Events and Exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.

  • Vintage hand-crank sewing workshop 15/11/2020

    Vintage Singer sewing machine

    Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine in this workshop at Alberton!  In the grand ballroom, expert Gracie Mathews will guide you through the process on her antique Singer sewing machines. 

    You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, old-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design. Create something for yourself or a special, handmade Christmas gift.  The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.

  • Beginners crochet workshop - 'Granny Squares' 15/11/2020

    Crochet blanket

    Keep alive the skills of traditional handicrafts in this lovely class at Alberton!  Heritage enthusiast and knitting and needlework expert Megan Mills, will be teaching crochet for beginners. Master the craft of the basic granny square – the starting point for a knee rug, scarf or blanket – and with a bit of practice you’ll have all your Christmas gifts sorted in no time!

    The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.