Like a magpie to silver, fibre artist Peg's eye is drawn to colour, and by chance, on a visit to Old St. Mary's Guesthouse in Blenheim we came across her work that adorns the walls there. We met Peg and could not resist the temptation of asking her to join our exclusive Locals and Landscapes Guides. With no hesitation she agreed and today we are pleased to offer the chance for our clients to enjoy a day with this gracious and fun-loving lady. Being introduced to Peg for the first time is a joy, her zest for life and passion for the Damask Loom has her today, at the age of 90, working away daily in the design of new and interesting art. Peg will introduce you to Damask Weaving with a difference and show you the beautiful art that she creates. Peg has worked with "World of Wearable Arts" (WOW) and on their 10th anniversary was both an invited exhibitor and model.
- On arrival at Peg’s home you will be greeted and served morning tea or coffee
- View Peg’s collection of stunning art
- Try your hand at Damask Looming
- Gourmet picnic lunch is provided to enjoy on the deck or the beach
- Choose a piece of Peg’s art up to the value of $250.00 NZD with Peg’s compliments
- Receive a ticket for entrance to the World of Wearable Arts (WOW) Museum in Nelson.
- A must day for those studying costume design or art to see what amazing creations can be achieved.
Pricing and Inclusions
$953.00 NZD based on two passengers
Includes your guide, morning tea, lunch, entrance to WOW museum with private guided tour and piece of stunning art from Peg's collection up to the value of $250.00 NZD
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS (not included in tour price)
Timara Lodge - Luxury option
Timara Lodge is set amongst 600 acres of land, including 25 acres of one of New Zealand's most beautiful English style gardens and a five-acre, man-made lake. Adjoining the gardens is the 350-acre Spy Valley vineyard and winery. All rooms have picturesque views of either the gardens, lake, or the distant magical mountains. Choose from four charming rooms with king beds. Tarrif includes pre-dinner drinks, canapes, dinner & breakfast.
Special Local and Landscapes Extra: Craig Potton pictorial book "Vineyards of Marlborough"
McCormick House – Deluxe option
Within 1.5 km of Picton restaurants, cafés and ferries, McCormick House luxury bed and breakfast accommodation is ideally situated to enjoy Pete & Takutai’s trip. McCormick House provides a subtle, tasteful balance of historic charm with every modern convenience provided. Guests have the choice of three spacious ensuited upstairs bedrooms. Breakfast is included in the tariff.
Special Local and Landscapes Extra: Hand made chocolates & a bottle of champagne
When you book our Locals and Landscapes Guide Peg, a Donation of
$10.00 Per Person will be donated to the Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife
Sanctuary. Click the following link to see how your donation is helping
New Zealand Encounters in their Conservation Effort.
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