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Natural fibres/tuition/local art

Raw silk shawls & scarves

It's both warm in winter, cool in summer, and soft on the skin, it's raw silk. Its unique product characteristics make raw silk keenly sort after for use in the fashion industry.

For the love of wool

Rewa Rewa Station was initially established by Patrizia and her late partner Rod who today carries on the management of the farm with the help of others. Patrizia is passionate about natural fibres and has her own flock of 50 coloured sheep to gather fibre from. The small flock consists of Polwarth, Romney x Corriedale and Gotland Pelt Sheep. Patrizia, an Italian Interior Designer, began a very steep learning curve when they purchased a Hill Country Sheep & Beef farm in Tinui. There is now a Craft Studio on the farm where you can purchase yarn, fibre and knitted goods. Or, for those keen to learn knitting, spinning or natural dyeing classes may be an option.

Country Life with woollen and silk yarns

Woollen yarns and silks for sale

Old weaving techniques

Old weaving looms make beautiful fabrics: A chance encounter with a person who knew of three pedal powered heritage looms sent to NZ after WW II to help the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and which were gathering dust in a South Otago shed led to a new venture for a young South Otago couple.

Coloured sheep breeding

Beverley Forrester invites visitors to her farm in Hawarden, Nth Canterbury, to learn about the breeding of coloured sheep, see her own knitting yarns, the designer fashion clothing made from it and learn about the early settler history of her locality.


Rachel invites visitors to her property at Churton Park, a semi-rural suburb of Wellington City, to learn the craft of spinning woollen fleece into fine yarn, the craft of dying fabric into different colours, the felting of fleece into soft fabric and the making of woollen beanies and felt hats.

Palliser Ridge

Palliser Ridge, the 2019 winner of the Ballance Environmental Farm Award, is a predominantly sheep and beef 1300ha farm in South Wairarapa with an 8000 strong flock of sheep and 1600 cattle.

Bus Stop Cafe

Turn a corner along one of the Kapiti Coast's back country roads and you will come across the Bus stop Cafe, which Is a small cafe in the bottom of the garden owned by Kirsty Green.

Limestone Rock Sculpture

The ringing of an anvil can be heard high in the hills overlooking the beautiful Waipara Valley. Raymond Herber's workshop is situated in an old Amberley Lime Works, which is now known as Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park.

Fossil Point Cafe & Gallery

The Fossil Point Cafe and Gallery is situated a short distance from Cheviot and about an hour and half drive from Christchurch. Founded by internationally recognised ceramicist Kim Henderson, the on-site gallery features the works of Kim and numerous local artists.

Jane McIntosh garden visit/art

Jane works from her studio in Culverden, North Canterbury. Jane and Tom's garden has developed over the last 20 years with the aim to make the most fabulous views of farmland, to rolling hills and onto the mountains behind Hanmer Springs.

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