Wanaka Creative Fibre Group are celebrating their 40 years of documented history (1977-2017) on the 8th November. The group may well have started earlier than this with the getting together of rural women
to share camaraderie while creating the necessities of clothing and household items needed by their
The group has had six different name changes from the original Wanaka Spinners and Weavers to
today’s Wanaka Creative Fibre Group as skills and new materials developed. Originally the spinners
produced yarns for knitting, crocheting, stitching, weaving, felting and dyeing whereas today we are
blessed with a huge variety of spun wools, fibres and textiles to use in our projects. Consequently our range of activities has expanded and we now pursue many different skills. We create some wonderfully diverse items, e.g. needle felted animals, rag mats and bags, weaving with or without a loom, felted garments and accessories, knitting and crochet.
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. New members and observers are always
welcome. Just watch for our message in The Upper Clutha Messenger’s Community Diary, and come
along if you are interested.
On Wednesday, 8th of November at our Ruby Celebrations we will be hosting a High Tea at the Wanaka Croquet Club Rooms, on the corner of Warren & Stone Streets, between 2pm and 4pm. We would love all those who have been part of our Creative Fibre journey to come along and join with us in celebrating
our birthday. We would love to hear your tales of past occasions, projects and people!
Please contact Di Lightfoot, 443 7482 or Sue Greenwood, 443 4044 to show your interest.