Felt Newsletter – June 2009

Felt has made its media debut, with a recent feature article and two editorial articles in Zest in the Christchurch Press, a mention in Tempo in the Waikato Daily Times, an interview with Wammo on KiwiFM and a chat with Spanky on RDU. Craft is hitting the headlines, it seems! And with good reason - there's plenty going on.

Craft2.0 returns to Christchurch

Christchurch sees the return of Craft2.0 this Saturday 6 June. 40 of the city’s most talented crafters have been crafting up a storm to bring to you a tasty smorgasbord of handmade jewellery, soft toys, clothing, baby products, art, accessories, books and more.

Make your way to Our City O-Tautahi on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Oxford Terrace in the heart of the Cultural Precinct for coffee, cupcakes and craft like you’ve never seen it before. Admission is free, doors open at 11am and the first 50 adults and 50 kids through the door get a free Craft2.0 gift bag!

Craft2.0 Workshops

Book yourself in for a creative workshop with Craft2.0 at the Arts Centre in Christchurch on Sunday 7 June. Here’s your chance to create something special with the guided instructions of Craft2.0’s talented tutors - choose from crochet, electronic crafting, book craft and making soft toys. So what are you waiting for? Register now for your introduction to a new craft!


Sounds Crafty

The month of May set the scene for Sounds Crafty, a special series of craft showcases picked by Kiwi musicians, bands and DJs. Throughout the duration of New Zealand Music Month, Felt featured the crafty stylings of: Minuit’s Ruth Carr, The Twitch’s Fleur Jack, singer/songwriters Nathan King, Flip Grater, Hannah Curwood and Hera, and Richie Singleton and Conrad Wedde of The Phoenix Foundation. I'd like to thank all of these people for taking the time to visit Felt and support our local craft talent - check out what they had to say on the Felt blog.

Featured seller: littlestella
Lynda of Little Stella Design works from her home in Newtown, Wellington, creating accessories and homewares from retro and vintage fabrics and buttons. Read more...

The topic of the next Crafty Business session is Creating an online presence. Join us at Churchill's Public House in Christchurch at 7pm on Monday 6 July. Find out more on the website.

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With so many things going on, it's difficult to find time to actually make stuff! I've found sanctuary at the Christchurch Creative Space, which is open twice a week on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. The idea is to bring a project along and get something done, while enjoying the company of other creative people. It's my new favourite hangout, and I get some work done into the bargain!

If you know of similar initiatives around the country, or you're considering setting one up, I'd love to hear about it.

Happy making,


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