Raewyn is a professional fibre artist, operating her gallery/studio in Coromandel Town, a little over 2 hours scenic drive east of Auckland on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.

From a background of wool crafts and weaving, she became totally hooked on the felt making process in the early 90s.

A wide variety of techniques is covered in workshops, which are suitable for students of all skill levels. 

Raewyn describes felt-making as ‘painting with wool’. Fine NZ merino wool is her primary base material, but she also works with alpaca and other fibres such as silk. Felt is a totally natural, durable and lightweight fabric where colour, texture, form and functionality can all be combined into a wide range of unique outcomes, from fashion through to art.

Fine NZ merino wool is her primary base material, but she also works with alpaca and other fibres such as silk. Felt is a totally natural, durable and lightweight fabric where colour, texture, form and functionality can all be combined into a wide range of unique outcomes, from fashion through to art.

Felt is a totally natural, durable and lightweight fabric where colour, texture, form and functionality can all be combined into a wide range of unique outcomes, from fashion through to art.

Her first love is fashion clothing and accessory design, but also creates other products such as wall art, furnishings, carpet bags etc. She is constantly experimenting to develop new techniques and visual effects and enjoys the sharing of knowledge with her students.

Although time is somewhat limited due to business commitments,  Raewyn regularly participates in exhibitions and fashion parades, both in New Zealand and overseas. She has been involved in many regional and national exhibitions in a judging capacity and has held the NZ Creative Fibre ‘National Tutor’ status for more than 20 years.