A knitted fingerless glove sitting on top of loops of spun yarn, 2017. Photo by Scott Pilkington.

My Grandmother Used to Knit: Celebrating New Zealand's Fibre Art Heritage

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesCentral Auckland

Saturday 7 October, 10am–4pm


Level 6, WM Building, AUT

40 St Paul’s Street, Auckland Central

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No bookings required

Enter building through lobby at street level. Elevators are available on the right just before the stairs.




Come along to Auckland University of Technology and celebrate our unique fibre art heritage with Creative Fibre Auckland.


  • spinning

  • felting

  • weaving

  • crochet

  • knitting.

We will be demonstrating our history of working with plant and animal fibres to get from sheep to finished garment.

You will be able to see the different stages we go through to end up with a final product, and see that it isn't just for your grandmother.

Touching the displays is allowed and even encouraged. There will even be the opportunity to give some of the steps we do a try.

Graciously hosted by Auckland University of Technology.

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