There is a new gallery called Timeless Textiles opening in Beaumont St, Hamilton, in August. Anne Kempton is the passion behind it and she has also provided workshop space for a group of textile tutors in the Community Arts Centre on Parry St, Newcastle.
A colleague of mine JAN CLARK is one of the tutors and there are other teachers offering workshops this year.
What appeals to me is that they aim to make the days as enjoyable as possible and also offer fabric and fibre packs at a small cost so people don’t have to go out and find the right materials for the class, just bring themselves and the equipment needed to have fun. My workshop with Jan Clark a few months ago (for NCEATA at Newcastle) was a terrific combo of inspirational instruction and encouragement, and a relaxed pace that didn’t set you into a panic.
If this interests you, contact http://www.timelesstextiles.com.au