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, Eco-printing, Bone Carving or Oamaru Stone Sculpture. Workshops can be booked for a day or as a package with accommodation and breakfast.

Groups are small to ensure you have enough time for individual tuition and support as needed. No prior experience is necessary and workshops will be tailored to suit you. All materials and tools are supplied and workshops can be arranged for groups of two or more on request.
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. The workshop package combines a hands-on day of creativity with comfortable overnight accommodation and catering. Stay one or two nights the choice is yours!

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.
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.
Discover the art of sculpting wool fibre with a barbed needle. Create a simple animal or figure or make a brooch to wear. ECO-PRINTING Discover the potential of leaves and natural materials to create colour prints on paper and natural materials such as silk and cotton. This is dying as nature intended with no harsh chemicals to harm you or the environment. Create some sample pieces and a finished silk scarf to be proud of.
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.
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!


  • All materials
  • Tools
  • Tuition in small groups
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Light lunch
  • Accommodation (if the package is booked)

Pricing per person

Card Making- $125
Bone Carving – $175
Felting, Eco-printing or Stone
Sculpture – $185

*Prices are per person and include one day workshop, materials and a light lunch.

Card Making – One Night $280 / Two nights $415
Bone Carving – One Night $330 / Two nights $465
Felting, Eco-printing or Stone Sculpture – One Night $340 / Two nights $475

*Price per person based on two or more people sharing a cottage, including breakfast and one day workshop, materials and a light lunch.

ADD AN EXTRA DAY Why not make the most of your trip and add an extra night at the Flying Fox? Spend your extra day relaxing at this tranquil site or explore the River Rd.

WELCOME GIFT BASKET A surprise for a loved one or just a little luxury for your stay; we offer two different welcome baskets to choose from

Prices valid for stays upto 30th April 2025.