Te Awamutu Creative Fibre – who make products from fibre and encourage the learning of fibre related skills – are launching a pop-up shop next week.
“We do anything with fibre,” said member Annette Whittle.
Whittle said that many of their products are made from scratch, and for her work, she often starts with raw wool, and spins and dyes it herself.
They will be selling both new and excess products. Handmade socks, scarves, rugs, hats, wraps, and other woven, knitted and felted items will be available.
She said the time the group members spent making their products wouldn’t be represented in the cost that they would be sold for, but they do hope to recuperate some of their expenses.
Except for a 10 per cent group cut, the items are to be sold individually, and the money made from them would go to their respective creators.
Whittle has been a member of Te Awamutu Creative Fibre for 22 years and says the group is all about “trying to encourage people to have a go.”
“Members get friendship, knowledge, and the skills and ideas to sell things and to improve upon what they’re doing,” she said.
Their pop-up shop is to be held at varying times next week, at 48 Teasdale Street in the Enrich Plus facility