Raewyn Penrose

Raewyn is an internationally recognised, professional fibre artist, based on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand.

Her time is split between creating one-off pieces for commissions and sale in her gallery, conducting felt-making workshops and hosting small group tours for overseas felt-makers. Workshops are regularly held in her studio, but she also teaches in other parts of NZ, Australia and Europe. The workshops offered are suitable for all skill levels.

Fine NZ merino wool is the primary base material, a superior natural and sustainable product. Merino based felt is a lightweight but durable product where colour, texture, form and functionality can all be combined into a wide range of unique outcomes, from fashion clothing and accessories through to art. Silk and other natural fibres are often used for texture and effect as well as to produce a range of lighter, summer weight garments.

Raewyn is constantly experimenting to develop new techniques and visual effects, and enjoys sharing this knowledge with her students.

She still regularly participates in exhibitions and fashion parades, both in New Zealand and overseas, as an exhibitor and in a judging capacity. She has held the New Zealand Creative Fibre ‘National Tutor’ status for over 15 years.