Event promises 'stunning' exhibits

Creative Fibre event secretary Kate McLachlan (left) and Otago area delegate Anne Donovan are looking forward to the Legacy of Yarns event. Photo by Samantha McPherson
Creative Fibre event secretary Kate McLachlan (left) and Otago area delegate Anne Donovan are looking forward to the Legacy of Yarns event. Photo by Samantha McPherson

From hand-spun wool garments to needle-felted sculptures, a variety of exhibits will be on display as part of the Creative Fibre Legacy of Yarns event.

It is 25 years since the event, which will showcase some of the best craft in New Zealand, was held in Dunedin.

About 300 people have registered to attend the event, which will be held at John McGlashan College from April 24 to 27.

Challenge displays will be on show, which will be one of many highlights, Creative Fibre Otago area delegate Anne Donovan said.

''As a challenge, some of our members had to make anything using the Otago Peninsula wildlife as inspiration, in any medium. It's a really stunning programme guaranteed to appeal to all those who have registered. It's a thrill for us to have it here this year,'' she said.

There will also be a textile creation exhibition at the Dunedin Railway Station's Porters Lounge, where people can see some of the best craft from around the country.

There will be two tours on April 25 around the Otago Peninsula and to the Bruce Woollen Mill in Milton.

The free textile creation exhibition will be open from 9am to 5pm on April 24 to 26 and from 9am to noon on April 27.

The Legacy of Yarns will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm on April 24, 9am to 4pm on April 25 and 26, 9am to noon on April 27.

Non-registrant day passes and lectures are $10.

For more information contact Anne Donovan, (03) 453-5388 or visit www.creativefibre.org.nz.

 

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