Art, Crafts, Music & Play

Featherston Art Sale 2018

When: Gala Opening 10 May evening. Gallery open during the day weekend of 11 - 13 May
Where: Entire building
Cost: Free entry
Contact: Emily Greenberg, 027 313 8042,

Our third annual exhibition and art sale (2018) will again take place during the exciting Featherston Booktown weekend.

ART SALE 2018: Artists
Browse the online gallery of this years art! and visit us on Facebook

Mah Jong

When: Mondays excl. Public Hols, 13:00-16:00
Where: Kauri Room
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: Pat Hamilton, 06 3089729

We are a very friendly group ready to help you learn this fascinating and fun game originating in China. We play the English version. If you can play cards, you can play Mah Jong. There are three suits – bamboos, circles and characters, numbered 1 to 9, plus each of the 4 winds, and 3 dragons: red, green and white. There are four of each of these tiles – sounds complicated? Not a bit! Come along and try it. It is not necessary to have a set of tiles. Both ladies and gents are welcome.

Juesday Art

'Juesday' Art

When: Tuesdays, 10:00-13:00
Where: Matai (Art) Room,
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: Julia O’Neale, 06 308 8977

Art for everyone. This long-running class is the perfect  way to try new techniques, clear your mind and meet new friends.

Featherston Cloth Collective

When: Fridays, 10am-2pm
Where: Art Room (Matai)
Cost: $4 per session or we can arrange fee-free
Contact: Sara on 0274 474 959 or Petra on 021 234 1554

Featherston Cloth Collective is a drop-in workshop and community project, making fun items from recycled clothes/fabric, and learning new sewing skills. Call or text Petra or Sara on above numbers, or e-mail on - or just turn up!​

Quilting & Knitting

Featherston Knitters

When: 1st & 3rd Friday of Month, 10:00-12:00
Where: Kauri Room/Matai Room
Cost: $2 Koha
Contact: May Brown, 06 308 6912, Virginia Kunz, 06 308 8392,

Come and join us! We are a group of ladies ranging in age from the late 40's into the 80's who enjoy company as we craft. We knit, embroider, crochet, mend, spin - whatever takes our fancy. Having started out as a group of just two, we now have around 18 people turn up for each session. We meet on the first and third Friday of the month at the Community Centre from 10 - 12 noon to enjoy companionship and a cuppa. We pay a $2 koha each to the Community Centre for the pleasure of using the wonderful facilities.

Please check out our Facebook page at Featherston Knitters

Featherston Toy Library

When, Where & Cost: Tuesdays 10:00am to noon

Contact: Merle, 06 308 8109

Run by volunteers. Have you considered helping?

You can join the toy library
- standard membership 40 per year
- rostered member $20 per year
- grandparent $10 per year

Featherston Wahine Singers

When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $3
Contact: Susan Mitchell, 021 246 4884

Come and sing with us!

Ukulele Group

When: Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: Kauri room
Cost: $2.00
Contact: Neil Rait, 06 308 9341

Come along and give it a go. Bring your own ukulele or contact us to see if you can borrow a spare.

Scrapbooking Saturday

Scrapbooking Saturday

When: 3rd Saturday of Month, 13:00-21:00
Where: Kauri Room
Cost: $10/class
Contact: Shona Pillar, 06 3077714

This monthly class is dedicated to those who are experienced or new to scrapbooking and card making. The class runs from 1:00pm to 9:00pm so feel free to stop by for an afternoon or evening session.

Let's Get Creating

When, Where & Cost: Contact Kim for next workshop's details
Contact: Kim Goodall, 027 3154881,

Polymer Clay Jewelry, Wand Making, Fairy Doors & Garden Ornaments: Creativity classes making jewelry, wands, Fairy doors, and garden ornament's. Take home an item you've created. Resources are included. During sessions we'll discuss resources, future creations, learn hands on how to design and create our own items. Kim has been creating for the past few years and has a national and global customer base.