up on Felt recently, and we’re really loving these gorgeous gradient yarns from Hollyberry Designs. What a delight to knit!

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Knitting classes for Christchurch creatives

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Attention Christchurch knitting fans and aspiring knitters! Keep Saturday 22 and Saturday 29 of July clear for some awesome classes in beginners’ knitting and arm knitting!

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Class 1: Beginners’ knitting

Saturday July 22 11am – 1pm
Saturday July 29 9am – 11am

Ever wanted to learn how to knit? Now is the time to do it! Learn how to cast on, knit, cast off and sew up an adorable bunny. All materials supplied. More information »

Class 2: Arm knitting

Saturday July 22 9am – 11am
Saturday July 29 11am – 1pm

Ever wanted to learn to knit, but not sure if you have the time? This is the craft for you. Make warm, functional and standout scarves and throws in record time using your arms instead of needles. Learn how to cast on, knit, cast off and sew up an infinity scarf. All materials supplied. More information »


Book your knitting class now »


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A wise investment for seamsters

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Attention stitchers and seamsters! We’re loving these practical and good-looking cotton reel and bobbin holders from Woodwise, available in various sizes and peg depths.

Pop in a draw or attach to the wall to keep those wayward reels in line!

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One of a kind

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Channel your creativity at home or on the go with these unique upcycled notebooks from Zee Southcombe. We love this penguin-themed example – get yours and stand out from the colony now!

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I’m a lumberjack and I’m okay…

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Where do you find snowy mountains? Pine trees? Woolly hats? Stag and brown bears? In a set of handcrafted polymer clay lumberjack buttons by Purple Sheep Buttons – love that buffalo plaid!

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Crafty projects for the kids’ rooms

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Looking for a new crafty project? Need a way to brighten up the kids’ rooms this winter? We have the answer! Check out this awesome new range of faux taxidermy PDF patterns from Cupcake Cutie

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Take your pick

Monday, April 24th, 2017

We love these hand stamped nickel silver guitar picks, now available from MixedUp. We reckon they’d be a great Mother’s Day gift for a musical mum!

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An autumn project

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Cooler days and evenings indoors have us itching for a new stitching project, and this contemporary oak leaf blackwork sampler from Jennifer Strange fits the bill beautifully.

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Needles needing a yarn?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

If your needles are itching to knit some cosy accessories for your and your loved ones, we’ve got the yarns

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Keeshond dog and alpaca yarn by Crock | Naturally dyed merino/nylon sock yarn by Truby Wool | Textural handspun yarn by Spunout | Hand dyed merino yarn by Little Red’s Yarn


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Need a pattern? We’ve got that covered too! »