About us

Representatives of local groups came together in July 2011 following the Canterbury earthquakes to support each other as many groups had lost premises. We soon realised that this was the ideal time to work together to promote textile and fibre arts and to look at achieving a shared facility to increase the profile of our arts and crafts. We continue to work towards this goal.

Member groups of the Textile and Fibre Arts Network Inc.

All Network member groups welcome visitors and new members. Click on the group for more information about meeting times, locations etc.

  • The Guild is affiliated to ANZEG and has almost fifty years of history and experience. There are seven groups within the Guild that meet in Christchurch on a regular basis providing small projects, su

  • Our Guild meets twice monthly on the first Saturday and third Thursday. New and experienced quilters are very welcome. Members learn new skills, hear speakers, access our library, and share their w

  • The group has a monthly evening meeting sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for patchwork and quilting. We have speakers, demonstrations, and an extensive library for members. The meetings provide an

  • We are a small, friendly, enthusiastic group who meet Tuesday evenings (tutor led), and Fridays. Primarily embroidery, but we also enjoy felting, beading, knitting, tatting, lacemaking, card making

  • We meet monthly, with every second month being a weekend practical day.  Our aim is to expand on traditional quilting and add a modern twist by using fresh fabrics and bright designs.  All levels ar

  • The object of the Guild is to foster interest in, encourage , advance, develop and promote crafts of weaving. spinning, dyeing and allied crafts . To bring together men and women who practise the a

  • In existence for 41 years, the club meets once a month for demonstrations and to show finished items. The Canterbury Area New Zealand Machine Knitters Society is a separate group, and meets four ti

  • Our members enjoy sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, scrapbooking and card making, or working on UFOs.  Classes are available in embroidery or patchwork. The group has a day meeting

  • We meet six times a year.  The days are not structured and there is no tuition. Participants are encouraged to work on their own felting projects in a friendly social environment. We organise occa

  • Our members predominantly make bobbin lace but other forms are embraced including needle, crocheted, tatted and knitted laces.  Meetings, workshops and regional days are held through the year.  Begi

  • Any textile and fibre group in the greater Christchurch area, (that has been in existence for at least a year) can apply to become a member of the Network.