CF Auckland June Update


A big WELCOME to all our new members who joined us at Woolfest Auckland this year. We hope you enjoy belonging to our wonderful organisation and the sharing of our crafting experiences together. Please remember you are welcome to join any groups in Auckland (you can belong to more than one, many of us do) and do come along to any activities happening to get to know other members. Groups are listed here Also, do remember to join our Facebook page to help keep up with what is happening in the Auckland Area.

Woolfest Auckland 2018

Woolfest Auckland was a whopping success and we would like to thank every one of you who helped to make it so. Your assistance with the set up, on the day and with the clean up helped to make everything run as smoothly and effectively as it did. The public (and many of you who came on the day) did have difficulty with the traffic and parking. This has just reinforced to us that the change of venue next year to Kumeu Showgrounds is well overdue. Showgrounds are easy to access and there is lots of parking available on site along with 4 well lit sheds and level floors throughout.

Woolfest Auckland 2019 will be held on Saturday 25th May 2019.


Congratulations to the winners of our prize draws at Woolfest Auckland, one for a new member who joined on the day and one for an existing member. The winners are: Kay Parrish and Delwyn Colquhoun

CF Auckland Area Update

Woolfest Aftermath/Area Day

Saturday 30th June 10.00 -2.00 Auckland Horticultural Building 990 Great North Road, Western Springs

(upstairs from the Lair)

We are having an exciting Area Day as a followup from Woolfest. We will have traders including ‘Wool On Wheels’ joining us in case you have any funds left after Woolfest, and there will be demonstrations happening. Bring along any friends – this is open to the public as well as Creative Fibre members.

Suzy Brown Workshops

Annette has organised the wonderful Suzy Brown, aka Woolwench, to come to Auckland to do 3 days of workshops with us in early October. There will be 2 dyeing and one spinning workshops. More information next month.

Taster Classes at The Guild

The Handweavers and Spinners Guild are again holding their annual ‘Taster Classes’ following on from Woolfest. These are open to any one, not just Guild members. If you have always wanted to heave a go at something new why not give one of these a go? More information on the guild website.

Add To Your Diary

• GLAM Meeting -28 September (note date change)

• Peninsula Weavers Exhibition – 28 October

• CFA AGM 3 November

2018 Retreat Weekends 27 July/7 September

Plans are now well underway for this year’s two Retreat Weekends and we already have a number of bookings. When you make your booking to our email address, please state your name and which weekend you would like to come to. Robin, our treasurer, will invoice you. Payments can be made in full or in part payments. We have some wonderful classes planned covering knitting, crochet, spinning, felting and a surprise. We are currently finalising classes and will give more information soon. We will be having two wonderful raffles at each weekend with the funds raised going to charity.

This year’s Retreat Weekends are $250.00 per person and this covers all food (if you have special dietary needs please note that they are offering only a vegetarian option and very limited Gluten Free this year), your own warm single bedroom and linen for the weekend. We start at 7.00 Friday evening (eat dinner before you come) with a glass of wine and a few nibbles, and we are finished by 5.00 Sunday afternoon. All you need to bring is your clothing and crafting supplies. Our Retreat Weekends are a great way to relax, learn from others there and meet lots of like minded people. We have a fridge provided for your wine and extra food you may like to bring (baking shared is always welcome) and we are always made to feel very welcome by the St Francis Brothers.


Woolfest Traders List 2018

We have been asked for a list of traders coming to Woolfest Auckland this year and here it is! We have 60 super talented independent traders from throughout the country coming this year, all with fibre, yarn and related products. This truly is a ‘Makers Market’.

Sign up to Creative Fibre on the day for $18 (half year membership), and go into the draw to win spectacular prizes donated by our brilliant traders. See us at the CF Hub (on your right as you enter) and chat with us about groups in your area, and save the date for our open day on 30th June in Western Springs.

Saturday 26th May 10am – 4pm

Corban Estate Arts Centre Henderson

Public Transport – the venue is really close to Henderson train station, so save the planet and take the train.

Driving – Henderson Rotary will be helping us out by marshalling the parking again this year, if you’re driving, please try to bring a friend and car pool so we can reduce congestion, and have a gold coin donation ready for our helpful marshals.

Food – there will be a coffee cart on site, and the cafe will be open, we also have a sushi food truck, and other food trucks to be confirmed.

Any other questions? Leave a comment here, or over on the Woolfest Facebook page.

Alpaca Box

Anna Gratton

Ashford Crafts – Knitcola

Auckland Fun Felters

Awesomely Arapawas

Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders

Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

Clementine and Thread

Darn Knit

DEA Yarns

Edie and Co

Fibre Herd Corriedales


Gumtree Gully Alpacas


Harnie Hoolie’s Designs

Hollyberry Designs

Inspire Fibres

Jumbuck Carding

Kim’s Craft Books




Little Reds Yarn

Lovells Knits

Man Made Fibre

Midnight Yarns

Mulberry Twine

Nana Cindy Yarns

Natural Star Yarns

Orange Tail Yarns

Our Patch Lavender

Outlaw Yarns

Prosper Yarns



Revive Designs

Ripping Yarns

Riverdale Mill

Siverhill Alpacas



Spinning A Yarn

Spinning Galaxy

Spinning Wood Designs

Stitch and Bitch

Stitchpunk Yarn

Sue’s Hand Dyed Fibre and Yarn

The Carding Shed

Tinaria Farm

Top o’ the Meadow Art Yarns

Travelling Threads

Truly Myrtle

Tseba Yarns

Twisted Zisters


Yarn Floozy

Yarn Queen


Zips & Toggles Project Bags