Fibre Arts Workshops


Fibre Arts New Zealand runs fibre arts events that provide participants with the opportunity to work with both New Zealand and overseas artists and craftspeople who are experts in their fields. 

The main event is a five day residential event with six workshops on offer targeting different levels of knowledge.  Some workshops focus on techniques whilst others are designed to push the participants to think about their creative practice in a new light or in a new direction.  Participants select one workshop and work with that tutor for the duration of the event.

Fibre Arts 2020

Five Day Residential Fibre Arts Retreat

Whanganui Girls College               

20 - 26 April 2020

Cancellation due to Covid-19


After discussion with Whanganui Girls College, the decision has been made to cancel our booking for the Fibre Arts 2020 event due to the issues around the management of COVID-19. As a result, the 2020 Fibre Arts event in Whanganui has unfortunately been cancelled.

This is based on the need to minimise the risk to the students and staff of Whanganui Girls College and to the participants and tutors at Fibre Arts, many of whom fall into the vulnerable cohort for this virus.


We don’t want to put people at risk and the school is concerned about a situation where mandatory quarantine had to occur and the impact that would have on the hostel and school community and our group. 

Our sincere apologies for having to take this action. Whilst we are extremely disappointed as we really enjoy the week with the Fibre Arts NZ community, we think that it is important to act logically and responsibly at what is a time of extreme uncertainty for everyone.

Thanks also for the messages of support we have received, we really appreciate them.


Fiona and Sandra

Fibre Arts 2020  - Wellington

Hutt Art         

15-19 September 2020


Hutt Art, Lower Hutt


Seth Apter is coming to Wellington from 15-19 September 2020.  He is running three workshops:

  • 50 Ways to Leave your Layer – 1 day (15 September 2020);
  • Collage Camp – 1 day (16 September 2020); and
  • Bento Box – 3 day (17 -19 September 2020).

Seth's workshops will be held at Hutt Art, 9-11 Myrtle St, Lower Hutt.

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