Schedule for the day

Drum roll please...... The day’s line up is as follows:
We are also pleased to announce the provisional date for 2019 - Saturday 13th July.  Note this is only provisional at this stage.
Nadine Anne Hura is a researcher and writer of Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi and Pākehā whakapapa. She took up knitting four years ago, at the same time as she enrolled in a total immersion te reo Māori course. Through her passion for these two pursuits, she has found many transferable skills, leading to the creation of Tuia Te Reo, a Te Reo Māori knitting and crochet circle based in Porirua. In this presentation, Nadine will discuss the many wonderful and unexpected ways in which the crafts of knitting and crochet have supported and encouraged her on her reo journey.
And a picture of her with a blanket

Fiona Macrae - Creative Fibre President
Another amazing Wellington artist Fiona has recently taken on the role of President for the National Creative Fibre Society, bringing fibre related crafts and artists together across the country. Creative Fibre celebrates their 50th Anniversary in 2019 with a massive four day festival in Palmerston North between 25-28 April.
Mary Knox - Spinning Wheel clinic
Mary is the creator of the New Zealand spinning wheels website and author of the book New Zealand Spinning Wheels and Their Makers. Mary lives in the Greater Wellington region and belongs to the Wairarapa Spinners & Weavers who meet at their spectacular meeting place, The Wool Shed in Masterston.

Annette Montgomery - Twisted Zisters
Annette grew up on the Kapiti coast, where her Mother worked at/owned the Paekakariki leather shop. Annette used to sell her alternative clothing at Wakefield. "I have always been a very hands-on and creative person. My mother, a seamstress and avid crafter, set the seed of textile arts from a young age installing the saying “there is no such word as can’t”. In the 1990’s I designed and made alternative clothes from hand dyed and hand painted fabrics incorporating leather and lace. I am very passionate about design and this is what brought me back to grass-roots and spinning as this breaks down the barriers and gives me the freedom in design. I love the planning and enjoy seeing materials come to life through one’s own hands."

Upper Hutt Spinners & Weavers,
22 Jun 2018, 14:45