HANDMADE is a festival of making based in Wellington each Queen’s Birthday weekend.

Created by the team at Avenues Event management, HANDMADE provided an annual opportunity to learn with some of Wellington’s most influential creative minds in the heart of the creative capital.

What started as a small making event evolved into an appreciation of all craftsmanship and the talented people within Wellingtons’ creative industries.

From 2011 – 2015 HANDMADE grew to an attendance of 3000 people and delivered 400 classes covering a wide range of creative activities.

HANDMADE is being relaunched with a pop-up festive event in November 2020 and will be back as a full weekend of making workshops in Queen’s Birthday weekend 2021!

THE WAIT IS OVER…HANDMADE IS RETURNING IN 2020 AND 2021!

For the first time in HANDMADE history, HANDMADE For the Holidays is being held in Wellington on Saturday 7 November 2020. This pop-up event will feature a holiday night market after a day of festive workshops. We know yule love it!
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HANDMADE 2021 sees the return of our past event format, a long weekend of creative classes, so you can get your craft on.

Save the date for Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 4 – 7 June 2021 in Wellington. More details coming late 2020.

Taste

Taste

Tips and tricks from culinary experts

Homework

Homework

Creative projects to spruce up any space

Tradition

Tradition

Use the skills of generations before to create keepsakes

STITCH

Stitch

Sewing, Embroidery and Quilting

YARN

Yarn

Knitting, Felting and Crochet

Jewellery

Jewellery

Create your own unique designs

Mini-Makers

Mini-Makers

Fun and inspiration for your budding Picasso!

From the Masters

From the Masters

Learn from New Zealand’s most influential makers and shakers

Knowledge

Knowledge

Hands off learning about all things creative

 

View our 2015 Programme

View our 2015 Programme Guide