Tuesday 2 October 2018, 9.00am - Sunday 28 October 2018, 4.00pm
Meet the weavers and exhibition opening – Sat 6 Oct, 3pm–5pm
Open daily Mon–Sun, 9am–4pm
Estuary Arts Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Orewa, Auckland
021 172 4113
The Peninsula Weavers are a group of 15 weavers, who also spin wool, silk, art yarn and many other more exotic fibres, as well as knitting, crocheting and felting. Members explore any fibre art and craft to create new art pieces or commodity articles.
We meet at the Whangaparaoa Library on the fourth Tuesday of the month, February to November.
The group was founded in 1975 when individual spinners and weavers saw a need for mutual support and got together to form the Peninsula Weavers. They flourished in the 1980s and 90s with exhibitions, fashion parades and shows hosted at Whangaparaoa Hall, the library, and other locations in the Hibiscus Coast area. Archival photos and newspaper articles prove the popularity of the group together with other groups around the area.
The group continues to meet and support each other in their crafts and to create their fashion garments, household articles, toys, art pieces etc. They are affiliated to Creative Fibre New Zealand/Auckland region.
They have contributed (and continue to do so) to charities with baby knitting, blankets, hats and toys; Teddy bears being very popular. Mutual support encourages us to strive for excellence with improvement in design, technique and presentation. New members are always welcome.
Annette Ashton, Sophie Austin, Hilde Blank, Rosemary Burnby, Pam Chrisholm, Elaine Curtis, Sharon Dooney, Margaret Marshall, Linda MacDonald, Annette Montgomery, Sue Parker and Rae Simpson.