Handmade for Mother

12/05/2018 - 13/05/2018

Fresh flowers, vintage tea-cups and glassware and the traditional handicrafts of felting and crochet come together at Alberton this May as part of a programme of activities for Mother’s Day. 


Founded in 1908 by American Anna Jarvis following a memorial service for her mother (a U.S civil war nurse and peace activist), Mother’s Day was formalised as a celebration of all mothers in 1914 and took off around the world.  Jarvis however soon became disillusioned with the commercialisation of the holiday by retailers and card companies and urged a boycott. Instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards she insisted mothers should be honoured with handmade cards and letters expressing love and gratitude. 

In that spirit, participants in workshops on 12 & 13 May can make things for and with their mums, learning floral art, felting, embroidery and beading or extending their crochet skills. The workshops are followed by afternoon tea and include entry to explore the house.

Enquiries: Please contact Alberton on (09) 846 7367 or email alberton@heritage.org.nz.

Saturday 12 May 

Floral art at Alberton   

Vintage tea-cup & glassware arrangements with Olwyn Bertram-Ellison, floral designer & Alberton gardener. 

10.30am -12.30pm

$55 per person, includes afternoon tea and an opportunity to explore the house.

Maximum of 10 participants so booking is essential.

Crochet at Alberton Beaded crochet bowl/jug cover with Megan Mills, heirloom sewer & teacher of traditional handicrafts.

10.30 am - 1.30pm

$40 per person, includes afternoon tea and an opportunity to explore the house.

Maximum of 10 participants so booking is essential.

Sunday 13 May

Felted and beaded card
Felted embellished and beaded cards with Evelyn Davis, Artist, Storytelling Threads.

10.30am - 12.30pm

$45 per person, includes afternoon tea and an opportunity to explore the house.

Maximum of 24 participants so booking is essential.

Address

  • 100 Mt Albert Road
  • Mt Albert
  • Auckland
  • 1025

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Cost

Adults: $10 Children free Unaccompanied children $3.50 Use your Entertainment Book voucher here. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.