Experimenting with a new poster for Raglan’s Old School Arts Centre brought me in touch with two groups of very creative people who enjoy getting together to share knowledge and skills. Every second Thursday of the month the Old School hosts this group of people with similar interests in fibre crafts, to create in good company. The Karioi Quilters have been making high quality, natural fibre, artistic quilts for many years. The Raglan Spinners & Weavers bring their spinning wheels and looms to the meetings. Many enjoyable hours are put into intricate artistic creations, some of which are destined to become treasured family heirlooms. The public do have the opportunity to view the beautiful items these two groups produce in their exhibitions.
Creative Fibre, the New Zealand Spinning, Weaving & Wool-craft Society, is a NZ wide group of people involved with activities such as Felt-making, Dyeing, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, and other Fibre crafts. With 16 groups within the Waikato region alone (including the Raglan Spinners & Weavers) Creative Fibre holds regular exhibitions, Spin Ins and popular classes with travelling tutors. A Waikato Exhibition not to miss will be staged at Claudelands next month, running in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair 6th – 9th September 2012.
Medium: Ink, Watercolour, Adobe Photoshop,