Creative Workshops

The Flying Fox is a place for relaxation and inspiration. Take time out in this beautiful setting to allow your creative side to come to the fore.

Join Jane or Kelly for a workshop in Felting, Card Making, Bone Carving or Oamaru Stone Sculpture. Groups are small to ensure you have enough time for individual tuition and support as needed. This workshop package combines a hands-on day of creativity with comfortable overnight accommodation and catering. Stay one or two nights the choice is yours!

So why not give yourself time to enjoy the experience of staying in one of our unique cottages, be inspired, perhaps learn something new and take home your own unique creation. All materials and tools are supplied and workshop packages can be arranged for groups of two or more on request.

  • Let your creative mind free in inspiring surroundings.

Card Making

Are you fed up of not being able to find an appropriate greeting card at a reasonable price?

Come and learn some simple techniques to create your own cards using easily available materials, taking home several usable examples and lots of ideas for future projects.

Wet Felting

Learn the art of wet felting using New Zealand wool. Discover how to blend fibers to create a flat piece of fabric and use a resist to create bags, slippers and many other items.

Needle Felting

Discover the art of sculpting wool fibre with a barbed needle. Create a simple animal or figure or make a brooch to wear.

Bone Carving

Create a taonga (treasure) for yourself or as a gift, using locally sourced beef bone. Both hand and power tools will be utilised to give a basic knowledge of the ancient art of bone carving.

Stone Carving

Using Oamaru stone, you can sculpt a piece to grace your home or garden in this workshop. Using easily available hand tools, you will only be limited by your imagination!


Creative Packages include: Cottage accommodation, Continental breakfast basket, Workshop with materials, tuition morning tea and lunch.


One nights accommodation:           Two nights:

Card Making           $235                        $345

Felting                      $260                         $370

Bone Carving         $245                        $355

Stone Carving        $260                       $370

price per person based on two or more people sharing a cottage, including breakfast and one day workshop.

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