Monday 18th November 7:30pm at 38 Featherston Street. The guild presents the toys they have made for underprivileged children to local charities for distribution

Art Trail

The Manawatu Art Trail is a regular event the guild participates in annually offering our guild members an opportunity to sell pieces to the public. This year the guild had their base at the guild hall with a number of visitors coming in to peruse and buy. Thanks to the supportive members of our guild… Read More »Art Trail

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You are welcome to attend our Hands On meeting, 4th Monday of the month at 7.30pm.  We provide the opportunity for you to try out the craft of your choice before becoming a member of the guild.

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Uses a wood lathe to convert blocks of wood, often firewood, into beautiful objects ideal for gifts and display. The thrill is turning a bit of ordinary looking wood and seeing the beautiful patterns and colours that emerge as work progresses.


Uses a scroll saw to cut different timbers to form an art scene. The craft person uses various woods and grains to build up the image.   MARQUETRY is done with wood veneers. There are skilled craftspeople in the Guild who enjoy helping others develop these skills.

Segmented Turning

Is done on a wood lathe like ordinary turning, except the work-piece is built up from numerous small pieces of wood.  It offers many artistic advantages, as you can use various coloured woods to create beautiful and unique patterns or images.


The WOOD CARVING Focus Group has members whose skills range from beginner to intermediate.  The group meets on the second Thursday evening of the month for members to display, discuss and work on their projects. Advice and tuition from experienced carvers is also a feature of these meetings.

Scroll Saw

A scroll saw is one of the safest machines to use. Once you gain experience you can produce beautiful craft work. FRETWORK, is the process of cutting designs and patterns in wood which are then often mounted on a background to produce wonderful artwork.


Is a process of burning images into wood using specialised heated pens with a range of nib shapes.  Amazing images can be created using this process.  The Guild has the pyrography equipment and skilled craftspeople to help you master this craft.

Furniture Making

The FURNITURE Focus Group meets at 7.30pm on the second Monday of the month at the Guild rooms.  As a group interested in furniture and joinery, our focus includes wood turning and carving disciplines.  Meetings provide a forum for members to discuss projects and various subjects such as tool use, maintenance and safety.