Something crafty for Christmas

The Kowhai Art and Craft group is having a three-day bonanza this year, displaying and selling the most wonderful wares from its 100-strong membership. The annual ‘art-full’ craft exhibition and market is being held at the Matakana Hall on the weekend of November 29 to December 1.

There’s something for everyone with crafters producing everything from calligraphy and felting through to glass art, leatherwork, painting, porcelain, pottery, printmaking, spinning and weaving.

Artist Margaret Levesque-Simpson says the event will be a Christmas market with a tree adorned with all kinds of speciality decorations for sale.

“One of our members makes decorations out of two cans, which can be pulled apart to release sweets inside,” she says.

She says the art-full exhibition has come a long way since it was a single day event in Warkworth.

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