January Update

Happy New Year everyone from your Auckland Creative Fibre Committee. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of different events already planned and we know you will enjoy participating in some of them (if not all!) 

Tidy Up

We are planning to tidy up our member’s database, both for receiving the Updates/Newsletters and our Facebook page, which is for members only. We have a number of lapsed members who are still part of both, so if you do not hear from us again or cannot access the Facebook page that will be why. NB National will no longer accept renewals for a half year, full year only.

Cotton Appreciation Day

Saturday 16 February 10.00 – 2.00

Auckland Horticultural Council Rooms

990 Great North Rd

Western Springs

To appreciate cotton and as a big ‘Thank You’ to our members for renewing your membership for 2019 and as a reminder for those that have yet to do so. For people who do not spin it’s fine to bring a cotton t-shirt to tie dye and your craft of choice, so a good chance for beginners and for all skill levels. We will have small bags of cotton fibre for sale so you can have a go at spinning & dyeing cotton fibre if you wish.

This is going to be a fun day with everyone sharing their skills, please bring patterns for using cotton and hand made & commercially made cotton garments for show and tell. If you would like to come along please email cfauckland@gmail.com to book a spot, payment of $5 which includes morning tea and $5 cash on the day if you would like to do the dyeing.


Our time with the suitcase is coming to an end and we are delighted that so many members have had a chance to explore it. The book has been downloaded for everyone to enjoy using the patterns. Please email (cfauckland@gmail.com) if you would like a copy.

Annual Anniversary Weekend Fun Day

Sunday 27th January

Cuesta Alpacas

10.00 am onwards

All members are welcome to come to Jenny and Martyn’s Alpaca farm to have lots of creative fun. Bring your lunch, crafting equipment and swimming gear to enjoy some great company and a demo and hands on alpaca sorting/cleaning. Email cfauckland@gmail.com for more details.

The Great Stash Bust

March 16 10.00 – 2.00

Auckland Horticultural Council Rooms

990 Great North Rd

Western Springs

We all have stashes, some of us bigger than others, and for some of us they are taking over our homes. So, on the 16th March we are giving everyone the opportunity to have a bit of a clear out in readiness to make room for your new Woolfest Auckland acquisitions. This will be open to the generalpublic as well as Creative Fibre members. Spaces will be available for $5.00 each (bring your own table) and once inside is full we will offer spaces outside on the lawn in front of the hall – bring your own pergola or umbrella. We will share this event everywhere we can and we are hoping that it will prove successful. No traders, only crafters

Indigo Dye Class

Sunday 24 March 10.00 – 2.00

Jumbuck Carding 


Due to popular demand we are repeating this amazing workshop. Bring along your yarn, garments and fibre to dye in all shades of blue. It is a fascinating process. All participants will create their own indigo vat to take home. For more information and to book your space email Annette – cfauackland@gmail.com 

Dates For Your Diary:

Woolfest Auckland 2019 – 25 May

Woolfest Aftermath – Saturday 6 July

Retreat Weekends 2019 – July 19/21 and August 16/19