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Sat, 11 May


The Creative Community Campus

Rug Tufting Workshop

With Leah Creaven

Rug Tufting Workshop
Rug Tufting Workshop

Time & Location

11 May 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Creative Community Campus, 159 17th Avenue, Tauranga South, Tauranga 3112, New Zealand

About the event

Leah’s rug tufting workshop is a modern take on traditional rug-making, using a tufting gun to create contemporary placement rugs or wall-hangings up to 60x60cm.

In this full day workshop participants will receive a detailed introduction and guidance on tufting; operating the tufting gun, design transferring on monk's cloth, tufting techniques and finishing a bespoke piece. All materials and equipment will be provided, included a tufting gun, monk's cloth, NZ rug wool, rug tufting frames, fabric glue, a rug carver and backing finishes, including woven backing and twill tape. Projectors are available to help with sketching initial designs. There will also be tea, coffee and snacks!

Rug Tufting Workshop

With Leah Creaven

Saturday, 11th May

10am – 3pm

The Creative Campus


Participants will need to email through their design, no later than a week before the workshop.

Leah Creaven is an Irish textile artist currently based in Whangamata, creating rug tufted artwork and teaching rug tufting workshops in Whangamata and further afield. You can peruse Leah's work through the links below: 

Website -

Instagram - @leahcreaven_rugs 

Facebook - Leah Creaven Rugs

If this workshop is sold out, click HERE to be added to the waitlist.

Ticket details

  • General

    +$8.00 service fee
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