Waikanae Arts and Crafts Society Turns 50

May 31, 2018

Starting out with 30 members, mostly painters in 1968, the Waikanae Arts and Crafts Society had expanded to 200 people by 1998, causing a need for extension of their current premises on Elizabeth St.

 

Speaking to Kapiti News at their 50th anniversary celebration, the common theme was how the society has played a crucial role in welcoming new Waikanae residents into the community.

 

Current president Anne Bellamy says the society fulfils a need for third age people who need to do something worthwhile with their time.

 

Over the years the groups have included painting, embroidery, spinning, pottery, felt-making, weaving, spinning, porcelain painting, crochet, card making, and a miniaturist group.

 

The society welcomes new members who have an enthusiasm for arts and crafts with groups meeting at many times throughout the week.

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